Duck Creek CA Updates

Follow our blog posts for quarterly updates on Duck Creek CA renovation construction activities.

Pool 1: Upcoming Partial Day Closure, June 18th Update

May 28, 2014

We wanted to let folks know that Pool 1 on Duck Creek will be closed to fishing for one partial day, which has yet to be determined, from first light of day until the completion of the job.

Photo shows American lotus flower pod at Duck Creek CA

Creature Feature: Godzilla Sequel?

May 27, 2014

Five hundred years ago maps from the old-world showed fantastic mythical beasts lurking ...

Siren Mug Shot

Of Marshes and Machines

May 13, 2014

Although I grew up in a small town, I learned at an early age on my grandpa’s farm that nothing runs like a big green tractor.

Grandpas Tractor

The 3 R's of Earth Day...A Wetland Mantra?

Apr 24, 2014

Perhaps you have heard the slogan, “Reuse, Reduce, and Recycle” this week as folks have focused on Earth Day and tried to highlight ways to “go green”...

Submergent Algae

Spring Is In The Air ... And Water

Apr 04, 2014

The past several days feel like spring might actually show up and stay for a while. The warmer temperatures and rolling thunderstorms seem to indicate there might be a chance of May flowers after all.

Newly hatched tadpoles in palm of hand.

MDC to add ADA accessible fishing platforms, courtesy docks at Duck Creek CA

Mar 13, 2014

PUXICO, Mo. – The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) announces construction is slated to begin March 17 on boat ramps and fishing docks on Pool 1 at Duck Creek Conservation Area (CA).

Form, Function, and Fishing

Feb 25, 2014

Last week the ice thawed out and temperatures rose briefly to tease us about the coming of spring. With that reminder, I thought I’d touch on another public use at Duck Creek that should be heating up.

Pickerel Fishing

Antidote for Cabin Fever

Feb 06, 2014

This winter has been something else. The blasts of arctic air combined with every kind of wintery precipitation have cancelled schools, depleted road salt supplies, and ushered many folks indoors.

Walk in the woods

Another Fowl Arctic Visitor

Jan 23, 2014

I know many of us have foul words for the polar vortex pattern this winter...

Foraging Tundra Swans


Jan 08, 2014

Freezing temperatures are for the birds; at least they can migrate south if they feel like it. Other critters that can’t spread their wings are not as fortunate and have to hunker down and tough out winter’s chill.

Frozen Cricket-frog