A Naturalist Voice  The Winter Secrets of Nightfall

A Naturalist Voice The Winter Secrets of Nightfall

Field notes by Jeff Cantrell - Photos courtesy of the Missouri Department of Conservation I guess there are all kinds of secrets. A naturalist by trade is always questioning nature and trying to understand and appreciate more and more. We may take our different...

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!Editor’s Letter


Happiness, Peace & Prosperity


The start of a new year holds a special magic. It is a time to reflect on the past year and make plans for the future. It is a promise of new opportunities and a challenge for personal growth. It is excitement and hope wrapped in time.

2020 was the year of perspective. Not only for our region, but our country met the hardest challenges some have faced in our lifetime. We paused, evaluated our priorities and persevered. The ability to stand still, to look within and become more intentional is what will make this new year, and every new year that follows, better than ever.

Happiness. SMTO wishes you a calendar year filled with meaningful opportunities to connect with friends, family and loved ones. We hope your days are filled with laughter and you continue to find joy in the simple, everyday moments in life. We hope you continue to evaluate your priorities and check those items off your bucket list. Most importantly, we wish for you to continue to spread the gift of happiness in your gestures and in your actions. Acts of kindness change the world and change our perspective of the world we live in.

Peace. SMTO wishes you a calendar year of good health, calm thoughts and tranquility. We hope you continue to make decisions to support your health and the health of others around us. We hope you focus on the things you can control and let go of those you cannot. We hope you take the time to be still, be present and recognize the silver linings. We hope you continue to find beauty in the outdoors, the nature that is around us and all the people that surrounded us. Taking the time to see the good will help us all live in a place of goodness.

Prosperity. SMTO wishes you a year of success. Success in not only measured in economic gains but personal growth and achievement. We hope you prosper in your existing interests and find new passions. We hope you strive to become the best version of yourself. We hope your intentional actions to grow are recognized. We hope hard choices become habits, and your efforts are rewarded by those that mean the most. Today is the best day to turn dreams into realities.

SMTO is looking forward to another year of recognizing, highlighting and featuring all that makes our region the best place to call home. We have the most beautiful landscape, community members, locally owned businesses and culture. Our job is easy because there are so many things to write, capture and share each month! We are counting our blessings and looking forward to serving you for another great year!

May 2021 bring you happiness, peace and prosperity.



Lee Radcliff




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