It's a sure sign of spring when one hears Missouri's native frogs known as "spring peepers" singing. As tiny as they are - maybe 2 inches long - they sure can make noise! I usually hear them first mid-February, when we have our first warm week in winter. One afternoon, it sounded like I had a convention of them on my deck. I looked around empty flower pots, deck furniture, the covered grill, trying to locate who was originating the tell-tale sound. As I was leaving the deck, I finally met one of the little singers, swinging on the deck gate!