Southern Nevada
Herpetological Society
Welcome to the Southern Nevada Herpetological Society

The Southern Nevada Herpetological Society is one of the best clubs for reptile owners and enthusiasts In Nevada!  Our members come from a wide range of experience and anyone interested in reptiles and amphibians are invited to join us. SNHS is open to anyone, reptile owner or not, and is dedicated to the education of its members, and the public, in reguards to the conservation, ecology, and captive care and breeding of reptiles and amphibians. The Society also takes an active role in legislative and environmental issues affecting these animals and their habitats.

We host a variety of events during the year, provide education programs, we have an awesome kids club (Jr. Herpers) so if your child loves reptiles check out one of our Jr. Herper Meetings. We host informative bi-monthly meetings often with a guest speaker addressing issues and concerns relevant to today's reptile owner. SNHS is a dedicated non-profit reptile rescue and adoption group with a tremendous success rate for recuperating sick animals and finding great homes for them working with other rescue groups in the area.

  Feel free to join us and find out more about our organization.

General Meetings are held at the UNLV Coop, 8050 Paradise Road, Suite 100, Las Vegas,  Nevada 89123 On the first Friday of every other month. 
located at the corner of Paradise Road and Windmill (Exit Windmill from the 215)
 Follow the sidewalk on the entrance gate side to the second building

As always, the success of any organization depends upon its members. If you are interested in a volunteer position and are a member of SNHS, please contact an SNHS Board Member 


February 7: Snakebite…The high cost of stupidity
Bryan Hamilton wildlife biologist from Great Basin National Park will discuss his recent snakebite and present some data and findings from his study on Great Basin rattlesnakes. A demonstration of handling techniques will be 7:30 pm at the UNLV Coop, 8050 Paradise Road Suite 100, Las Vegas, NV 89108 Bake Sale Raffle to follow meeting. Members see your newsletter for details.

April 4: “Herping the Arid Zone --- Arizona !”  with Bill Love Enjoy the splendors of herping in one of the coolest states through the eyes of someone who lives and herps there.  Bill has visited Arizona frequently since 1974, and moved there about 3 years ago.  His explorations of the state, with an emphasis on the southern half, have let him encounter and photograph a huge number of the native species.  C’mon out to get a taste of fieldherping to see where many of those dream herps live in the wild while sampling Bill’s enthusiasm for his favorite pastime since making the big move in 2011.  This is a colorful PowerPoint slideshow teeming with great photography of exciting specimens and habitats. And the completion of the SNHS photo contest.

May 13: Nevada Naturalist Program along with SNHS and Snell Press Presents
What makes the Mojave Desert an exciting place for 
Reptiles and Amphibians?
Often thought of as devoid of life, there is a surprising amount of diversity in the Mojave, and all of the life is specially adapted to the extreme conditions.
Join Dr. Josh Parker, co-author of Reptiles & Amphibians of the Mojave Desert: A Field Guide, as he discusses the diversity of the Mojave; and shares some of his stunning reptile and amphibian images. May 13, 2014, 6:00—8:00 PM UNCE Lifelong Learning Center 8050 Paradise Road, Las Vegas, NV 89123

Free to the public  A book signing immediately following the presentation

May 23: Jr. Herper’s Meeting

May 17-18: Las Vegas Reptile Expo Santa Fe Station Hotel & Casino 4949 N. Rancho Dr. Las Vegas, NV. 89130

If you have any question please contact us- main number 702-203-0841

ML Robinson
Southern Nevada Herpetological Society

RJ Hansford

Vice President
Southern Nevada Herpetological Society 

Join SNHS today to recieve the monthly newsletter "The Rattler" full of more member only club activities, announcements, and reptile news. Email for a membership application.

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