Native plant society chapter holds public program on preserving horny toads

Special to the Current

Photo courtesy Prairie Rose Chapter, Native Plant Society of Texas

Photo courtesy Prairie Rose Chapter, Native Plant Society of Texas

Everyone loves horny toads, but for many Texans, the fierce-looking, yet amiable, reptiles are only a fond childhood memory. Once common throughout most of the state, horned lizards have disappeared from many parts of their former range.

Come visit with the Prairie Rose Chapter of the Native Plant Society of Texas on Tuesday, Aug. 5, to find out what the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department has learned and what is being done to help preserve the horny toad and its habitat.

The event will be held at 6:30 p.m. at the Somervell County Citizens Center. It’s free and open to the public.

Nathan Rains, wildlife diversity biologist with TPWD, will present the program on the department’s research and monitory efforts.

And maybe, just maybe, there are things we can do to bring this childhood memory back to the present so we can share with our children and grandchildren!

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