Twenty-first Annual


Horse Creek Sanctuary and Reserve Savannah, TN


***Meeting details***


September 24th & 25th (Thursday - Friday)

Agenda - TBA

 Conference Objectives

To foster an understanding of the past, present, and future of Tennessee herpetology and herpetofauna; to encourage communication between persons researching and managing our amphibians and reptiles; and to help identify needs and goals to benefit the conservation of our herpetofauna and their habitats.

 Who Should Attend

All persons interested in Tennessee herpetology and herpetofauna, including academicians, students, resource managers, zoo and aquarium personnel and the general public.

Keynote Speaker - TBA




All registrants, including speakers, will be assessed a $40.00 registration fee ($35.00 pre-registration) at the door to help cover the cost of the meeting.  The registration fee will be $10.00 for all students. Pre-registration due by September 15th. Registration form.


A catered dinner will be served, Thursday night before the Auction.

$15 Single Meal ticket, ($8 for students).  Vegetarian options will be available). NOTE: RSVP – Please let us know if you will join us for the meal and if you prefer the vegetarian option. We need to have a good idea of the number attending before the meeting. Thank you.


Two hotels have been recommended to me for our meeting.  Please contact the Days Inn (731) 925-5505 or the Quality Inn (731) 925-4141 to reserve your room for this year’s meeting. 


Horse Creek Wildlife Sanctuary and Animal Refuge is located in Hardin County, Tennessee, about ten miles south of the scenic town of Savannah. It is convenient to the Pickwick State Park Recreation Area on the beautiful Tennessee River and to Shiloh National Military Park, an historic Civil War battlefield.

13780 Highway 69

Savannah, TN 38372



An auction will be held Thursday after dinner.  Please bring your herpetology related items (shirts, field guides, posters, etc.) & anything else worthy for donation to this scholarship award fundraiser.

Field Trip

Field trips will be on-site at the Nature Sanctuary on Thursday and Friday afternoon. Dr. Butterfield has been conducting some research on the site. :-)

Additional Information

For additional information about the conference, please email or phone one of the following individuals: Dr. Brian Butterfield (Conference host);  or Josh Campbell at