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Some recommended books:
The book list on this page will get a lot longer, but for starters here are a few that I love -
Carroll, David M. 1991. The year of the turtle: A natural history. NY: St. Martin's Griffin
Carroll, David M. 1999. Swampwalker's journal: A wetlands year. Boston: Houghton-Mifflin
Dodd, C. Kenneth. 2001. North American box turtles: A natural history. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press
Ernst, Carl H., J.E. Lovich, & R.W. Barbour. 1994. Turtles of the United States and Canada. Washington: Smithsonian Institution Press
Greene, Harry W. 1997. Snakes: The evolution of mystery in nature. Berkeley: University of California Press
Rossman, Douglas A., N.B. Ford & R.A. Seigel. 1996. The garter snakes: Evolution and ecology. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press
Werler, John E., & J.R. Dixon. 2000. Texas snakes: Identification, distribution, and natural history. Austin: University of Texas Press

Some favorite field guides:
Conant, R., & J.T. Collins. 1998. A field guide to reptiles and amphibians: Eastern and central North America, 3rd Ed. Boston: Houghton-Mifflin
(This one is the definitive reference, but others specific to Texas will be added soon - please check back.)

Some helpful websites:
This list, too, will grow a lot longer. Here are some great ones to get the list going -
www.dfwherp.org Dallas-Fort Worth Herpetological Society
www.austinherpsociety.org Austin Herpetological Society
www.kingsnake.com/wths/index.html West Texas Herpetological Society
www.parcplace.org Partners in Amphibian & Reptile Conservation
www.chelonian.org Chelonian Research Foundation
www.turtlesurvival.org Turtle Survival Alliance
www.hornedlizards.org Horned Lizard Conservation Society
www.nature.org The Nature Conservancy (visit the Texas chapter while you're browsing)
www.fwnaturecenter.org Fort Worth Nature Center and Refuge
www.audubon.org National Audubon Society (see links to local societies)
www.sierraclub.org Sierra Club (also with links to the Texas chapter and local chapters)
http://masternaturalist.tamu.edu/ Texas Master Naturalist program (with links to local chapters)

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