Wildlife

News

  • Friday, October 24, 2014
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – The woolly bear caterpillar (Pyrrharctia isabella), often called the “weather worm,” is said to predict what Old Man Winter has in store. Folklore says the narrower the reddish-brown band on the caterpillar, the more severe the winter. But the width may be a better indication of the previous winter and spring than a prediction of the upcoming winter.
    Media available: photo
  • Monday, April 28, 2014
    WARSAW, Mo.– These fish aren’t biting. Paddlefish never do. They eat by filtering plankton as water passes through their gills. But here on the Osage Arm of the Lake of the Ozarks, paddlefish do put up good fight after being hooked.
    Media available: photos; video

Websites

Browse these University of Missouri websites:

  • Missouri Master Naturalist
    A community-based natural resource education and volunteer service program sponsored jointly by the Missouri Department of Conservation and MU Extension.
  • Missouri Woodland Steward Program
    Introduces landowners to basic forestry and wildlife management and shows them how to integrate both forms of management on their property.
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