From the Missouri Conservationist Magazine
April 2002 Issue

Back Cover

image of peeperNorthern Spring Peeper (Hyla crucifer crucifer)

Throughout most of Missouri, the inch-long northern spring peeper is an audible harbinger of spring. During the breeding season, which lasts from early March to mid May, male peepers congregate near ditches and ponds and call repetitively with a high-pitched "peep." Northern spring peepers remain hidden during the day and become active at dusk.

Also in this issue

Good Advice? Ignore It!

Defying conventional wisdom, Leroy began a frantic, non-stop series of yelps, cackles and clucks. I don't know when he found time to breathe.

Looking Through The Lens

Conservationist Photographers gain a unique perspective on nature.

A Natural Area Anniversary

A system to protect our most precious natural features.

"Just" A Jake

Why make excuses for bagging a jake? They are a challenge to any predator.

Fire And Water

Camping, fishing and floating fun on the Little Niangua River.

This Issue's Staff:

Editor - Tom Cwynar
Managing Editor - Bryan Hendricks
Art Editor - Dickson Stauffer
Artist - Dave Besenger
Artist - Mark Raithel
Photographer - Jim Rathert
Photographer - Cliff White
Staff Writer - Jim Low
Staff Writer - Joan McKee
Composition - Libby Bode Block
Circulation - Bertha Bainer