Lighting A Match With The Orianne Society: Creating Fuel Breaks

Welcome to “Lighting a Match with The Orianne Society!” This is your one-stop-shop for all things land management focused! Land management is an integral part of reptile and amphibian conservation, however, many people often overlook this vital step in conservation. Our staff will take you behind the scenes throughout this series to explain the intricate […]

September Featured Photo

Photo: @John Curlis Location: Costa Rica Species: Casque-headed Lizard (Corytophanes cristatus) “I got super lucky finding this Corytophanes at La Selva Biological Station in Costa Rica. I was there as a Teaching Assistant for the University of Georgia’s Tropical Ecology in class in May. I was actually trying to get good photos of Yellow-Headed Geckos […]

Orianne’s Newest Employee in the Great Northern Forests

Authored by Kiley Briggs Two of my largest life goals from an early point were to own a home on a property with Mink Frogs (Lithobates septentrionalis) and to have a conservation job in the field of herpetology. Last March I closed on a house in Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom and, though I have yet to […]

Counting Burrows and a Glimpse into a Hidden World

Authored by Houston Chandler Combine a full day of walking in the Georgia sun with ample amounts of sand and sweat and you are halfway to experiencing what a long day sampling for Gopher Tortoise (Gopherus polyphemus) in late summer feels like. Near the end of August, we began surveying suitable habitat patches (sandhills) on […]


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 […]