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Boreal Chorus Frog

Boreal Chorus Frog

Boreal chorus frog on pond's edge.

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Born to be Wild

See Missouri mammals up close and born to be wild!

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The flared trunks of tupelo gum trees crowd the pond's tanin-stained water.

Botanical Oddity

The presence of tupelo gum trees in the Ozark hills of Ripley County is highly unusual. The other nearest tupelos are 40 miles to the east.

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Image of a box elder tree

Box Elder

Commonly mistaken for poison ivy vine, the box elder is a tree with three to seven divided leaves, and the leaflets are pinnate like a feather. Leaves are also opposite (not alternate) on a stem.

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Photo of biologist holding a broad-banded watersnake

Broad-Banded Water Snake

People often mistaken nonvenomous broad-banded water snakes for western cottonmouths. In the marsh, these harmless snakes typically eat fish and frogs.

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Broad stumps give tupelo gum trees a sturdy foundation in soft soil.

Broad-based Support

Broad stumps give tupelo gum trees a sturdy foundation in soft soil.

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Photo of Broad-headed skink on ground among leaves

Broad-Headed Skink

This large, harmless, smooth-scaled lizard lives along the edge of forests and woodlots. It often makes its home in a large dead tree, sometimes using abandoned woodpecker holes or other cavities.

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Brood Habitat: Where the Bugs Are

Weedy brood habitat is best for bugs and bobwhites.

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