Science of Scales

Science of Scales is a monthly blog written by our Director of Science, Houston Chandler.  The blog is written for a general audience and features articles on a variety of topics, including the latest in herpetofaunal conservation research, highlights of The Orianne Society’s ongoing projects, and discussions of important ecosystems and species. 

The Bog Turtle

Adult Bog Turtle – Michael Holden This is an update to an article that I originally wrote in…

A new siren species

The newly described Siren sphagnicola – Pierson Hill The identification and description of life on Earth is a…

Tiger Salamanders

In most of North America, warm winter rains are a sure sign that ambystomatid salamanders will be on the move...

2022 Year End Review

This was an exciting year for The Orianne Society’s Science Initiative.

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