In The Company of (Herpetological) Giants

  Last month I was able to attend the 2013 Joint Meetings of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists (JMIH). Hosted in Albuquerque, New Mexico, the surrounding desert punctuated by the Jemez Mountains (home to the endemic Jemez Mountain Salamander) in the background made for a fitting location for scientists studying “Ichs and Herps” to gather. The Joint […]

AZA Snake TAG Meeting in Detroit

The Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) held the 2013 Herpetology Taxon Advisory Group (TAG) meetings on March 18-21, hosted by the Detroit Zoological Society. These meetings are designed to discuss and review management of our Species Survival Programs (SSP) programs, assess conservation initiatives, and hear new findings in veterinary medicine and captive reproductive technologies. […]

A Week With The Orianne Society

March Intensive, it’s not school, it’s more than that. During the third week in March, Hanover High School students from Hanover, New Hampshire, leave traditional academia and get a snippet of what a real career looks like. The program is certainly not job shadowing because it’s a hands-on, immersive experience that sometimes unveils a student’s […]

Turning a Corner

This year The Orianne Society participated in the 46th Claxton Rattlesnake and Wildlife Festival hosted by the Evans County Wildlife Club in Claxton, Georgia. This was the second year of the event being held as a festival rather than the historical Rattlesnake Roundup, and we were as happy to participate this year as we were […]

“What is a Fly-In?”

Recently, I had the opportunity to attend the 2013 Teaming with Wildlife (TWW) Fly-In in Washington DC on March 5-6. I was asked to attend this event due to my participation as a member of the Tennessee Hellbender Recovery Partnership, which was to receive a State Wildlife Action Plan Partnership Award at the final reception […]