Reptiles and Amphibians of Black Mesa

Most college students look forward to the summer so that they can take a break from school and have fun at the lakes. But for three summers in a row, while working towards his master’s degree, Tim Periard spent the majority of his time doing a survey of reptiles and amphibians in Oklahoma’s Black Mesa region. “We really didn’t know what to expect, since no one had done any research like this out there before,” Periard said. “It’s still really wild there and there is not much agricultural going on.”

Oklahoma Wildlife Expo 2008

This September, the Lazy E Arena will be transformed into the state’s largest indoor and outdoor recreation event – the Oklahoma Wildlife Expo. This three-day event celebrates our great state’s natural diversity and opportunities for the sporting enthusiast. The Wildlife Expo is a great opportunity for family and friends to celebrate the outdoors together. Through all the activities available, Oklahomans will become educated on the importance of wildlife and how to support wildlife management and outdoor recreation. Over 40,000 people showed up for the fun last year and this year is going to be even better.