Place You’ve Never Herped 10 Recap

Authored by Houston Chandler For Places You’ve Never Herped (PYNH) 10, Orianne Society members and staff ventured down to the Devil’s Garden region of southern Florida. This event provided an opportunity to inventory the herpetofauna of four state-owned properties with members of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC). These properties were previously poorly […]

Place You’ve Never Herped 10 Recap

Authored by Houston Chandler For Places You’ve Never Herped (PYNH) 10, Orianne Society members and staff ventured down to the Devil’s Garden region of southern Florida. This event provided an opportunity to inventory the herpetofauna of four state-owned properties with members of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. These properties were previously poorly surveyed, […]

What is Happening to our Southern Hog-Nosed Snake?

Authored by Matt Moore North America’s Hog-nosed Snakes (genus Heterodon) have always been my favorite snakes since I was a little kid. In fact, the very first snake that I ever caught was a Hog-nosed Snake when I was a small child. This is one of my earliest memories from childhood: it was the early […]

Spotted Turtles and Falling Face First: An interview with Orianne’s, Dirk Stevenson

Authored by Dirk Stevenson and Cody Bliss Cody Bliss (CB): So everybody has their first herping story, what is yours and how did it lead you to become involved in this field? Dirk Stevenson (DS): As a boy growing up in southern Illinois my dad often took me fishing. Invariably, when the angling action was […]

The Beasts Below: My Introduction to Georgia’s River Giant

Authored by Ben Stegenga The Alligator Snapping Turtle. As a kid, it was one of those species that almost didn’t seem real. I remember seeing photos of specimens almost as large as the men that hoisted them, and documentaries that highlighted their worm-like lingual lures, enticing fish to a swift demise. I longed to see […]