Tingler Prairie Field Trip, Missouri Master Naturalist class
April 17, 2004, 10AM - 2PM, sunny and warm. The trails at Tingler Prairie Conservation
Area in southern Howell County meander through prairie, woodland,
bottomland hardwood forest and around a sinkhole lake. This is one
of very few remaining prairie examples left in the Ozark Region.
This field trip was led by Rhonda Rimer, natural history biologist
with the local Missouri Department of Conservation. The focus
of study was identification and collection of some of the native
360-degree view of a 2-week
old burn area. Prescribed burns encourage the restoration of native
Identifying trees with Melanie Carden-Jessen, educational consultant
with the Missouri Department of Conservation.
Group exploring a woodland burn plot
Always look close!
Identifying a turtle shell. The consensus: red-eared slider.