Welcome to the web presence of the:
1952 - 2010
Our 58th Year
Professor Roger Conant [ photo ] and a small group of reptile enthusiasts and herpetologists founded the Society in 1952. PHS is among the oldest herpetological societies in North America. PHS is a IRS approved 501c3, non-profit, tax-exempt organization.
The Society owns and operates a nature preserve in Southern New Jersey for threatened and endangered reptiles and amphibians (and other wildlife/habitat.)
We welcome anyone that shares our interests and conservation goals. Our volunteers range from professional academic herpetologists to students and hobbyists interested in applied herpetology (i.e. herpetoculture.) If you live, work or visit in Southeast Pennsylvania or Southern NJ, please consider joining our group! If you would like to be a speaker or field trip guide, please contact the president.
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All direct contributions of $10.00 will establish an annual individual membership, subject to approval. Members receive any/all newsletters that may be published during the year, invitations to educational events, field trips and projects; and priority in adopting unwanted reptiles.
Please send your name, address, telephone, e-mail, herp interests (optional) and check or money order (payable to Phila. Herp. Society) to Membership Secretary, PHS, PO Box 52261, Phila PA 19115. The membership secretary is the authority regarding membership status.
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Web Designer (requires knowledge of CSS, Joomla, Dreamweaver, PHP, MySql, and HTML, Web 2.0)
NJ Land Steward (requires bi-monthly visits to our preserve; permitting to the public, brush clearing for parking, etc.)
Non-Profit Tax Liaison (to IRS and State of NJ) requires filing paperwork, occasional meetings.
Field Activity Coordinator
Newsletter correspondants, news reporters, contributing editors, desktop publishers.
Interested/experienced in OCR scanning? We have over 4 decades of material that could be placed online if digitalized.
Have a special skill? Suggestion? Other appointments considered! If interested in the above, please [ email ]
PHS Special Publications Online:
Other local area resources of interest:
The Free Library of Philadelphia has hundreds of reptile and amphibian titles throughout the 55 branches. Using your library barcode online, you can now access hundreds of journals and magazines right from your home computer!
Search through 8 Million books and CDs at Amazon:
Here are links to some of our neighbor societies: Pittsburgh Herp Society , Tri-State Herpetological Society (Pittsburgh) , Lehigh Valley Herp , New York , Long Island , Maryland , Northeast PA (mutual links welcome)