Membership

NBHS provides educational outreach, with programs and exhibits for schools, nature centers, and related animal, humane, and environmental education events and organizations. Membership is free! Join today! Members of the Society also accept herps needing homes and find suitable placements for them. NBHS was founded in Sonoma County in 1993 by Melissa Kaplan, Karen Wofford and Judy Osterhout, and is a registered non-profit organization.Designed to fill several needs, the mission of the North Bay Herpetological Society (NBHS) is: to provide a forum for the exploration of the natural history and captive ecology of reptiles and amphibians; to explore conservation issues affecting captive and wild herps; and to provide education and assistance to community organizations, animal rescue and advocacy organizations, and pet stores.

Events

Saturday August 12th

Box Turtles of North America

Robert Shields will be covering all the species and subspecies of box turtles found in the United States and Mexico. An identification key of species and subspecies will be presented and husbandry tips will be covered.


Guests are encouraged to bring their box turtles to the meeting!


Robert Shields is a Wildlife Biologist based in the Bay Area. A few of the species he's worked with on projects include: California Tiger Salamanders, blunt-nosed leopard lizards, desert tortoises, giant garter snakes, San Joaquin Coachwhip, coast horned lizard, California legless lizard, golden eagles, burrowing owls and Swainson's hawk.

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Help support North Bay Herpetological Society's educational outreach programs and events.
  • NBHS provides educational outreach, with programs and exhibits for schools, nature centers, and related animal, humane, and environmental education events and organizations.