The goal of Texas Turtles is to fill a 'Texas-sized' hole in our knowledge of Texas turtles and this is accomplished through collaborative efforts and field research.  We regularly conduct visual surveys and are permitted through TPWD to conduct trapping surveys, salvage deceased turtles and obtain tissue samples to increase our knowledge of our native chelonians. 


*Continued study of the ecology and Natural History of Alligator Snapping turtles throughout their range in Texas.

*Continued participation with the Padre Island national sea shores Kemp's Ridley recovery project

*Collaboration with studying Cagle's map turtle in the Guadalupe river with Dr. Jesse Meik of Tarleton State University

*Freshwater turtle diversity in the Texas panhandle

 Texas Turtle Day at Fair Park every May

* New North Texas events and Surveys coming soon.

* Kick off of Texas Tortoise study in Atascosa Co.

* "Filling a Texas sized hole....."