The BOPV2 Silent Auction is an opportunity to support two worthy causes – The Copperhead Institute (a non-profit organization promoting scientific research on the ecology and evolutionary biology of North American pitvipers), and a student research grant to be established by the BOPV2 scientific committee supporting pitviper research. This is a chance to clean out your office or house of those interesting and valuable herp related items. Any herp related item - including books, art, sculptures, famous autographs, field equipment, or clothing - is appreciated. Please note that items made from amphibians, reptiles, or parts thereof, should NOT be donated. Donations are tax deductible. Receipts will be issued on request (please request receipt at time of donation). If you are interested in donating to the auction, please contact Warren Booth ( for more information.

Silent Auction
Biology of the Pitvipers 2 is pleased to be hosting an art exhibition of two well-known talented natural history artists: William B. Montgomery and Tell Hicks

(above) Original artwork of William B. Montgomery appearing on the cover of Biology of the Pitvipers (1992)

(right) Original artwork of Tell Hicks to appear on the cover of The Rattlesnakes of Arizona (in production)