Welcome to Southwestern Herpetologists Society

Enhance Education

One of our primary objectives is to enhance the education of members and the general public concerning the roles of amphibians and reptiles in the natural world.

Promote Conservation

To promote the conservation of reptiles and amphibians in particular, as well as all wildlife in general.

Provide Information

To provide information for the closer cooperation between amateur and professional herpetologists, that they may work together for the promotion of the science of herpetology.

Fund raiser for animal rescues- Scales and Tales Finding Forever Homes Benefit Anthology

Posted on Mar. 21 2017 ALL proceeds from the sale of this book will be donated to animal rescues. Half will go directly to the SWHS Adoption and Rescue Program! This anthology was created solely as a fundraiser for rescues, and all of the stories in the collection are... Read more

Documentary "SNAKESTORM" - tune in April 2 to The Weather Channel

Posted on Mar. 11 2017 SWHS members Jarron Lucas and Roy Malleapah started this project eight years ago. They have successfully created antivenom for the snakes of Sri Lanka. Tune in to see the documentary about this amazing project. PLEASE TUNE... Read more

Chatsworth Nature Preserve Open House - Sunday, April 2

Posted on Mar. 10 2017 The Chatsworth Nature Preserve Open House will be on Sunday, April 2, from 10am - 3pm. It is being organized by the Santa Susana Mountain Park Association. This year we will have stations along the hike trail and have self-guided as well as... Read more
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