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  • Winter in Missouri, though often inhospitable, is also beautiful, so enjoy this short but sweet slideshow celebrating our state in its snowier months. Above: Autumn leaves frozen beneath a clear layer of ice.  Photo © Bill Duncan
  • Dead autumn leaves provide a stark contrast to the bubbled layer of ice above.  Photo © Bill Duncan
  • Frost flowers, such as this one in the Ozarks, are formed in freezing air temperature as water in a plant stem gradually expands, splitting the stem open and freezing on contact with air.  Photo © Rebecca Landewe/TNC
  • A pair of bald eagles fight above a river in Clarksville, Missouri.  Photo © Bill Duncan
  • The Nature Conservancy's Dunn Ranch Prairie, in Harrison County, Missouri, is home to a bison herd, prairie chickens, and hundreds of species of native plants.  Photo © Tom Nagel
  • In the winter, bison grow a thick coat, which consists of a thick, coarse outer layer, and a soft, downy inner layer to protect against the elements.  Photo © Noppadol Paothong
  • The bison herd at Dunn Ranch Prairie was reintroduced in 2011. With annual checkups and monitoring by Conservancy staff, the herd is thriving.  Photo © Noppadol Paothong
  • Prairie chickens were relocated to the Dunn Ranch Prairie landscape in April 2013 as part of prairie restoration initiatives.  Photo © Wayne Yokoyama
Winter in Missouri

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