Author Archives: Michael Smith

About Michael Smith

From the age of 11 (in 1962), I grew up mostly in north Texas. I’ve been interested in herpetology for all those years, and so I have some experience with the reptiles and amphibians of Texas. I have written on the topic, given talks, been president of and editor for the DFW Herpetological Society. I wrote an article on venomous snakes published in Texas Parks & Wildlife Magazine. Clint King and I have a manuscript in the editorial process at Texas A&M University Press, anticipated out some time next year. Additionally, I have been licensed in Texas as a Psychological Associate since 1985 and have worked largely with children and families. My background and training are in the areas of applied behavior analysis and infant mental health, and I worked in an early childhood intervention program for many years. In that position, I worked with the child and family together, addressing a wide variety of issues including maltreatment and trauma as well as developmental disabilities such as autism. In recent years I have worked in a pediatric hospital, administering neuropsychological tests.

Take a Ride on the Great Rattlesnake Highway

This site has been around for a number of years, but it’s time to consolidate it with the blog and website, “The Great Rattlesnake Highway” (GRH). I recently added a few features to this site, thinking of building a more … Continue reading

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Discovering a Little Creek

It was time for a walk in the woods – past time, actually – and the Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge seemed like just the place for it. Summer hung tenaciously on, unaware that it had been displaced by … Continue reading

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Salamanders at the San Gabriel River

Two forks of the San Gabriel River meet in Georgetown, Texas (a little ways north of Austin) and the resulting river flows northeast and then eastward. Back in 2010, Clint King wrote about taking his young son to see slimy … Continue reading

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