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

Letters to the Editor

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Missouri Conservationist

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Jefferson City, MO 65102

Night Fishing

Fishing in the Dark [Page 10], in the July issue of the Missouri Conservationist was an enjoyable deviation from the familiar ways to fish for panfish and bass. Thank you for a very interesting article.

Don Davis, via email

Up Front

I was 4 years old when the first Missouri Conservationist was published. I’m now 88, and I think I have read, or at least looked at the pictures of, most of them. Lately, I go directly to Up Front by Director Sara Parker Pauley. I enjoy her personal outdoor adventures and her highlighted conservation areas. Our magazine has never been better.

John Gnagi, St. Louis

Resting in Peace with Nature

I always enjoy reading the Conservationist, but I especially appreciated the article Resting in Peace with Nature [Page 21] in your August issue.

The voluntary work of Shelley and Raphael Morris in cleaning up Greenwood Cemetery was very inspiring.

Thanks should be given to them for their dedicated work, to Erin Shank for realizing the potential of conservation benefits of the cemetery, and to MDC for funding AmeriCorps work teams to clean up the invasive vegetation.

Congrats on a job well done.

Karen Emge, St. Charles

Watchable Wildlife

Photos are always a highlight in the Conservationist, but Danny Brown’s stories accompanying his photos in July’s Watchable Wildlife at Water’s Edge [Page 14] really made my morning. I’m rarely able to capture pictures of the wildlife I see, but I’m glad people like Danny are willing to put the work in to show us these gorgeous critters and talk about how they found them. It makes me even more excited to get out there again soon.

Kyle Joggerst, Perryville


In the Missouri Master Naturalist Program article [July, Page 20], Ben Caruthers of the Springfield Plateau Chapter was misidentified as Beth Caruthers.

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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
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Photographer - Noppadol Paothong
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