Infinite Healing

By MDC | March 1, 2024
From Missouri Conservationist: March 2024
Aerial view of Marais Temps
Infinite Healing

There is something infinitely healing in the repeated refrains of nature — the assurance that dawn comes after night, and spring after winter. — Rachel Carson

After months of cold temperatures, often resulting in the winter blues for many, spring reawakens us and our surroundings, bringing everything back to life. Spring is about new beginnings, fresh starts, and transformations.

Spring officially begins March 19. The coming days will usher in a multitude of change on Missouri’s outdoor landscape. Fields will come alive with color as flowers burst forth in bloom. Trees will be abuzz with activity as squirrels race around their mighty trunks and birds build nests for their young. Shores will teem with anglers as they vie for “the one that got away” from last season.

The sights, the sounds, the smells — it’s quite a season to behold.

In the next few pages, we try to capture the wonder and beauty that is springtime in the Show-Me State. Use this as your guide and inspiration and get outside! What will you discover this spring?

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Boone County Nature School takes education outdoors.

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 – Marcia Hale