The Turtles are Coming!

October 3 2018

DFW:  A cradle of turtle diversity and lair of lurking leviathans


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.


"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."  CJF in

Speaker:Carl J. Franklin, Biological Curator, Amphibian and Reptile Diversity Research Center, UTA

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