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Wednesday, October 21st at Medaille College


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WNYHS Events

Monthly General Membership Meetings

The WNY Herpetological Society holds monthly meetings, open to the public and free, the third Wednesday of every month from September until June, with a hiatus for the summer months.

General meetings are normally held in the Alumni Room in the Main Building of Medaille College.

We encourage members to bring healthy pets to General Meetings. All we ask is that you bring a suitable container so that your animal doesn't escape or disrupt our guest speaker presentations. This is a great opportunity to see reptile and amphibians up close! We welcome questions and active discussion about responsible reptile/amphibian keeping and breeding as well.

Monthly Board Meetings

The club's Board of Directors meets monthly as well. These meetings are smaller, but are open to any member who wishes to attend. The location of these meetings vary - please check with a Board Member for directions.

Educational Events, Field Trips, and Demonstrations

The WNYHS participates in many reptile and amphibian related events, both in the area and beyond. An annual field trip is organized during the summer months, and in the past field trips have included trips to local and out-of-area zoos and exhibits.

WNYHS members also share their knowledge about reptiles and amphibians with the community by holding demonstrations and animal show-and-tells with local schools, children's groups, and organizations. We volunteer to share information, please contact a Board member if you would like our members to present to your local group.

Photo Contest

It has become a club tradition to hold a Photo Contest at our January General Membership meeting. Members may enter as many photographs as they like - the only stipulation being that YOU must have taken the photo (you need not own the animal in the photo). We have seen some outstanding amateur photography, and offer some great prizes to the winners.

Annual Reptile Show and Sale

Last but far from least, the WNYHS organizes a yearly reptile and amphibian show and sale, usually the third weekend in September. Please visit our Show Area for more information about the next event.