Archive for April 2nd, 2013

The Ozarks

While I don’t anywhere near the Ozarks in southern Missouri, it’s this time of year that brings them to mind. Each April the kids and I participate in what is known as Amphibian Night, a short trip south of St. Louis to the Jay Henge Shooting Range, where we go to listen to many an amphibian including one of our favorites, the Spring Peeper. If you happen to live in St. Louis or just want to read more about it, you can find out more over in  the April edition of the Conservation Connection.

It’s during that visit where each year where get to hear MDC Herpetologist Jeff Briggler speak and we learn about the numerous amphibians here in Missouri and among them, the Ozark Hellbender. Now listed as an endangered species and one near and dear to my daughters heart, I thought it appropriate that I list this great article over at our local paper, the Webster-Kirkwood Times. The article is entitled “Ozark Hellbender” by local writer Don Corrigan.  Check it out, it’s a great read.



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