May 2018 Herp trips

Photo credit David Zabriskie

     In 2017, I was invited by friends to see the reptile mecca that is the Southern California desert. It was everything my friends said it was, and more. I didn’t have much time to do everything I wanted, so I planned another trip for May 2018. My friends live and work there, so itRead More

Beneath the Palms: The Florida Cottonmouth

The Florida cottonmouth is, of course, a venomous species whose reputation far exceeds its reality. As a child growing up beneath the tangles of Spanish moss and palm trees that adorn the Floridian peninsula, the Florida cottonmouth was the first snake I learned about as a child, and much of that “education” was riddled withRead More


This is why we do what we do: educating humans to save the snakes. We’ve helped dozens of people go from “the only good snake is a dead snake” to sharing our excitement when we see one. Learning how to ID them is the first step. Once you get into it, it’s quite addictive! YouRead More