Fun things to do and great places to discover nature.
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This pretty amphibian lives in southeastern Missouri, except for in the Bootheel’s lowlands. It hides under rocks near streams and springs in forested areas, where it eats insects and spiders. It can also live in caves. Because it’s active mainly at night, you may never see it unless it has rained recently. Then, it may come out during the day. It can escape predators by using its tail for quick jumps. Learn more at mdc.mo.gov/field-guide.
Angie Daly Morfeld