Free tree-planting workshops scheduled March 6 at Wildcat Glades in Joplin

Trees are planted for many reasons, including aesthetics, wildlife habitat, shade, energy conservation, erosion reduction, and in remembrance of an event or person. The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) reminds landowners that when adding trees to their property, planning should come before planting.  Before selecting and planting a tree, there are several questions that need…

There’s nothing quite like timber doodle romance

Spring courtship in the bird world encompasses various types of struts, fluttering, flapping, and vocalizations; but in this area, there’s nothing quite like timberdoodle romance. American woodcocks have several unique nicknames to match their unique appearance. Timberdoodle, bog sucker and night partridge are among the names that have been given to this long-beaked, plump-bodied bird…