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

Letters to the Editor

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Missouri Conservationist

PO Box 180
Jefferson City, MO 65102

Beautiful Bamboo

The May article about Bill Lamberson’s handmade bamboo fishing rods was excellent [The Angler’s Elegance, Page 20]. I also enjoyed the close-up photos that were with the article. It was so informative.

B. Doshi, Fenton

Smiling Students of Nature

I’ve been a reader for many years. Although I’m not a hunter or fisherman, I do enjoy the outdoors.

I have to say the photo on the front of the June issue made me smile. I read the description on the inside, but I took it in a different way. It made me think that I “toad-ally” love your magazine because it reminded me of two toads hugging!

Keep up the good work. It keeps us informed and smiling.

Marilee Reeds, Wentzville

Nothing Beats Missouri

Having lived in Missouri for 15 years, we greatly enjoyed this magazine. You do a wonderful job. And what a beautiful selection of nature photos! Especially the June 2023 issue.

Since we moved to Alabama, we still enjoy the magazine. Thanks for the good work. Keep it up. We look forward to future issues.

There’s no other state quite like good old Missouri.

Minerva Habegger, Alabama


In the July Nature Lab [Page 4], we provided a website address for the Idalia Society in Kansas City that has closed. To contact the Idalia Society, email or find them on Facebook at Idalia Society of Mid-American Lepidopterists.

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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