Field Guide: A-Z

What to look for right now

hellbender, a large brown salamander resting in gravelly streambed

Hellbender breeding is at its peak at the start of October.

quail

Listen for quail covey calls half an hour before dawn in Mid-October.

Photo of a bull elk lifting its head and bugling

Elk rut peaks in Mid-October

Fall colors in Missouri

Peak fall color begins in maples, oaks, and hickories.

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Aquatic Invertebrates

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Reptiles and Amphibians

Reptiles and Amphibians

Trees, Shrubs and Woody Vines

Trees, Shrubs and Woody Vines

Wildflowers, Grasses and Other Nonwoody Plants

Wildflowers, Grasses and Other Nonwoody Plants