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Photo of a male greater prairie-chicken in courtship display

Greater Prairie-Chicken (Displaying Male)

Now endangered in Missouri, prairie-chickens breed from March through May. Cocks visit booming grounds (leks), where they dance, call, and fight among themselves. Hens visit the lek and select the most fit mate; mating occurs on the lek during April.

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2010 Mast Survey: Feeling a little nuttier at Duck Creek

Mast surveys are done every year at Duck Creek to get an idea of the annual hard-mast production. Hard mast, or acorns, provide valuable food resources to wildlife and are the foundation of tomorrow’s overstory. This year’s acorn production looks better than it has for the last few years.

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2010 Teal Season Opens Tomorrow

Another opening day for wing shooters tomorrow.

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Dark Cypress in August 2013

2013 Teal Season Details at Duck Creek

Duck Creek and Dark Cypress Swamp will be open for teal hunting. Here is more information about how and where...

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Looking For Critters

A Swiss-Army Knife, the Weather, and Wetlands:

The other night I sat outside in the shade and enjoyed the cool breeze and pondered the weather, the function of a good multi-tool like a Gerber or Swiss-army knife, and their relation to wetlands...

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A Taste of Chitin

When life hands you cicadas, cover them with chocolate. That’s what Julie Love in our Protection Division did last week.

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Abundant Dragonflies

Dragonflies have been massing in recent weeks, some for long-distance migration.

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