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 […]

Elk in Missouri

Elk lived in Missouri until 1865. Nearly 150 years after their extirpation, citizens began pushing for their restoration.