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From Missouri Conservationist: Apr 2002

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.

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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
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