Field Guide

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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 bladderwort flowers closeup
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Bladderworts, Missouri’s only carnivorous plants, are blooming in ponds, sloughs, and other slow-moving waters.

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Common elderberry bush with flowerheads
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Common elderberry is blooming. Note the locations for berry-picking starting in August.

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Photo of an elegant stinkhorn mushroom, a pink column covered with brown slime
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Rainy, warm days trigger weird-looking stinkhorns to rise from leaf litter and mulch.

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Longear sunfish male, side view photo with black background
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Longear sunfish spawn in colonial nests in Ozark streams.

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