The monthly newsletter includes original articles by members covering wide territory, all the way from humorous stories and anecdotes to conservation issues regarding turtles and amphibian declines. The newsletter, The Cross Timbers Herpetologist, also has a section for reporting field data on sightings of reptiles and amphibians. For many of us, herping shares a lot in common with birding, including field observations and trying to contribute to what we know about the status of wild populations.
We have a website at www.kingsnake.com/dfwherp/ and future plans include an online guide to the reptiles and amphibians of Dallas and Tarrant Counties. We are also exploring the possibility of providing a brochure on box turtle natural history and conservation issues, to be made available at exhibits and educational presentations. In addition, we are looking for ways to provide effective education and advocacy regarding the problem of rattlesnake roundups.
The DFW Herp Society has provided educational presentations at schools and has had displays at each of the Texas Reptile Expos held in Arlington, TX. The group has also provided assistance to a rural community following a recent incident in which a toddler was bitten by a western diamondback rattlesnake. We would love to hear from anyone interested in the Society and its aims. Contact information for the officers can be found at the website.