Reptiles & Amphibians

Spadefoot Desert Chorale

Summer storms send many desert frogs and toads into a raucous reproductive frenzy. What role do their choruses play in their hasty courtship? MORE…

Horned Lizards in Trouble

Most Texans who grew up in the 50s and 60s know that “Horny Toads” were quite common then. But we rarely see them these days. What’s happened to Texas’ favorite reptile? MORE…

Rattlesnake Rattles

The percussive rattle of a rattlesnake can elevate the blood pressure of even the most weathered herpetologist. How do rattlesnakes form the unique structure of their rattle? And what’s the purpose of this heart-stopping sound? MORE…