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Herping with Chad

Article written by Gareth-Nuttall Smith about Chad Keates

Herping: the act of looking for amphibians or reptiles

Chad, unlike myself and most other ‘normal’ people, has a fascination for the creepy crawlies of the world. 366 more words


End of the summer

I’ve recently returned to Penn State from a lengthy fieldwork stint in Alabama and a very productive summer. Lots of data were collected (more on this later), and two hihi papers came out! 53 more words


Curatorial Assistant - Amphibians and Reptiles

Carnegie Museum of Natural History seeks a Curatorial Assistant in the Section of Amphibians and Reptiles as part of a three-year National Science Foundation CSBR grant. 313 more words

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Find His Motivation

Some may call it bribery. I call it motivation.

Initially, the goal (mine, at least) was to get Teen’s college application essays written before the school year started. 854 more words

A boy who loved a toad

I think I can pin point the exact moment when Squishy started his obsession with toads and frogs. Last spring his cousin spotted a huge adult California toad in the pit. 668 more words

Nature School

The 8th World Congress of Herpetology: Tonglu, China

As I jet off on my first solo mission into the world, I had a mixture of calm and excitement stirring in me, and I would say a feeling of nervousness too. 611 more words


Some Sea Snakes Lead Dehydrated Lives

Sea snakes are interesting creatures, and we’ve written about them before, both as heat-stealers in an article on kleptothermy and as victims of uncontrolled fishing for “medicinal” purposes in the… 762 more words