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Welcome to Ozark Critters

Ozark Critters provides a cursory overview of the vast diversity of life within the beautiful region known as the Ozarks. The Ozark critters, creatures, beasts, varmints and other wildlife mentioned here are just the tip of the iceberg when speaking of the Ozarks' biodiversities. The breadth of available information on the 'Ozark Mountain region' would fill several hundreds of web pages, if not more. We merely hope to serve as a launching point for your further pursuit of knowledge on the subject.

The Ozarks (or Ozark Mountains)

"The Ozarks (also referred to as the Ozark Mountains or the Ozark Plateau) is a physiographic, geologic and cultural highland region of the central United States. It covers much of the southern half of Missouri and an extensive portion of northwest and north central Arkansas. The region also extends westward into extreme southeast Kansas and northeastern Oklahoma."

"Although sometimes referred to as the Ozark Mountains, the region is a high and deeply dissected plateau. Geologically, the area is a broad dome around the Saint Francois Mountains. The Ozark Highlands area, the Ouachita Mountains of Arkansas and Oklahoma, and the Black Hills of South Dakota are the only major highland regions in the U.S. between the Appalachians and the Rocky Mountains. The Ozarks and Ouachitas are sometimes referred to collectively. For example, the ecoregion called Ozark Mountain Forests includes the Ouachita Mountains, although the Arkansas River valley and the Ouachitas, both south of the Boston Mountains, are not usually considered part of the Ozarks."

"The_Ozarks." Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. 05 Feb. 2007. (

Ozark News Pluckings ...

Climatologists Studying Tree Rings in the Ozarks
"A crew of scientists from Columbia University's Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory has been making its way through the Ozark Mountains, dodging snakes and poison ivy to study tree rings to see how they're reacting to climate change." Secondary source here.

Via Harrison Daily Times:
YEAR IN THE MIRROR: First fluoride salvo fired in 2015
"Fluoride was a hot topic in 2015, and the Ozark Mountain Regional Public Water Authority fought a year-long battle against the Arkansas Department of Health over a requirement to fluoridate its water system."
Does anyone know the outcome or when the court date might be?

Via The News, The South Missourian News and The Villager Journal:
The Path of Life: Boldly Going Nowhere
"Life is a journey without a map. You come to a fork in the road of life and choose a direction."

PSA (Public Service Announcement)

"Psst ... yeah, you. I know you like fur and who am I to judge, but you must know, that faux is the only way to go!"