From the Missouri Conservationist Magazine
August 2005 Issue

Back Cover

Purple prairie clover

The small flowers of purple prairie clover bloom in woodlands, glades and prairies. Although not as showy as other sun-loving flowers, they do attract lots of small, native bees. Native bees receive much less attention than larger, non-native honeybees, but they are valuable pollinators of many wildflowers. —Jim Rathert



Also in this issue

Silent World of Nature

The deaf and hard of hearing have ways to appreciate the outdoor world.

Farewell to the Otter Show

After a long successful series, the show’s sleek stars are retiring from the stage.

Calling All Quail!

Property owners can join together to create landscapes attractive to quail.

Photo of bobcat

Bobcat Prowl

Silent, shy and mostly nocturnal, bobcats are steadily increasing their numbers in Missouri.

smallmouth bass

Night-Float Smallmouth

Fish the dead of night to escape the heat and catch big smallmouth.

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This Issue's Staff:

Editor - TomCwynar
Managing Editor - Nichole LeClair
Art Editor - 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