Louisiana Amphibian and Reptile Enthusiasts (L.A.R.E.)

Mission Statement

To bring together all those interested in the search for and conservation of Louisiana's wild amphibians and reptiles through the sharing of discussions, questions, pictures, and trip reports on Facebook, guided field trips, and citizen science projects, while also seizing every opportunity to educate others in order to foster an appreciation for, and thus, promote conservation of Louisiana's amazing diversity of amphibians and reptiles.


Upcoming Planned Activities

September 16, 2017 - Feliciana Wildlife Expo (LARE Outreach)

September 23, 2017 - Annual Cleanup of Pearl River (LARE Outreach)

October 7, 2017 - Cooking in Central Hosts Tailgating in the Pasture (LARE Outreach)

October 14, 2017 - Wild Things (LARE Outreach)

November 4, 2017 - Iberville Parish Library (LARE Outreach)

November 11-12, 2017 - LARE Fall Field Trip to area near Wallace Lake south of Shreveport


Facebook Group

This group is primarily based on Facebook but have an Internet presence for those people interested in our group that are not on social media. If anyone not on Facebook is interested in joining our group, going on our field trips, or possibly helping out with our citizen science projects or educational events please contact me at the above "Ask Me!" link.

YouTube Channel


Fact Sheets


2015 Checklist of Amphibians and Reptiles of Louisiana (PDF)


Educational Events


Official Field Trips


Citizen Science Projects


Other LARE Assisted Activities


“In the end we will conserve only what we love.
We will love only what we understand.
We will understand only what we are taught.”

- Baba Dioum, Senegalese Conservationist


*****Donations to L.A.R.E. can be made at anytime through PayPal to louisianaherps2012@gmail.com or by check. Email for mailing address. Thanks!*****


All images on site are sole property of B.M. Glorioso. To use any images on this site please contact me at:  gloriosob429@gmail.com © 2017