Author: Joe Myers

Herping The Little Grass Frog

The tiny little grass frog (Limnaoedus ocularis) is indeed tiny. About a half-dozen can fit on a quarter, and one can rest quite peacefully on your fingernail if it chose to do so. Also despite being so minute they do…

Herping The Barking Treefrog

The barking treefrog is a true favorite! I have known a number of people who enjoy herping this amusing, amazing, and colorful frog. This large treefrog is a delight to herp for, and often allows for very close approach in the…

Herping the Southern Spring Peeper

Spring peepers literally dominate the Florida nightscape on winter evenings, and stepping outside in the evenings may reveal a chorus of them in a variety of places. A large distant chorus sort of reminds me of sleighbells, which is appropriate since I…

Herping The Cuban Treefrog

The Cuban Treefrog (Hyla septentrionalis) is a large and invasive species of treefrog that was introduced and is spreading in range, with its only limitation being freezing weather.  It grows to an impressive size and even eats local species of frogs.…

Eastern Box Turtle Care Sheet

Here are a few tips for keeping the Eastern box turtle  (Terrapene carolina carolina) alive and well in captivity, including care of the hatchlings. First off this is not an easy species to keep when compared to others, and I would…

Herping In The Rain

The rain. It can ruin a day for many, and drive people indoors to their favorite DVDs. However in the natural realm it is the giver of life, and it brings things out of hiding - often in great numbers! Some…

Herping The Wood Turtle

Just recently I posted an article concerning the captive care of the wood turtle. Here's a little look at their "wild side." Read More Wood Turtle Care Sheet joe myers   I have encountered wood turtles (Clemmys insculpta) in two areas…

Wood Turtle Care Sheet

Wood turtles are a lot of fun to keep and to raise, as they are for the most part very tame and friendly.

Frogging The Florida Sandhills

The Sandhills of Central and Western Florida are an incredible place to explore. . . and to "herp" for frogs! Very dry and scrubby, and too hot in the summer to spend any real length of time there when the sun…

Northern Leopard Frog Care Sheet

Northern leopard frog (Rana/Lithobates pipiens) The Northern leopard frog (Rana/Lithobates pipiens) is a very colorful frog, and is surprisingly easy to keep and raise in captivity.  The variety of patterns and colors on this amphibian is amazing. Green to brown…

Herping The Florida Chorus Frog

The Florida chorus frog (Pseudacris nigrita) is one of the prettiest little frogs I have ever encountered, and yet one of the hardest to find, even though hearing them during the Florida winter is nothing unusual, since these are quite…

Green Treefrog Care Sheet

Green Treefrog (Hyla cinerea) The green treefrog is common throughout the southeast United States, and their presence is best known by their call, which can be heard from nearly a mile away on a still night. Their breeding season is…

Herping The Florida Leopard Frog

After spending much of my life living in Ohio, among the flatlands near Columbus where open-field marshes dotted the countryside, (and the Northern Leopard Frog (Rana pipiens) was a big part of my childhood), my move to Florida was something…

Herping The Eastern Box Turtle

The Eastern box turtle (Terrapene carolina carolina) has a rather complex annual cycle, which will put it into different areas at different times of the year. This species has a fairly large range over the eastern United States, and are…