Xplor More: Swamped with Mistakes

By MDC | September 1, 2022
From Xplor: September/October 2022
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Two hundred years ago, Missouri’s Bootheel was soggy with swamps. Today, only a few of these wonderful wetlands remain. Otter Slough Conservation Area, Big Oak Tree State Park, and Mingo National Wildlife Refuge are great places to explore in October when swamp-loving trees like bald cypress and water tupelo blaze with fall colors.


Something isn’t quite right about this silly swamp. Can you find 10 things that don’t belong?


Answer: Bottlenose dolphin, Flamingo, Christmas ornament, Doughnut,
Garden gnome, Koala, Toucan, Palm tree, Giraffe, Polar bear

This Issue's Staff

Artist - Alexis (AJ) Joyce
Photographer – Noppadol Paothong
Photographer – David Stonner
Designer – Marci Porter
Designer – Les Fortenberry
Art Director – Cliff White
Editor – Matt Seek
Subscriptions – Laura Scheuler
Magazine Manager – Stephanie Thurber