Welcome to the Lancaster Herpetological Society.  We are a group of reptile and amphibian enthusiasts.  We get together on the third Friday of each month at 7pm.  Our free meetings include expert speakers, guided nature walks, and socials.  Meeting topics vary between research, conservation, husbandry, and basic herpetology education.  Our club is open to all folks curious about cold-blooded creatures!  We hope you can join us!

Is LHS a reptile rescue? 

No, Lancaster Herpetological Society does not take unwanted pets.  Please try contacting Forgotten Friend Reptile Sanctuary  or Mid-Atlantic Turtle and Tortoise Society.

Does LHS do outreach programs? Can LHS come to my club, school, or event?

LHS does not currently offer traveling outreach programs, but our monthly meetings are free and open to the community.

Alternatively, you can hire Forgotten Friend Reptile Sanctuary or Creative Nature Works or the Refreshing Mountain Wildlife Center for school, scout, or other outreach programs.  LHS has had great experiences with all three of these locally based programs.

Club bylaws

Lancaster Herpetological Society Board Members

Jesse Rothacker, President – jesserothacker@gmail.com

Gregory Wier, Vice President – gmwier@gmail.com

Roy Mellott, Treasurer

Carter Farmer, Board Member

Adam Mattel, Board Member

Board Members Kent, Kelsey, and Dave.