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by Nature Nate
June 8th, 2018, 10:30 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Coming to Belgium, need help
Replies: 2
Views: 5702

Re: Coming to Belgium, need help

Thank your for the info. I did not know that the vipers were a rare species. I understand the need to be secretive with special spots. Thanks for the info on the regulations too.
by Nature Nate
June 2nd, 2018, 12:58 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Coming to Belgium, need help
Replies: 2
Views: 5702

Coming to Belgium, need help

I will be in Bostogne, Liege, and Luxembourg with my family next month. Could anyone throw me a bone as to where I might see some adders? Is there anyone who we could connect with in any of those areas? Any general information about herping in Europe would also be appreciated like what laws should I...
by Nature Nate
September 26th, 2017, 8:02 am
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: A locality Cal king breeding produces a very rare morph
Replies: 5
Views: 18452

Re: A locality Cal king breeding produces a very rare morph

beautiful work Ross. I'll be watching this project. Let me know if you need help with raising or breeding them. I'd love to be involved.
by Nature Nate
May 26th, 2017, 11:32 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Orange County BioRAP
Replies: 3
Views: 2556

Re: Orange County BioRAP

New meeting time in the AM: 8:00 in the parking lot
by Nature Nate
May 22nd, 2017, 2:37 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Orange County BioRAP
Replies: 3
Views: 2556

Orange County BioRAP

The next and final Orange county herp BioRAP is almost here. On the 27th we will inventory Fremont and Weir Canyons in the morning and late afternoon. We’re hoping to see some increased crepuscular herp activity during these times. WHEN: Saturday 27th, 8:00am (yes, we changed the time) and 4:00pm WH...
by Nature Nate
May 22nd, 2017, 10:14 am
Forum: Invertebrate Forum
Topic: Stripe-tailed Scorpion (East Ventura County)
Replies: 5
Views: 10937

Re: Stripe-tailed Scorpion (East Ventura County)

I've kept anuroctonus as a pet before and it's pretty easy. they like to burrow so give them some medium that they can excavate with a piece of furniture that they can burrow beneath. Crickets and a dish of water should be all the sustenance they need.
by Nature Nate
May 4th, 2017, 1:27 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Orange County Herp BioBlitz on limited access lands
Replies: 8
Views: 5289

Re: Orange County Herp BioBlitz on limited access lands

Hello BioRAP Volunteers, This upcoming weekend (6th & 7th) will be the next installment of our Orange County Rapid herpetofauna Biological Assessment for the Natural Communities Coalition. We need RSVP's so that we can better match the food order to the expected number of participants. PLEASE RSVP A...
by Nature Nate
May 4th, 2017, 1:26 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: San Diego April 30-May 3
Replies: 9
Views: 4448

Re: San Diego April 30-May 3

Sorry dude. Hopefully I'll have more time if you're out here again. Be sure to drop me a line
-NN
by Nature Nate
April 7th, 2017, 8:29 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Orange County Herp BioBlitz on limited access lands
Replies: 8
Views: 5289

Re: Orange County Herp BioBlitz on limited access lands

Hey Folks, We've had a change of plans. Due to permitting issues we have had to delay the second survey week to May 6th and 7th. My hope is that more people will be free this weekend. My apologies for the change up. I will keep you all posted on any more developments.
-NN
by Nature Nate
April 6th, 2017, 9:03 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: San Diego April 30-May 3
Replies: 9
Views: 4448

Re: San Diego April 30-May 3

Welcome to California. I should be able to guide you around in the evenings. I work regular hours right next to the airport as well so we can meet up afterwards to do some evening herping. SDNWR is a good start. I'll think of some other areas we can check out too. I'm the education specialist for th...
by Nature Nate
April 5th, 2017, 9:24 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Tejon Ranch Trips for 2017
Replies: 23
Views: 9829

Re: Tejon Ranch Trips for 2017

Gonna do my best to be there. It'll be my first time on a Tejon Trip. Been trying to make it the past few years and it looks like I'll finally be there.
by Nature Nate
April 3rd, 2017, 4:06 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herping mentor/buddy?
Replies: 10
Views: 3640

Re: Herping mentor/buddy?

We're going to need a little more information about you buddy. Herpers are notoriously reclusive, but often they will come out of their shell if they can get a handle on who you are and what your motivations are behind wanting to find snakes (poacher or new enthusiast?) I'd be happy to take you out ...
by Nature Nate
March 23rd, 2017, 2:05 pm
Forum: N.A.F.H.A. - Announcements/Inquiries
Topic: Orange County Herp BioBlitz on limited access lands
Replies: 0
Views: 8038

Orange County Herp BioBlitz on limited access lands

Where: Orange County, CA Aliso and Wood Park, Crystal Cove State Park, Bomer and Shady Canyons, Newport Bay, Loma Ridge, Santiago Canyon, and more When: April 18, 19, 25, and 26 (last two Saturdays and Sundays of April 2017 Who: NAFHA, USGS, and some local grad students What: Surveying for rare herp...
by Nature Nate
March 23rd, 2017, 2:04 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Orange County Herp BioBlitz on limited access lands
Replies: 8
Views: 5289

Orange County Herp BioBlitz on limited access lands

Where: Orange County, CA Aliso and Wood Park, Crystal Cove State Park, Bomer and Shady Canyons, Newport Bay, Loma Ridge, Santiago Canyon, and more When: April 22, 23, 29, and 30 May 6 & 7 (second to last Saturday/Sunday in April and And first Sat/Sun in May 2017) Who: NAFHA, USGS, and some local gra...
by Nature Nate
March 23rd, 2017, 8:04 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Ruber for sale
Replies: 1
Views: 1596

Re: Ruber for sale

He has been relocated within 1/4 mile of his home range. I hope he survives
by Nature Nate
March 19th, 2017, 6:36 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Ruber for sale
Replies: 1
Views: 1596

Ruber for sale

Just kidding of course, But if you know of anybody that needs a Ruber for educational/scientific purposes, and has the proper permit to own one, I have the hookup. Long story, but I know a guy who does rattlesnake removal and he has a 4 foot Ruber that would be better off re-homed than relocated. Ne...
by Nature Nate
February 8th, 2017, 10:55 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A new GIS tool for the San Diego Herper
Replies: 1
Views: 1589

A new GIS tool for the San Diego Herper

Hello from your new Education Specialist. I've been a part of NAFHA for about ten years now and it is now my pleasure to serve you as the California Chapter's Education Specialist. I'm currently working as a field technician with USGS in Dr. Fisher's lab. I will be helping to organize some herp blit...
by Nature Nate
January 30th, 2017, 5:44 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Virus affecting home rat breeder operations
Replies: 1
Views: 8609

Re: Virus affecting home rat breeder operations

good read. I do breed my own rats/mice, but I live in CA. I'll keep this article in mind.
by Nature Nate
January 30th, 2017, 5:38 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Time to get all your data in the database for 2016
Replies: 14
Views: 5744

Re: Time to get all your data in the database for 2016

I always read the stickies. That's what inspired me to get all my records in before the update. This year was one of my least productive years ever, but I got around to more counties than usual. I often go for top 5, but this year I'm hoping for top 20 :lol: :(
by Nature Nate
January 20th, 2017, 10:18 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: It never rains in Southern California (or does it?)
Replies: 3
Views: 2472

Re: It never rains in Souther California (or does it?)

This is pretty amazing. Still, the pool with the albino Spadefoots that I keep an eye on has not received any standing water yet. My litmus test for a good rainy year is if that spot gets tadpoles. Last time was 2011 from my recollection.
by Nature Nate
January 20th, 2017, 10:14 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: New to the Forum
Replies: 16
Views: 6831

Re: New to the Forum

Welcome Ryan. Hope to see in the field some day. Let me know if you're ever in San Diego.
-NN
by Nature Nate
January 15th, 2017, 12:26 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2016 in Alta and Baja California
Replies: 12
Views: 6494

Re: 2016 in Alta and Baja California

Awesome stuff! I hope to herp that side of the boarder someday.
by Nature Nate
January 12th, 2017, 2:38 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Time to get all your data in the database for 2016
Replies: 14
Views: 5744

Re: Time to get all your data in the database for 2016

Mind Posting the link to the 2016 scoreboard? The sticky link goes to the current year so that the "2016" scoreboard is actually the 2017 scoreboard.
by Nature Nate
December 21st, 2016, 11:38 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: California Education Specialist Nomination 2017
Replies: 4
Views: 4664

Re: California Education Specialist Nomination 2017

I accept. Thanks for the nomination. I apologize for my extended absence from forum involvement. I've been busy with a new job at the USGS western ecological resource center. Still settling in but I should have enough time for the public outreach events that I've already been helping Jeff with as we...
by Nature Nate
June 15th, 2016, 11:01 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Early morning road cruising
Replies: 4
Views: 3096

Re: Early morning road cruising

Depends on what you are targeting. Hypsiglena may come out after 11:00pm whereas lampropeltis is usually just after dusk and the gophers aren't seen after dusk. The mornings you can expect to see diurnal species coming out on dirt roads to warm up for the day such as coaches, gophers, salvadora, rac...
by Nature Nate
May 8th, 2016, 11:44 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Stepping Down as President of the Chapter at the end of Year
Replies: 13
Views: 6042

Re: Stepping Down as President of the Chapter at the end of

Brian, Thank you for your service and leadership. You have truly set a standard and embodied the ideals and mission of our organization. Again I say thank you for your sacrifice and vital role you have played for so long. I would also move for Jeff Nordland to take the nomination as your successor o...
by Nature Nate
August 4th, 2015, 1:06 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Who's your daddy?
Replies: 4
Views: 4144

Re: Who's your daddy?

True Kent, all five of the kings I've seen on the island had more than 28 bands.
by Nature Nate
August 3rd, 2015, 8:23 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Who's your daddy?
Replies: 4
Views: 4144

Who's your daddy?

Skip to the TL;DR if you're not a reader... As some of you know I frequent Santa Catalina island (off of LA county) each year for the past six or so years and a couple years ago someone gave me a kingsnake that they had caught at one of the camps. She adjusted well to captivity and I've been looking...
by Nature Nate
July 2nd, 2015, 11:57 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Visiting from the other Coast
Replies: 1
Views: 1504

Visiting from the other Coast

Hello All, [skip the first paragraph if you don't want to read about my credibility] Some of you may know me already but I'm a committed member of both N.A.F.H.A. and contributor to the HERP Database. I Volunteer with USGS division in my area and other conservancies in my area such as the San Diegui...
by Nature Nate
May 14th, 2015, 6:20 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Snake ID from Panama
Replies: 1
Views: 1469

Snake ID from Panama

A friend of mine is asking me to ID this snake he found down in Panama. Looks like some kind of racer to me. Anybody know the Binomial? https://scontent-lax.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xta1/v/t34.0-12/11272220_967340876617881_1072064584_n.jpg?oh=0bb59af9f9ee7304c23d89aa09168a02&oe=555875DC https://scontent...
by Nature Nate
March 30th, 2015, 11:04 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Moving to CA
Replies: 5
Views: 3042

Re: Moving to CA

FYI, If I am correct, you still don't need a licence to hunt for some crotalus. I look for a lot more than just crotalus and I keep a few natives so I have a licence but if you want to spend your first few months here just looking for buzzers you could delay getting your licence until you have a per...
by Nature Nate
March 30th, 2015, 10:48 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Airport Herping
Replies: 57
Views: 14601

Re: Airport Herping

I'm calling it a cal king. They are dwarf clad out there and if it was roadkill then it had some red blood on it likely. I don't think that there are any Z's out there. I hope I'm wrong, but I don't know how NONE of the USGS pitfall arrays wouldn't have caught any if there were there. Hope you get t...
by Nature Nate
February 21st, 2015, 1:25 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Google Earth
Replies: 23
Views: 4979

Re: Google Earth

GIS are great when I'm using it, but I hate it when other people do :lol: Some of you remember the post a little while back of the "kid" who liked to "flip boards he found around Del Mar with his dad and take the kingsnakes home to release in his yard and cut the rattles off the rattlesnakes" The pi...
by Nature Nate
January 31st, 2015, 3:17 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Need help for field herping event (San Diego)
Replies: 4
Views: 2069

Re: Need help for field herping event (San Diego)

Trying to set the date for March 14th. Communication with my Pastor is nearly non-existent. He's a busy guy. One I nail down the date I will post more details.
by Nature Nate
January 24th, 2015, 10:34 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Airport Herping
Replies: 57
Views: 14601

Re: Airport Herping

Robert, During my time there I only applied for a hiking permit before exploring the interior. This is a free process and lets the concervancy keep tabs on everyone who is taking advantage of the opportunities provided to hikers. In order to take a Bicycle into the interior you have to be a member o...
by Nature Nate
January 24th, 2015, 10:34 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Airport Herping
Replies: 39
Views: 7725

Re: Airport Herping

Robert, During my time there I only applied for a hiking permit before exploring the interior. This is a free process and lets the concervancy keep tabs on everyone who is taking advantage of the opportunities provided to hikers. In order to take a Bicycle into the interior you have to be a member o...
by Nature Nate
January 22nd, 2015, 1:43 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Need help for field herping event (San Diego)
Replies: 4
Views: 2069

Need help for field herping event (San Diego)

Hello fellow field Herpers, I am requesting aid in a kids field (herping) trip this spring. This is not a NAFHA event but I could use your expertise all the same. A little background: I am a leader in one of my church's ministries titled, "Gibborim" (Hebrew for 'mighty men of valor') geared toward k...
by Nature Nate
January 19th, 2015, 2:55 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Airport Herping
Replies: 57
Views: 14601

Re: Airport Herping

Need a guide? I've spent over a year of my life on that island over the past decade and found multiple individuals of all but one of the recorded native snakes. I've done a couple overnight hiking trips across the island, talked to the natives (local residents and rangers), and have a pretty good id...
by Nature Nate
January 19th, 2015, 2:55 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Airport Herping
Replies: 39
Views: 7725

Re: Airport Herping

Need a guide? I've spent over a year of my life on that island over the past decade and found multiple individuals of all but one of the recorded native snakes. I've done a couple overnight hiking trips across the island, talked to the natives (local residents and rangers), and have a pretty good id...
by Nature Nate
January 1st, 2015, 12:12 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: I'm DONE...
Replies: 15
Views: 4430

Re: I'm DONE...

That came as a relief when I read that I have until Jan 30 to finish uploading. This has been a rough fall semester that has kept me from entering the data from the few trips that I was able to make. I consider 2014 to be a drought year for both the reptiles hydro dynamically speaking and me on the ...
by Nature Nate
December 26th, 2014, 9:15 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: "Mini-Challenge" 2015
Replies: 12
Views: 3277

Re: "Mini-Challenge" 2015

Hey Ian, I've got new good boardline that produces every time I go there. I'm almost sure we can turn up the king and helleri for you there. Best thing about it is that it's right next to an outcrop where Jeff found a speck and a hillside where I found 4 ruber on one Sunday afternoon. I think that i...
by Nature Nate
September 26th, 2014, 3:05 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: 2014 California Kingsnake clutches......
Replies: 2
Views: 3190

Re: 2014 California Kingsnake clutches......

awesome! My clutches overheated when I left town this year. only two babies survived :( Nice to see your awesome output. I still want one of those hypermels.
by Nature Nate
September 6th, 2014, 3:29 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: My Trip to the 2014 NAFHA National Meeting in Rodeo, NM
Replies: 10
Views: 4446

Re: My Trip to the 2014 NAFHA National Meeting in Rodeo, NM

Looks like a rewarding trip. I hope I can make it out there one of these years. Thanks for sharing.
by Nature Nate
August 24th, 2014, 10:26 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Greek Herp Key
Replies: 2
Views: 1661

Greek Herp Key

Is there any literature dedicated the local herptofauna of Greece? My sister will be visiting there soon and needs a field guide or key to help identify anything she finds. A quick Google search didn't yield any satisfying results. Thanks for the help!
-NN
by Nature Nate
August 6th, 2014, 1:30 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herping South San Diego Co.
Replies: 3
Views: 2012

Herping South San Diego Co.

Is anyone interested in herping this area on Saturday? It wouldn't be an official NAFHA event but the primary reason would be to gather data for the HERP database. Due to the proximity to the mexican boarder it's safer not to herp there alone. Targets would include Baja Collard lizards, leaf toed an...
by Nature Nate
August 5th, 2014, 11:26 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Mediterranean Chameleons
Replies: 7
Views: 4612

Mediterranean Chameleons

I'm curious why Mediterranean Chameleons, Chamaeleo chamaeleon, aren't offered in the pet trade. I recently visited Israel and found a few quite easily in the wild and was very attracted to them as a possible pet. Since all wildlife in Israel is protected I obviously couldn't take them but I wanted ...
by Nature Nate
August 5th, 2014, 5:20 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: craigslist winners
Replies: 5
Views: 3814

Re: craigslist winners

LOL craigslist, always good for a laugh!
by Nature Nate
August 4th, 2014, 8:42 pm
Forum: Invertebrate Forum
Topic: Scorpion with a snack.
Replies: 1
Views: 2036

Re: Scorpion with a snack.

that's a surprising find given that the primary food source of wind scorpions is scorpions. I guess that one was a little larger that he could handle.

As for the species, it sure looks like a vejovis. Not sure which one but not likely spinigerus. hard to tell from the resolution
by Nature Nate
August 4th, 2014, 3:15 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Pituophis experts, ID assistance?
Replies: 17
Views: 7625

Re: Pituophis experts, ID assistance?

based on the countless SD individuals I've seen and the limited experience I have with the other ssp. I would say that he's undoubtedly mostly SD influenced but, as it has been said, not likely a purebred. The first half could pass as an SD but the back half is more speckled like the Sonoran. I woul...