Since the launch of PARS we have received thousands upon thousands of voucher photos, many of which are outstanding examples of wildlife photography. Among these, certain photos always stand out; either for outstanding clarity, composition, behavior of the subject, or other possible reasons. We would like to start showcasing the quality of our best photographers […]
Behavior Category Winners Herps in the Landscape Category Winners Macro Photography Category Winners Free Form – Experimental Category Winner Species Representation Winners Frogs Salamanders Lizards Snakes Turtles
The third Annual PARS Membership Meeting is scheduled for March 25,2017 and will be held in Annville, PA. Featured speakers will include David McNaughton – Fort Indiantown Gap Office of Wildlife & Conservation, Nathan Nazdrowicz – University of Delaware, and Kurt Regester – Clarion University. Pre-registration is required. Members login to RSVP.
Help support Pennsylvania’s endangered and threatened reptile and amphibian species on #GivingTuesday. Donate to the conservation efforts of The Mid-Atlantic Center for Herpetology and Conservation (MACHAC) & The Pennsylvania Amphibian and Reptile Survey (PARS). Or visit our Hellbender Project to learn more about how we are helping to preserve this wonderful species. […]
Since the launch of PARS we have received thousands upon thousands of voucher photos, many of which are outstanding examples of wildlife photography. Among these, certain photos stand out, whether it be for exceptional clarity, composition, behavior of the subject, or other reasons. We would like to start showcasing the quality of our best photographers […]
A recent article in the Pittsburgh Tribune Review outdoors writer Bob Frye interviews a few of our Coordinators: Ed Patterson, Mark Lethaby Chris Urban, Brandon Ruhe and Jason Poston about the PARS Project. In what often seems to be an ever-shrinking world, there’s still room for discovery. Ed Patterson can speak to that. Director of […]
Yesterday we launched a new timesheet system on PARS. The new system should be easier and less complicated for volunteers. The new system will eliminate the need to sign and submit separate timesheets on a monthly basis. Instead, volunteer hour timesheet submissions are embedded in the “Add Record” form and an e-signature is applied for […]
For some exciting new scheduled events coming up for PARS for the year. Open to the public and volunteers, join us for our PARS Introductory Presentation, PARS Workshops and Herp Walks. We hope to see you there. March 7, 7:00 p.m. – Swamp Tromp in the Moonlight, Bucks County Heritage Conservancy Preserved Property in Quakertown […]
See the August edition of the Year of The Salamander from PARC. MACHAC President Brandon Ruhe was the August organizer for the newsletter and wrote the newsletter for PARC with contributions from the PARS team, Mary Beth Kolzsvary PARC YoSAL coordinator, and editing and organization by the PARC Year of the Salamander editorial committee. Download […]
PARS volunteer John Jose discusses the Pennsylvania Amphibians and Reptile Survey (PARS) on WHFF 90.5fm Saturday morning shows, “Farm and Country”. John’s interview starts at the 18 minute marker. Listen/Download Thanks John for your volunteer efforts and for doing a great interview for PARS.