Field Guide

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Bottomland forest
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FIELD GUIDE A-Z
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Learn about the habitat, diet, and life cycle of Missouri's animals, plants, and mushrooms.
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What to look for this month
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Photo of wholeleaf rosinweed flowerhead
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Wholeleaf rosinweed is one of five species of rosinweeds common in Missouri. It blooms statewide.

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A cluster of ripe common elderberries
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Elderberries are ripening. Prepared with care, they can be used in an array of delicious goodies.

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Common true katydid female on a leaf
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Enjoy the rasping and buzzing songs of our many kinds of katydids — the music of lazy summer evenings.

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Giant ragweed staminate, male flower, clusters
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Don’t blame goldenrods for your late-summer allergies. Ragweeds are suspect no. 1.

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