Drinking the Wild Air

By MDC | June 1, 2023
From Missouri Conservationist: June 2023
Birdsong CA
Drinking the Wild Air

Live in the sunshine. Swim in the sea. Drink in the wild air.

—Ralph Waldo Emerson

June 21 marks the summer solstice, when the sun reaches its northernmost point from the celestial equator. It is also the longest day of the year.

Missouri outdoors is full of summertime fun. With well over 100,000 miles of waterways in Missouri, it’s a great place to beat the summertime heat by boating, fishing, or floating. The Show-Me State is alive with blooming wildflowers and chirping, colorful birds, so it’s a perfect time for nature viewing. MDC cares for more than 1,000 areas that boast everything from hiking to biking and camping, so family fun is always in season.

Summer is like a blank canvas. Get out and discover nature. Your summer is sure to be a masterpiece.

Also In This Issue

Mozingo Lake

A hidden gem for bass fishing in northwest Missouri

Deer at night

Outdoor Missouri doesn’t close when the sun sets

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