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From Missouri Conservationist: Apr 2004

Prairie paint

In springtime, the prairies of Missouri explode with reds, oranges and yellows as Indian paintbrush blooms.The intense color comes from bracts that surround the plant's small, inconspicuous flowers.This photo was taken at Paint Brush Prairie Natural Area, south of Sedalia. -- Jim Rathert

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