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  • Butler’s Gartersnake

    Butler’s Gartersnake (Thamnophis butleri), adult, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin

  • Timber Rattlesnake

    Timber Rattlesnake (Crotalus horridus), photographed in Western WI in the summer of 2008

  • Northern Ribbon Snake

    Northern Ribbon Snake (Thamnophis sauritus septentrionalis) in SE WI in the spring of 2012

  • Common Snapping Turtle

    Common Snapping Turtle (Chelydra serpentina), SE Wisconsin, with egg tooth visible

  • Butler’s Gartersnake

    Butler’s Gartersnake (Thamnophis butleri), albino neonate found in the wild, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin

  • Eastern Hog-nosed Snake

    Eastern Hog-nosed snake (Heterodon platirhinos)

  • Common Snapping Turtle

    Common Snapping turtle (Chelydra serpentina), SE Wisconsin.

  • Eastern Hog-nosed Snake

    Eastern Hog-nosed snake (Heterodon platirhinos), “gaping” defensive behavior, rear fangs clearly visible

  • Gray Treefrog

    Gray treefrog (Hyla chrysoscelis or Hyla versicolor), SE Wisconsin

  • Smooth Green Snake

    Smooth Greensnake (Opheodrys vernalis)

  • Eastern Massasauga

    Eastern Massasauga (Sistrurus catenatus catenatus)

  • American Toad

    American Toad (Anaxyrus americanus)

  • Blanding’s Turtle

    Blanding’s Turtle (Emydoidea blandingii)

  • Gophersnake

    Gophersnake (Pituophis catenifer)

  • Wood Turtle

    Wood Turtle (Glyptemys insculpta)

  • Mink Frogs

    Mink Frogs (Lithobates septentrionalis) in amplexus

  • Common Gartersnake

    Common Gartersnake (Thamnophis sirtalis)

  • Cope’s Gray Treefrog

    Cope’s Gray Treefrog (Hyla chrysoscelis)

  • Western Foxsnake

    Western Foxsnake (Pantherophis vulpina)

  • Green Frog

    Green Frog (Lithobates clamitans)

  • Milksnake

    Milksnake (Lampropeltis triangulum)

  • Northern Watersnake

    Northern Watersnake (Nerodia sipedon)

  • Wood Frog

    Wood Frog (Lithobates sylvatica)

  • Blue-spotted Salamander

    Blue-spotted Salamander (Ambystoma laterale)

  • Eastern red-backed Salamander

    Eastern red-backed Salamander (Plethodon cinereus)

  • Red-bellied Snake

    Red-bellied Snake (Storeria occipitomaculata)

About Us

Wisconsin PARC is dedicated to the conservation of reptiles and amphibians throughout the state of Wisconsin. For more information about us and how to get involved, click the button above.

Our Friends

Click the button above to access a list of helpful links and organizations dedicated to herpetology conservation. You’ll find links of interest to Wisconsin herpetofauna and beyond.

Our Mission

“To conserve amphibians, reptiles and their habitats as integral parts of our ecosystem and culture through proactive and coordinated public-private partnerships.”

Recent News

Petition: Sauk Prairie Recreation Area

Petition: Sauk Prairie Recreation Area

There is a petition up online in an effort to prevent the Sauk Prairie Recreation area from being developed. Please take some time to sign the petition by clicking the link below. From the petition: The reservoirs are now home...
Survey, If You Have a Moment

Survey, If You Have a Moment

If you have the time to answer a few questions please follow the link below. This survey will help make important decisions regarding the future of PARC and programs sponsored by PARC. Thanks! Survey Link

Wisconsin PARC Updates

 11/6/2014 - We recently had to reconstruct our entire website due to an error on the site's back end. Our website administrator is currently working on the site and should be caught up to speed in a week or less....

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