Summer's Blank Slate

By MDC | June 1, 2024
From Missouri Conservationist: June 2024
Black-Eyed Susans
Summer's Blank Slate

Summer arrives like a blank slate. The warmth of the summer sunshine calls us outdoors to delight in all the bright colors — from the green, leafy trees to the flowers and fruits in full bloom. Butterflies are aflutter, flying from one nectar-rich flower to the next. Birds and other animals roam during these long lazy days, grazing and raising their young. Cool, clear waters of Missouri streams and rivers offer a respite during the dog days of Missouri summers, for animals and humans alike.

The days of summer are long, just waiting to be jam-packed with all nature has to offer. There truly is a story to be told in each and every day. What will your story say?

“Every summer has a story.” —unknown

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