Saving the Pacific’s Most Endangered Leatherback Sea Turtles

A new monitoring effort will gather information about the world's most endangered population of leatherback sea turtle.

Justine E. Hausheer

The Field Herper: Finding Reptiles and Amphibians for Fun

Herping, finding reptiles and amphibians, is growing as a hobby.

Kris Millgate

The Love Stories of Sleepy Lizards

Meet the world's only monogamous reptile - the sleepy lizard - and the dedicated scientists who study it.

Justine E. Hausheer

Satellite Tracking Leads to Action for Hawksbill Sea Turtles

New science on hawksbill sea turtles in the Solomon Islands provided critical information to strengthen protection for turtles on their nesting grounds.

Justine E. Hausheer

Story type: TNC Science Brief

Move Over, Cicadas: 5 Other Great North American Wildlife Hatchings (and Emergences)

Cicadas are in the news, but here are 5 other natural spectacles to catch.

Robert Annis

For Transplanted Tortoises, Who Lives and Who Dies?

Research into the survival of desert tortoises holds keys for successful assisted climate migration.

Kris Millgate

There’s a Python Living in My Rain Gutter

Pythons in the house?! When a birdfeeder attracts more than just birds.

Justine E. Hausheer

An Encounter with Mating Gopher Snakes

Observing snakes is sure to wake you out of a trail-run trance.

Matthew L. Miller

Recovery: A Plague of Bullfrogs

Bullfrogs are wondrous creatures – until they’re introduced outside their native range.

Ted Williams

Book Review: Secrets of Snakes

David Steen’s Secrets of Snakes will put to rest some of the myths you keep repeating.

Matthew L. Miller

Recovery: Saving Mark Twain’s Famous Frog

There’s good news about amphibians, and it’s an important antidote for hopelessness.

Ted Williams

A Field Guide to Commonly Misidentified Snakes

Snake expert and biologist David Steen helps you determine what that snake is. Spoiler: It’s not always a copperhead or cottonmouth.

David A. Steen