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The Wilderness Within

As the sun sets in Oklahoma, the frogs, crickets and cicadas start up their evening chorus. Yet, just outside of Stillwater, the sunset sounds more like lemurs hollering and peacocks calling. Carla Meadors and her husband Rusty own Lost Creek Safari, a USDA certified exotic animal park located 10 minutes south of the college town. The couple never set out...

Zoos: Back in Action

It’s been a strange year and a half for many Oklahoma businesses, and the state’s two prominent zoos are no exception. As the country emerges from COVID-era restrictions, there’s plenty on the horizon. Photos courtesy Tulsa Zoo Tulsa Zoo With everyone trying to get back to normal, the Tulsa Zoo is more than ready for people to return for summertime activities. The...

Amphibian Appreciation

Herpetology, defined as the study of snakes and amphibians, is a topic that can be daunting or downright terrifying for many individuals. However, the hobby has grown quite an enthusiastic fan base in recent years.  Clubs like the Oklahoma City Herpetological and Invertebrate Society and the Tulsa Herp Club have been around for decades. These groups are an excellent spot...

Dwight Lawson

Dwight Lawson, Ph.D., had a migratory childhood as an Air Force brat, with stints in Pakistan and several cities around the U.S. before settling in North Carolina. Harboring a lifelong interest in biology, Lawson attended the University of Pennsylvania for his undergraduate degree and the University of Texas, Arlington, for a graduate degree in quantitative biology.  Before joining the Oklahoma...