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Our Mission

The mission of the WNYHS is to promote and educate the public with the best possible information on how to maintain their amphibian and reptile pets in captivity.

Join Us

Learn more about how you can join the WNYHS and all the great benefits involved in membership.

Welcome to the WNYHS official site

Who are we?

We are an organization of enthusiasts in the Buffalo and Rochester, New York area with a shared interest in herps in the wild and as pets.

What is a herp?

The term herp refers to any reptile or amphibian. It is also short for herpetology, which is the branch of zoology that studies reptiles and amphibians.

Our members are located all over Western New York, from Buffalo to Rochester and all other points in WNY! The club also provides reptile and amphibian care sheets and demonstrations to share amphibian and reptile information in our community.

We meet monthly!

We hold our monthly membership meetings on the third Wednesday of every month at Medaille College. Guests are always welcome at theses free meetings. Click for directions to Medaille College or go to our Events area for more information on upcoming meetings.

We have caresheets!

The WNYHS website is well known for our large number of quality care sheets. Be sure to check out our amphibian and reptile care sheets to learn how to properly house and maintain a variety of species.