From the Missouri Conservationist Magazine
June 1997 Issue

Back Cover

Rock Pink

Time your walk through a rocky Ozark glade carefully to see one of Missouri's prettiest June wildflowers. Rock pink's one-inch blossoms open around noon each day. After showing their intense raspberry color for a few hours, the blossoms close until the next day's display. Rock pink thrives in bright, well-drained rock gardens. - Jim Rathert

Also in this issue

Diamonds in the Rough

Flooding on the state's big rivers has created opportunities for wetlands, backwater habitats and floodplain forests.

Take a Hike, St. Louis!

Presenting a roundup of St. Louis-area hiking trails.

Follow the Lines

Topographic maps will get you home.

Prescription: Fire

Conservationists are learning to use fire to improve wildlife habitat.

Believing In Streams

The Conservation Department's stream program is a success

Wildflower Favorites

Help conserve native plants by adding them to your home landscape.

This Issue's Staff:

Editor - Kathy Love
Assistant Editor - Tom Cwynar
Managing Editor - Jim Auckley
Art Editor - Dickson Stauffer
Designer - Tracy Ritter
Artist - Dave Besenger
Artist - Mark Raithel
Photographer - Jim Rathert
Photographer - Cliff White
Staff Writer - Joan McKee
Staff Writer - Charlotte Overby
Composition - Libby Bode Block
Circulation - Bertha Bainer