Mike VanValen

Joined: May 29, 2011 Last Active: Sep 13, 2021 iNaturalist

I am an amateur herpetologist living in Southwestern Connecticut. I have been studying herpetology for many years. I have worked with state agencies, private agencies and zoos doing herp field work, and my photos have appeared in several publications dealing with nature and wildlife.

I currently educate about amphibians & reptiles through social media and in public presentations. I run the largest international wild snake education group on Facebook.


I am also interested in birds, butterflies, moths, aquatic crustaceans, and fungi.

Many of my amphibian & reptile records here on iNaturalist are all obscured as far as exact location is concerned.

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