They hope that by studying the horned toads that remain in South Texas, they can help to explain the disappearance of the lizards from a large portion of our state over the last 40 years.
Learning the reasons for the lizards’ disappearance may help to preserve the Texas horned lizard as well as other native Texas wildlife for generations to come.
Professor Dean Williams and graduate student Ashley Wall plan to gather information in Karnes County through September.
They are looking for study areas right now in Falls City, Karnes City, Kenedy, and Runge.
After those sites are developed, they will turn their attention to rural areas.
Anyone who has a study site to volunteer, or if would like to assist in gathering information, can contact agent JD Folbre at the Karnes County Ag Extension office in Karnes City at 780-3906 or contact Dr. Wade Phelps in Kenedy at 583-9891.