PYNH 11 Recap

  Taken by Alli Scott Written by Houston Chandler The Tennessee River Gorge was carved through the mountains just west of Chattanooga by a wide stretch of the Tennessee River.  It is home to an impressive herpetofaunal assemblage, including many species of salamanders that make the Appalachians famous as a hotspot for salamander diversity.  However, […]

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Fieldnotes With Ben Stegenga: Black Swamp Snake

Dive into “Fieldnotes with Ben Stegenga” for a sneak-peak into the day of an Orianne Field Biologist! Through this series, Ben will share with you his discoveries of the day, methods used to collect data and survey for reptiles and amphibians and discuss interesting facts about the wildlife in the area! For most, a Black […]

The Red-backed Salamander

Story shared by Kiley Briggs Meet the Eastern Red-backed Salamander (Plethodon cinereus). If you’ve ever rolled over a rock or log in a northern New England hardwood forest there is a good chance you’ve already met. If you’re like me and look under almost every rock, log, or piece cover you’re capable of lifting, there’s […]

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 […]