Mending Max: Helping an Indigo Make a Speedy Recovery

“Max”, a five foot male Indigo Snake that is part of our telemetry study, was captured in January 2012 near a tortoise burrow in a patch of dry, sandy, scrub habitat, and despite the fact that he was moving extensively and using a variety of habitats, all apparently was not well. In late August, our […]

Viper Conservation In Vancouver

The northern city of Vancouver, Canada is probably not the first place that comes to mind when thinking about snakes, and especially not vipers. However, on August 9th in Vancouver, a gathering took place that was important for viper conservation across the globe. The Orianne Society hosted the 2nd meeting of the IUCN Viper Specialist […]

Places You’ve Never Herped

On September 22, 2012 forty-seven competitors ages 12-60 showed up for The Orianne Society’s first ever “Places You’ve Never Herped” Field Herping Competition which encompassed numerous Wildlife Management Areas (WMAs) within the Altamaha River Corridor in South Georgia. To describe it in one word – awesome! The event started off with a presentation by Orianne […]

Staff Gets Ready for Indigo Season

Soon it will again be that time of year when herpetologists of The Orianne Society conduct intensive field surveys for our flagship species, the Eastern Indigo Snake (Drymarchon couperi). Indigo season officially opens November 1, and runs through the end of March. “Indigo Season” — just what in the world is “Indigo Season”? During this […]

Orianne Land Crew Is Burning It Up

The Orianne Society Land Management Team is based at the Orianne Indigo Snake Preserve (OISP) in Telfair County, Georgia, and works with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources and many private landowners across the Altamaha and Ocmulgee river corridors, implementing land management practices that benefit longleaf pine forests, Eastern Indigo Snakes, and Gopher Tortoises. It […]