From the Missouri Conservationist Magazine
December 2003 Issue

Back Cover

Winter Arrangement

image of Castor River shut-insA blanket of snow drapes trees and boulders at Castor River Shut-Ins, east of Fredericktown in Madison County. -- Jim Rathert

Also in this issue

The World's Best Birdwatcher

Pete Winter spent a lifetime looking up for birds and looking out for eastern bluebirds.

Diamonds in the Rough

Keeping your CRP grasslands attractive to wildlife.

Rules of Engagement

How you conduct yourself in the "critter wars" is key to minimizing wildlife damage.

Photo of a turkey vulture in flight

Missouri's Vultures

These creatures of bad habits serve as nature's cleanup crew.

This Issue's Staff:

Editor - Tom Cwynar
Managing Editor - Bryan Hendricks
Art Director - Ara Clark
Artist - Dave Besenger
Artist - Mark Raithel
Photographer - Jim Rathert
Photographer - Cliff White
Staff Writer - Jim Low
Staff Writer - Joan McKee
Circulation - Laura Scheuler