Herp Bits:

With some dens holding more than 20,000 Red-sided Garter Snakes, Manitoba's Interlake Snake Dens are the largest concentrations of reptiles found on the planet!

2019 Update: After 8 years the MHA will no longer be operated at full speed. The site will remain intact and we will happily accept new records, but we are encouraging folks to make use of the Go Wild project run by Manitoba Sustainable Development.

Visit these links: Go Wild Manitoba | iNaturalist | iNat Manitoba Herps Atlas

There are 3 ways to contribute data to the MHA:

1) Herp Tip Line

If you're not sure what species you saw or heard, or just need more information, then fill out the Herp Tip Line form.

Give us a description and some basic location information. You can upload a picture if you'd like help identifying an animal.


2) Data Entry Form

If you can identify the critter you saw or heard then please make an entry in the Data Submission Form.

This is the preferred method for submitting one or a few herp records.


3) Data Spreadsheet

If you plan on collecting many records over the entire season, using our spreadsheet may be the best way to submit your data. An MS Excel template is provided below. When you've entered all your records send in the file from this link:

Submit Data Spreadsheet

Go to the:
Herps Tip Line


Go to the:
Data Entry Form


Download the:
Data Spreadsheet
(Instructions included.)

To make data collecting a little easier in the field use the MHA Data Recording Sheet (PDF).