2021 Toast to Tortoises Fine Wine Auction

The 2021 Toast to Tortoises Fine Wine Auction is now open for bids!  The online auction will be open December 2 – 12, 2021 and can be accessed at www.32auctions/2021Toast. The funds generated from the Toast to Tortoises Fine Wine Auction will go to further The Orianne Society’s research, conservation, and education efforts to conserve […]

Giving Tuesday 2021

What is GivingTuesday? GivingTuesday was created in 2012 as a simple idea: a day that encourages people to do good.  It all began at the 92nd Street Y and its Belfer Center for Innovation & Social Impact in New York City and, over the last nine years, has grown to become an independent nonprofit and […]

Snake Photography on the Snake Talk Podcast

On Episode 35 of the Snake Talk Podcast, Dr. Jenkins interviews Nicholas Hess who is a student, field herper, and photographer. They discuss the ethical considerations of photographing snakes and go into depth on different photography techniques such as macro, snakes in landscape, in situ, and underwater. If you’re looking for gear tips and advice […]

The Big Four Campaign is in Full Swing!

Our Big Four campaign is in full swing, and we are raising awareness to the conservation needs of four turtle species: Bog, Blandings, Wood, and Spotted Turtles! Follow us on Social Media, we’ll be featuring #TheBigFourTurtles all week.   Be sure to check out Kiley’s Faces of the Forest blog this month to find out even more.   Show […]

Public asked to report pinesnake sightings in Virginia

Northern Pinesnake – Pete Oxford “The Virginia Tech Department of Fish and Wildlife Conservation is collaborating with the Virginia Department of Wildlife Resources and the U.S. Forest Service to collect data on the status of the nonvenomous pinesnake in Virginia.”  Read more about this citizen science project here.