Damselflies of Missouri
Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Arthropoda Subphylum: Hexapoda Class: Insecta Order: Odonata Suborder: Zygoptera Identification Like dragonflies, damselflies have two sets of wings. What sets them apart is that all four wings of the damselfly are identical in shape and are wider at the tip, they also taper inward where they connect to the body (think of a teardrop shape). The most obvious […]
Native Americans & Sustainability in Missouri
A commentary on Smith’s review of premeditated and coincidental sustainability practices in pre-Columbian times.
Biogeography of Missouri
Find out more about the geographical distribution of flora and fauna across the Show Me state.
Geology in Missouri
Dig beneath the surface and discover Missouri’s rich geological history of volcanic calderas.
Biodiversity in Missouri
Case studies of three common Missouri species that emphasize the importance of the state’s biodiversity.
Trapping in Missouri
Comprehensive summaries of two articles about trapping from the Missouri Conservationist journal.
An overview of the pollinator deficiency and a call for the agribusiness industry’s restoration of natural ecosystems.
Mining in Southeast Missouri
Learn more about the history, processes, regulatory controls, environmental effects, and facilities of Missouri mining.
The Great Flood of 1993
Information on the impact of one of the most costly and devastating floods in United States history.
Types of Streams & Effects on the Watershed
Want to know the difference between a perennial stream, an ephemeral stream, and an intermittent stream?
Elk in Missouri
Elk lived in Missouri until 1865. Nearly 150 years after their extirpation, citizens began pushing for their restoration.
Lewis and Clark’s Expedition Timeline
Their journey to the Pacific was difficult, but they stayed sane by recording their thoughts and experiences.