Do you have kids who want to go herping with other kids?

Parents have asked us for group outings where kids can find salamanders, frogs, lizards, snakes, and turtles together. Unfortunately, both Matt and Jon are working outside the county and aren’t able to lead trips at the moment. But we think it’s a great idea!

We are putting together a contact list for parents with children who would like to go herping. Parents have already contacted us with kids as young as 3 and as old as high school, both boys and girls, from a variety of cities. We will help with advice and tips to make the outings a success.

If you’re interested in being added to a list of parents whose children would like to go on outings together, fill out the form below. Please include:

  • your email address
  • towns you’d travel to (Scappoose, St. Helens, Rainier, Clatskanie, or Vernonia)
  • age of the herpers and age range of herping buddies they’re looking for
  • Whether we have permission to share your email with other parents

We’ll compile the list and share only with the parents in your requested towns and age ranges, if you’ve given us permission to do so. We’ll also share a description of the best public herping locations in your area, basic advice on how to herp, and information on the time of day and year to find stuff in those places.

Here is the form to join up!

If you want to read some previous posts on herping with kids, try these links:

Family hike at Gnat Creek

4-H outing to Welter Cemetery and Trojan Park

Everybody can herp!

How to find reptiles and amphibians

Columbia County Reptiles and Amphibians project page

We’d love for you to be a part of this with us. Happy herping!

Published by Jonathan

Educator, Herpetologist, Hiker.

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