Scientists continue effort to restore American burying beetle

Scientists recently stocked more American burying beetles at the Taberville Prairie Conservation Area. Pictured (from left) are Renée Hazen, invertebrate keeper at St. Louis Zoo; Bob Merz, director of the St. Louis Zoo WildCare Institute's Center for American Burying Beetle Conservation; Melissa Miller, American burying beetle reintroduction volunteer; and Scott Hamilton, biologist with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Courtesy | Bob Merz