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Great cover on your August magazine. I spent my entire work life with the U.S. Forest Service, and it brought back many fond memories. I can’t seem to put the issue down.
Jerry Sutherland, Springfield
I loved the great article in your August edition on opossums, and more importantly, I needed to read it [Awesome Opossums]. I always viewed opossums as nuisance pests, which showed my ignorance about them. Not any longer! They are a respectable member of our environment and can visit my spot in the world any time they want to. Thanks for the lesson.
Kevin Ord, Farmington
Thank you for your wonderful article on opossums. I wish people weren’t so prejudiced against these fascinating creatures just because they aren’t cute. And now I will be armed with lots of interesting facts the next time I meet an opossum hater. The photos were perfect! Thanks for taking the space in the magazine. It was well worth it.
Lisa Tessier via email
Thank you for the great article about opossums. These are some amazing critters, and personally, I think they are pretty cute. I had no idea they were marsupials or that they took care of so many ticks in Missouri. I will be sure to make our backyard opossum-friendly.
Jasmine Barker Springfield
We are so lucky to have such an excellent magazine with world class photographers. I’m not very outdoorsy, but I read every month, cover to cover.
Lou Kirby via Facebook
I really enjoyed the picture of the spined micrathena web that was in the July issue of the Missouri Conservationist [Ask MDC]. The picture brought back a memory. I think it was about 1998, when my dad (age 95) and I were down at our cabin in Lakeview Heights I was finishing up in the kitchen. Daddy had gone down to get the boat ready for us to go out and fish. I walked out the back door and there before my eyes was the most beautiful spider web I had ever seen. I was dazzled by its beauty. It was about 7:30, the sun was reflecting through the web, and the dew reflected a rainbow of color. It was dazzling, to say the least. I had never, and still haven’t, seen such a beautiful web. I shall never forget that beautiful artistry.
Donna Wieligman via email
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