Total Items: 39

Active Items: 0

Amount Raised: $3,132

Auction Item List

Western Ratsnake Items 
This Extra-Large t-shirt features a stunning photograph by Larry L Miller of a colorful Western Ratsnake. Paired with the board-mounted photo, these items are great for someone who admires these arboreal gymnasts! Shipping estimated to be $5.

Auction Ended: Saturday, 07 November 2020 12:00:00
High Bidder: Walter E Meshaka
High Bid: $30

Venom Life Gear Shirt and Custom Snake Hook 
The winning bidder will be able to choose the style and size of T-shirt or Tank top (men’s or women’s) from Venom Life Gear, as well as a custom snake hook (32”, 36”, or 40”). Donated by Brent Schulze and Chris Woodcock. Shipping will be $15.

Auction Ended: Saturday, 07 November 2020 12:15:00
High Bidder: Krista Ward
High Bid: $30

Seven Out-of-Print Books on Kansas Herpetology 
Amphibins,Reptiles, and Turtles of the Cimarron National Grassland, Kansas by Joseph T. Collins, Suzanne L. Collins, and Travis W. Taggart; The Snakes, Lizards, Turtles, and Amphibians of Fort Riley and Vicinity by William H. Busby, Joseph T. Collins, and Gibron Suileman; The Reptiles and Amphibians of Fort Riley and Vicinity by William H. Busby, Joseph T. Collins, and Jeffery R. Parmalee; The Lizards of Kansas by Edward H. Taylor; Snakes in Kansas by Robert F. Clarke; Reptiles and Amphibinas of Cheyenne Bottoms by Joseph T. Collins and Suzanne L. Collins; Poisonous Snakes of Kansas by Robert F. Clarke. Shipping will be $5.

Auction Ended: Saturday, 07 November 2020 12:30:00
High Bidder: Ellen Lee
High Bid: $15

Six SHECO snake bags 
Three large (43" X 11.5") and three medium (34" X 6.5") snake bags designed, created, crafted, and donated by Beverly Stark of Liebenthal, Kansas. Light and durable snake bags for the holding and transport of reptiles. The seams are double stiched for added strength and security! These are quality made snake bags. The fabric is selected for strength, air permeability, minimal shrinkage, as well as abrasive, bursting, and tearing strength. They exhibit high fexural and tensile strength. These are a must have for any herper. Shipping will be $5.

Auction Ended: Saturday, 07 November 2020 12:45:00
High Bidder: Jacob Basler
High Bid: $75

KU Herpetology Shirt 
Short-sleeved, Small. Super soft, high-quality cotton blend.. Donated by Rafe Brown.

Auction Ended: Saturday, 07 November 2020 13:00:00
High Bidder: Eva Clark
High Bid: $25

Book: KDWPT Report, original 
History, Distribution, and Habitat requirements for Three Spcies of Threatened Reptiile in Eastern Kansas. 1993. Report to KDWPT. 1. This thorough report details the exploits of KHS Lifetime Member Larry L Miller as he sought to deepen our knowledge on the Broad-headed Skink, Red-bellied Snake, and Smooth Earth Snake in Kansas. Aside from the actual information contained therein, the report also serves as an excellent example for budding herpetologists on the rigors of scientific herpetology, and how to design your own project without being attached to a major university. Excellent value, and a fun read! Shipping estimated to be $2.

Auction Ended: Saturday, 07 November 2020 13:15:00
High Bidder: Nathan Davis
High Bid: $10

Ornate Box Turtle Lover’s Pack 
This delightful collection is perfect for anyone who LOVES the Kansas State Reptile! It features a Medium t-shirt with matching coffee mug, two board-mounted photographs, and an exquisite photograph that is framed under glass. Do not miss out! All photographs taken by Larry L Miller. Estimated Shipping is $5.

Auction Ended: Saturday, 07 November 2020 13:30:00
High Bidder: Lydia Waner
High Bid: $30

Snake bag and Peterson Field Guide to E/C US Herps 
KHS rip-stop nylon snake bag and Peterson Field Guide to Reptiles and Amphibians of Eastern/Central North America by Roger Conant and Josph T. Collins. Donated by Suzanne L Collins and Dan Johnson.. Shipping will be $5.

Auction Ended: Saturday, 07 November 2020 13:45:00
High Bidder: Emily George
High Bid: $25

Kansas Toad Items 
Great Plains Toad postcards (2) and American Toad photograph. Featuring some of Kansas’ more rugged amphibians this lot contains two marvelous post cards of a Great Plains Toad calling, and a mounted print of American Toads in a shallow pool of water. Both photographs taken by Larry L Miller. Donated by Larry L. Miller. Shipping will be $5.

Auction Ended: Saturday, 07 November 2020 14:00:00
High Bidder: Mary Kate Baldwin
High Bid: $20

Snake Bag and Historical Photograph 
KHS rip-stop nylon snake bag and photograph of the first KHS field trip participants (Kingman County, 1975). Enjoy this mounted photograph of the first KHS Field Trip (May 1975, Kingman County) and use it as inspiration to go out and fill this nice KHS Snake bag. Made of rip-stop nylon, this fluorescent bag will never get lost in the tall grass. Donated by Suzanne L Collins and Larry L Miller. Shipping will be $5.

Auction Ended: Saturday, 07 November 2020 14:15:00
High Bidder: Travis Robbins
High Bid: $10

Four books on snakes. 
Snakes as Pets by Hobart M. Smith; The Encyclopedia of Snakes by Chris Mattison; A-Z of Keeping Snakes by Chris Mattison; The Snake Book by someone. Perfect little set of books for kids who want to learn about snakes and keeping them as pets! Donated by Larry L Miller and Cathy Acuff.. Shipping will be $8.

Auction Ended: Saturday, 07 November 2020 14:30:00
High Bidder: Ann Pisani
High Bid: $15

Two books on Missouri herps 
The Amphibians and Reptiles of Missouri by Tom R. Johnson; Reptiles of Missouri by Paul Anderson. Herpetological Bibliophiles NEED these two books on their shelves. The detail and quality of the writing is second to none! Generously donated by Larry L Miller and Cathy Acuff. Shipping will be $8.

Auction Ended: Saturday, 07 November 2020 14:45:00
High Bidder: Chad Whitney
High Bid: $35

New Mexico Herpetology 
Amphibans and Reptiles of New Mexico by William G. Degenhardt, Charles W. Painter, and Andrew H. Price. The preeminent book on the herpetofauna of New Mexico, this tome is a MUST for anybody interested in the Desert SW. Donated by Larry L Miller. Shipping will be $5.

Auction Ended: Saturday, 07 November 2020 15:00:00
High Bidder: Dexter R Mardis
High Bid: $42

Venom Life Gear Shirt and Custom Snake Hook 
The winning bidder will be able to choose the style and size of T-shirt or Tank top (men’s or women’s) from Venom Life Gear, as well as a custom snake hook (32”, 36”, or 40”). Donated by Brent Schulze and Chris Woodcock. Shipping will be $15.

Auction Ended: Saturday, 07 November 2020 15:15:00
High Bidder: Tony Bridger
High Bid: $45

Western Tiger Salamander Items 
Western Tiger Salamander t-shirt and photograph. This matching pair of mounted photo and Large t-shirt are a splendid set! Featuring a male Western Tiger Salamander, the photo was taken by KHS Lifetime Member Larry L Miller. Shipping will be $5.

Auction Ended: Saturday, 07 November 2020 15:30:00
High Bidder: Dan Carpenter
High Bid: $20

Commemorative Ornate Box Turtle Buckle 
Ornate Box Turtle belt buckle. Designed and commissioned by the late Cleda Baker of Caldwell, KS, this limited-edition belt buckle is an absolute showstopper. Caldwell is the Ornate Box Turtle Capital of the World and is where Larry L Miller led students from in a campaign to designate the beautiful turtle as Kansas’ State Reptile. This pewter buckle is #25 of a limited run of 250, and no more will be produced. In stunning condition, this is remarkable item! Generously donated by Larry L Miller. Shipping will be $5..

Auction Ended: Saturday, 07 November 2020 15:45:00
High Bidder: Dexter R Mardis
High Bid: $115

KU Herpetology Shirt 
Long sleeved, Large. Super soft, high-quality cotton blend. Shipping included in price. Graciously donated by Rich Glor.

Auction Ended: Saturday, 07 November 2020 16:00:00
High Bidder: Danny Hughes
High Bid: $50

A Guide to Field Identification: Amphibians of North America 
A Guide to Field Identification Amphibians of North America by Zim. In excellent shape, this first edition copy is full of great information and fun artwork. Shipping will be $5.

Auction Ended: Saturday, 07 November 2020 16:15:00
High Bidder: David Penning
High Bid: $9

KHS T-shirt (any size) 
Pick any size or design available from the KHS Shop! Donated by Dan Carpenter. Shipping will be $5.

Auction Ended: Saturday, 07 November 2020 16:30:00
High Bidder: David Penning
High Bid: $20

A rover’s pack of herp guides 
This delightfully eclectic package of small guides details herpetofauna from around the United States. Including a gently used copy of the Peterson Field Guide to Amphibians and Reptiles of North America, this is the perfect little collection of books for children to look through! Includes the titles: Salamanders of Pennsylvania Pocket Guide, Lizards and Turtles of Pennsylvania Pocket Guide, Ohio Snakes Pocket Guide, Snakes and Lizards in Your Pocket foldout, Salamanders in Your Pocket foldout, South Dakota Snakes, A Field Guide to South Dakota Amphibians. Generously donated by Suzanne L Collins, Larry L Miller, and Dan Johnson. Donated by Suzanne L. Collins. Shipping will be $8.

Auction Ended: Saturday, 07 November 2020 16:45:00
High Bidder: Steph Kelley
High Bid: $5

Encyclopedia or Reptiles, Amphibians... 
A great book for kids to look through and learn about the ectothermic critters of the planet! Donated by Suzanne L. Collins. Shipping estimated to be $4.

Auction Ended: Saturday, 07 November 2020 17:00:00
High Bidder: Eva Clark
High Bid: $5

Natual Kansas 
Natural Kansas edited by Joseph T. Collins. This unopened book is a compendium of all things Nature in Kansas. Edited by KHS’ own Joseph T Collins, the tome touches on weather, geology, and the plants and animals that call Kansas home. Shipping will be $5.

Auction Ended: Saturday, 07 November 2020 17:30:00
High Bidder: Nova Clarke
High Bid: $20

Pygmy Rattlesnake Foundation 2XL T-shirt 
T-shirt, Venom Saves Lives, w/ Pygmy Rattlesnake by the Eastern Kiamondback Conservation Foundation. Bought from a fundraiser of the Eastern Diamondback Conservation Foundation a few years ago, this shirt has never been worn. While sized at 2XL, it fits pretty snugly, and is probably more akin to an XL. Gorgeous art, gorgeous message! Wear it proudly! Shipping will be $5.

Auction Ended: Saturday, 07 November 2020 17:45:00
High Bidder: Daniel Fogell
High Bid: $60

KU Herpetology Shirt 
Long-sleeved Medium. Super soft, high-quality cotton blend. Shipping included in price. Graciously donated by Rich Glor.

Auction Ended: Saturday, 07 November 2020 18:00:00
High Bidder: dan johnson
High Bid: $45

Autecology of the Copperhead 
Autecology of the Copperhead by Henry S. Fitch. This manuscript is one of the most thorough contributions of knowledge regarding Copperheads. Loaded with excellent information, observations, and science, it is a must have! Shipping will be $5.

Auction Ended: Saturday, 07 November 2020 18:15:00
High Bidder: Thornton Larson
High Bid: $15

Set of snake headband/bobby pins 
This little collection of accessories is absolutely darling! Great for field biologists who want to be fashionable in the field, or for folks who want to show off their love of snakes in a classroom or grocery store! Donated by Colleen Rothe. Shipping will be $5.

Auction Ended: Saturday, 07 November 2020 18:30:00
High Bidder: Krista Ward
High Bid: $35

Venom Life Gear Shirt and Custom Snake Hook 
The winning bidder will be able to choose the style and size of T-shirt or Tank top (men’s or women’s) from Venom Life Gear, as well as a custom snake hook (32”, 36”, or 40”). Donated by Brent Schulze and Chris Woodcock. Shipping will be $15.

Auction Ended: Saturday, 07 November 2020 18:45:00
High Bidder: Sheryl Loveland
High Bid: $42

KHS T-shirt (any size) 
Pick any size or design available from the KHS Shop! Donated by Dan Carpenter. Shipping will be $5.

Auction Ended: Saturday, 07 November 2020 19:00:00
High Bidder: Nicole Brown
High Bid: $15

Behind the Scenes Tour of the Sedgwick County Zoo Herpetology Department 
Featuring more than 90 species of rare reptiles and 30 species of unique amphibians from around the globe, the SCZ herpetarium is truly world class. Join Curator Nate Nelson for an experience unlike anything else in the country, because it includes hatchling Chinese Alligators and three species of Caecilians! You and three tag-alongs can tour the collections, interacting with most species that are not dangerous. Don’t miss your opportunity to see these remarkable, rare herps from around the world! Scheduling will be coordinated directly with Nate, and mut be done within one calendar year of the auction. Donated by the Sedgwick County Zool.

Auction Ended: Saturday, 07 November 2020 19:15:00
High Bidder: David Penning
High Bid: $180

Cross Stitch by Eva Horne 
Long-time KHS Member Eva Horne is supplying yet another stunning cross stitch artwork to the KHS Auction. This year’s donation features an interpretation of European myths utilizing a Kansas species. For centuries, salamanders were known as fire lizards due to their propensity to crawl out of bonfires. While we know it is because they lived in the logs, ancient Europeans did not! This beautiful art features a Collared Lizard stylized to resemble glowing embers and flame. Donated by Eva Horne. Shipping will be $5.

Auction Ended: Saturday, 07 November 2020 19:30:00
High Bidder: Dennis Ferraro
High Bid: $100

KU Herpetology Shirt 
Short-sleeved, Extra Large. Super soft, high-quality cotton blend. Shipping included in price. Graciously donated by Rich Glor.

Auction Ended: Saturday, 07 November 2020 19:45:00
High Bidder: Walter E Meshaka
High Bid: $50

Weekend Herping Extravaganza with the 'Professionals': Quivira Scout Camp 
Spend a weekend at Quivira Scout Ranch in Chautauqua County with KHS Treasurer Dexter R Mardis and Scout Ranch Manager Paul King! We will amble through rolling grassy hillsides, creeks, and oak woodlands looking for the more than 60 species of amphibian and reptile known from the county. On the weekend of your choosing (April or May, and dependent on the availability of your guides), we will flip limestone, scrabble alongside waterways, and dig through oaken leaflitter. With the variety of habitats available, the herping at QSR is bound to be thrilling! Common species include Rough Earthsnakes, Rough Greensnakes, Coachwhips, Racers, Western Ratsnakes, Milksnakes, Speckled Kingsnakes, Timber Rattlesnakes, Copperheads, Plains Narrow-mouthed Toads, River Cooters, False Map Turtles and many others. Turtle trapping, canoeing, and other activities available as well. Depending on the scheduled time, tent camping or cabins will be available. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner will be cooked by your guides and water will be provided. These meals accommodate up to 6 people, but up to a dozen may participate with extra charge for food. Donated by the Quivera Council.

Auction Ended: Saturday, 07 November 2020 20:00:00
High Bidder: Daren riedle
High Bid: $342

A Collection of Kansas Herp Book Classics 
Calls of Kansas Frogs and Toads (Cassette). Keith Coleman, narrated by Joseph T. Collins. New. Donated by Chris Mammoliti.; Peterson Field Guide to Amphibians and Reptiles of Eastern and Central United States (Book). 2016. Powell, Conant, and Collins. Brand new. Donated by Curtis Schmidt.; The Amphibians of Kansas (Journal Article). 1934. Hobart Smith. In American Midland Naturalist, Volume XV (4). Used library copy in excellent condition. Donated by Curtis Schmidt.; The Lizards of Kansas (Book). 1993 (Kansas Herpetological Society Publication: Printed MS thesis of Edward H. Taylor from 1916). New, but personalized to K.Toepfer by E. Rundquist. CJS; Handbook of Amphibians and Reptiles of Kansas (Book). 1950. Hobart Smith. Very used, but formerly owned by Henry S. Fitch. Donated by Curtis Schmidt.; Handbook of Amphibians and Reptiles of Kansas, 2nd Edition (Book). 1956. Hobart Smith. Used. Good condition. “Mammoliti” written on bottom. Donated by Chris Mammoliti.; Amphibians and Reptiles of Kansas (Book). 1974. Joseph T. Collins. Used, great condition. “Mammoliti” written on bottom. Donated by Chris Mammoliti.; Amphibians and Reptiles of Kansas, 2nd Edition (Book). 1982. Joseph T. Collins. Used, good condition. “Mammoliti” written on bottom. Donated by Chris Mammoliti.; Amphibians and Reptiles of Kansas, 3rd Edition (Book). 1993. Joseph T. Collins. Used, good condition. “Mammoliti” written on bottom. Donated by Chris Mammoliti.; Amphibians, Reptiles, and Turtles of Kansas (Book). 2010. Collins, Collins, and Taggart. Brand new. Donated by Suzanne Collins/Center for North American Herpetology.; Illustrated Guide to Amphibians and Reptiles in Kansas (Book). 1974. Karns, Ashton, and Swearinger. Brand new. Donated by Curtis Schmidt.; Key to the Herpetofauna of the Continental United States and Canada, 3rd Edition (Book). 2019. Powell, Collins, Hooper. Brand new. Donated by Suzanne Collins/CNAH. Shipping will be $8.

Auction Ended: Saturday, 07 November 2020 20:15:00
High Bidder: Todd Volkmann
High Bid: $80

Weekend Herping Extravaganza with the 'Professionals': Western Kansas Vistas and Niobrara Chalk Formations 
Join Curtis Schmidt and Travis W. Taggart on a personally guided herping experience in Logan County, Kansas! We will explore Niobrara chalk formations, shortgrass prairie, and sandsage prairie over the course of a weekend of your choosing (April or May), dependent on the availability of your guides. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner will be cooked by your guides and water will be provided. This promises to be an excellent wildlife viewing opportunity and a camping experience you won’t forget. This trip is limited to one family or small group (6 or less). Due to COVID restrictions and social distancing guidelines, we will meet in Hays and caravan to the site. Commonly encountered species include Prairie Rattlesnakes, Gophersnakes, Plains Gartersnakes, North American Racers, Coachwhips, Prairie Lizards, Lesser Earless Lizards, Six-lined Racerunners, Plains Leopard Frogs, Chihuahuan Green Toads, Ornate Box Turtles, Swift Foxes, Black-tailed Prairie Dogs, Bison, Black-tailed Jackrabbits, Ferruginous Hawks, and many more! Donated by Sternberg Museum of Natural History, FHSU

Auction Ended: Saturday, 07 November 2020 20:30:00
High Bidder: Dan Johnson
High Bid: $467

Two books by Michael Lannoo 
Crawfish Frogs have been called the most secretive frog in North America – an unusual moniker for a widespread anuran - inhabiting a third of the most scientifically advanced country in the world. The book tells the story of the biology of Crawfish Frogs, but also a story of the challenges faced during field work on an especially secretive and difficult to find our organism. And while the story of these burrow-dwelling frogs is extraordinary, the stories of the future scholars learning their craft in physically and emotionally demanding circumstances makes the story all the more exceptional.
In This Land Is Your Land, seasoned field biologist Michael J. Lannoo answers these questions and more in a tale rooted in the people and institutions of the Midwest. It is a story told from the ground up, a rubber boot–based natural history of field biology in America. Lannoo illuminates characters such as John Wesley Powell, William Temple Hornaday, and Olaus and Adolph Murie—homegrown midwestern field biologists who either headed east to populate major research centers or went west to conduct their fieldwork along the frontier. Donated by Michael Lannoo. Shipping will be $5.

Auction Ended: Saturday, 07 November 2020 20:45:00
High Bidder: Josh Mead
High Bid: $80

A Collection of Kansas Nature Books 
The Calls of Frogs and Toads (42 species east of the Great Plains) (Cassette and Booklet). Used. Lang Elliot. Donated by Chris Mammoliti.; Calls of Kansas Frogs and Toads (Cassette). Keith Coleman, narrated by Joseph T. Collins. Used. Donated by Chris Mammoliti.; Peterson Field Guide to Amphibians and Reptiles of Eastern and Central United States (Book). 2016. Powell, Conant, and Collins. Brand new. Donated by Curtis Schmidt.; A Kansas Bestiary (Book). 2012. Vail, Hitt, and Grossman. Brand new, signed by authors. Donated by Suzanne Collins/Center for North American Herpetology.; Amphibians, Reptiles, and Turtles of Kansas (Book). 2010. Collins, Collins, and Taggart. Brand new. Donated by Suzanne Collins/Center for North American Herpetology.; Fishes of the Central United States, 2nd edition (Book). 2011. Tomelleri and Eberle. Brand new. Signed by Mark Eberle. Donated by Curtis Schmidt.; Key to the Herpetofauna of the Continental United States and Canada, 3rd Edition (Book). 2019. Powell, Collins, Hooper. Brand new. Donated by Suzanne Collins/CNAH.; Bats of Kansas (Book). 2011. Sparks, Schmidt, and Choate. Brand new. Signed by Curtis Schmidt. Donated by Curtis Schmidt. Shipping will be $8.

Auction Ended: Saturday, 07 November 2020 21:00:00
High Bidder: Michaela Lake
High Bid: $45

Herping Extravaganza with the 'Professionals': Youngmeyer Ranch 
Join Dexter R Mardis on a day trip to the Youngmeyer Ranch in scenic NW Elk County. The ranch offers tremendous vistas covered in flat limestone, along with woody hillsides loaded with Rough Greensnakes. On the day of your choosing (April or May, and dependent on the availability of your host), we will hike and herp until your arms are tired from flipping rocks! More than 40 species of herpetofauna are documented on the ranch. Some of the most common species of snake found throughout the property are Western Milksnakes, North American Racers, Great Plains Ratsnakes, Speckled Kingsnakes, Flat-headed Snakes, Lined Snakes, and Western Massasaugas. Lunch is included for the party of up to 6 people, though more can be arranged for an additional fee.. Donated by Wichita State University.

Auction Ended: Saturday, 07 November 2020 21:15:00
High Bidder: Ryan Urbanek
High Bid: $300

Custom Milksnake Quilt 
This 72" X 72" custom quilt was designed by Travis Taggart and constructed by Germaine Taggart. The backing is warm flannel. Shipping will be $10.

Auction Ended: Saturday, 07 November 2020 21:30:00
High Bidder: Todd Volkmann
High Bid: $250

Weekend Herping Extravaganza with the 'Professionals': Rolling Hills of Greenhorn Limestone! 
Join Curtis Schmidt and Travis W. Taggart on a personally guided herping experience in Russell County, Kansas! We will explore several rolling hills covered in flat, Greenhorn formation limestone rocks….a herp-lover’s paradise, over the course of a weekend of your choosing (April or May), dependent on the availability of your guides. The herpetofaunal richness of this habitat is unmatched during the springtime, with hundreds of individuals easily uncovered in a matter of hours. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner will be cooked by your guides and water will be provided. This trip is limited to one family or small group (6 or less). Due to COVID restrictions and social distancing guidelines, we will meet in Hays and caravan to the site. Camping likely will be at nearby Wilson Lake, to allow access to restrooms and showers. Donated by Sternberg Museum of Natural History, FHSU

Auction Ended: Saturday, 07 November 2020 21:45:00
High Bidder: Jacob Basler
High Bid: $375