"Texas can boast a high turtle diversity with three species that naturally occur only here and nowhere else. In fact, Texas is home to almost half of the turtle diversity in the United States! With [the state's] rapidly growing population, it is becoming more important now than ever to educate people young and old about these animals, their interesting behaviors, priceless value of their presence in the wild, and the challenges that threaten their very existence."
Herpetologist and author Carl Franklin will share his extensive knowledge of Testudines with ACC members and friends at 7 p.m. on October 3, 2018, in the Excellence Room, third floor of the George V. Hawkes Library. Admission is free and everyone is welcome.