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The Herps of La Crosse

Living With Herps

Easy Herp Monitoring

Herps as Pets

General Herp Info

Suggested Reading and Bibliography


About Me and Contact Info


        There is a wealth of herp-related websites out there.  Check 'em out.


  • Hixon Forest Nature Center Homepage:  The Hixon Forest Nature Center is a non-profit organization located in LaCrosse, WI. that educates the general public about the natural world through the help of volunteers, like you!  They offer wonderful opportunities for both young and old to learn about nature.  

  • Click here to visit their website or become a member!


  • Online Temperature Converter:  Indiana University has this handy little tool online.  You can convert any sort of temperature reading to a different form and then back again.  For example, you can convert Celsius to Fahrenheit and then Fahrenheit back to Celsius with the click of a button. 



Information about Amphibians and Reptiles in the Upper Midwest:

  • An Overview of the Amphibians and Reptiles of Iowa and Minnesota:  A wonderful source of herpetological information for people in the Upper Midwest.

  • Wisconsin Herpetology Homepage: A good source of information about amphibians and reptiles in Wisconsin.

  • Wisconsin Herpetological Atlas Online: Shows county by county distributions for herps found in Wisconsin.  Also has good information about the species listed.  This project is headed by Gary Casper at the Milwaukee Public Museum.

  • U.W.-Steven's Point Frog Monitoring Project:  Has pictures of native frogs and toads, as well as their calls, online!  Very cool.


  • The Minnesota Herpetological Society (MHS): A great society for both academic and non-academic herpetologists.  They produce a very good monthly newsletter and have monthly meetings where members can discuss both herpetological studies and herp-care methods.  Check out their website and become member today!


  • The Chicago Herpetological Society (CHS):  A society for both academic and non-academic herpetologists.  This society publishes a bulletin that is full of great herp articles that range from scientific studies to methods for caring for herps in captivity.  See their website to become a member today!


  • Farm Ponds as Critical Habitats for Amphibians:  This is the website for the project that my thesis research was part of.  Definitely check it out!  Lots of good info on how amphibians use artificially constructed farm ponds as habitats.   Also PDF versions of many of the studies outputs (posters, reports, etc.)


General Herpetological Info.:

  • Amphibian Geographic Distribution Maps:  This is a great resource for finding out exactly where specific amphibians live throughout the entire US.  Presented on Ball State University's Website, it is an invaluable source of information.  Definitely check this one out!



  • Partners in Amphibian and Reptile Conservation (PARC): A great site with a wide range of information about herps as well as lots of information about conserving herps that may be in danger of disappearing.  Be sure to check out their links!

  • Herp Digest: This is Alan Salzberg's site about amphibians and reptiles.  Lots of great info and you can sign up for Alan's email Herp-related periodical called "Herp Digest".  Good

  • A great web portal that breaks down the herp-related links for each individual state.


Herp. Webpages For the Scientist Within:

  • The Center for North American Herpetology: This is a web portal with an incredible amount of herp-related information that is a little more technical.  However, don't be turned-off, there's still great information here that everyone can enjoy.

  • The Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles (SSAR) Homepage:  This is a scientific society whose focus is herpetological research.

  • The North American Reporting Center for Amphibian Malformations (NARCAM): This is a site created and sponsored by a division of the United States Geological Survey (USGS) devoted to amphibian malformations.  Lots of good general and technical information.


Herpetoculture Websites:

  • A web portal with volumes of information about herp-care.  This is, without a doubt, the best source for herpetoculture-related information on the web. 

  • Reptile Breeders and dealers links: