Rural Missouri - January 2012 - (Page 18)

1 ST HISTOR 2ND SHOW-ME WILDLIFE 1st: “Fall Time Toad” by Christina Laws, Winfield. Christina came along this Fowler’s toad while on a hike with friends at Taum Sauk Mountain State Park last fall. It was a chilly day, so the little guy wasn’t very active. He stayed put while the quartet of hikers photographed him. “I’m sure he was a little annoyed,” Christina says. 2nd: “Electric Blue” by Keri Smith, Columbia. A native of the Lake of the Ozarks area, Keri used to visit Ha Ha Tonka State Park at least twice a week. It was during one of her visits that she captured this image of a jewel wasp. “I snapped the picture, but it wasn’t until later when I was looking at everything on my computer that I realized how much detail there was,” she says. “It’s one of my favorite photos I’ve ever taken.” 3rd: “Little Green Heron” by Tom Ward, Russellville. Tom enjoys photographing wildlife on his 23 acres near Russellville, but the Three Rivers Electric member also carries his camera while camping at Lake of the Ozarks State Park. He spotted this green heron near the campground beach. “I got within 15 or 20 feet of him and took a bunch of photos,” he recalls. “I really thought this shot with him on the branch and the rippled water was just kind of artsy.” He says deer have walked through his campsite at the park. 3RD P 1 ST 2ND 18 WWW.RURALMISSOURI.COOP http://WWW.RURALMISSOURI.COOP

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Rural Missouri - January 2012

Rural Missouri - January 2012
Table of Contents
Superior steel
Facing ‘extreme men’
Return to the prairie
Out of the Way Eats
Missouri snapshots
Hearth and Home
News Briefs
Woven in tradition
Around Missouri
The Nimblewill Nomad

Rural Missouri - January 2012