Category: Field Herping

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Man Out Herping Gets Bit By Copperhead Snake

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 [...]
Nashville Biologists Track Eastern Box Turtles

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 Na [...]
Komodo Island Will Be Restricted To Premium Tourists, Won’t Be Closed

Komodo Island Will Be Restricted To Premium Tourists, Won’t Be Closed

It is estimated that there are less than 5,000 Komodo dragons left in the wild, all in Indonesia's Komodo Island National Park. [...]
The Last Herp of the Season: In Search of Crotalus horridus

The Last Herp of the Season: In Search of Crotalus horridus

It took years for the author to finally see a timber rattlesnake while out herping. [...]
New Book Showcases Rare and Incredible Herp Photography

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 [...]
Amphibians And The Fishless Ponds Of Florida

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 spe [...]
Dreams of Loam: In Search Of The Eastern Spadefoot Toad

Dreams of Loam: In Search Of The Eastern Spadefoot Toad

It took the author several decades to finally find his holy grail of herps, an eastern spadefoot toad. [...]
Herping The Peruvian Amazon Rainforest

Herping The Peruvian Amazon Rainforest

Spending 8 days in the rainforest yields a variety of herptiles. [...]
9 Days On Shawnee National Forest's Snake Road Of Illinois

9 Days On Shawnee National Forest's Snake Road Of Illinois

Take a ride along this famed Illinois road known for its awesome herp encounters. [...]
Snake Road In Illinois To Close March 15 For Annual Herp Migration

Snake Road In Illinois To Close March 15 For Annual Herp Migration

Snake Road is closed every spring to allow migrating reptiles and amphibians to safely cross without getting hit by vehicles. [...]
Cobra Snakes Of The Congo

Cobra Snakes Of The Congo

A professor and his colleagues seek to expand cobra research in Central Africa. [...]
The Tuatara Of New Zealand

The Tuatara Of New Zealand

A herper discusses his tuatara-centric visit to New Zealand. [...]
U.S. Herping Hotspots From East To West

U.S. Herping Hotspots From East To West

Some of the best general areas for field herping in the United States. [...]
Wildlife Artist Tell Hicks

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. [...]
Field Herping For Snakes: Driving Or On Foot?

Field Herping For Snakes: Driving Or On Foot?

Walking through a herp’s habitat to find it offers the added pleasure of communing with nature up close. [...]
Herp Queries: Pros And Cons Of ATV Use When Field Herping

Herp Queries: Pros And Cons Of ATV Use When Field Herping

All terrain vehicles can be helpful when herping in certain situations. [...]
Herping the Galapagos Islands

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 wit [...]
Herping Misadventures in Cameroon

Herping Misadventures in Cameroon

The journey to the West African nation of Cameroon proved to be extremely challenging and an eye-opening experience. [...]
In Search Of Sardinia’s Herps

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 go [...]
Frogs Of Australia App For iOS Now Available

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 ca [...]
Herping the Western Fence Lizard at Aliso and Wood Canyons Wilderness Park

Herping the Western Fence Lizard at Aliso and Wood Canyons Wilderness Park

The western fence lizard (Sceloporus occidentalis) is a very common and widely distributed spiny lizard found throughout California and other western [...]
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