Scissor-tail flycatcher. Photo: Noppadol Paothong

Plants and Animals

Articles in the Missouri Prairie Journal

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Mills, Mark S., Darrin Welchert, and Jordan Meyer. 2016. The Hills are Alive with Herps. Missouri Prairie Journal 37(1): 20-23.

Birds

Grassland Management is Key to Reducing Quail Predation, Vol. 40, No. 3 & 4, 2019

The Northern Flicker, a Woodpecker Calling the Prairie Home, Vol. 39, No. 2, 2018

 Beef that Benefits Birds, Vol. 39, No. 1, 2018

Grassland Bird Conservation Research in Minnesota and Iowa (pg. 28), Vol. 38, No. 3 & 4, 2017

Greater Prairie-Chicken Trapping, Vol. 38, No. 2, 2017

Losing Ground for Loggerhead Shrikes, Vol. 38, No. 2, 2017

Landowners Note Increased Birds Since Planting Native Warm-Season Grass (pg. 27), Vol. 38, No. 1, 2017

Prairie Grouse Diets, Vol. 38, No. 1, 2017

Prairies, Shrublands, and the Birds that Need Them, Vol. 37, No. 3 & 4, 2016

The Great Missouri Birding Trail, Vol. 37, No. 1, 2016

Grassland Managers Learn About Grazing for Bobwhite Quail (pg 24), Vol. 36, No. 3 & 4, 2015

Cantrell: Remembering the Dough Birds, Vol. 35, No. 1, 2015

Prairie-Chicken Translocation 2008-2014, Vol. 35, No. 3, 2014

Cantrell: Eastern Meadowlark, Vol. 34, No. 2, 2014

Five Years of Greater Prairie Chicken Translocation, Vol. 33, No. 3 & 4, 2012

Final Year for Prairie Chicken Translocation to Wah’Kon-Tah Prairie, Vol. 33, No. 2, 2012

Riverlands Migratory Bird Sanctuary, Vol. 33, No. 1, 2012

Grassland Bird Outlook, Vol. 33, No. 1, 2012

Cantrell: Contributing and Learning as We Go – taking part in a raptor survey, Vol. 32, No. 3 & 4, 2011

Greater Prairie Chicken Translocation Update, Vol. 32, No. 2, 2011

Nomadic Sprites: Sedge Wrens, Vol. 30, No. 3 & 4, 2009

Going the Distance for Prairie Grouse, Vol. 30, No. 2, 2009

Two Weeks in the Life of a Prairie-Chicken Scout, Vol. 30, No. 2, 2009

Helping Farmers and Grassland Birds, Vol. 30, No. 1, 2009 

Prairie Chickens Across North America, Vol. 29, No. 4, 2008

Moving Birds to Save the Species, Vol. 29, No. 2, 2008

The Henslow’s Sparrow, Vol. 29, No. 2, 2008

Courtship on the Plains, Prairie Chicken Style, Vol. 29, No. 1, 2008

Patch Burn Grazing Benefits Grassland Birds and Cattle Producers, Vol. 29, No. 1, 2008

Prairie Chicken Recovery Accomplishments Year in Review, Vol. 28, No. 4, 2007

The Greater Prairie Chicken Puzzle, Vol. 27, No. 2, 2006

The Prairie Chicken In Illinois, Vol. 27, No. 1, 2006

 

Prairie Chickens

Greater Prairie-Chicken Trapping, Vol. 38, No. 2, 2017

Differences in Some Cool-Season and Native Grasses for GPC Nesting Cover, Vol. 36, No. 1, 2015

Prairie-Chicken Translocation 2008-2014, Vol. 35, No. 3, 2014

Five Years of Greater Prairie Chicken Translocation, Vol. 33, No. 3 & 4, 2012

Final Year for Prairie Chicken Translocation to Wah’Kon-Tah Prairie, Vol. 33, No. 2, 2012

Riverlands Migratory Bird Sanctuary, Vol. 33, No. 1, 2012

Greater Prairie Chicken Translocation Update, Vol. 32, No. 2, 2011

Two Weeks in the Life of a Prairie-Chicken Scout, Vol. 30, No. 2, 2009

Prairie Chickens Across North America, Vol. 29, No. 4, 2008

Moving Birds to Save the Species, Vol. 29, No. 2, 2008

Courtship on the Plains, Prairie Chicken Style, Vol. 29, No. 1, 2008

Prairie Chicken Recovery Accomplishments Year in Review, Vol. 28, No. 4, 2007

The Greater Prairie Chicken Puzzle, Vol. 27, No. 2, 2006

Recovery of Greater Prairie Chicken, Vol. 27, No. 1, 2006

The Prairie Chicken In Illinois, Vol. 27, No. 1, 2006

 

Native bees, butterflies, moths, other insects and other arthropods

Grow Native!: Wasps: Allies in the Garden, Vol. 40, No. 2, 2019

Dung Beetles, The Unsung Heroes of Grassland Health, Vol. 40, No. 2, 2019

Monitoring Insects on Prairie Reconstructions and Remnants, Vol. 40, No. 1, 2019

Grow Native!: Fantastic Moths and Their Woody Host Plants, Vol. 39, No. 3 & 4, 2018

On-the-Ground Restoration: Do planted prairies support diverse communities of ground beetles?, Vol. 39, No. 2, 2018

Thankful for Flies in the Garden, Vol. 39, No. 2, 2018

Grasshoppers, Glades, and Ecological Gradients, Vol. 39, No. 1, 2018

Native Landscaping for Skippers, Vol. 39, No. 1, 2018

Macroinvertebrate Communities in Missouri Prairie Streams, Vol. 38, No. 3 & 4, 2017

Prairie Paparazzi: Documenting the Regal Fritillary, Vol. 38, No. 2, 2017

Grow Native!: Gardening for Bumble Bees, Vol. 37, No. 3 & 4, 2016

Grassland Spiders and Prairie Vegetation Variability, Vol. 37, No. 2, 2016

Prairie Moths, Vol. 37, No. 2, 2016

Missouri Gets Moving for Monarchs, Vol. 36, No. 3, 2015

Native Bee-Plant Relationships on Missouri Prairies, Vol. 36, No. 1, 2015

MPF Prairie Bee Survey, Vol. 36, No. 1, 2015

Prairie Odonates: Dragonflies and Damselflies of our Grasslands, Vol. 35, No. 2, 2014

Cantrell: The Milkweed Connection Part Three – Advancing the Conservation Efforts of a Species with an Outdoor Learning Station, Vol 33, No. 3, 2012

Prairie Planthoppers: An Interview with Dr. Stephen W. Wilson, Vol. 34, No. 2, 2013

Saving Endangered Beetle Species, Vol. 33, No. 2, 2012

Cantrell: The Milkweed Connection Part Two – Using an Outdoor Learning Station, Vol 33, No. 2, 2012

Cantrell: The Milkweed Connection Part One – Establishing an Outdoor Learning Station, Vol. 33, No. 1, 2012

Missouri Biologist Discovers Two Prairie Bees New to Science, Vol. 32, No. 3, 2011

Beyond the Bees: Entomologist’s Insect Collection of Prairie Visitors, Vol. 32, No. 2, 2011

More Than Bees, If You Please! A Primer to Prairie Wildflower Visitor Ecology, Vol. 32, No. 2, 2011

Cantrell: Fishing for Pink Katydids, Vol. 32, No. 2, 2011

Special Package Delivery: Milkweed Pollination, Vol. 31, No. 2, 2010

Meet the Bees: Native Bee Pollination and Prairie Ecosystem Health, Vol. 31, No. 2, 2010

What is a Prairie Without Native Bees?, Vol. 31, No. 2, 2010

Plant-Pollinator Interactions on Prairies and Glades: Implications for Endemism, Vol. 30, No. 3 & 4, 2009

How Good are Plant Pollinator Hosts?, Vol. 30, No. 2, 2009

Missouri’s Rare Prairie Butterflies, Vol. 28, No. 2, 2007

 

Fish

Prairie Streams, Vol. 35, No. 1, 2014

Restoring Land and Streams for Prairie Fish, Vol. 33, No. 2, 2012

Arkansas Darters Found at Golden Prairie, Vol. 32, No. 3, 2011

 

Amphibians and Reptiles

The Hills are Alive with Herps, Vol. 37, No. 1, 2016

Cantrell: Ornate Postcards (Ornate Box Turtle), Vol. 35, No. 2, 2014

Snakes in the Grass: Prairie Diversity, Vol. 34, No. 1, 2013

Missouri’s River of Grass: Prairie Swales and Bottomlands, Vol. 33, No. 1, 2012

Collared Lizard Recovery in the Ozarks, Vol. 32, No. 2, 2011

Keeping Crawfish Frogs on Missouri’s Prairies, Vol. 29, No. 2, 2008

2008: International Year of the Frog, Vol. 29, No. 2, 2008

 

Mammals

The Ecological Role of Mammals on Missouri’s Prairies, Vol. 36, No. 3 & 4, 2015

Cantrell: Species Study – Voles, Vol. 36, No. 3 & 4, 2015

Cantrell: A Closer Look At Color Part II, Vol. 36, No. 2, 2015

Cantrell: A Closer Look At Color, Vol. 36, No. 1, 2015

Ground Squirrels of Missouri Prairies, Vol. 32, No. 3 & 4, 2011

American Bison Returning to Northern Missouri, Vol. 32, No. 3 & 4, 2011

 

Soils

Microbial Community Structure in Missouri Prairie Soils, Vol. 39, No. 3 & 4, 2018

Invasive Plants Affect Prairie Soil Biology, Vol. 39, No. 1, 2018

Mycorrhizal Fungi and Missouri Grasslands, Vol. 38, No. 1, 2017

Soil Microbiota of the Prairie, Vol. 36, No. 3 & 4, 2015

The Clean Up Crew– Insect Decomposers, Vol. 35, No. 3 & 4, 2014

Prairie Soil Health, Vol. 35, No. 3 & 4, 2014

Prairie Strips, Vol. 35, No. 1, 2014

Nitrate Build Up in the Soil, Vol. 33, No. 3, 2012

 

Prairie Hydrology, Streams, and Aquatic Life

Macroinvertebrate Communities in Missouri Prairie Streams, Vol. 38, No. 3 & 4, 2017

Grow Native! Missouri’s Native Aquatics, Vol. 35, No. 2, 2014

Prairie Streams, Vol. 35, No. 1, 2014

In Washington Irving’s Footsteps: Marmaton River Bottoms Wet Prairie, Vol. 33, No. 2, 2012

Osage Confluence Prairie Wetlands, Vol. 33, No. 2, 2012

Chloe Lowry Marsh Natural Area, Vol. 33, No. 2, 2012

Sedges and Water Quality at Little Bean Marsh, Vol. 33, No. 2, 2012

Restoring Land and Streams for Prairie Fish, Vol. 33, No. 2, 2012

Adaptations of Prairie Cord Grass to Wet Soils, Vol. 33, No. 1, 2012

Missouri’s Largest Remaining Wet Prairie: Squaw Creek National Wildlife Refuge, Vol. 33, No. 1, 2012

Kingdom of Cord Grass, Emerald World of Sedge: Pershing State Park’s Locust Creek Prairie, Vol. 33, No. 1, 2012

The Missouri River Mitigation Project, Vol. 33, No. 1, 2012

Missouri’s Rivers of Grass: Prairie Swales and Bottomlands, Vol. 33, No. 1, 2012

Missouri’s Rivers of Grass: Prairie Swales and Bottomlands, Vol. 33, No. 1, 2012

Arkansas Darters Found at Golden Prairie, Vol. 32, No. 3, 2011

Hydrology and Water Quality of Tallgrass Prairie and Agricultural Streams, Vol. 31, No. 1, 2010