Tags » Herpetology

Growing Up Wild: A Personal Story

Early Life: My Discovery of Reptiles

I was born in Kirkland on January 28th, 1988. Later, at the ripe old age of three months, my family moved to Moses Lake, Washington, an agricultural town in the middle of the Washington shrub steppe interspersed with agricultural fields and scoured by irrigation ditches. 447 more words


3 (!) ecology thesis defenses this week

It’s a busy week for the ecology program. There are three defenses scheduled for this week:

Tuesday, February 24, 9:00am, 217 Forest Resources Building
Ecology Ph.D. 99 more words

Agricultural Ecology

February Species of the Month: Blue Spotted Salamander!!!

And now, the February species of the month: the blue spotted salamander (Ambystoma laterale)! This species has to be one of my all time favorites. 469 more words


Small wonders on Rubondo Island

*** Important ***
From 1 March 2015 this website will not be live anymore.
With the launch of our new Asilia Blog all future blog articles about Rubondo Island can be found there. 473 more words


Four Scabland Herps for Young Children

I’m a father who happens to be something of a herpetologist. (Only missing the degree, which I’m currently working on.) As such, I feel that it is important for children to have a relationship with reptiles and amphibians, to foster a lifetime of curiosity and understanding. 264 more words


Taxonomic Publication, its abuse and misuse.

I guess it was inevitable that I would have to write on this subject. After all I am discussing reptile names and herpetology is one area that has suffered a history of what is generally called “taxonomic vandalism” sometimes “taxonomic terrorism” but whatever term you use, it is an unethical means of producing names solely for naming rights and self glorification. 1,328 more words


Valentine's Day Snake Photos

Happy Valentine’s Day! Show some love to the snakes. Enjoy some gorgeous photography by Lisa Powers of snakes and flowers. The pairing of the snakes with the delicate beautiful flowers really gives you a chance to appreciate their color and beauty stripped of the power associated with the stigma of being a snake. 44 more words