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A Frog Symphony

My first time swimming in a creek, I was serenaded with the sounds of a frog symphony.

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American Bullfrog

Lithobates catesbeianus (formerly Rana catesbeiana)
The American bullfrog is Missouri’s largest frog. This common species is easy to hear on warm nights when the males call a deep, sonorous “jug-a-rum, jug-a-rum” that can be heard from half a mile away.

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Amphibians and Reptiles

You know them as frogs, toads, snakes, turtles and lizards. Get acquainted with all of Missouri's fascinating herptiles, including 43 amphibians and 75 species and subspecies of reptiles.

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Leopard frogs are often called meadow frogs because during early summer they frequent wet, grassy fields, where they search for insects.

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A green frog sits at the edge of a pool.

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See if you can guess this month’s natural wonder.

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Throughout most of Missouri, the inch-long northern spring peeper is an audible harbinger of spring.

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Remember how much fun you had as a kid when you stalked pond edges with a flashlight looking for frog eyes?

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Boreal Chorus Frog

Boreal Chorus Frog

Boreal chorus frog on pond's edge.

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Boreal chorus frog

Boreal Chorus Frog

Image of Boreal chorus frog.

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