Hello Wild Side Readers!
I had the pleasure of putting together a reptiles of Ohio presentation for the State Master Gardener Volunteer Conference. The presentation got me thinking that I also needed to do a blog article sharing some resources on these critters, as I frequently get ID questions on them. Below are some of my go-to resources when it comes to Reptile ID (I know there are others out there, so let me know in the comments of others I should add to my list).
Reptile ID resources:
- ODNR, Division of Wildlife’s Reptiles of Ohio Field Guides – my go-to for quick and easy ID and ecology information on Ohio’s reptiles
- Here is a list of additional field guides from the Division.
- Virginial Herpetological Society – I can not say enough great things about the information and graphics on this site! While Ohio does not share all of Virginia’s species, we have quite a few in common.
- Purdue Extension has a great series of reptile and amphibian guides.
If you want to learn more:
- Check out this presentation by Brian Hackett, Wildlife Specialist with the Knox County Soil & Water Conservation District. I’ve learned so much watching Brian’s presentations.
Wildlife Program Specialist