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by Russ_Jones
March 9th, 2016, 6:07 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Where can I find Butler's Gartersnakes in Michigan?
Replies: 11
Views: 3085

Re: Where can I find Butler's Gartersnakes in Michigan?

They're Endangered/Threatened here (depends who you ask) Huh? I would think someone doing research on the species would know their status in the province they are working in, especially with the permitting process involved when handling them here. Posting this inquiry with an alias also comes acros...
by Russ_Jones
June 18th, 2013, 7:47 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Opinions please on this unusual hognose encounter
Replies: 7
Views: 2755

Re: Opinions please on this unusual hognose encounter

Jon,

I havn't seen a hognose at night, but I helped a foxsnake cross a busy road last year at night. It is the only time I have seen nocturnal behaviour in foxsnakes.

Russ
by Russ_Jones
December 21st, 2012, 2:55 pm
Forum: Invertebrate Forum
Topic: Anyone else have a reference collection?
Replies: 19
Views: 4768

Re: Anyone else have a reference collection?

Thanks for posting that letter Warren. My thoughts on the issue are more or less in line with what was discussed in it.


Freddy81 wrote:Do you all want to see my collection..it´s big.????
Please share some pics!

Russ
by Russ_Jones
November 3rd, 2012, 7:49 am
Forum: Invertebrate Forum
Topic: Anyone else have a reference collection?
Replies: 19
Views: 4768

Re: Anyone else have a reference collection?

I too have restored most of my property back to tallgrass prairie . I recently tallied 115 species of native plants, which of course attracts many insects and other wildlife. Most of my plants have been salvaged from construction sites. The diversity of moths that visit my porch light has increased ...
by Russ_Jones
October 23rd, 2012, 7:37 pm
Forum: Invertebrate Forum
Topic: Anyone else have a reference collection?
Replies: 19
Views: 4768

Re: Anyone else have a reference collection?

Good post Chris. I imagine a single trip to the beer store on a warm summer night probably takes out more insects than my entire collection, multiply that by how many cars are on the road on said night and the few unfortunate specimens that end up in my cases seem somewhat insignificant. Needless to...
by Russ_Jones
October 22nd, 2012, 6:06 am
Forum: Invertebrate Forum
Topic: Anyone else have a reference collection?
Replies: 19
Views: 4768

Anyone else have a reference collection?

Does anyone else collect and preserve (dry ad pin) insects?

Is there a particular group you focus on? How detailed are your data tags? Do you have any pics of your collection? What's your favorite specimen?

Russ
by Russ_Jones
September 28th, 2012, 8:05 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: The Thamnophis sirtalis photo thread
Replies: 32
Views: 10294

Re: The Thamnophis sirtalis photo thread

A cool one from my back yard. http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v156/britishcanuk/9AFA37EB-2776-441D-8044-2A737B3F0837-728-0000006C93EFC2D5.jpg http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v156/britishcanuk/9C163252-358E-4E59-BBB9-A04B981A9FB3-728-0000006C9C2ACE63.jpg T. s. sirtalis Essex county, Ontario Russ
by Russ_Jones
September 15th, 2012, 4:30 pm
Forum: Invertebrate Forum
Topic: Alright Daniel....
Replies: 8
Views: 2670

Re: Alright Daniel....

An excellent series of photos, thanks for sharing!

Russ
by Russ_Jones
September 15th, 2012, 4:27 pm
Forum: Invertebrate Forum
Topic: A few inverts from southern Ontario
Replies: 3
Views: 1628

A few inverts from southern Ontario

Here's a few macros from around home. http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v156/britishcanuk/C5334054-3128-4F32-A9FB-698FB8B542D6-5773-000008F9F83C30CD.jpg http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v156/britishcanuk/7570DB3C-365E-49EA-9151-BC5BD3A0E16C-5773-000008F9FB819134.jpg http://img.photobucket.com/album...
by Russ_Jones
September 3rd, 2012, 5:59 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Accidental DORs
Replies: 25
Views: 6691

Re: Accidental DORs

I'm sure if you swerve and hit just one cat you would more than make up for the native species you have run over... just sayin'.

Russ
by Russ_Jones
July 23rd, 2012, 6:05 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herping in Ontario - Interesting...I know.
Replies: 14
Views: 1927

Re: Herping in Ontario - Interesting...I know.

Who cares about a typo? This isn't an English forum, and 99% of our users are what I consider functionally illiterate. The bigger issue, and the focus of your question, is advice about herping in Ontario (I'm from Ontario). As was mentioned, there is a credibility issue faced by any new members on ...
by Russ_Jones
June 30th, 2012, 3:45 pm
Forum: Board Line
Topic: Why do some not enter data in Naherp.com?
Replies: 62
Views: 20264

Re: Why do some not enter data in Naherp.com?

6. There is a regional atlas that is doing the same thing
by Russ_Jones
June 30th, 2012, 6:34 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: An old Box?
Replies: 20
Views: 3108

Re: An old Box?

I am aware of one healthy adult female, a recapture from the late 90's that was caught this year and hasn't gained any weight or size at all.

Russ
by Russ_Jones
June 23rd, 2012, 3:41 pm
Forum: Invertebrate Forum
Topic: Some insect shots from the past couple of months
Replies: 6
Views: 2207

Some insect shots from the past couple of months

Here are a few shots of various insects I have encountered over the the last couple of months. Flies http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v156/britishcanuk/88358ecb.jpg http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v156/britishcanuk/40fcb7a0.jpg http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v156/britishcanuk/b9983248.jpg http...
by Russ_Jones
June 22nd, 2012, 6:22 pm
Forum: Invertebrate Forum
Topic: Giant Stag Beetle
Replies: 5
Views: 2305

Re: Giant Stag Beetle

Gorgeous!
by Russ_Jones
June 3rd, 2012, 1:50 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: E. foxsnake
Replies: 12
Views: 1849

Re: E. foxsnake

Thanks for the comments, I really love these guys. They seem to have a more personable demeanor than the other species we get here, or at least they seem to be more deliberate in their actions.

Cheers,

Russ
by Russ_Jones
June 1st, 2012, 9:34 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: E. foxsnake
Replies: 12
Views: 1849

E. foxsnake

A nice foxsnake I found this week
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Russ
by Russ_Jones
June 1st, 2012, 9:25 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Garter Snake eating Toad
Replies: 3
Views: 1315

Re: Garter Snake eating Toad

I had a similar encounter a few weeks ago in southwestern Ontario.
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A pretty harsh way to go!

R~
by Russ_Jones
May 11th, 2012, 4:42 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Storeria occipitomaculata
Replies: 16
Views: 4072

Re: Storeria occipitomaculata

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v156/britishcanuk/image0092-2.jpg http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v156/britishcanuk/rdblly39.jpg http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v156/britishcanuk/image0064.jpg http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v156/britishcanuk/rdblly.jpg http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v15...
by Russ_Jones
May 7th, 2012, 5:07 pm
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: Speedlite vs ringflash
Replies: 8
Views: 2631

Re: Speedlite vs ringflash

A diffuser on your 580 would be awesome, a single flash source gives a little more depth IMO.

Image

Russ
by Russ_Jones
April 15th, 2012, 5:09 pm
Forum: Invertebrate Forum
Topic: Some tiger beetles
Replies: 7
Views: 1982

Some tiger beetles

One of my favorite insects to find in the field are tiger beetles. Here's a few from this year so far... Cincindela formosa, a large species of sandy areas. http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v156/britishcanuk/f769c326.jpg Here's another one cleaning some sand off it's face http://img.photobucket.com...
by Russ_Jones
April 14th, 2012, 5:13 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: The Thamnophis sirtalis photo thread
Replies: 32
Views: 10294

Re: The Thamnophis sirtalis photo thread

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Thamnophis s. sirtalis
Essex County, Ontario
by Russ_Jones
April 14th, 2012, 6:36 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: The Thamnophis sirtalis photo thread
Replies: 32
Views: 10294

Re: The Thamnophis sirtalis photo thread

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Thamnophis s. sirtalis
Essex County, Ontario

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Thamnophis s. sirtalis
Essex County, Ontario
by Russ_Jones
April 14th, 2012, 6:29 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: The Thamnophis sirtalis photo thread
Replies: 32
Views: 10294

Re: The Thamnophis sirtalis photo thread

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Thamnophis sirtalis sirtalis
Essex County, Ontario
by Russ_Jones
April 14th, 2012, 6:24 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: The Thamnophis sirtalis photo thread
Replies: 32
Views: 10294

The Thamnophis sirtalis photo thread

Along the same lines as the Storeria dekayi thread here http://www.fieldherpforum.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=11075 , I thought Thamnophis sirtalis with it's huge degree of variation would make an interesting subject. As before, please don't post comments, just photos with county info. http://img....
by Russ_Jones
April 6th, 2012, 6:40 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 22 foot croc in Niger
Replies: 31
Views: 9750

Re: 22 foot croc in Niger

I agree there is a perspective bias in the picture, but see no reason to not believe the 22' measurement. It would be a nile crocodile would it not? 22' is large, but not unimaginable in this species. Ian I'm no expert, but 22' seems like a pretty gigantic croc! I would be surprised if there were a...
by Russ_Jones
April 6th, 2012, 10:18 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 22 foot croc in Niger
Replies: 31
Views: 9750

Re: 22 foot croc in Niger

So lame, if be surprised if it was much bigger than an average adult.
by Russ_Jones
April 6th, 2012, 7:04 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: The Storeria dekayi photo thread
Replies: 21
Views: 4441

Re: The Storeria dekayi photo thread

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Essex County
Ontario

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Essex County
Ontario

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Union County
Illinois
by Russ_Jones
April 6th, 2012, 6:58 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: The Storeria dekayi photo thread
Replies: 21
Views: 4441

Re: The Storeria dekayi photo thread

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Essex County
Ontario
by Russ_Jones
April 6th, 2012, 6:58 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: The Storeria dekayi photo thread
Replies: 21
Views: 4441

The Storeria dekayi photo thread

I thought it would be fun to create a thread dedicated entirely to brown snakes to show all of the variation within the species.

Please don't respond to any of the posts, let's keep it photos with county info only :)
by Russ_Jones
March 20th, 2012, 9:44 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Request for Western Chorus Frog photos
Replies: 5
Views: 1204

Re: Request for Western Chorus Frog photos

Here's a few from Ontario. I have a few calling male shots somewhere but can't find them right now. If you see one you like you can use it. http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v156/britishcanuk/IMG_1921.jpg http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v156/britishcanuk/image0016.jpg http://img.photobucket.com/al...
by Russ_Jones
February 10th, 2012, 9:57 am
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: High quality point and shoot, which one?
Replies: 17
Views: 6118

Re: High quality point and shoot, which one?

Thanks so much for the suggestions and opinions, I appreciate all of them! I have just pulled the trigger on a canon g12 that was on sale, it seems to be well received and provides excellent macro functionality which is important to me. I'll post some results from this camera after I've had a chance...
by Russ_Jones
February 8th, 2012, 1:14 pm
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: High quality point and shoot, which one?
Replies: 17
Views: 6118

High quality point and shoot, which one?

I've gotten away from photography over the past few years but I think I'd like to start again but I don't want all the baggage that comes with a dslr. Can anyone recommend some higher end point and shoots for me to look at?

Cheers,

Russ
by Russ_Jones
January 28th, 2012, 4:33 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Need a Source for Free Coverboards
Replies: 14
Views: 1828

Re: Need a Source for Free Coverboards

Couple responses- Josh said "herper", not "herp", wonderland. Regardless, the herps themselves presumably just perceive the objects as they perceive them: something useful to be exploited, something useless to be ignored, or something hazardous to be avoided. The trick for the herper is to ensure t...
by Russ_Jones
January 28th, 2012, 7:53 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Need a Source for Free Coverboards
Replies: 14
Views: 1828

Re: Need a Source for Free Coverboards

My idea of a herp wonderland doesn't involve spreading trash all over the place, but rather. Habitat enhancement such as invasive plant control and, depending on your location tree removal in favor of grassland habitat. Placing ac is littering, and will just make it easier to poach in my opinion
by Russ_Jones
January 17th, 2012, 7:40 pm
Forum: Board Line
Topic: Python Ban
Replies: 70
Views: 21007

Re: Python Ban

Am I the only one who thinks it's a good thing? Maybe even too little , to late??

Russ
by Russ_Jones
January 11th, 2012, 1:39 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Eastern Massasauga Rattlesnake
Replies: 19
Views: 3255

Re: Eastern Massasauga Rattlesnake

MonarchzMan wrote:Having gone around searching for Massasaugas in Michigan, and only every really finding a handful, it's hard to believe that Michigan is the stronghold for the species. Such a shame for such an awesome species!
That distinction would surely go to the Georgian Bay population here in Ontario.

Russ
by Russ_Jones
January 3rd, 2012, 9:11 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: You gotta check this out...
Replies: 53
Views: 9190

Re: You gotta check this out...

Wow, amazing. That bird looks thoroughly beat! It's hard to say for sure, but it appears small for a redtail. Also the tail looks long, but these could be because it
is soaked. I think it might be an accipiter.

R~
by Russ_Jones
January 2nd, 2012, 7:51 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Why does there seem to be a rift?
Replies: 39
Views: 4802

Re: Why does there seem to be a rift?

Personally, I think the rift lies somewhere between the biologists and the conservation officers. There aren't enough co's that are qualified to protect wildlife IMO.

Russ
by Russ_Jones
November 1st, 2011, 4:05 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Lake Erie Watersnakes
Replies: 22
Views: 3920

Re: Lake Erie Watersnakes

Hey, great post and pics mike. It's been a few years since Iv been to pelee island, you brought back some nice memories.

I wonder how much of the snakes rebound is owed to the establishment of round goby in lake erie.

Russ
by Russ_Jones
September 3rd, 2011, 9:44 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Albino Butlers Garter & Case Closed
Replies: 26
Views: 4527

Re: Albino Butlers Garter & Case Closed

Very cool. There was an albino butleri on display for many years at the local nature centre here in Ontario... Your pic brought back memories.
by Russ_Jones
August 14th, 2011, 9:18 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: eastern foxsnake tattoo
Replies: 22
Views: 3231

Re: eastern foxsnake tattoo

It's been a while so I apologize for the overdue response, but thanks for the kind words everyone! Here's a crappy phone pic I took of it all healed up.

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Cheers,

Russ
by Russ_Jones
June 18th, 2011, 10:38 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Need help buying a KAYAK for herping...
Replies: 14
Views: 2552

Re: Need help buying a KAYAK for herping...

I would look at a pungo or a tarpon both by wilderness systems. The pungo has a nice big cockpit for getting into and out of and the tarpon is a sit on top, even easier to get out of! I would get a second yak for the ocean... From the yak' http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v156/britishcanuk/kayaking...
by Russ_Jones
May 31st, 2011, 7:52 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Pronunciation of the Latin
Replies: 32
Views: 6085

Re: Pronunciation of the Latin

I believe there are multiple correct ways to pronounce many scientific names so I personally don't worry about it, just as long as it is spelled properly.

Russ
by Russ_Jones
May 25th, 2011, 6:48 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Longest tongue award goes to.....
Replies: 3
Views: 1143

Re: Longest tongue award goes to.....

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v156/britishcanuk/image0018-1.jpg http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v156/britishcanuk/aug2510.jpg http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v156/britishcanuk/600x800.jpg http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v156/britishcanuk/massasaugashots02.jpg http://img.photobucket.com/al...
by Russ_Jones
May 9th, 2011, 9:18 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Bird ID (Rattlesnake related)
Replies: 58
Views: 8911

Re: Bird ID (Rattlesnake related)

How about a female brewers blackbird or cowbird...
by Russ_Jones
May 9th, 2011, 6:24 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Bird ID (Rattlesnake related)
Replies: 58
Views: 8911

Re: Bird ID (Rattlesnake related)

I think it is a flycatcher, maybe a pewee. The beak is wrong for a towhee and I would be surprised if that snake could eat a bird as large as a thrasher.

Russ
by Russ_Jones
April 29th, 2011, 5:18 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Trapping snakes, anyone have any experience with it?
Replies: 10
Views: 2092

Re: Trapping snakes, anyone have any experience with it?

I'm glad to hear it went fine in your case, and understand why one might do it out of curiosity. But honestly, given that there are more than six billion people in the world, and growing, and given the pressures that places on species and habitats, I don't think it is wise to spread knowledge about...
by Russ_Jones
April 20th, 2011, 4:15 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Trapping snakes, anyone have any experience with it?
Replies: 10
Views: 2092

Re: Trapping snakes, anyone have any experience with it?

Thanks Scott. Does anybody else have any information on this subject?

Cheers,

Russ