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From Missouri Conservationist: Jan 2010

What is it?

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 a bison at Prairie State Park in Barton County by Noppadol Paothong. A small herd of about 100 bison live at the park. The bison were reintroduced but are considered a wild herd that freely grazes across the park. They reproduce naturally, and calves are born in May and June. Prairie State Park is Missouri’s largest remaining tallgrass prairie landscape. To learn more about tallgrass prairies in Missouri, 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