Have you ever wondered what is herping? Herping is the act of searching for reptiles and amphibians in the wild to appreciate them. Documenting the find with pictures is usually done so that the find can be revisited and appreciated in the future. One of the first things that you need to know before you go Herping in an area is what reptiles and Amphibians are in that area. One way to do this is to review a good book for the area before you start Herping. If you are planning on going Herping in the American Southwest, you should review a book like Lizards of the American Southwest.