Red-eared Slider (Trachemys scripta elegans)- San Francisco, CA
Happy World Turtle Day- May 23rd
Attention fellow Field Herpers!
Enjoy hitting the field and finding reptiles and amphibians? Enjoy collecting data and GPS coordinates of the animals you find? Wondering how your field herping can actually help protect herps and habitat?
The Herpetological Education and Research Project is an online database where you can enter your field data (privately and secure, of course) and keep your own personal “Life List”. At times, your information may be requested (at your approval) by biologists and other members of the scientific community that are conducting studies on reptiles and amphibians.
Your data and experiences can contribute heavily to herpetology and conservation as a whole.
Check it out at naherp.com
Santa Cruz Gartersnake (Thamnophis atratus atratus)- San Mateo County, CA
There is a pond within the the hills of San Mateo County that is inundated with Santa Cruz Gartersnakes. If you sit down by the reeds and wait, you will encounter many of these snakes emerging from the water.