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From Missouri Conservationist: Nov 2009

What is it?

Acorn close up

Our photographers have been busy exploring the intricacies of the Missouri outdoors. See if you can guess this month’s natural wonder. The answer is revealed below.


On the back cover and right is an acorn by Noppadol Paothong. Acorns are also known as hard mast. Oak trees produce acorns. Oaks are divided into two groups: red oaks and white oaks. Hard mast is an important source of fall and winter food for many species of wildlife including deer, squirrels and turkey. To learn more about Missouri’s trees and shrubs, visit the links listed below.


This Issue's Staff

Editor In Chief - Ara Clark
Managing Editor - Nichole LeClair Terrill
Art Director - Cliff White
Writer/Editor - Tom Cwynar
Staff Writer - Bonnie Chasteen
Staff Writer - Jim Low
Photographer - Noppadol Paothong
Photographer - David Stonner
Designer - Stephanie Thurber
Artist - Dave Besenger
Artist - Mark Raithel
Circulation - Laura Scheuler