Wicomico County is a great place to find Herps! -so what are they you ask?
"Herps" is a short term for Herpetology which is the study of amphibians and reptiles. Herps use environmental temperatures to regulate their body temperatures in a process called ectothermy.
Herps are a great indicator for ecosystem health- by finding a great variety, you can determine that the surrounding ecosystem is very healthy!
You can learn more about the different kinds of Herps we have in Wicomico County as well as how to find them and where at the bottom of the page.
Do you enjoy finding Herps and want to help out the State of MD?
IMPORTANT INFORMATION: DANGER!
It is better to go with an adult and/or someone who is experienced in Herping.
We have Copperheads here in Wicomico County!
A Copperhead is a venomous pit-viper that is easily mistakable or confused with other species.
To ensure everyone's safety as they go looking for all the cool harmless species we have here, it is important to take note of the species to stay away from as well.
After you handle any kind animal you should wash your hands or disinfect them using hand sanitizer.
Where can I find Herps in Wicomico?
There are many great places to find Herps here!
Depending on what kind of species you are looking for, check here:
Check out these sites for Herps: