Steve Marks is a well rounded herper. His interests lie in field research, conservation, captive husbandry, veterinary care, zoonoses, legal issues, and teaching people about all aspects of herpetology.
His captive husbandry interests span almost 30 years and involved more than 16 species of amphibians, 7 lizard species, 13 turtle/tortoise species, three crocodilian species and 98 species of snakes, 22 of which he was able to coax into breeding.
Passionate about herpetology, Steve spends most of his time in the field, either researching various species in Ontario, or field herping for the sheer pleasure of encountering species in the wild elsewhere.
Steve’s lifelist of wild herps he has observed in the wild includes more than 230 species. In 2010, he attempted a Big Year of Ontario herps, seeing just how many herp species he could encounter in the wild in Ontario (46).