|Click on the photo below to access a special
|CHECKERED GARTER SNAKE website.
Click here to access detailed information about all species of amphibians, reptiles, and turtles found in Kansas.
Click on this text to find out how you can get an official 20th anniversary ORNATE BOX TURTLE t-shirt honoring 20 years of
the ORNATE BOX TURTLE as a Kansas icon. (NO LONGER AVAILABLE)
The Ornate Box Turtle became the official state reptile of Kansas on 14 April 1986 after a massive campaign organized
by the 1985-86 sixth grade class in Caldwell, Kansas. The following October the City of Caldwell proclaimed their city THE
OFFICIAL ORNATE BOX TURTLE CAPITAL OF THE WORLD.
Learn more about Caldwell, Kansas by going to the Caldwell link at
the top of this page. Also, did you know that DNA research has determined that turtles are not actually reptiles?
They are TURTLES!
|Barred Tiger Salamander (Official State Amphibian)
Find out everything you ever wanted to know about Kansas frogs and toads by clicking on this text.
SUPPORT THE KANSAS HERPETOLOGICAL SOCIETY. Membership dues
are only $15.00 regular or $20.00 contributing for a one year membership. Make checks payable to: THE KANSAS HERPETOLOGICAL
SOCIETY and mail along with your name and complete mailing address to the address below.
Mary Kate Baldwin, KHS Secretary
5438 SW 12th Terrace Apt. 4
Topeka, KS 66604
|Click on the photo below
|THE OUTDOOR CLASSROOM website with many links
The photography on this page is by Larry L. and Suzanne L. Miller of Kansas Heritage Photography of Wakarusa, Kansas. It
may not be reproduced in any form without obtaining their permission. Email them at KansasPhoto@metacrawler.com with your
requests. Please put "Photo Request" on the subject line.
Mr. Miller has been a professional photographer since 1975. His photos have appeared in publications by
THE NATIONAL WILDLIFE FEDERATION, THE NATIONAL AUDUBON SOCIETY, THE NATURE CONSERVANCY, KANSAS! MAGAZINE, and THE NATIONAL
GEOGRAPHIC SOCIETY to name a few. He has also had photos published in a variety of newspapers such as THE WICHITA
EAGLE, THE TOPEKA CAPITAL-JOURNAL, THE KANSAS CITY STAR, and THE WASHINGTON POST. Many textbook publishers have used
his photos in science textbooks, history books, and books on the environment. Mr. Miller has also provided more than
100 images to THE KANSAS POSTCARD COMPANY.
The photos below are other examples of images used in the KANSAS HERPETOLOGY program. Please note that
they have been reproduced on this website at a rather low resolution in order to allow the page to download in the least amount
of time. The quality of the images on the KANSAS HERPETOLOGY CD are of a much higher resolution.
|This photo links to another website.
|KHS POSITION PAPER ON RATTLESNAKE ROUNDUPS
RATTLESNAKE RUNDUPS are barbaric events that take place in several uncivilized towns in the United States. In Kansas,
Sharon Springs in Wallace County sponsors one of the events each year. Click on the rattlesnake image above to read the
KANSAS HERPETOLOGICAL SOCIETIES POSITION PAPER ON RATTLESNAKE ROUNDUPS. Contact the Kansas Herpetological Society to see what
you can do to help stop these activites. A link at the bottom of this page will take you to information about the KANSAS
Click on the image below to go to "The Suzanne L. and Joseph T. Collins Award for Excellence in Kansas Herptology"
page to learn about past award winners and to find out how you can enter to win the $1000.00 award.
|Click on the image below to go to find out how
|you could win $1000 from the CNAH!
|Click on this 1999 photo to learn about a
|New Mexico adventure in Union County, New Mexico!
Click here to view images from the fall 2005 KHS field trip to southeast Kansas.
Click here for images from the 34th annual meeting OF THE KANSAS HERPETOLOGICAL SOCIETY held at the "WORLD FAMOUS TOPEKA ZOO"
during November 2007.
Click here for images from the 32nd annual meeting of THE KANSAS HERPETOLOGICAL SOCIETY.
Click here to view a few historic photos form the early years of the KANSAS HERPETOLOGICAL SOCIETY.
Click her to go to the KANSAS HERPETOLOGICAL SOCIETY website.
Click here to learn about the 30th Annual Herpetological Survey of Sumner County, Kansas.
Click here to learn about Western Diamondback Rattlesnakes around Kanopolis Lake!
Click here to see photos from the fall 2008 KHS field trip to Smith County, Kansas.
Click here to see photos from the 2008 Annual Meeting of the Kansas Herpetological Society.
FEATURED PAGE: Click here to see photos from the 33rd Annual Survey of the Amphibians, Reptiles, and Turtles of Sumner County,