Friday, August 24, 2012
Driving throughout Missouri--North Missouri, Central Ozarks, Southeast Missouri around Poplar Bluff-- the signs of drought are evident. Some areas have had some rain--Park Hills country, Cape Girardeau, but other areas (St. Francois Mountains, Lincoln Hills, and others) have been hit really hard by the drought. Entire woodland canopies are browning out, leaving absolutely no hope for a fall color display and, more importantly, potentially leaving in the wake a mess of dead mature canopy trees. Even in the protected coves of the St. Francois Mountains, the canopy is browning. Sandbar-specific plants are colonizing the Missouri River sandbars. The photo below was taken outside of Centerville last week.
Posted by Allison Vaughn at 11:12 PM