Today I am all about Herps. First exam is tomorrow and I am busy learning all the Orders and Families for both Amphibia and Reptilia. So this Little Brown Skink (Scincella lateralis) is in the Family Scinciae of the Order Squamata. I hope I can remember this tomorrow! I found him/her in the leaf litter by the pond and brought him in to a table for this picture. He was happy to return home after this portrait. They are incredibly spry and although they look wet, they are actually just lizards with very shiny scales.