It took years for the author to finally see a timber rattlesnake while out herping.
It took the author several decades to finally find his holy grail of herps, an eastern spadefoot toad.
Spending 8 days in the rainforest yields a variety of herptiles.
Researchers use these methods to look for reptiles in the wild.
Take a ride along this famed Illinois road known for its awesome herp encounters.
Snake Road is closed every spring to allow migrating reptiles and amphibians to safely cross without getting hit by vehicles.
A professor and his colleagues seek to expand cobra research in Central Africa.
How does one find a gecko the size of a dime?
The saying is not always accurate.
A herper discusses his tuatara-centric visit to New Zealand.
Some of the best general areas for field herping in the United States.
Wildlife artist Tell Hicks discusses his work, his life, and a horrifying moment involving a kid with a paint brush full of white paint.
Walking through a herp’s habitat to find it offers the added pleasure of communing with nature up close.
All terrain vehicles can be helpful when herping in certain situations.
The journey to the West African nation of Cameroon proved to be extremely challenging and an eye-opening experience.
Ensatina eschscholtzii, salamander, Plethodontidae
Herping in your own backyard can be fun provided you do a little planning.
The changing color and patterns of the same species of frog is interesting.
The state has labeled the smooth green snake as "in greatest need of conservation."
Herper Mike Wines served as a human mule for two well known and esteemed American herpetologists.
A croc trip turns into a full on herping expedition.
Count reptiles and amphibians in Pennsylvania and submit your data to the survey.
What to see and expect on your next archipelago adventure.
While visiting a reptile show brings a bunch of reptiles in one place, there is nothing like seeing them in the wild.
A Belize adventure yields 48 herp species.
A longtime herper hunts for the once common western chorus frog.
Costa Rica is recommended to anyone looking for a great herp adventure.
A Texas national preserve amazes two Northerners.
How to interpret the weather forecast to enhance your herping adventures.
Reptiles have made a comeback in Butrint and throughout Albania.
Take a journey to Yadua Taba, a Fiji island sanctuary of the critically endangered Brachylophus vitiensis.
To see Varanus salvator, look no further than Bangkok’s Lumphini Park.
O'ahu's Manoa Valley is home to a variety of herptiles.
Herping for Gambelia wislizenii and G. silus.
Herpetologists find a single Cardioglossa cyaneospila in Burundi rainforest.
With its harsh desert vistas and simmering heat, Saudi Arabia is truly a land of the lizards.
Known as the pearl of the Indian Ocean, Sri Lanka boasts a wide variety of unique reptiles.
A trove of herps awaits on California's Channel Islands.
Print out a full page copy of The Avid Herper and hang it on your wall!
Field herping let's you see a variety of wild reptiles
Checking out the wild herps along the Amazon River.
The most common lizard we found, as I expected, was the pelagic gecko.
Herping for amphibians in Germany.
An introduction to herps that live along Baja California.
This herping trip to Mexico uncovers reptiles and amphibians.
A look at the snakes, lizards and amphibians of Cuba.
Herping for amphibians and reptiles in Malaysia.
Finding and photographing Arizona and Sonoran desert toads and frogs.
These Florida frogs keep the sounds of springtime alive.
Western Garter Snakes: Looking for Thamnophis with other herps sprinkled in.