Blanding's turtle & painted turtle basking. By Joshua Mayer (CCBY-SA-2.0)

Midwest PARC

  • World Turtle Day is May 23! Missouri Western State University is hosting Turtle Time on May 22nd to "shell-ibrate"!

  • Book for sale! Field Guide to the Amphibian Eggs and Larvae of the Western Great Lakes

  • Midwest Partners in Amphibian and Conservation (MW PARC) 2021 Meeting will be virtualStay tuned for more details!

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Midwest Partners in Amphibian and Reptile Conservation (MW PARC) is a regional working group of Partners in Amphibian and Reptile Conservation (PARC). Both the regional group (MW PARC) and national group (PARC) are dedicated to the conservation of native herpetofauna (reptiles and amphibians) and their habitats.


The Midwest region includes: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.

MW PARC's two co-chairs are Jennifer Buchanan ( and Melissa Youngquist (


It's free to join Midwest PARC! Become a member by signing up for our Google Group. You'll need a Google Account to be added to the email listserv and to post to the group.

Smooth Green snake (Opheodrys vernalis). Image by Jen Moore.
Eastern fence lizard by M. Youngquist


Help support future MW PARC members, events, and research with amphibians & reptiles in our region! You can donate directly to MW PARC with this PayPal button.



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