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Dam construction update, June 15: Visitors are no longer able to cross the outlet works. There will be no access to the Bittern Marsh Trail or east side of the river during this time.

 

There will be no access to the pavilion and Beaver Pond parking area on weekdays through July 3. These parking lots will be available for use on weekends. This will include the following areas and trails: Bittern Marsh, Redbud, Cicada, Green Dragon and Cottonwood Trails. Only the Blackjack will remain unaffected during this time. Access will not be available east of the pavilion at a later undetermined date. 

 

LLELA Reptile Checklist

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Common Name

Scientific Name

Observed Abundance

TURTLES

Spiny Softshell

Apalone spiniferus

C

Common Snapping Turtle

Chelydra serpentina

C

Mississippi Mud Turtle

Kinosternon subrubrum

C

River Cooter

Pseudemys concinna

C

Common Musk Turtle

Sternotherus odoratus

U

Three-toed Box Turtle

Terrapene carolina

U

Ornate Box Turtle

Terrapene ornata

U

Red-eared Slider

Trachemys scripta

A

ALLIGATORS

American Alligator

Alligator mississippiensis

R

LIZARDS

Prairie Racerunner

Aspidoscelis sexlineatus

R

Five-lined Skink

Plestiodon fasciatus

C

Broadhead Skink

Plestiodon laticeps

C

Texas Spiny Lizard

Sceloporus olivaceus

C

Ground Skink

Scincella lateralis

A

HARMLESS SNAKES

Eastern Yellowbelly Racer

Coluber constrictor flaviventris

C

Prairie Kingsnake

Lampropeltis calligaster calligaster

R

Speckled Kingsnake

Lampropeltis getula holbrooki

U

Western Coachwhip

Masticophis flagellum testaceus

U

Blotched Water Snake

Nerodia erythrogaster transversa

C

Broad-banded Water Snake

Nerodia fasciata confluens

C

Diamondback Water Snake

Nerodia rhombifer rhombifer

C

Rough Green Snake

Opheodrys aestivus

A

Great Plains Rat Snake

Pantherophis emoryi

U

Bullsnake

Pituophis catenifer sayi

U

Graham’s Crayfish Snake

Regina grahamii

U

Texas Rat Snake

Scotophis obsoletus

A

Ground Snake

Sonora semiannulata

U

Texas Brown Snake

Storeria dekayi texana

A

Flat-headed Snake

Tantilla gracilis

U

Western Ribbon Snake

Thamnophis proximus proximus

A

Texas Garter Snake

Thamnophis sirtalis annectens

U

Lined Snake

Tropidoclonion lineatum

U

Rough Earth Snake

Virginia striatula

A

VENOMOUS SNAKES

Copperhead

Agkistrodon contortrix

C

Western Cottonmouth

Agkistrodon piscivorus leucostoma

A

Abundance Codes Key

  • A - abundant
  • C - common
  • U - uncommon
  • R - rare
  • X - accidental