Please join us at one of our meetings! We look forward to seeing you!

Los Angeles Chapter:

The LA Chapter meets on the first Saturday of the month beginning at 6 pm.

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Founded in 1954 in Orange County, the SWHS has met continuously in a variety of locations over the years. Membership is open to anyone interested in the study & conservation of reptiles & amphibians. Check out our Facebook page!

Location: Our monthly meetings are the first Saturday of the month at 6 pm at the Deukmejian Wilderness Park 3429 Markridge Road, Glendale 91214. We meet in the Ranch House. After you enter the park drive all the way to the very top of the road (past the Stone Barn Nature Center) until the road dead ends. Turn left and park in front of the Ranch House. In winter months the park closes at 6 pm so make sure you are inside before the gates are locked. Park staff will reopen the gates at 8 pm after our meeting to let us drive out.

June 1:

Join us Saturday, June 1 at 6 pm for a workshop “Snake Handling – Equipment and Procedure” by Adoption Chairman and SWHS Officer John Saint John. John will demonstrate the equipment needed and recommended procedures for relocating feisty or venomous snakes. Participants will get a chance to practice on a real (non-venomous) snake. Hope to see you there!

Guests are welcome to join our meetings!