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Carolina Backyard Naturalist (10/28/20)

Reptiles of North Carolina

This lecture will offer participants extensive information on native turtles, lizards, and snakes. The focus will be on common backyard inhabitants.


Jeff Hall, PARC Conservation Biologist
Mike Campbell, R3 Watchable Wildlife

North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission

Jeff Hall is the Partners in Amphibian and Reptile Conservation (PARC) Biologist. As PARC Biologist, Jeff works with landowners to promote habitat management that benefits reptiles and amphibians as well as other wildlife species. He coordinates the North Carolina chapter of PARC helping to bring public and private partners together to further conservation efforts for reptiles and amphibians. Jeff also participates in fieldwork on a variety of projects including rare amphibian monitoring and habitat restoration, upland snake conservation, and Project Bog Turtle. In addition, Hall manages the Calling Amphibian Survey Program (CASP) which is designed to monitor long-term trends of frog and toad populations across the state. Jeff, his wife Shannon, and two boys live in Greenville, NC.

Mike Campbell is the Recruitment, Retention, and Reactivation Manager for the Watchable Wildlife program for the NC WRC office in New Bern, NC.

North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission

Additional Resources

Amphibians and Reptiles of North Carolina
NC Partners in Amphibian and Reptile Conservation

Snakes NC State Extension

Reptiles and Amphibians in Your Backyard NC State Extension

Reptiles of North Carolina by William M. Palmer, Alvin L. Braswell

Amphibians and Reptiles of the Carolinas and Virginia by Beane et al.

NC Listed Species

Herp Mapper

NC Herpetological Society

NC Wildlife Action Plan

NC Alligator Management Plan

Box Turtle Connection (UNCG)

Written By

Matt Jones, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionMatt JonesExtension Agent, Agriculture - Commercial Ornamental and Consumer Horticulture Call Matt E-mail Matt N.C. Cooperative Extension, Chatham County Center
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