Field Herping

FIELD HERPETOLOGY

Field herpetology, commonly referred to as field herping, is the study of reptiles and amphibians in with native habitats. I guess you could say that field herping was how I first got involved with reptiles and the origin of my interest in reptiles. As stated in this site’s About page, my first ‘pet’ snake was a rough green snakes that my dad found in the yard while cutting grass. Me and my younger brother would spend a lot of time in the yard as kids searching for animals and playing games.

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In college, I used to sit in a cleared field for hours watching the dynamics and behaviors of a large group of fence lizards.

Jumping forward to when I was in college at Louisiana Tech, I started taking hikes in the woods as a stress relief and those hikes quickly progressed into wildlife photography and field herping. I have continued with field herping and wildlife photography for the last 10 years.  Even with my busy life these days, I still manage to ride out ‘to the swamp’ every weekend to look for reptiles and other animals.

I will use this page as a reference page for posts in my blog related to herping trips that I take. If you are located in Southeast Louisiana and want to chat field herping or you are looking for someone to go out in the field with, feel free to hit me up on my contact page. Thanks for the interest!

If you want to read about some of my field herping trips, you can check out the links below.

Click Here to see a list of my 2015 Field Herping Trips