By Tom Uhlenbrock
Missouri State Parks
MINDENMINES, Mo. – As a natural resource steward at Prairie State Park, Brian Miller spends a lot of time on these rolling grasslands. His favorite is the last hour of the day.
That made my arrival perfect. The sky to the right was pink and purple as the sun set. To the left, lightning flashed and thunder rumbled in a gray column that reached to the ground. But the storm was all bluster, no rain.