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

Los Angeles Chapter:

The LA Chapter meets on the first Wednesday of the month beginning at 7:30 pm at the East Valley Animal Shelter located at 14409 Vanowen Street, Van Nuys, CA 91405

November 6th – We are honored to host Dr. Holly Richards of the Exotic Animal Veterinary Center in Pasadena as our LA Speaker. Dr. Richards, originally from Michigan, recently moved to California from Chicago. Her first career was at Brookfield Zoo where she was a zookeeper for 12 years, taking care of everything from newts and kookaburras to polar bears and rhinos. She attended University of Illinois for her veterinary degree and is experienced in the care of all species at Exotic Animal Veterinary Center, including amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals.

December 4 – Holiday Potluck! Bring your favorite dish, dessert or drink and enjoy our year end video of 2019 highlights, good food, reptile themed raffle prizes and fun herpers!

Jan 1, 2020 – Movie night! Enjoy a with a reptile themed flick, fresh popcorn, hot chocolate, treats as we kick off the new year!

San Gabriel Valley Chapter:

The SGV Chapter meets on the third Thursday of the month beginning at 7:30 pm at the Eaton Canyon Nature Center located at 1750 North Altadena Drive, Pasadena, CA 91107 (Feel free to join us for a no host dinner about 6:15 pm at Conrad’s Restaurant – 861 E Walnut St, Pasadena, CA 91101)

October 17th – Join us for Halloween Movie Night! We will watch a reptile related DVD, enjoy popcorn, coffee, cookies and other Halloween treats!!

November 21 – Dragon talk with Grayson Kent from Rock n Roll Reptiles! Of all the fabulous beasts that haunt the dreams of mankind, none do so more prominently than dragons. From fire-breathing monstrosities to keepers of ancient wisdom, dragons have been with us since time immemorial. Every culture tells tales of dragons and they run amok in pop culture. Some are fierce, some are friendly, but no matter their disposition they stand a head, shoulders, and often pair of wings above all other reptiles. Strap on your plate mail and sharpen your lance as we get ready to delve into all things draconic, from their origins and possible scientific explanations to their symbolism and presence in film, literature, and gaming. Whether you’re a wyrm or a wyvern, this is one talk you won’t want to miss.

December 19– Holiday Potluck! Bring your favorite dish, dessert or drink and enjoy our year end video of 2019 highlights, good food, reptile themed raffle prizes and fun herpers!

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!