From the Missouri Conservationist Magazine
March 2006 Issue

Back Cover

Blossoming Bloodroot

A bloodroot flower unfurls in late March. It gets its name from orange-red sap in the roots and stem. Bloodroot grows in small patches in moist woodlands.—Jim Rathert

Also in this issue

Northern Exposure

Take a trip north of the Missouri River to double your stream-fishing options.

Golden Anniversary Wetland Initiative

Fifty years of experience guides the future of wetland conservation in Missouri.

Why Go to Wappapello?

Everyone calls it a crappie lake – and they mean it as a compliment.

photo of a purple martin perched at nest box

Purple Martin Mania

Purple martin survival depends on gracious – and tenacious – human landlords.

This Issue's Staff:

Editor in Chief - Ara Clark
Managing Editor - Nichole LeClair
Art Director - Cliff White
Artist - Dave Besenger
Artist - Mark Raithel
Photographer - Jim Rathert
Writer/editor - Tom Cwynar
Staff Writer - Jim Low
Designer - Susan Fine
Circulation - Laura Scheuler