Plants and Animals in the Missouri State Park System

A journey across Missouri will lead visitors across a variety of landscapes, from the rugged terrain of the Ozarks to the rolling hills of northern Missouri. The patchwork of landscapes that make up Missouri offers a variety of plant and animal life. Take time to discover the nature that is Missouri.

Animal Checklists

Plant Checklists

Dr. Edmund A. Babler Memorial State Park Dr. Edmund A. Babler Memorial State Park
Bennett Spring State Park Bennett Spring State Park
Big Sugar Creek State Park Hawn State Park Wildflowers/Woody Plants
Hawn State Park Wakonda State Park
Pershing State Park Wallace State Park
Taum Sauk Mountain State Park Weston Bend State Park
Wakonda State Park  
Wallace State Park  
Weston Bend State Park  

State Parks Checklist Project

The Missouri Department of Natural Resources and The Audubon Society of Missouri (ASM) have formed a partnership to help Missourians become more familiar with birds through the State Parks Checklist Project (SPARKS).  Through this program, ASM volunteers are collecting bird data for state parks and historic sites and entering the data into the ASM Bird Database.  The data is available online in the form of checklists for bird watchers, nature lovers and park users.

By visiting the SPARKS website, you can:

  • view and print bird checklists for various state parks and historic sites -- with or without seasonal status
  • find information about specific birds, by clicking on the species name on any checklist
  • search by species and find the total number of each species reported at any facility
  • see who is reporting bird data for this project and more