One of the benefits of belonging to a Show-Me State household is receiving free magazines from the Missouri Department of Conservation.
For almost two decades, my family and I have looked forward each month to receiving the monthly Missouri Conservationist (ISSN 0026-6515) in the mail. "The Missouri Conservationist" is a glossy 34-page magazine dedicated to “serving nature and you.”
The cover (like the one from March 2014) and inside photos are bright and lovely, and the contents are even better. My husband keeps up with the state’s current hunting and fishing regulations and calendar. I enjoy reading articles about Missouri’s flora and fauna. Here’s a link.
For the past several years we also have subscribed to the every-other-month "Xplor," “adventures in nature,” free (34-page) magazine for our grandson. He (and we) have learned a lot about nature from "Xplor" magazine.
An article appeared in the October/November issue on “Missouri’s Vampire Hunters,” (leeches, ticks, mosquitoes, bats, and the red-footed cannibalflies). The same issue featured the ever-fascinating article, “Survive a Zombie Apocalypse,” which gave instructions on hot to: light a fire, build a lean-to, gather food, and find water. Informative and fun!
Missouri households can subscribe online at http://mdc.mo.gov/node/9087
Don’t live in Missouri? Non-Missouri households can download the magazine for free.