Preserving an Ecosystem

Authored by Brannon Knight The Orianne Indigo Snake Preserve is truly a unique piece of property that we get to work on each day. The preserve alone consists of over 14 natural plant community types and 380 species of plants that have been documented. Out of the 380 species of plants, there are over 22 […]

Turtle Survival Alliance 2017 Meeting

Authored by Houston Chandler Freshwater turtles and tortoises are one of, if not the most endangered group of vertebrates on the planet. Chelonians across the world have experienced severe population declines because of a variety of factors, including habitat loss and degradation, over collection for human consumption and the pet trade, and increased mortality rates […]

Places You’ve Never Herped 11 is Coming!!

We are pleased to announce our 11th Places You’ve Never Herped (PYNH) event which will take place September 23-24, 2017! We will be surveying sites located approximately 5-10 miles west of Chatanooga within the Tennessee River Gorge. Event participants will get the chance to survey for reptiles and amphibians alongside Orianne staff and our partners […]

Position on Drymarchon couperi reintroduction efforts on Apalachicola Bluffs and Ravines, Florida

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Position on Drymarchon couperi reintroduction efforts on Apalachicola Bluffs and Ravines, Florida

Position on Drymarchon couperi reintroduction efforts on Apalachicola Bluffs and Ravines,Florida

Report on the 5th Biology of Vipers Conference

Authored by Jelka Crnobrnja-Isailović The 5th Biology of Vipers (BOV) conference was held from May 10th to 15th in the Chefchaouen, Morocco, organized by University of Abdelmalek Essaâdi in Tetouan, Morocco and the Research Centre for Biodiversity and Genetic Resources, University of Porto, Portugal. Thanks to the excellent organization and efforts of the committee organizing […]

Sand and Scales: Fieldwork in the Mojave Desert

Authored by Ben Stegenga Back in August of 2015, I accepted a job with the Great Basin Institute doing Mojave Desert Tortoise (Gopherus agassizii) telemetry and line-distance surveys. I was part of a 15 person crew, and we were stationed at various sites in southern Nevada and California. The surveyors stayed at our main field […]

5 Turtles We Should Be Talking About

Authored by Cody Bliss With approximately 89 species and subspecies of turtles, the United States is awarded the title of having the greatest species richness of turtles in the entire world! Woah, that’s a lot of responsibility, especially when you consider the fact that turtles are currently the single most endangered group of vertebrates in […]

There Are Lots Of Watersnakes But There Are No “Water Moccasins”

Authored by Matt Moore It is obvious that snakes, in general, have an uphill battle in garnering respect from most people. However, not all snakes have it equally as tough in the struggle for acceptance. For example, kingsnakes and Eastern Indigo Snakes are relatively easy to endear to most people because not only are they […]

Orianne In the News

Every so often, The Orianne Society receives an unexpected message from a journalist requesting to visit our headquarters, an “unsuspecting white house on Old Fruit Stand Lane.” A few weeks ago Nick Bowman, from the Gainesville Times, did just that. Here’s what he had to say after his visit. Read the original article at The […]