The Orianne Society is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to the conservation of reptiles, amphibians and the ecosystems they inhabit.

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Recent Articles

Bid for Conservation and Toast to Tortoises

Bid for Conservation and Toast to Tortoises Dear Friends,We would like to invite you to participate in two online auctions we are hosting this year for our annual fundraisers to support our on-the-ground conservation work! Our “Bid for Conservation” and “Toast to Tortoises” auctions will be online for bidding from November 30 to December 14, 2020.Orianne’s […]

North America’s Smallest Turtle

Eastern North America is home to one of the most diverse turtle faunas in the world, due in large part to the high number of freshwater turtle species inhabiting this region. This diverse group of turtles displays a wide variety of life histories, body sizes, colors, and preferred habitats. Globally, turtles are one of the […]

Lighting a Match- November 2020

Ben Grunwald, the new land management technician for the Orianne Society, introduces himself. He also explains his contributions and upcoming tasks for Orianne Society.

Smooth Greensnakes: My Most Abundant White Whale.

Ever since childhood I had a fondness for snakes and some of my earliest memories involve watching neighbor kids take a step back as I wrangled small serpents from ditches and rock piles (though I am not sure if my friends were distancing themselves out of fear or an aversion to most snakes’ typical defense: […]

Photo of the Month: October