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MTNF surveys, black walnut harvest & deer feed ban

A National Visitor Use Monitoring (NVUM) survey will be conducted on Mark Twain National Forest (MTNF) from October through September 2023. The information gathered is useful for forest planning and to help MTNF officials...

Be aware of fire bans in your area & follow warnings

In my travels to western states, seeing burn bans in place is not that unusual. Honestly, it seems almost commonplace to turn on the news and see a wildfire in California or Colorado that...

What is it?

By Bob Brennecke Osage orange, also called hedge apple, bow-wood, French Bois d’Arc, naranjo chino, or horse apple, and monkey brain are a few of its names.  This fruit, when cut open, has many small seeds surrounded by...

Small, stinky & ferocious: Meet Missouri’s musk turtle

The eastern musk turtle, or stinkpot, is Missouri’s smallest species of turtle and one of the smallest turtles in the world.  These darkly-colored aquatic turtles only grow to 4.5 inches and have a more...

Bicycling, kayaking classes & MCC suspensions

The Missouri Conservation Commission (MCC) met March 25 for its regular open meeting at MDC Headquarters, 2901 W. Truman Blvd. in Jefferson City, Mo. Commissioners also attended a field workshop at Eagle Bluffs Conservation...

Which battery is the best?

The following information is from an article posted in the Airstream forum and written by Bruce Haedrich: I thought this was entertaining and had some very useful information for all of us to use....

Ask the Naturalist: Should I be concerned with these snakes living under my porch?

By Angela Pierce “Why are all these garter snakes coming out from my concrete porch?” I have been asked recently. More than likely, they were using the space under your porch as a hibernaculum. ...

Ask the Naturalist

By Angela Pierce “Why are all these garter snakes coming out from my concrete porch?” I have been asked recently. More than likely, they were using the space under your porch as a hibernaculum. ...