Wildfires are devastating communities across California, causing more than 300,000 people to evacuate their homes and threatening many more. The Camp Fire in Northern California -- one of three blazing across the state -- is the most destructive in state history. We want to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you find access to shelter. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know the most effective ways to contribute.
Our mission is to promote understanding, appreciation, and conservation of reptiles and amphibians; encourage respect for their habitats; and foster responsible captive care.
Membership is open to anyone with an interest in reptiles and amphibians ("herpetofauna" or "herps"). Our members include professional biologists and amateur naturalists with years of experience, as well as those with a beginning interest in herps (either keeping and breeding them, or seeing them in the wild).
Our society provides a number of services for members and for the community. Speakers at DFWHS meetings provide informative programs, and we network together to exchange experiences or get together for field trips. We provide educational events for the community in conjunction with museums and nature centers. The society has helped survey the herps found in two DFW area nature centers. We regularly go on field trips to various places in Texas, photographing and documenting reptiles and amphibians and sharing the data with universities, the National Park Service, etc. Our newsletter, the Cross Timbers Herpetologist , is widely praised for its original articles and photos.