Outdoors

Photography tours of Onondaga and Cathedral caves offered at Onondaga Cave State Park July 27

Are you an avid and artistic photographer looking for a new and unique subject? Then look no further than Onondaga Cave State Park. Join a member of the Onondaga Friends Association with a passion for photography as she leads tours through two great caves for hours of photographic possibilities Saturday, July 27.

Late Night Cathedral Cave Tours offered at Onondaga Cave State Park July 27

Join representatives from the Onondaga Friends Association for a unique, guided, late night Cathedral Cave Tour from 9:30 p.m. to approximately midnight July 27.

MDC streamlines Nature Shop sales

    The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) announces that sales of its Nature Shop items, such as books, DVDs, and music, will be limited to its nature centers and its online Nature Shop website at mdcnatureshop.com.

Remembering an old ‘Bomber’ from Arkansas

    I left the University of Missouri in January of 1970 with a degree in wildlife management from the school of agriculture. A few days later I took a trip down into Arkansas on a whim, not knowing exactly what I wanted to do, just hoping someone down there might want to hire a naturalist.

How war effects wildlife: Results are stunning

    The hot, humid weather of South Vietnam had me sweating profusely. Fairly new in country, I had not quite become acclimatized to the extreme weather conditions. Lulled into a temporary stupor by the heat and the incessant “whomp, whomp, whomp,” of Huey helicopter blades, I returned to full alert when I felt the chopper drop altitude quickly and heard the M 134 Magnum (mini-gun) begin firing. My M-16A1 instinctively hit my shoulder before my eyes opened. I was ready to return fire.