Table of Contents

Articles and Book Reviews
Short pieces published in amateur herpetological newsletters.
Frequently asked questions about reptiles, reptile care, and our reptile sales. Read this before contacting me.
Field Herping
Some of the field herping activities I’ve taken part in, my life list, and links to some field photography.
My website about garter snakes; includes articles, answers to questions, a care guide and a species guide.
The McWetlog: Reptiles and Amphibians
Blog entries about reptiles and amphibians, both in the wild and in captivity, and related issues. For our own reptiles, see the Herp Collection category.
Ringneck Diary
In 2003 we tried keeping ring-necked snakes, and I started keeping a diary about it. Neither worked out.
Snakes on Film
Nitpicking snakes’ appearances in movies and on television. Because I can’t help myself, that’s why.

Recent Photography

I take pictures and post them to Flickr. Follow me there.

Recent Blog Entries

Recent Articles on

The Snake Scientist
Aimed at readers aged 9 to 12, Sy Montgomery’s children’s book about garter snakes doesn’t insult the intelligence of older readers. (March 16, 2010)
Some Garter Snake Feeding Problems
There are many reasons why captive snakes won’t eat in captivity. Garter snakes have a few more. (January 25, 2010)
Garter Snakes in Spring
Photographers capture images of garter snakes emerging from hibernation. (April 26, 2009)

Recently Published Articles

How to Write an Article for a Herp Society Newsletter
Chorus 23, no. 8 (Oct. 2007)
The Seven Rules of Raising Baby Garter Snakes
Chorus 22, no. 5 (May 2006)
Raising Baby Garter Snakes: Some Personal Observations
The Garter Snake, April 2005