Spotted Turtle Days 2018: Involving Orianne Society Members in Conservation Research

Finding ways to involve Orianne Society members in research has always been a difficult assignment. There are real issues related to disclosing survey site locations for rare herpetofauna to large groups of people, not to mention the logistical challenges associated with having large groups of people in the field at the same time. This year […]

Mapping the Genetic Connectivity of Eastern Indigo Snakes in Central Florida

Written by Javan Bauder   Connectivity is a very important theme in conservation biology and refers to the ability (or lack thereof) of individuals to move among habitats across a landscape. Good connectivity is important for many reasons. For example, if a population goes extinct other individuals can immigrate to the site and restore the […]

PNYH 12 – Vermont

Mink Frog.   Our 12th Places You’ve Never Herped will take place in Vermont’s beautiful Northeast Kingdom. The Northeast Kingdom is a unique physiogeographic region that lies right at the transitional zone between northern hardwood forests to the south, and the spruce-fir boreal forests to the north. The area is home to many species found […]

Indigo Fun with Rosemary Mosco

Our good friend and the very talented creator of Bird and Moon Science and Nature Cartoons, Rosemary Mosco, recently partnered with The Orianne Society to raise awareness and funds for reptile, amphibian, and landscape conservation through the sale of one of her original drawings of an Eastern Indigo Snake that is AVAILABLE IN PRINT! We […]

Indigo Days December 2017 Recap!

This article is from the perspective of both a staff member, Houston Chandler, and an attendee of Indigo Days, Michael G. Starkey, the Co-Founder and Executive Director of Save the Snakes. From Houston Chandler: This year’s December Indigo Days event began like most others, with members gathering on the Orianne Indigo Snake Preserve early on […]

Six Years Away: Return to the Orianne Indigo Snake Preserve

As I sat on the porch of the bunkhouse watching a logging crew selectively thin a patch of thick pine plantation on my last day at the Orianne Indigo Snake Preserve (OISP) six years ago, I hopefully thought to myself how nice it would be to come back long into the future and see how […]

Photo of the Month: November 2017

November’s photo fo the month comes to us from Cory Verne who snapped this photo of ?? which was inhabiting his son’s Grand Wagoneer! Cory lives in a rural area of Punta Gorda in Southwest Florida. This time of year has been surprisingly wet for this time of year causing there to still be a […]

Indigo Days 2017

This year’s Indigo Days will be December 16th and 17th of 2017, at the Orianne Indigo Snake Preserve in Telfair County, GA. Event participants will get the chance to search for Eastern Indigo Snakes (Drymarchon couperi)—and other reptiles and amphibians who call the Longleaf Pine ecosystem home—in the field alongside our staff. Registration is Closed.

PYNH 11 Recap

  Taken by Alli Scott Written by Houston Chandler The Tennessee River Gorge was carved through the mountains just west of Chattanooga by a wide stretch of the Tennessee River.  It is home to an impressive herpetofaunal assemblage, including many species of salamanders that make the Appalachians famous as a hotspot for salamander diversity.  However, […]

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