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.

Snake it Up! Lecture and herp hike at Deukmejian Wilderness Park Saturday April 7 at 9 am

Posted on Feb. 10 2018 Space is limited call 818-548-3795 to rsvp. Read more

Two herpetology experiences offered summer 2018

Posted on Feb. 10 2018 Two herpetology experiences offered summer 2018: 1. Cal Poly Herpetology Course This 3-week course is open to college students. Prerequisite: college-level introductory biology. Students will earn 4 quarter units or 3 semester units (upper... Read more

Placerita Canyon Nature Center Open House - Saturday May 12

Posted on Feb. 09 2018 SWHS members! Bring your herps and join us for a fun day of Education Outreach at the Placerita Nature Center Open House. Many fun booths with crafts, nature education, hikes, even panning for gold! Please contact us at [email protected] to sign... Read more
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