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by Ted
June 16th, 2016, 7:27 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: CA Chapter trip to Kennedy Meadows June 24-26, 2016
Replies: 40
Views: 11303

Re: CA Chapter trip to Kennedy Meadows June 24-26, 2016

I'll be there, assuming the campground is open
by Ted
March 17th, 2016, 10:23 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: CA Chapter outing 2016
Replies: 56
Views: 17068

Re: CA Chapter outing 2016

Sorry I haven't been too active here the past few years, school's been keeping me busy. I'd be able to make it late June though, and it sounds like a blast!
by Ted
March 16th, 2015, 6:45 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: CDFW Data Request for California releases 47,741 Records
Replies: 26
Views: 3165

Re: CDFW Data Request for All California Records is HERE..

I'm definitely in to give everything I've entered! :beer:
by Ted
February 20th, 2015, 2:00 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Tejon Ranch in Spring 2015? Tentative Dates Announced.
Replies: 26
Views: 6173

Re: Tejon Ranch in Spring 2015? Tentative Dates Announced.

I'm up for both lizard surveys
by Ted
January 8th, 2015, 8:15 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Tejon Ranch in Spring 2015? Tentative Dates Announced.
Replies: 26
Views: 6173

Re: Tejon Ranch in Spring 2015?

I'd love to go, but being in college on the east coast for now I doubt I'll be out here. If my breaks happen to fall during any of the trip dates, I'd love to go again! :thumb:
by Ted
July 7th, 2014, 7:16 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2014 So Far
Replies: 21
Views: 5044

Re: 2014 So Far

Great pics as always Nick! I especially love the Alligator Lizard: nice catch with the tounge :thumb:
by Ted
April 5th, 2014, 12:08 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Noob questions re: technique, safety, etc
Replies: 38
Views: 6681

Re: Noob questions re: technique, safety, etc

In general, I would say that you probably don't need to worry too much about the inverts; if you're not planning on handling them then they probably won't be an issue, as long as you're careful where you put your hands (look under/around rocks before grabbing them). Same more or less goes with Rattl...
by Ted
March 16th, 2014, 4:58 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Spring Break in Southern California
Replies: 16
Views: 2414

Re: Spring Break in Southern California

If you found that baja chorus frog in the canyon of palms that I'm thinking of then that is definitely out of place. I've vouchered tons of frogs from that local over the past five years and have only seen the California tree frogs. Thanks for the field report! It was found in the Palm Canyon indee...
by Ted
March 15th, 2014, 12:29 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Spring Break in Southern California
Replies: 16
Views: 2414

Re: Spring Break in Southern California

Thanks everyone! I can't wait to be back for more :beer:
by Ted
March 14th, 2014, 5:30 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Spring Break in Southern California
Replies: 16
Views: 2414

Spring Break in Southern California

Hey all, So, after having been in New Hampshire for the past few months at college, I've been pretty starved for herps. Luckily my spring break was early this year, so I met with a few forum members, RobertH and gopher, for a few herping trips. First, on Sunday, I met Robert and Nicholas out in Rive...
by Ted
February 25th, 2014, 5:22 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Thought this was interesting... at first
Replies: 13
Views: 1763

Re: Thought this was interesting... at first

While it's true that species which are genetically different aren't always morphologically different enough for easy field identification, it's important to realize that not all science is done in the field. In fact, I think more of it is done in a lab (anyone have stats to support/refute this?). If...
by Ted
February 20th, 2014, 1:51 pm
Forum: Mammal Forum
Topic: Fisher on the beach
Replies: 13
Views: 9775

Re: Fisher on the beach

Pete, that's really an amazing sighting! I'm yet to see one, but the location certainly seems strange to me.
by Ted
February 20th, 2014, 1:49 pm
Forum: Fish Forum
Topic: strangest thing you ever caught
Replies: 48
Views: 36616

Re: strangest thing you ever caught

Octopi and lobsters a few times, and a couple of kayaks and paddleboards. My favorite though was a simple calico bass: it was caught by two people at the same time! I hooked it, and while fighting it got foul hooked in the back on another angler's line. That one was no fun to untangle!
by Ted
February 20th, 2014, 10:00 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: What I Learned About Life from Field Herping
Replies: 154
Views: 16278

Re: What I Learned About Life from Field Herping

Some real gems in this thread! Here's my contribution:

Stop looking so hard, you'll find more than you were trying to.
by Ted
February 20th, 2014, 7:22 am
Forum: Board Line
Topic: Unsupport National Wildlife Fed. they support python ban
Replies: 65
Views: 27190

Re: Unsupport National Wildlife Fed. they support python ban

I'm just not going along with the idea that NWF should be abandoned by herpers en masse because of their poor judgement on this issue. What about "temporary abandonment?" Money talks, and if an organization stands to lose a significant number of members (and more importantly, the money they bring),...
by Ted
February 20th, 2014, 5:20 am
Forum: Board Line
Topic: Unsupport National Wildlife Fed. they support python ban
Replies: 65
Views: 27190

Re: Unsupport National Wildlife Fed. they support python ban

This is a well thought out post. Thanks for that. Perhaps I should have used a different phrase instead of the camel's back reference. There are no other straws (heavy or otherwise) that I am aware of against the NWF. I too was a supporter of NWF and liked many of the things they had accomplished, ...
by Ted
February 19th, 2014, 7:14 pm
Forum: Board Line
Topic: Unsupport National Wildlife Fed. they support python ban
Replies: 65
Views: 27190

Re: Unsupport National Wildlife Fed. they support python ban

As far as the law goes: Am I against it? Yes. It seems to be based on something entirely separate from science, and I can't condone that in any legislation regarding animals/plants/environment/science/etc. As far as the keeping of large constrictors goes: Know what you're doing. I think it's great f...
by Ted
January 16th, 2014, 9:57 pm
Forum: N.A.F.H.A. - Announcements/Inquiries
Topic: First Annual NAFHA Summer Herp Count starts June 1st, 2014
Replies: 29
Views: 11787

Re: First Annual NAFHA Summer Herp Count starts June 1st, 20

captainjack0000 wrote:I too would love to see organized events, but it should be all inclusive. Those solitary herpers shouldn't be excluded. I'm kinda leaving it up to members to organize how they want.
Makes perfect sense
by Ted
January 16th, 2014, 8:11 am
Forum: N.A.F.H.A. - Announcements/Inquiries
Topic: First Annual NAFHA Summer Herp Count starts June 1st, 2014
Replies: 29
Views: 11787

Re: First Annual NAFHA Summer Herp Count starts June 1st, 20

I love the idea! As someone who has participated in a Christmas Bird Count, however, I would love to see people grouping together for this. It's fine to do a bird count by yourself in your yard or something, but the real fun comes when you go out with a group that can share knowledge, ID skills, and...
by Ted
October 28th, 2013, 8:40 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Eastern Massasauga Rattlesnake Research in Illinois
Replies: 10
Views: 2565

Re: Eastern Massasauga Rattlesnake Research in Illinois

Being a new college student this year, I'm starting to understand how hard it can be to get enough money for research. I've donated and shared, and am willing to donate at least a few bucks to any worthwhile study anyone posts on here. Keep that research coming!
by Ted
October 28th, 2013, 7:39 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Coastal Ecuador 2013: Part 4 (Series Finale)
Replies: 9
Views: 3440

Re: Coastal Ecuador 2013: Part 4 (Series Finale)

Awesome trip! Those swallows seem to be Tree Swallows, though I'd double-check my ID if I were you.
by Ted
October 24th, 2013, 4:42 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Palm Springs area, October 12/13
Replies: 16
Views: 2300

Re: Palm Springs area, October 12/13

College is going well, pretty busy as expected. Freshman level classes are pretty dull, but there's some good opportunities out here, and a lot more amphibians.
by Ted
October 22nd, 2013, 12:11 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Palm Springs area, October 12/13
Replies: 16
Views: 2300

Re: Palm Springs area, October 12/13

It sounds like it was an awesome trip! Congrats on the lifers, and that Baja Collard is absolutely beautiful. Been missing the herps out here in New Hampshire... :beer:
by Ted
April 4th, 2013, 2:30 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Letter Draft to CDFG
Replies: 24
Views: 2987

Re: Letter Draft to CDFG

Ok, I've altered the letter a little more in an attempt to make it shorter and less general. See the top post (makes more sense than reposting it every time) As far as forming a group goes, I've got Dan (dangerdan) on board, and I feel that he will be a great asset in dealing with DFG, since he has ...
by Ted
March 30th, 2013, 7:37 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Letter Draft to CDFG
Replies: 24
Views: 2987

Re: Letter Draft to CDFG

From experience, I think you need to actively go through some group-formation process before you can even expect to engage the Commission, let alone become effective in working with them. Prepare for this to be much harder and to take much longer than you expect. If it turns out quick and easy, hey...
by Ted
March 29th, 2013, 1:24 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Letter Draft to CDFG
Replies: 24
Views: 2987

Re: Letter Draft to CDFG

Brian, thanks for the clarification on NAFHA's position. This letter's purpose was an attempt to alleviate some of the concerns voiced in the CDFG regulation thread, so I suppose it didn't necessarily apply to NAFHA as much from the beginning. Could we possibly send it from the FHF community, since ...
by Ted
March 29th, 2013, 6:49 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Letter Draft to CDFG
Replies: 24
Views: 2987

Re: Letter Draft to CDFG

Hi Chris, Thanks for the great revisions. I already made most of them to the letter at the top (so I don't have to constantly repost the letter), but I have some questions about how to revise the collecting paragraph, since it's obvious I don't know enough about collecting. Do you think it would be ...
by Ted
March 28th, 2013, 8:41 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: NEW CDFW REGULATIONS
Replies: 130
Views: 19808

Re: NEW CDFW REGULATIONS

Dan, do you happen to still know how/where to find Ruber on that site? If so, it may be worth contacting them and saying that you will do a survey for them, having more experience in the area may help. The current problem with the bag regs, from what I understand, is that they do not affect how many...
by Ted
March 28th, 2013, 8:14 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: NEW CDFW REGULATIONS
Replies: 130
Views: 19808

Re: NEW CDFW REGULATIONS

A letter has been drafted for review:

http://www.fieldherpforum.com/forum/vie ... =6&t=15699
by Ted
March 28th, 2013, 8:10 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Letter Draft to CDFG
Replies: 24
Views: 2987

Letter Draft to CDFG

Here's the letter as has been written so far, with some input from Phil (Phillodactylus). Please help contribute by suggesting any revisions and/or additions as you feel are needed. The more input the better, since this works better if the entire group is represented. Also, if anyone knows or can fi...
by Ted
March 28th, 2013, 6:02 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Great Basin Fence Lizard?
Replies: 5
Views: 626

Re: Great Basin Fence Lizard?

Being from costal OC myself, that's a pretty typical coloration. Our fence lizards have a lot of color variance: http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6213/6869658104_f0a3d2488e_n.jpg Great Basin Fence Lizard Display by Ted306 , on Flickr http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7077/7178349341_fc10dc06c8_n.jpg Great ...
by Ted
March 28th, 2013, 6:37 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: NEW CDFW REGULATIONS
Replies: 130
Views: 19808

Re: NEW CDFW REGULATIONS

We can not win if we don't play the game. That's it, right there. Vic also provided lots of the detail on how the game is played. Nothing - nothing - I saw there rang false. (I'm sorry to say I saw a lot in Richard's posts that also rings pretty true. Decisions are not made on data alone. Sometimes...
by Ted
March 26th, 2013, 7:10 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: NEW CDFW REGULATIONS
Replies: 130
Views: 19808

Re: NEW CDFW REGULATIONS

Richard, thank you for the clarification. I agree that wildlife agencies dealing with herps tend to be, shall we say, more difficult than others. I think you nailed it earlier when you said And I suggest that everyone ponder the following saying. 'Absence of evidence is not evidence of absence.' I w...
by Ted
March 26th, 2013, 1:51 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: NEW CDFW REGULATIONS
Replies: 130
Views: 19808

Re: NEW CDFW REGULATIONS

Richard, I agree with you up until here: Last, it would seem that some of you believe that data would be meaningful to officials in the non-game section of wildlife agencies. You are mistaken! Unlike there counterparts in the game division of wildlife agencies, having facts, data, and other forms of...
by Ted
March 26th, 2013, 7:59 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: NEW CDFW REGULATIONS
Replies: 130
Views: 19808

Re: NEW CDFW REGULATIONS

Which species would you all want me to focus on? here's what I got so far from this thread: California Newts Night Lizards Crotes Coachwhips Glossys Zonata Charina Legless Lizards Any other species you all feel should be added? Also, the six other main arguments I got were to 1. redefine take to all...
by Ted
March 25th, 2013, 7:09 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: NEW CDFW REGULATIONS
Replies: 130
Views: 19808

Re: NEW CDFW REGULATIONS

The first part (right up until "...talk to them first,") sounds alright - a good start. Everything after that rings false to me though; especially the last sentence. I don't know CDFW culture, and maybe it depends in part on which employees might be willing to carry your water for you, but - genera...
by Ted
March 25th, 2013, 4:03 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Northeast Member Biographies
Replies: 197
Views: 38347

Re: Northeast Member Biographies

Hey all, I've been on the forum for a while now, and have been living in Southern California. I'm going to the University of New Hampshire in Durham next year (money permitting), and so will be part of this chapter soon! I won't be out there until late summer/early fall, but I thought I'd introduce ...
by Ted
March 25th, 2013, 6:35 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: NEW CDFW REGULATIONS
Replies: 130
Views: 19808

Re: NEW CDFW REGULATIONS

Many people have had great opinions and ideas during this post. Why don't we get a small group together to write up our thoughts, and use the tools we have, namely field experience and the database, to back it up? Also, since we have at least one or two DFG members on this forum, why don't we talk t...
by Ted
March 20th, 2013, 5:19 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: FLC survey 3/16
Replies: 12
Views: 1606

Re: FLC survey 3/16

Nice pics so far! It was great to be out with everyone, and I'm glad we found so much. :thumb: Here're my photos from the survey First up is the mouse that was found under the first board, it's visible just at the bottom of it's little hole http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8511/8575322815_7517c2f65d_c....
by Ted
February 6th, 2013, 6:09 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2013 NAFHA Meeting of CA chapter?
Replies: 6
Views: 811

Re: 2013 NAFHA Meeting of CA chapter?

That makes sense, and thanks to all for working so hard. Hope it works out for may-ish :beer:
by Ted
February 6th, 2013, 12:14 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2013 NAFHA Meeting of CA chapter?
Replies: 6
Views: 811

Re: 2013 NAFHA Meeting of CA chapter?

That's to bad, Robert. Why does it look that way, if you don't kind me asking?
by Ted
February 6th, 2013, 6:19 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2013 NAFHA Meeting of CA chapter?
Replies: 6
Views: 811

Re: 2013 NAFHA Meeting of CA chapter?

Feb 16-17 works for me, though by now it would be sort of short notice... perhaps the 23/24 to give another week for planning?
by Ted
September 21st, 2012, 5:13 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Huge Thanks to Ricrabit, Ashley, and Hellihooks
Replies: 3
Views: 1012

Re: Huge Thanks to Ricrabit, Ashley, and Hellihooks

Thanks, it was fun to be there and good to meet/see everyone.
by Ted
September 14th, 2012, 8:58 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Wasted Time
Replies: 17
Views: 2672

Re: Wasted Time

Coming from someone who frequents the Corona area, right now it is simply too hot, and too dry. I'm not the best herper myself, but I'd suggest that more towards winter you'll have an easier time finding herps. If you still want to find them now, try to find a water source such as a lake or stream.
by Ted
September 8th, 2012, 7:34 pm
Forum: Bird Forum
Topic: Fighting hummingbirds
Replies: 1
Views: 1390

Re: Fighting hummingbirds

Cool! I've only ever gotten to see that behavior from a distance it's great that you were so close! :mrgreen:
by Ted
September 1st, 2012, 5:23 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: cool recent finds
Replies: 8
Views: 2326

Re: cool recent finds

KatiyaLilith wrote:
Ted wrote:Welcome! I'm in the irvine area myself, haven't found a king that nice though! congrats on the awesome finds! :thumb:
Have you found any mountain kings in the Santa Annas?
Actually, I haven't attempted to find any Mt. Kings at all yet.
by Ted
August 27th, 2012, 4:57 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Nafha Booth
Replies: 25
Views: 2302

Re: Nafha Booth

I can volunteer. But I'm not sure if I'm eligible being under 18 and all For you and Ted, and others under 18... should be no problem, we had 9-13 yr olds pitching in last year. You will have to purchase your own admissions to get in, as most of us did last year... cheaper than additional vendor ba...
by Ted
August 27th, 2012, 4:39 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Nafha Booth
Replies: 25
Views: 2302

Re: Nafha Booth

I can volunteer. But I'm not sure if I'm eligible being under 18 and all For you and Ted, and others under 18... should be no problem, we had 9-13 yr olds pitching in last year. You will have to purchase your own admissions to get in, as most of us did last year... cheaper than additional vendor ba...
by Ted
August 24th, 2012, 5:49 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Nafha Booth
Replies: 25
Views: 2302

Re: Nafha Booth

I'd love to help out at the booth either day