Welcome to the Minnesota Herpetological Society website. The Minnesota Herpetological Society
(MHS) is a non-profit, tax-exempt organization open to anyone with an interest in amphibians and reptiles.
  • March ’17 Speaker: Aquatic Newt Husbandry; Wild Salamander Threats

    March ’17 Speaker: Aquatic Newt Husbandry; Wild Salamander Threats

    Bradley Wilson has been fascinated by the oft-overlooked newt since he first heard of such a creature in a Monty Python movie his father showed him in the early 1980’s.  His parents home quickly became filled with aquariums and terrariums.  Freshwater community tanks, oddballs such as the now outlawed fish Snakeheads, lungfish, freshwater toadfish, lionfish […]

  • February ’17 Speaker: Cris Hagen from the Turtle Survival Alliance

    In 2010 Cris Hagen became the first Director of Animal Management for the Turtle Survival Alliance (TSA) and is responsible for the strategic development and management oversight of captive turtle assurance colonies throughout the U.S.A. to support the conservation mission of the TSA. He is based at the TSA’s Turtle Survival Center (TSC), which opened […]

  • 2017 Midwest Symposium

    Where? Details are forthcoming! Who should attend? EVERYONE! This is an annual weekend event for anyone interested in amphibians and reptiles. The main focus of every symposium is education, providing a wide array of speakers and topics. It is a chance for herpers to mingle in a relaxed social atmosphere, visit with old friends, make […]

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    October ’16 Talk: The Great Herp Extinction: What We Know (And What We Can Do) About the World’s Vanishing Herps

    Jeremy Hance is a freelance environmental journalist. Currently he is a senior correspondent with Monagabay and writes a blog on the Guardian entitled Radical Conservation. He has been covering wildlife conservation issues, including the rising tide of mass extinction, since 2007. In pursuit of his stories, Jeremy has traveled to nearly thirty countries across five […]

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    September ’16 Speaker – Richard Glor

    Speaker – Dr. Richard Glor Bio: Rich Glor is a lifelong helper who developed his passion for reptiles and amphibians as a teenage volunteer at the Buffalo Zoo and later as a member of the Cornell University Herpetological Society. He earned his PhD in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Washington University in St. Louis through […]