Guide to Missouri Environment, Conservation, & Wildlife


Editorial Cartoons

SHSMO's collection of editorial cartoons graphically and often poignantly reflects the attitudes and opinions of the artists and the citizens of Missouri. St. Louis Post-Dispatch cartoonists Daniel Robert Fitzpatrick and Tom Engelhardt often delivered cartoons with a strong social commentary on Missouri and national environmental issues and concerns.

View a selection of the environmental Editorial Cartoons here.

See the entire Editorial Cartoon digital collection online here.

Missouri Natural Disasters

An important aspect of Missouri's environment is its climate and weather. Natural disasters such as earthquakes, floods, and tornadoes occur in Missouri and affect the land as well as its inhabitants, both human and animal.

View a selection of Missouri tornado images here.

View a selection of Missouri flooding images here.

The Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, Missouri

View The Missouri Botanical Garden Collection Gallery on Flickr

The Missouri Botanical Garden, located in St. Louis, was founded in 1859 by Henry Shaw. The Garden is a National Historic Landmark and acts as a public attraction as well as a center for botanical research and science education. The Garden boasts 79 acres of horticultural display, a 14 acre Japanese garden, and includes Henry Shaw's original 1850 estate home. The Missouri Botanical Garden is also the headquarters for The Center for Plant Conservation, an organization focused on preventing the extinction of America’s imperiled native flora and restoring vigorous populations to the wild.

Missouri Botanical Garden

SHSMO Photograph Collections

SHSMO photograph collections feature a wide variety of images depicting other elements of Missouri's environment, landscapes, and wildlife.

Collection Number Collection Title
P0008 Mary Ann Younk Photograph Collection
P0016 Gerald R. Massie Photographs
P0018 State of Missouri Photograph Collection
P0034 Charles Trefts Photographs
P0136 Missouri Department of Natural Resources Photographs
P0155 Debbie Kilgore Photograph Collection
P0814 St. Louis Division of Parks and Recreation Photographs
P0277 1896 St. Louis Tornado Photographs
P0375 Mrs. A. D. Segnin Photograph Collection
P0030 Missouri Ruralist Photographs