About Us
The Long Island Herpetological Society, Inc. ( LIHS, Inc. ) is a New York State registered, not-for-profit organization formed in 1987 to educate the members of the organization and the public with respect to the conservation, ecological role and captive care of reptiles and amphibians. This encompasses all aspects of herpetology. The membership is composed primarily of hobbyists; however amongst our many members are some of the finest herpetologists, herp veterinarians, professional reptile breeders, active conservationists and biological researchers in the tri-state area. 
We strive to educate our members and the public in captive reptile/amphibian care,breeding & husbandry and also creating awareness for our native species as well. 
We feel it is not only important to teach about our native Long Island and it's reptile & amphibian inhabitants, but extremely vital to their survival.

" I really needed some advice with regards to a pregnant bearded dragon I had. I called L.I.H.S and they were so nice and very helpful. I had tons of questions and I was never rushed off the phone. Such a great organization."

Linda A. Bay Shore, N.Y.