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Recent Articles

January 2020 Photo of the Month

Double Your Impact

A few weeks ago we held our annual “Places You’ve Never Herped” event where we bring our members out into the field with us to conduct surveys for reptiles and amphibians. It always pleases me when kids or adults who previously had not experienced looking for these animals come out with us. In this case, […]

Fieldnotes- January 2020

We’re just over halfway through our Eastern Indigo Snake survey season, and looking back, we’ve had some pretty good days in the field. In this month’s episode, Ben takes us along on one of his most memorable and productive surveys so far this season.

Lighting a Match- Jan 2020

Baby Wood Turtles: A 2019 Highlight

While adult turtles have very high survival rates from year to year and can live exceptionally long times, the life expectancy of a hatchling is very short. Indeed, most turtle nests don’t survive (nest failure rates are often greater than 90%), and out of the small percentage of hatchlings that do make it to the […]

Photo of the Month: December

Many of you may remember reading about our “future Bufologist” from our Places You’ve Never Herped event. Well, he has graduated to Eastern Indigo Snakes! Our good friend Brennan Moore showed up to Indigo Days with his Dad, Michael, and had some luck finding Indigo snakes!