Mallards are abundant and have a wide distribution across the continent and are quite a common duck. Lucky for us, concentrations of these waterfowl primarily occur in the Mississippi Flyway both on the breeding and wintering grounds so they fly through Missouri on their way to and from twice a year.
As we flip the calendar forward into October and feel the cool nights, farmers are busy in the fields harvesting their crops. In the timber a different type of crop is ripening and it is time to evaluate the extent of acorns in the bottomland forest canopy.
The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) and Ducks Unlimited (DU) invite the public to attend a celebration and dedication of the Duck Creek Conservation Area (CA) in Bollinger, Stoddard, and Wayne Counties, celebrating the renovations completed to date. The dedication will be held Oct. 11, at the area’s headquarters, beginning at 10 a.m.
Some may think that there isn’t much to see in a wetland during the summer. With spring migration long since passed and several sultry months to go before the activity of fall migration begins, what is there to look at and enjoy in a wetland? It is a good question.