Thank you for visiting WNY Herp Society (Reptile Club) website! Please have patience as our website is being updated.

WNY Herp Society meetings are free, and open to the public, and families with children are encouraged to attend. Please feel welcome to stay after the conclusion of the presentation to visit with fellow reptile and amphibian enthusiasts. WNYHS meetings take place at 6:45 PM on the second Thursday of the month, at the Julia Boyer Reinstein Library in Cheektowaga. For more information, including driving directions, please check out the Monthly Meetings page.



March 8th, 2018

Naturalist Mark Carra will speak about the Spring emergence of the Salamanders and native salamanders in general. He will also bring a few educational ambassadors.


April 12th, 2018

Wildlife Rehabilitator Petra Link will speak about the human impact on wild turtles and what we can do to help our local wild chelonians. She will also introduce Project Thruway Turtle Watch. Several of her chelonian educational ambassadors will be presented as well.

May 10th, 2018


10 Replies to “Welcome!”

  1. Gianna GarganoJanuary 16, 2018 at 12:53 AMReply

    I would like to know if your meetings are going on January 18. If they are, my dad,brother and I would like to attend one of your meetings

    1. WNYHSJanuary 16, 2018 at 9:29 PMReply

      Hi, our January meeting already happened on 1/11/18. Our next meeting is 2/8/18 at the Julia Boyer Reinstein Library at 7 pm. Please check out or facebook page https://www.facebook.com/wnyherpsociety/ for upates on meetings and possible date changes. We are looking forward to meeting you 🙂

  2. AnonymousJanuary 22, 2018 at 8:26 AMReply


    I tried submitting an application for the 2018 Marvin R. Aures/Bob Krantz Herpetological Grant to wnyhs@gmail.com but I received a reply stating that this email address is invalid. How else may I submit my application?

    1. WNYHSJanuary 31, 2018 at 5:27 PMReply

      I am so sorry. Please email it to palink@yahoo.com.
      we are working on fixing this issue asap.

  3. Michele U RossJanuary 22, 2018 at 10:00 PMReply

    Hello, I have a 75 gallon tank that was given to me, I have a bearded dragon. It had a lot of very heavy calcium on the glass but my husband got it off. Now for the rest of the calcium that is still on the glass how do I get this off and get the tank disinfected so I will be able to transfer my bearded dragon from the 40 gallon tank to the 75 gallon tank once it is cleaned out.

    1. WNYHSJanuary 31, 2018 at 5:27 PMReply

      I would try vinegar and water and a scrubby. Good luck. Please make sure your beardie has a good quality UVB light source (10.0 Tubular bulb or Mercury Vapor bulb. Good luck!

  4. Adam HainesJanuary 23, 2018 at 7:43 PMReply

    Hey Everyone,

    This is Adam Haines, some classmates and I attended the December meeting and had a great time. I had brought up injurious animals in relation to the disease that in causing problems with emerald tree boas, I cannot recall the name now. Here is a couple links for more information (https://www.fws.gov/injuriouswildlife/ and https://www.fws.gov/injuriouswildlife/pdf_files/InjuriousWildlifeFactSheet2017.pdf). Look forward to the next meeting!


    P.S. I’d like to get more involved if there are duties that need to be fulfilled. Send me an email!

    1. WNYHSJanuary 31, 2018 at 5:29 PMReply

      sending an email right now. Thank you!

    2. WNYHSFebruary 8, 2018 at 2:42 AMReply

      Adam, please check your emails!

  5. WNYHSJanuary 31, 2018 at 5:39 PMReply

    pres.wnyhs@gmail.com or palink@yahoo.com as there are issues with server hangups right now.
    Thank you!!
    We will update the grant webpage as soon as these issues allow us.

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