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Photo of fragrant sumac plant with berries

The red, hairy fruits of fragrant sumac mature May–July.

Channel catfish side view photo with black background

Channel catfish spawn from the last week of May to the third week of July. Favored nest sites include natural cavities about piles of drift, or undercut banks and the burrows of muskrat and beaver.

Photo of a central newt eft showing bumpy skin.

Having mated, central newt females lay hundreds of eggs during May and June, taking several weeks to do so.

Image of a green treefrog

Male green treefrogs chorus in southeast Missouri from early May through early August. Call is a measured, nasal quank, quank, quank series, normally not heard until after sundown. The call is a noticeable part of the nighttime sounds of our cypress swamps.

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