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Boreal Chorus Frog

Boreal Chorus Frog
Boreal chorus frog on pond's edge. More

Born to be Wild

See Missouri mammals up close and born to be wild! More

Botanical Oddity

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

Box Elder

Image of a box elder tree
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. More

Broad-Banded Water Snake

Photo of biologist holding a broad-banded watersnake
People often mistaken nonvenomous broad-banded water snakes for western cottonmouths. In the marsh, these harmless snakes typically eat fish and frogs. More

Broad-based Support

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

Broad-Headed Skink

Photo of Broad-headed skink on ground among leaves
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. More

Brood Habitat: Where the Bugs Are

Weedy brood habitat is best for bugs and bobwhites. More
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