By MDC | February 1, 2023
From Missouri Conservationist: February 2023

Letters to the Editor

Submissions reflect readers’ opinions and may be edited for length and clarity. Email or write to us:

Missouri Conservationist
PO Box 180
Jefferson City, MO 65102

Picture Perfect

The Through Your Lens [December, Page 10] photos are absolutely amazing! Our Missouri photographers rival any of those from major magazines, like National Geographic. Please show more. They’re such a delight.

Ann Telthorst, via email

Through Your Lens

I do love every issue of the Missouri Conservationist we receive, but the December issue containing Through Your Lens was exceptional. I always enjoy the professional pictures in all of the issues. However, seeing pictures taken by Missouri readers was such a treat. The pictures were, as you said, worth well over a thousand words.

The first photograph, coyote vs. trumpeter swan, had me laughing and I knew I was in for something special with the rest of the reader photos. I would be hard pressed to pick a favorite, but I have looked at the southern painted turtle and diamond-backed watersnake over and over. I think this picture is beautiful in color, subject matter, and action. They both seem intrigued by something that has their attention.

Ramona Allen, Sedalia

Thank you so much for a magazine full of absolutely wonderful pictures. The beauty of Missouri and its treasures that you shared allows so many of us to see the beauty we have missed.

D. Duncan, Troy

Eighteen pages of Missouri wildlife and scenery. This is a splendid display of photographic excellence and a wonderful reminder of just how fortunate we are to live in Missouri if we just look around us. A big thank you to the editors for this treasure trove.

Paul McMasters, Springfield

Smoking Hot

Thank you for the interesting article about fire towers in Missouri [Shooting the Smoke, July, Page 22]. I have tried to climb them, where allowed, but my fear of heights has always kept me from passing the first step. I hope to succeed at least once. I’m sure the view is breathtaking

Mark Forster, Lee’s Summit

For the Love of Bats

I would just like to thank you for looking out for bats [Nature Lab, October, Page 4]. These endangered creatures do more for us than one might know. I see them as a gift.

Hendrix Meyer, Perryville

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This Issue's Staff

Magazine Manager - Stephanie Thurber
Editor - Angie Daly Morfeld
Associate Editor - Larry Archer
Photography Editor - Cliff White
Staff Writer - Kristie Hilgedick
Staff Writer - Joe Jerek
Staff Writer – Dianne Van Dien
Designer - Shawn Carey
Designer - Marci Porter
Photographer - Noppadol Paothong
Photographer - David Stonner
Circulation - Laura Scheuler