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.
The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) is conducting its annual search for a large Christmas tree for use on the governor's mansion lawn in Jefferson City. MDC is asking landowners, homeowners, businesses, and communities that may have possible candidate trees to contact the Department.