Who we are and what we do

BAHS is an educational and conservational group of amateur and professional herpetologists who want to share their knowledge, enthusiasm, and friendship with others interested in these fascinating creatures. We promote knowledge and enjoyment of reptiles, amphibians, and other herptiles.

What we do

The stated purpose of BAHS is to:

  • Encourage education and dissemination of scientific information through the facilities of the society.

  • Encourage conservation of wildlife in general and of amphibians and reptiles in particular.

  • Achieve closer cooperation and understanding between amateur and professional herpetologists so that they may work together in the common cause of furthering science.

We do this by:

  • Holding regular meetings where we feature speakers from the herp community, give members opportunities to share experiences and ask questions, and spend time to get to know each other and our herptiles.

  • Participating in shows in the greater Bay Area, where we give visitors an opportunity to see, touch, and learn about reptiles, amphibians, and other herptiles.

  • Providing care information and help via email, word of mouth, and internet resources.

    • Visit us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/BAARSBayArea/.

  • Publishing a regular newsletter

  • Organizing herpetological field and camping trips.