Texas Field Notes

Texas Field Notes (TFN) is a free quarterly “e-journal” about wildlife and wild places in Texas. We – Clint and Michael – write about our travels and when possible there are contributions from others such as Ed Barnes’ article in the July, 2018 issue, describing a survey of the reptiles and amphibians of Palo Pinto Mountains State Park. You can Texas Field Notes Jul-2018download the current issue of TFN from the link below, or read it at the Issuu site.

The first issue of TFN appeared in 2003 and a few others followed, but it was in April, 2010 that Clint joined Michael in writing an issue of TFN, beginning a long and productive partnership. Our purpose was to share our travels across the state looking for herps and get readers “hooked” on the experience of being out there in those wonderful places and seeing amazing wildlife. After several years’ interruption, it is a good time to start TFN again,  as a companion to The Great Rattlesnake Highway blog. Our goal continues to be this – get out there, experience all you can, and treasure the natural world like a beloved member of your family.

We hope you will read it, share it with others, encourage groups such as scouts or schools to use it in their natural history studies, and we really hope that you will let us know (via the contact form at this website or by emailing texasfieldnotes@gmail.com) what you think about each issue.

  • (Click to download): Texas Field Notes Jul-2018 – The Reptiles & Amphibians of Palo Pinto Mountains State Park – A Pre-Development Survey; Challenge Accepted – At the Southwest Nature Preserve; Storms, Herps, & Insects in Late May on the Rolling Plains; What Good Are Snakes?; Bucket List Places (Matador WMA)