Midwest Partners in Amphibian and Reptile Conservation

This is a time for Black voices to be heard. In an effort to amplify Black voices, PARC has decided to postpone our launching of Amphibian Week June 1-7, 2020. Instead, we will highlight the important discussions on inclusive and equitable access to nature and wildlife. We encourage our followers to check out #BlackBirdersWeek and #BlackInNature, where Black herpetologists are also sharing their stories on Twitter.

While PARC will not be promoting Amphibian Week 2020 on our social media platforms, we recognize and value the work of our international partners and the activities underway that our partners have organized supporting the intended purpose of Amphibian Week. We appreciate everyone’s enthusiasm for joining us in the first, of many more to come, Amphibian Weeks.

An overproduction of melanin produces this black Eastern Garter Snake (Thamnophis sirtalis sirtalis). While this mutation can occur anywhere, in the western basin of Lake Erie, melanistic individuals may make up 50% of the population.
An overproduction of melanin produces this black Eastern Garter Snake (Thamnophis sirtalis sirtalis). While this mutation can occur anywhere, in the western basin of Lake Erie, melanistic individuals may make up 50% of the population.

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About Midwest PARC

Midwest PARC's goal is to conserve amphibians, reptiles and their habitats as integral parts of our ecosystem and culture through proactive and coordinated public/private partnerships in the Midwest. Read more about Midwest PARC.

Midwest PARC Products

Midwest PARC creates regular published products on various topics related to herpetology. The brand new edition of Habitat Management Guidelines is now available to order. Order your copy today!

Midwest PARC Meeting

The 2019 Midwest PARC meeting will be held on 16-18 August 2019 at Clover Woods, near Madrid IA. Register for the meeting.

Midwest PARC Phenology Project

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Midwest PARC Meeting Minutes

Minutes from previous meetings are available on the meetings site.