The New Mexico Herpetological Society (NMHS), founded at the University of New Mexico in October 1963, promotes the scientific study of the state's reptile and amphibian populations and the recognition of these animals' role in the ecosystem. The NMHS members include biologists, students, laymen and amateur herpetological enthusiasts interested in a wide variety of reptiles and amphibians of New Mexico, the United States and the world.
Education and advocacy about these unusual and unique animals that share our environment, whether in natural settings or captivity, is emphasized through meetings, field trips, and community outreach programs.
The New Mexico Herpetological Society meets on the first Thursday of the month. See our calendar page for more information.