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by nightdriver
January 13th, 2019, 11:27 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2018 EOY Recap
Replies: 18
Views: 8716

Re: 2018 EOY Recap

Wow! You had a pretty good year. My year pretty much sucked :(
by nightdriver
February 3rd, 2018, 8:03 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Utah 2017 Review
Replies: 17
Views: 8520

Re: Utah 2017 Review

If that was a slow year, I can't wait to see photo's from a good year. Great stuff and great photos.

-nightdriver
by nightdriver
August 26th, 2017, 6:55 pm
Forum: Bird Forum
Topic: A new species (for me) and a few upgrades from this week
Replies: 4
Views: 12208

Re: A new species (for me) and a few upgrades from this week

Very nice Hubbs. That five-striped is awesome.

-nightdriver
by nightdriver
August 3rd, 2017, 5:50 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Winter West Coast - Herping
Replies: 2
Views: 2415

Re: Winter West Coast - Herping

I saw the title and thought...OK more Oregon or NoCal salamanders..... But this was WAAAAY cooler. Those Cape Dwarf Chameleons are awesome.

Nightdriver
by nightdriver
August 2nd, 2017, 7:41 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: California trip question
Replies: 8
Views: 3436

Re: California trip question

Jimi is correct, Bishop is in the desert, but don't tell the people that live there that....or my wife.....she never would have let me buy a house there.. :lol:
by nightdriver
August 1st, 2017, 8:55 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: California trip question
Replies: 8
Views: 3436

Re: California trip question

The Bishop area can be unpredictable. I definitely wouldn't go there hoping to see anything but gopher snakes and panamint rattlesnakes. Garters can be had in the area, but even they can be tuff to find. The desert is the same way, but the earlier you can get there the better. I've had great nights ...
by nightdriver
July 28th, 2017, 8:52 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: photobucket no longer allows 3rd party pic hosting for free
Replies: 12
Views: 7681

Re: photobucket no longer allows 3rd party pic hosting for f

Yep. Every picture I had posted is gone :x

-nightdriver
by nightdriver
July 13th, 2017, 5:57 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herps and Wildfires
Replies: 21
Views: 7826

Re: Herps and Wildfires

The fire retardant is basically fertilizer.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phos-Chek

I'll get in to my thoughts on this subject later. But right now I'm going to eat dinner :D

-nightdriver
by nightdriver
July 5th, 2017, 7:34 pm
Forum: Board Line
Topic: What is a species subspecies? Layman thoughts...
Replies: 22
Views: 29422

Re: What is a species subspecies? Layman thoughts...

I'll try to read all those references.....someday. Especially that leaf-nosed paper.

Loving the input. :beer:

-nightdriver
by nightdriver
July 4th, 2017, 10:57 pm
Forum: Board Line
Topic: What is a species subspecies? Layman thoughts...
Replies: 22
Views: 29422

Re: What is a species subspecies? Layman thoughts...

In the case of the garters it's not hard to grasp.... at least for me. But, if the progeny of two intergrades(or an intergrade and a "pure" subspecies individual) phenotypically fall into what is considered the norm for either of the individual subspecies, would they still not be intergrades regardl...
by nightdriver
July 4th, 2017, 11:44 am
Forum: Board Line
Topic: What is a species subspecies? Layman thoughts...
Replies: 22
Views: 29422

Re: What is a species subspecies? Layman thoughts...

One of the problems is species are kind of fluid in some groups to begin with. Bear with me while I pontificate. If memory serves, there is a small greenish warbler(?) that has a range that circumnavigates the Mediterranean. However, it gets slightly larger and yellower as it does so. At the point w...
by nightdriver
July 3rd, 2017, 5:11 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Documenting my Life List
Replies: 21
Views: 10615

Re: Documenting my Life List

Nice photo Hubbs :thumb:

Huntington Gardens or Arboretum?

I should have known you were in town when all the Kingsnakes were hiding... :lol:

-nightdriver, Herp species # unknown... I'll have to work on figuring it out.
by nightdriver
July 1st, 2017, 10:56 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Documenting my Life List
Replies: 21
Views: 10615

Re: Documenting my Life List

I don't know if "listing" with herpers will ever catch on like with birders, but entering data into the HERP database has revived my herping enthusiasm. I think one of the problems is that it can be very hard to find certain herps period. I've been herping for over 40 years and it wasn't until a cou...
by nightdriver
June 25th, 2017, 8:48 pm
Forum: Bird Forum
Topic: A few of my better bird shots
Replies: 20
Views: 40602

Re: A few of my better bird shots

Nice shots Brian.

Are you still a Herper that birds........ or are you now a birder that herps....? ;)

-nightdriver
by nightdriver
June 13th, 2017, 8:32 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Going the Extra Mile - DOR live birth
Replies: 25
Views: 18219

Re: Going the Extra Mile - DOR live birth

:thumb: Awesome :thumb:

-nightdriver
by nightdriver
June 7th, 2017, 5:45 pm
Forum: N.A.F.H.A. - Announcements/Inquiries
Topic: New CA Chapter forum?
Replies: 5
Views: 10040

Re: New CA Chapter forum?

I've been vehemently :x :x :evil: :evil: avoiding creating a Facebook account(hurts even to type it). But if that is what it takes to stay connected to the chapter, then I guess I'll capitulate. I feel honored to be a part of the chapter and have met some wonderful folks. You Matt and Robert include...
by nightdriver
May 8th, 2017, 5:47 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: vehicle light bars for road hunting
Replies: 23
Views: 8308

Re: vehicle light bars for road hunting

Keep the info coming. I've been thinking about this subject. A guy I met says he gets a lot of distracting light/glare on/off his hood with the roof mounted light bar. He has heard that placing a small strip of metal on the bottom to create a lip will help out. I like the idea of a grill or bumper m...
by nightdriver
May 2nd, 2017, 8:58 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Collared Lizard Swarm at Joshua Tree
Replies: 19
Views: 8226

Re: Collared Lizard Swarm at Joshua Tree

Nice shots. I love collared lizards.

-nightdriver
by nightdriver
April 8th, 2017, 7:08 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Pain, Agony and no salamanders
Replies: 3
Views: 2095

Re: Pain, Agony and no salamanders

Thanks for the offer Jeremy.

And Robert, I hope your right about them not coming back.

-nightdriver
by nightdriver
April 6th, 2017, 7:52 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Pain, Agony and no salamanders
Replies: 3
Views: 2095

Pain, Agony and no salamanders

Hello everyone and thanks for wasting the next four minutes of your life reading this... ;) Two things: 1. How has your salamander hunting been for those of you in SoCal? Last year I changed job sites to one that is infinitely more suitable to herping. With the rain this winter season, I was looking...
by nightdriver
April 5th, 2017, 8:33 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Yolo Bypass Survey - April 15
Replies: 27
Views: 9716

Re: Yolo Bypass Survey - April 15

Once again, I'm bummed I'm going to miss this. My kids spring break is late this year.... :(

Good luck.

-nightdriver
by nightdriver
April 3rd, 2017, 6:17 pm
Forum: Reading Room
Topic: Mountain Kings by Brian Hubbs FOR SALE
Replies: 12
Views: 15032

Re: Mountain Kings by Brian Hubbs FOR SALE

This ones a steal? Or at least highway robbery ....:lol:

https://www.amazon.com/Common-Kingsnake ... 0975464116

-nightdriver
by nightdriver
April 3rd, 2017, 7:23 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Strange Sidewinder
Replies: 2
Views: 2094

Re: Strange Sidewinder

It looks like the right eye has a horn but the left doesn't.(?) It almost looks like the left eye might have a small scar above it and it looks a little larger/more exposed than the snake in the first photo. As for pattern/color....maybe just an old snake, but probably within the normal range from m...
by nightdriver
March 30th, 2017, 6:10 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Orange County Herp BioBlitz on limited access lands
Replies: 8
Views: 5227

Re: Orange County Herp BioBlitz on limited access lands

The last weekend is a possibility for me. I'll let you know when my schedule works itself out.

-nightdriver
by nightdriver
March 30th, 2017, 6:07 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Question / Poll : How Far do you move herps from roads?
Replies: 22
Views: 9263

Re: Question / Poll : How Far do you move herps from roads?

And when I say every....I mean every one that is SAFE to stop at.

Excellent point. Safety first.

-nightdriver
by nightdriver
March 17th, 2017, 8:50 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Illinois-guy visiting
Replies: 15
Views: 4402

Re: Illinois-guy visiting

Thanks for sharing the photos. Stinging nettle is fun isn't it :lol: Some people make a horrible tasting tea out of it. All herps hide in the nettle, but the only way to find them is to sneak up on them naked....trust me :D That timber is AWSOME!! Having herped almost none in their habitat, Copperhe...
by nightdriver
March 17th, 2017, 7:35 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Question / Poll : How Far do you move herps from roads?
Replies: 22
Views: 9263

Re: Question / Poll : How Far do you move herps from roads?

I agree with much of what's been said. A lot depends on the road/traffic and the type of herp. I seem to recall once or twice finding a snake as a DOR after I've seen it/helped it off the road/or watched it get off the road. If I recall correctly, it/they were rattlesnakes I encouraged to leave the ...
by nightdriver
March 15th, 2017, 4:09 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2017 LAEEF
Replies: 4
Views: 2804

Re: 2017 LAEEF

A fine time was had by all. There was a good turnout this year. I don't know the exact numbers, but they were expecting over 1,000 kids to show up. Enough showed up that Nate's herps were getting tired of being held. The coral was (un)fortunately not real....Alex and friend are... :D I'm fairly sure...
by nightdriver
March 15th, 2017, 3:55 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Forum Newbie Here
Replies: 5
Views: 2319

Re: Forum Newbie Here

Hi ya'll. I am very happy to now be able to post after a very short period of lurking. I sure wish I had found this spot before. I see many who I would call "Rock Stars" on this board and can't wait to meet and/or communicate with many of you. Heck, It looks like many are even in my neck of the woo...
by nightdriver
March 12th, 2017, 11:03 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2017 LAEEF
Replies: 4
Views: 2804

Re: 2016 LAEEF

OK I screwed up the year. What happened to being able to edit posts???? I don't seem to have an edit option any more :x

YAY! Fixed by Scott Waters.... :D
by nightdriver
March 12th, 2017, 10:21 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2017 LAEEF
Replies: 4
Views: 2804

2017 LAEEF

Here's a few shots of Saturday's Los Angeles Environmental Education Fair. Many thanks to Nate for making the long drive up to Arcadia to participate this year. It was a pleasure to hang with him for the day. We have another excellent Education Specialist in the California Chapter. The day went almo...
by nightdriver
February 27th, 2017, 8:59 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Mystery Snake
Replies: 11
Views: 5640

Re: Mystery Snake

Looks like a "white-sided" bull snake. I don't keep up with all the fancy morphs, so what pastel, faded, hypo, blonde mutant it might be is uncertain to me. A google search turns up many closely matching images. Maybe some breeder dumped what they couldn't sell(???) to spice up the local gene pool.....
by nightdriver
February 17th, 2017, 10:39 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: name of a herping tool
Replies: 17
Views: 7971

Re: name of a herping tool

If you need or want something a little more heavy duty, look up hookaroons and pickaroons.
by nightdriver
February 15th, 2017, 8:39 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2016 Database Contest Results
Replies: 15
Views: 7444

Re: 2016 Database Contest Results

But, but ... wait ... wait :o ... what about me :?: :evil: ... I drive the car 8-) ... I buy the food :beer: ... I hold the external flash :idea: ... I even find a herp sometimes :beer: :D :D :D :D Robert I feel your pain Robert. My kid's teachers never give me any credit for all the help I give th...
by nightdriver
February 15th, 2017, 8:22 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2016 Database Contest Results
Replies: 15
Views: 7444

Re: 2016 Database Contest Results

Cheers to Stacy and Debbie for continuing to keep the chapter diversity .......diverse.

Two fine herpers that I've had the pleasure of knowing for over 40 years combined. Which is amazing since they are both so young...... :beer:

-nightdriver
by nightdriver
February 9th, 2017, 8:17 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Time to get all your data in the database for 2016
Replies: 14
Views: 5683

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

Those are all great places for birds...and a couple aren't bad for herps....sometimes
by nightdriver
February 7th, 2017, 9:54 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: CA County Database totals 2016- top 20 counties
Replies: 6
Views: 3530

Re: CA County Database totals 2016- top 20 counties

Congrats :thumb:

I stopped at two..... or at least my wife did.... :beer:
by nightdriver
February 6th, 2017, 10:29 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Introducing my new project: cyclura nublia nublia
Replies: 11
Views: 15187

Re: Introducing my new project: cyclura nublia nublia

A handsome fellow he is.

What are you feeding him?

-nightdriver
by nightdriver
February 6th, 2017, 9:00 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: name of a herping tool
Replies: 17
Views: 7971

Re: name of a herping tool

There's a really good joke there....but I'll refrain.... :P
by nightdriver
February 6th, 2017, 8:43 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Time to get all your data in the database for 2016
Replies: 14
Views: 5683

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

Luckily there aren't Rare Herp Alerts or I'd get nothing done.

Hubbs,

Have you tried bird photography on a pelagic trip yet?


-nightdriver
by nightdriver
February 6th, 2017, 8:37 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: CA County Database totals 2016- top 20 counties
Replies: 6
Views: 3530

Re: CA County Database totals 2016- top 20 counties

yes....fat stubby fingers. Thanks.
by nightdriver
February 5th, 2017, 9:33 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: CA County Database totals 2016- top 20 counties
Replies: 6
Views: 3530

CA County Database totals 2016- top 20 counties

The last couple of years Matt has done a fantastic summary, but I thought I'd see what the top 20 were.....just to give Matt a hand....or push ;) I pulled the numbers a few days ago, so some have changed a little. I did a quick search and this includes un-vouchered records. I hope I didn't mess this...
by nightdriver
February 5th, 2017, 2:59 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: name of a herping tool
Replies: 17
Views: 7971

Re: name of a herping tool

I have a couple of these. https://www.walmart.com/ip/Bond-Manufacturing-Telescopic-Cultivator-and-Hoe/21381015?action=product_interest&action_type=title&beacon_version=1.0.2&bucket_id=irsbucketdefault&client_guid=2d4b3569-d49e-4fda-8a9b-2617e764dadc&config_id=2&customer_id_enc&findingMethod=p13n&gui...
by nightdriver
January 31st, 2017, 9:53 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Time to get all your data in the database for 2016
Replies: 14
Views: 5683

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

I'm not sure why, but it really seems I saw a lot fewer snakes last year. It may have been because most of my trips seemed to be timed with cold weather and or a full moon :( :evil: Especially in Mono county and Imperial county.

-nightdriver
by nightdriver
January 28th, 2017, 8:42 am
Forum: N.A.F.H.A. - Announcements/Inquiries
Topic: Data Entry Levels (database records over 1,000) As Of 1-9-16
Replies: 19
Views: 20775

Re: Data Entry Levels (database records over 1,000) As Of 1-

Your efforts are appreciated :thumb-

-nightdriver
by nightdriver
January 12th, 2017, 8:18 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Time to get all your data in the database for 2016
Replies: 14
Views: 5683

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

Use the 2015 link then change the 5 to a 6.

nightdriver
by nightdriver
January 6th, 2017, 9:44 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Time to get all your data in the database for 2016
Replies: 14
Views: 5683

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

Workin' on it.


-nightdriver