Books

Herping Texas: The Quest for Reptiles and Amphibians (Texas A&M University Press, 2018)

The book Clint King and I wrote, Herping Texas: The Quest for Reptiles and Amphibians is available from your favorite bookseller, local or online. The book describes our travels to the different ecoregions of Texas, finding and photographing many of the state’s herp species and getting to know the refuges, wildlife management areas, parks, ranchland, and other places where they live.


The Wild Lives of Reptiles & Amphibians: A Young Herpetologist’s Guide (Texas A&M University Press, 2018)

This new book will be published early in 2020. I’m describing the progress of that book at www.herpbook.wordpress.com. The book introduces young readers (and adults, too) to the natural history of reptiles and amphibians by telling the stories of various kinds of herps in the United States. Within those stories, readers learn how they hunt, move, defend themselves, find mates, and adapt to the places in which they live. There are chapters about how to get out in the field and look for them and how to stay safe. Conservation issues are discussed, too.

I’m available to talk with groups about the herps of Texas, the stories that went into the first book, and Texas ecoregions. I have lots of photos of herps and the places where they are found. If your group would like to contact me about such a presentation, please use the contact page.