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From Missouri Conservationist: Apr 2007

My Cup of Tea

[Wildlife Code Changes; February] I loved the dainty way she was holding the bird! Those were the positions of the fingers I was taught for holding a cup of afternoon tea. She is a darling girl.

Dorthy Harris, Mount Vernon

Good Circulation

I do not recall ever writing to a magazine before, but today I was compelled to thank each one of you who help create this amazing work of love. The coverage, the artwork and the photography are exquisite and second to none.

Last week I realized I had not received the Conservationist for quite some time, so I called the Circulation department. To my surprise and delight, I found a brown package hanging on my mailbox just a couple of days after I called. Here were all the back issues I had missed and I was up to date again. I can’t believe the courteous, prompt service extended to me for a free, quality magazine such as this.

Ron Wilson, Chilhowee

Naturalist Wonders

Our family loves your magazine, and our two young daughters look forward to its arrival each month. I was especially excited to see the cedar waxwing on the February cover. Just last week, I saw eight to 10 of them in a small tree near my office in St. Louis and wondered what they were. My husband has noticed them near holly in our yard as well. We also enjoyed your February article about the Master Naturalist program [Humanity for Habitat]. Thank you Ginny Wallace and Bob Pierce for creating this wonderful program—both an opportunity for education and much-needed volunteerism.

Kathy Bretsch, Webster Groves

More nursery news

We would like to find out more about the George O. White State Forest Nursery and what types of seedlings are included in the Quail Cover Bundle. Do they have a Web site?

Margaret Weeks, via Internet

Editor’s note: For more information about the nursery and its stock, visit missouriconservation.org/7294. Or, you can phone 800-392-3111 (recorded message on stock availability and shipping) or 573-674-3229. You can also fax them at 573-674-4047 or write to George O. White Nursery, Missouri Department of Conservation, P.O. Box 119, Licking, MO 65542.

Please note that no phone orders are accepted. Orders can be submitted by mail, Internet or fax. Orders are filled on a first-come, first-serve basis until supplies are depleted, and each year many species sell out quickly. Orders will be taken until April 30.

Regulations update

The first regulation change under “Fishing” in Wildlife Code Changes [February] should have read as follows: “Joachim Creek, from the Highway V bridge to the Highway A bridge, in Jefferson County, now has a length limit of 15 inches for smallmouth bass and a daily limit of one smallmouth bass.” The statewide limit of 12 inches for other black bass (largemouth and spotted bass) still applies in this area of Joachim Creek. We regret any confusion this may have caused our readers. You can view the Code of State Regulations online.

Submissions reflect readers’ opinions and may be edited for length and clarity.

This Issue's Staff

Editor in Chief - Ara Clark
Managing Editor - Nichole LeClair
Art Director - Cliff White
Writer/editor - Tom Cwynar
Staff Writer - Bonnie Chasteen
Staff Writer - Jim Low
Staff Writer - Arleasha Mays
Photographer- Noppadol Paothong
Artist - Dave Besenger
Artist - Mark Raithel
Designer - Les Fortenberry
Circulation - Laura Scheuler