Field Herping

Man Out Herping Gets Bit By Copperhead Snake

Steven Johnson was out herping and recording video in Maryland for his YouTube channel when, while walking down a path, he was bitten by a copperhead snake (Agkistrodon contortrix mokasen). Johnson was on a trail in the Marshy Point Nature…

Nashville Biologists Track Eastern Box Turtles

The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) and the Nashville Zoo at Grassmere are tracking eastern box turtles (Terrapene carolina carolina) in Nashville to determine how their urban environment affects them. Dr. Brian Flock, TWRA’s Wildlife Diversity and Intern Coordinator, created…

New Book Showcases Rare and Incredible Herp Photography

All over the world there are extraordinary Reptiles and Amphibians hiding among the unique habitats they exist in, but many of us will never see them. While herping is a naturalist favorite for everyone, very few people get up close and…

Amphibians And The Fishless Ponds Of Florida

The habitats that reptiles and amphibians depend on are species specific and reliant on the adaptive ways of the animals. “Niches” are specialized habitats made only for these specifically adapted creatures. In Florida, it is seemingly flat with little-to-no evidence…

Wildlife Artist Tell Hicks

Wildlife artist Tell Hicks discusses his work, his life, and a horrifying moment involving a kid with a paint brush full of white paint.

Herping the Galapagos Islands

Growing up, I have had the pleasure of keeping a few reptiles: corn snakes, green iguanas, and Chinese Golden Box turtles. So when I was presented with the opportunity to visit the Galapagos Islands, I was extremely excited about finally…

In Search Of Sardinia’s Herps

In October 2008, while attending the VII Congresso Nazionale/VII National Congress Societas Herpetologica Italica in Oristano, Sardinia, we had the good luck to observe some interesting species of the island’s herpetofauna. We decided to stay in bungalows at a local…

Frogs Of Australia App For iOS Now Available

Scientists with James Cook University in Australian have developed an app for Apple’s IOS that quickly identifies a frog species based on its call. The app, Frogs of Australia, enables you to record a call while out herping with the…