With the help of partnerships and extensive habitat restoration, the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) is delighted to bring the once-native Brown-headed Nuthatch back to Missouri. Reintroduction efforts were made possible through MDC’s partnerships with the U.S. Forest Service’s Mark Twain National Forest, Ouachita National Forest and Northern Research Station, the University of Missouri, and Arkansas Game and Fish Commission.
Spring may be the time associated with birth for much of the wildlife world, but late-summer and fall is when young snakes emerge.
For some people, one of the sweetest, tastiest signs that summer is ending and autumn is arriving is when pawpaws start to ripen along Missouri’s streams and wooded valleys.
By Bill Cooper
Kayaking, along with many other outdoor pursuits, has grown in popularity since the advent of the COVID 19 pandemic. Several of Missouri’s State Parks offer water trails for paddling enthusiasts. Stockton State Park north of Springfield offers visitors a well laid out trail complete with mile markers and interpretive signs.
Mushroom hunting is a tradition for many of Missouri’s outdoor enthusiasts.