From the Missouri Conservationist Magazine
November 2001 Issue

Back Cover

Passing Through

Mallard ducks are one of many species of waterfowl that pass through Missouri each year. Mallards are hardy ducks. As long as food and open water are available, they seem able to withstand extreme cold. Mallards migrate south later than most other waterfowl and are one of the first species to head north in the spring. Wild mallards are the ancestors of all but one species (Muscovy) of domestic duck.

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This Issue's Staff:

Editor - Tom Cwynar
Managing Editor - Bryan Hendricks
Art Editor - Dickson Stauffer
Artist - Dave Besenger
Artist - Mark Raithel
Photographer - Jim Rathert
Photographer - Cliff White
Staff Writer - Jim Low
Staff Writer - Joan McKee
Composition - Libby Bode Block
Circulation - Bertha Bainer