The Amphibian & Reptile Survey of Minnesota was created with three primary objectives in mind.

  1. Increase citizen participation in amphibian and reptile data collection throughout Minnesota.
  2. Document turtle-road crossing and mortality hotspots through the Minnesota Turtle Crossing Tally and Count Project, with an emphasis on Blanding's Turtles (Emydoidea blandingii) and Wood Turtles (Glyptemys insculpta).
  3. Make data available to conservation and research organizations.

In addition to these objectives, the Amphibian and Reptile Survey website serves as a source of information on Minnesota's amphibians, reptiles, and their distribution in the state. Contact us with questions.


New: Download the mobile app.


New guide to the Amphibians and Reptiles in Minnesota by John Moriarty and Carol Hall (2014).


Powered by HerpMapper.org in collaboration with the Bell Museum of Natural History and the Minnesota Herpetological Society.

Handouts to share: Turtle Flyer and Snake Flyer

Updated: Feb. 20, 2024

This map is generated from data provided by the Bell Museum of Natural History and HerpMapper.org. Please help us keep it up-to-date by submitting your amphibian and reptile observations.

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