Table of Contents

The Big Thicket.
The Piney Woods.
The Gulf Coast prairies and marshes.
South Texas and the Rio Grande Valley.
The Edwards Plateau.
The Cross Timbers.
The blackland prairie and post oak savanna.
The plains grasslands and Palo Duro Canyon.
Seven nights on the great rattlesnake highway in the Rolling Plains.
At the doorstep of the Trans-Pecos.
The Chihuahuan Desert.
The mountains of the Trans-Pecos.
Final thoughts: Getting started field herping.
Afterword: Copperhead road for the generations.
Appendix: Reptiles and amphibians in Texas listed as threatened or endangered.