View Full Version : Marshlands good for field-herping?

10-20-2010, 04:01 AM
About 8 minutes away from my home are marshlands. I want to go field-herping for my first time. I understand that since im going on murky landscapes I'll be likely to find amphibians but I dont know any place near Nassau County thats good for field-herping. It sounds like a beautiful activity. But i'm not sure if marshlands would be wise and what-not.

10-20-2010, 04:07 AM
you'll find - frogs, sals, toads, water snakes, turtles, & even the Diamondback Terrapins
(you cant keep any sals/toads/snakes, but with a NYS Small Game License you can keep a set number of frogs/turtles & as many terrapins as you want)

10-20-2010, 04:18 AM
Oh nono not to keep. Just to enjoy them in their natural habitat. I'm aware about the risks of WC reptiles.

Unless field-herping means keeping WC reptiles xD

10-20-2010, 05:01 AM
Oh no, i wasnt meaning you were going to keep them, but some field herpers, collect, study, & release back where they were taken.
but with out the NYS SGL you cant even do that.

10-20-2010, 05:06 AM
Figures. There isn't many things you CAN do in NY without some restriction haha. That sounds so interesting though. Seems like a good place mostly for amphibians but hopefully I can find some interesting creatures reacting in their natural habitats. It's the best studying you can do.