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Conservation Connection: Fireflies at night

ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – If you spy fireflies, you know it’s summertime in St. Louis. Dan Zarlenga, Missouri Department of Conservation, joined KPLR 11 to share what makes these creatures glow. 33 more words


Kenrick Prairie


The decision to turn 22 acres of land on the grounds of Kenrick-Glennon Seminary to native prairie benefits all God’s creatures. With the help of the Missouri Department of Conservation, groundskeepers at Kenrick-Glennon planted native wildflowers, then watched and waited for Mother Nature to take her course. 86 more words


Maramec Spring

Finding Maramec Spring is just the beginning of discovery of this hidden gem less than 100 miles southwest of St. Louis near St. James. Next comes peeling away the layers of history, conservation, management and unspoiled beauty to discover on foot on in your car. 217 more words


Volunteer Bird Watching

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by Robert Barossi

Sitting at my computer, looking out the window behind my desk, I couldn’t help but notice a robin bouncing around on the grass in my backyard. 161 more words

Robert Barossi

Conservation Connection: frog hunting

ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – Did you know bullfrogs are the official amphibian of Missouri? The Missouri Department of Conservation has put together a program to help children learn more about frogs, and frog hunting. 51 more words

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Conservation Connection: Ways to avoid ticks and chiggers

ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – Ticks and chiggers are common all across Missouri. Dan Zarlenga, Missouri Department of Conservation, stopped by KPLR to share helpful tips on how to avoid these pests. 30 more words

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How to tell if a snake is poisonous

ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – Do you know how to tell if a snake is poisonous? Matt Ormsby, from the Missouri Department of Conservation, stopped by KPLR11 with tips on how to tell the difference between a poisonous and non-poisonous snake. 33 more words

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