The eastern collared lizard – our state reptile – is one of 135 species represented in “A Field Guide to Oklahoma’s Amphibians and Reptiles." (George Williams/Reader’s Photography Showcase 2016)
Wildlife from both the east and west meet in Oklahoma and “A Field Guide to Oklahoma’s Amphibians and Reptiles” by Greg and Lynnette Sievert carefully details the mixed bag of salamanders, frogs, turtles, lizards and snakes that can be found within our state’s borders.
“Oklahoma’s diversity of amphibians and reptiles is really incredible,” said Jena Donnell, information specialist with the Wildlife Department. “This book features 135 of the species that can be found in our state; from the collared lizard with a near statewide distribution, to rare salamanders found only in the Ouachita Mountains.”
Tips for identification, a map of the Oklahoma range and information about the diet and preferred habitats are provided for each species. The book’s spiral binding makes it easy to flip through and make comparisons of different species when identifying animals at home or in the field.
This guide is sold through the Wildlife Department’s Outdoor Store for $25 and includes a one-year “Outdoor Oklahoma” magazine subscription. This combination makes a great Christmas gift – get your holiday shopping taken care of now and avoid the rush later. Download the order form at wildlifedepartment.com.
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