Herp Survey

Come join us as we search the zoo grounds for wild reptiles and amphibians. It’s great for experienced citizen-scientists, as well reptile enthusiasts, and newcomers alike! During this event you’ll learn how you can document wild herps found in your area, to help with the Michigan Herp Atlas Project. 

Volunteers should wear proper attire suitable for walking in the woods on a variety of terrain. We suggest:

  • waterproof boots
  • long pants
  • long-sleeved shirts
  • sun block
  • insect repellent
  • hats
  • sunglasses

Items you might find handy on your search include:

  • Dip nets
  • Snake hooks


Contact Sean at smurphy@binderparkzoo.org  for more information.

2016 Herp Survey Results >

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Species Survival Plans

Learn more about how we are participating in saving and maintaining rare animal species.