Field Guide

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Bottomland forest
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FIELD GUIDE A-Z
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Learn about the habitat, diet, and life cycle of Missouri's animals, plants, and mushrooms.
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What To Look For Right Now
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Common true katydid female on a leaf
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Indigo buntings fly up from gravel roads. Males sing even on super-hot days: “sweet-sweet, tew-tew, chew-chew.”

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Rope dodder stems
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Blazing stars start blooming in sunny habitats. Some are purple wands, others have buttonlike flowerheads.

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Peacock fly perched on a thistle leaf
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Gooseberries ripen June–September. Their sour fruits make delectable pies and other treats.

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Photo of a male blue-winged teal floating on water.
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Adult regal moth numbers peak in the hot, humid weather of mid-July and early August. As caterpillars, they were hickory horned devils.

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Field Guide Search