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Club Events

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About the WNY Herpetological Society

History of the Club

The Western New York Herpetological Society was originally founded on August 16, 1995. The first meeting consisted of only 15 people who realized a genuine need for a more organized forum to promote their herpetological interests through the open exchange of ideas, information and experiences. Later, meetings were moved from the old farmhouse in West Falls, NY to the Medaille College campus.

In 2000 the Western New York Herpetological Society made two giant steps to promote the goals for which it was originally founded. We announced our presence on the web with this site and we hosted the first Annual WNY Reptile Show and Sale. Both the reptile show and our web page allows us to share information with a large audience of reptile and amphibian enthusiasts.

Today the Western New York Herpetological Society has members representing all aspects of the hobby. We have advanced breeders as well as wildlife rehabilitators and rescuers is the society. We even have members who work with reptiles on a professional basis. With all of these diverse backgrounds, we are all better able to share our experiences and learn from each other as well as from the speakers at our monthly meetings.

Board of Directors

Find a list of this year's Board of Directors.

Discounts for WNYHS Members

See some of the great discounts available to Western New York Herpetological Society members.

The Marv Aures Herpetological Grant

Every year, the WNYHS awards a research grant to one or more researchers or students from around the nation, to assist with research or study relating to reptiles and amphibians. Please check out our Marv Aures Herp Grant section for more information.