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by Kari Post
May 4th, 2015, 6:17 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Aquatic Behavior in Red-Backed Salamanders?
Replies: 9
Views: 2239

Re: Aquatic Behavior in Red-Backed Salamanders?

I had a high schooler just flip one (red back) at the edge of a stream today... I was surprised to see it among the two-lineds we usually find streamside
by Kari Post
May 4th, 2015, 6:15 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Northeast Volunteer Opportunities
Replies: 4
Views: 2559

Re: Northeast Volunteer Opportunities

Ashuelot Valley Environmental Observatory (AVEO) runs salamander crossing brigades and does vernal pool monitoring in the Monadnock region of New Hampshire
http://www.aveo.org/
by Kari Post
May 4th, 2015, 6:14 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Salamander ID Help
Replies: 1
Views: 839

Salamander ID Help

Took some of my middle/high school students on a walk today and we went salamander searching in a local stream. We found some two lined, a redback, and I think some baby duskies, but I'm hoping for some help with ID of the little guys just to be sure. Located in Keene, NH. Two-lined Salamander http:...
by Kari Post
December 28th, 2012, 10:41 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A Random Question Thread
Replies: 23
Views: 1961

Re: A Random Question Thread

Second question: regarding nonvenomous snake species-I've seen and read about folks being bitten while handling garters, water snakes, etc. Is there any concern that rodent-borne or other pathogenic diseases could be transmitted through a bite? As far as I know, most (although certainly not all) di...
by Kari Post
December 28th, 2012, 10:16 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Turtle Mortality on the Road
Replies: 23
Views: 4065

Re: Turtle Mortality on the Road

I just read this. Pretty sad.
by Kari Post
December 16th, 2012, 8:40 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: New England Herpers -any desire to get together this winter?
Replies: 11
Views: 1191

Re: New England Herpers -any desire to get together this win

I've got a full travel schedule this winter - I can't help it!
by Kari Post
December 9th, 2012, 7:40 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Snapping Turtle Poop
Replies: 11
Views: 3556

Re: Snapping Turtle Poop

These gift baskets are honestly quite popular and rather tasty. I can assure you no real feces are used in the making of such treats.
by Kari Post
December 9th, 2012, 7:38 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: New England Herpers -any desire to get together this winter?
Replies: 11
Views: 1191

Re: New England Herpers -any desire to get together this win

Keep me in the loop. I doubt I can make it, but if this event happened to occur on a day I am in the country and not working, and I didn't have to drive several hours to get there, I might be so inclined to attend.
by Kari Post
December 9th, 2012, 7:34 pm
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: Lens filters?
Replies: 11
Views: 2405

Re: Lens filters?

I don't use protective filters, because even the best ones can degrade image quality. Another layer of glass can also introduce flare issues, as light has one more surface to bounce off of. If you are going to use filters, use the higher quality ones not the inexpensive cheap ones. B+W is a good bra...
by Kari Post
December 9th, 2012, 7:29 pm
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: Simple photo editing help requested
Replies: 5
Views: 1633

Re: Simple photo editing help requested

That's a HUGE piece of dust. Not necessarily. How big the sensor dust appears also has to do with the aperture setting. Next time you find dust on your sensor, shoot wide open (use a large aperture like f/2.8 or f/4) then stop down (f/22 or so) and shoot again. You'll notice with the wider aperture...
by Kari Post
December 9th, 2012, 7:25 pm
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: Random thoughts on lenses and herp photography...
Replies: 12
Views: 3108

Re: Random thoughts on lenses and herp photography...

Keep in mind that a DSLR with a cropped sensor (all entry level DSLRs and most of the more affordable ones that I see herpers using), the effective focal length of a lens will be magnified by 1.5-1.6x (Nikon cropped sensors are 1.5x, Canon's are 1.6x with the exception of some of the 1D series which...
by Kari Post
November 29th, 2012, 7:13 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Snapping Turtle Poop
Replies: 11
Views: 3556

Re: Snapping Turtle Poop

by Kari Post
November 25th, 2012, 10:39 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Snapping Turtle Poop
Replies: 0
Views: 649

Snapping Turtle Poop

My friend makes edible scat as an environmental education tool and we're looking into a new poop project - snapping turtle poop! The problem is, we don't have reference photos. If you have photos of turtle poop from snapping turtle or any northeastern turtle species, I'd love if you could send them ...
by Kari Post
November 25th, 2012, 10:37 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Snapping Turtle Poop
Replies: 11
Views: 3556

Snapping Turtle Poop

Odd question: My friend makes edible scat as an environmental education tool and she and her students are trying to make snapping turtle scat. We're having a really tricky time finding reference photos of snapping turtle poop and I was hoping that someone on the forum might be able to help us out. I...
by Kari Post
August 14th, 2012, 7:05 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: First herping trip with my 9 and 6 year olds!!!
Replies: 3
Views: 885

Re: First herping trip with my 9 and 6 year olds!!!

Great job taking your kids out. I just had a 2, 7, and 9 year old living with me for the past week and a half and the girls (7 & 9) were expert frog catchers. All three were obsessed with red efts and the 2 year old would cry every time we set the newts free. Where are you located? The northeast cha...
by Kari Post
August 14th, 2012, 7:01 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: New England -CT Outing - Friday Sept 14?
Replies: 11
Views: 2374

Re: New England -CT Outing - July 28 or 29 POSTPONED til Aug

Keep me in the loop if this happens in August or Sept!
by Kari Post
August 7th, 2012, 10:45 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herper Speed Dating
Replies: 22
Views: 3828

Re: Herper Speed Dating

Haha. Whenever I find out a guy doesn't like snakes I always ask why. Then I try to find a little harmless one and tease them into holding it. Rarely works, but its pretty darn funny to me!
by Kari Post
August 7th, 2012, 10:39 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Snake Cake
Replies: 8
Views: 1983

Snake Cake

Image

Apparently you can have your snake and eat it too!

(Sorry but I don't know where the photo came from and I honestly don't own copyright to it or know who does. Mods if this has to come down, so be it, and my apologies.)
by Kari Post
July 26th, 2012, 3:15 am
Forum: Mammal Forum
Topic: What was your last lifer?
Replies: 121
Views: 76717

Re: What was your last lifer?

I'm pretty sure mine was a porcupine, and prior to that a bunch of cool mammals from Costa Rica, including wild agouti, coati, and a variety of insect and fruit bats. But yea, first live porcupine I've seen (even though I've seen tons of DOR porks before).
by Kari Post
July 26th, 2012, 3:10 am
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: Herp Photography Gear Reviews - links
Replies: 16
Views: 29515

Re: Herp Photography Gear Reviews - links

I'm all for posting reviews of discontinued products - particularly those that are readily available. I've been in the photography industry for a while - I do contract work and currently make my entire income off of photography related products, services, and affiliations. I don't have a single piec...
by Kari Post
July 26th, 2012, 3:01 am
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: Snakes as Art
Replies: 9
Views: 2810

Re: Snakes as Art

Oh I have lots of theme ideas for you - none of which are species dependent - so any photographer can participate with any subject. Silhouettes http://www.karipost.com/images/large/KP070901-2027460.jpg (Not a herp, but pretend it's a treefrog on a branch or something) Flash as Main Light http://www....
by Kari Post
July 24th, 2012, 4:36 am
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: Importance of a flash in the rainforest
Replies: 9
Views: 3029

Re: Importance of a flash in the rainforest

One warning with flash in the rainforest - if it is actually raining (or moreso if actively misting) the flash will illuminate the droplets of water in the air and NOT help your photos at all. So don't use flash when the air is very heavy with moisture or else the photo will be fogged. This can easi...
by Kari Post
July 23rd, 2012, 6:07 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: NAFHA NATIONAL MEETING 2012
Replies: 10
Views: 1681

Re: NAFHA NATIONAL MEETING 2012

But where I am is cooler than southern Illinois. I've been there, I should know!

As a side note, it's possible that Illinois is where I saw my one and only three-toed box turtle but I'm pretty sure it was Missouri.
by Kari Post
July 23rd, 2012, 6:04 pm
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: Snakes as Art
Replies: 9
Views: 2810

Snakes as Art

These photographs are beautiful. You should check them out!
http://www.mymodernmet.com/profiles/blo ... serpentine
by Kari Post
July 22nd, 2012, 4:06 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Which Snake has the worst smelling musk?
Replies: 32
Views: 5310

Re: Which Snake has the worst smelling musk?

This topic is awesome. This is also the reason I usually let someone else pick up the snakes first. Unless no one else around is willing, which happens most of the time, and then I'll pick it up if its not too big and doesn't seem too warm and feisty. The problem is I often find cool species when ba...
by Kari Post
July 22nd, 2012, 3:55 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: New England -CT Outing - Friday Sept 14?
Replies: 11
Views: 2374

Re: New England -CT Outing - July 28 or 29

Boo I'm in Acadia this weekend!
by Kari Post
July 22nd, 2012, 3:54 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Local Herp Conservation Groups
Replies: 12
Views: 1573

Re: Local Herp Conservation Groups

I too vote for supporting smaller, local grassroots organizations. The big ones, like the Nature Conservancy, have staff members dedicated to fundraising and outreach, and are more widely known. Not that they don't also need all the financial support they can get, but they have a chance at bigger gr...
by Kari Post
July 22nd, 2012, 3:47 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: NAFHA NATIONAL MEETING 2012
Replies: 10
Views: 1681

Re: NAFHA NATIONAL MEETING 2012

Who decided to make this event during peak autumn color!?!
by Kari Post
April 5th, 2012, 11:04 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: My first herps this year!
Replies: 6
Views: 949

Re: My first herps this year!

We spent most of our time near Monteverde in the cloud forests. We stayed in Alejuela near San Jose on the front and back end of the trip, at the La Calandria Field Station near Monteverde just outside of Santa Elena, on the Pacific slope of the Continental Divide just outside the cloud forests in t...
by Kari Post
April 4th, 2012, 7:35 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: My first herps this year!
Replies: 6
Views: 949

Re: My first herps this year!

Here's a few landscapes from Costa Rica. Didn't see too many herps nor had any great opportunities for herp photos, but will share them if I can find time. http://www.karipost.com/images/large/KP120316-1131110.jpg http://www.karipost.com/images/large/KP120318-1754029.jpg http://www.karipost.com/imag...
by Kari Post
April 4th, 2012, 7:25 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: My first herps this year!
Replies: 6
Views: 949

Re: My first herps this year!

I took some, but I had a wide angle lens and you can't see them beneath the surface. My roomie and I will head back with our waders and catch some...
by Kari Post
April 2nd, 2012, 12:23 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: My first herps this year!
Replies: 6
Views: 949

My first herps this year!

Well, kind of... Anyway I just spotted some Eastern Red Spotted Newts swimming around in my backyard pond (yay). I heard spring peepers calling last week, but these are the first herps I've SEEN yet this year in New Hampshire. This return to chilly weather makes me want to run back to NJ to find som...
by Kari Post
April 2nd, 2012, 12:16 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Northeast Member Biographies
Replies: 197
Views: 35774

Re: Northeast Member Biographies

bwaterherper wrote:
zwhitman wrote: I really like finding counties with no NAFHA records, and then getting on google earth before heading out someplace new to see what I can find. Anyone who is in the Northern NJ area and wants to meet up, just hit me up any time. :beer:

Hell yeah

Zach, help Bergen County out a bit will ya?
by Kari Post
April 2nd, 2012, 12:03 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: I LOVE New Jersey...
Replies: 31
Views: 2095

Re: I LOVE New Jersey...

I'm from NJ (the area of the "well to do conservatives" although I'm certainly not one of them), and NJ gets a really bad rap. Some of it deserved, most of it not. Anyway, just don't nuke the whole state. Some beautiful areas exist there and some cool people too! Oh and that range map is pretty darn...
by Kari Post
April 2nd, 2012, 11:52 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Carpooling to the Hognose Ho-down 2012
Replies: 8
Views: 1019

Re: Carpooling to the Hognose Ho-down 2012

Also better for the environment :)
by Kari Post
April 2nd, 2012, 11:51 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Hognose Hunt 2012!
Replies: 25
Views: 2063

Re: Hognose Hunt 2012!

Wahhhh! I want to find a hognose SOOOOOO badly, but I have a commitment at the NH seacoast that weekend.

Keep me in the loop about future hognose outings!
by Kari Post
December 20th, 2011, 2:01 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: I wanna go herping!
Replies: 5
Views: 1263

Re: I wanna go herping!

Ha! I'm in New Hampshire pretty much all winter, with detours to NY and VT planned, probably MA as well, and a very short trip to NJ and possibly PA for the holidays... Going to Costa Rica in March though, then Florida in April. Maybe MD and WV in May again. We'll see... Gyri, all I have to say to y...
by Kari Post
December 18th, 2011, 5:21 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: I wanna go herping!
Replies: 5
Views: 1263

I wanna go herping!

Just saying...
by Kari Post
December 18th, 2011, 5:19 pm
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: Dancing Geckos?
Replies: 4
Views: 1656

Re: Dancing Geckos?

Cool link! Thanks for sharing
by Kari Post
December 18th, 2011, 5:14 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Special Request: Biologists & Appalachia/WV Field Herpers
Replies: 2
Views: 786

Re: Special Request: Biologists & Appalachia/WV Field Herper

Thanks, Jason. I sent you a PM back.
by Kari Post
December 2nd, 2011, 7:22 am
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: Mirrorless SLRs
Replies: 14
Views: 3316

Re: Mirrorless SLRs

I'm jumping in really late (I'm more of a serious photographer and a casual herper, so FHF doesn't get checked very much after all of my other forums and obligations). So I'll leave a few brief comments... 1) For terminology's sake the micro four-thirds system cameras are not SLRs despite having int...
by Kari Post
December 2nd, 2011, 6:50 am
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: Batteries
Replies: 9
Views: 2204

Re: Batteries

The PowerEx Imedion batteries are excellent rechargables. They last much longer than any other I've tried, including Sanyo batteries. They offer "long lasting" batteries which hold their charge even over a long period of not being used. You can purchase them through the NatureScapes store: http://ww...
by Kari Post
December 2nd, 2011, 6:20 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Special Request: Biologists & Appalachia/WV Field Herpers
Replies: 6
Views: 1028

Re: Special Request: Biologists & Appalachia/WV Field Herper

Thanks Kyle, I just added the post to those forums. If I can compile a good team of experts, the potential for saving some habitat could be pretty high.
by Kari Post
December 2nd, 2011, 6:19 am
Forum: N.A.F.H.A. - Announcements/Inquiries
Topic: Special Request: Biologists & Appalachia/WV Field Herpers
Replies: 8
Views: 1882

Special Request: Biologists & Appalachia/WV Field Herpers

So I have a conservation project idea, and I need to contact field herpers who are familiar with herps in the Appalachian Mountains around Virginia, WV, and Kentucky, as well as herp biologists who specialize in species identification and classification. This could be a really important project if I...
by Kari Post
December 2nd, 2011, 6:18 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Special Request: Biologists & Appalachia/WV Field Herpers
Replies: 2
Views: 786

Special Request: Biologists & Appalachia/WV Field Herpers

So I have a conservation project idea, and I need to contact field herpers who are familiar with herps in the Appalachian Mountains around Virginia, WV, and Kentucky, as well as herp biologists who specialize in species identification and classification. This could be a really important project if I...
by Kari Post
December 2nd, 2011, 6:07 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Special Request: Biologists & Appalachia/WV Field Herpers
Replies: 6
Views: 1028

Special Request: Biologists & Appalachia/WV Field Herpers

So I have a conservation project idea, and I need to contact field herpers who are familiar with herps in the Appalachian Mountains around Virginia, WV, and Kentucky, as well as herp biologists who specialize in species identification and classification. This could be a really important project if I...