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by Misenus
April 1st, 2019, 6:45 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Trip Report: FL, March 2019
Replies: 8
Views: 8134

Re: Trip Report: FL, March 2019

Thanks for those corrections mtratcliffe. Fixed the cooter ID on Flickr.
by Misenus
March 31st, 2019, 4:29 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Trip Report: FL, March 2019
Replies: 8
Views: 8134

Re: Trip Report: FL, March 2019

Thanks for the input everyone. I agree that the glass lizard looks like O. compressus. You can't tell easily from the photo I posted, but there's a distinct black dorsal stripe as well.

Kfen, a coachwhip is a great find in my book. I still haven't seen the eastern variety.
by Misenus
March 29th, 2019, 11:40 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Trip Report: FL, March 2019
Replies: 8
Views: 8134

Trip Report: FL, March 2019

In early March I went to Florida for a week to visit relatives and get a break from the barren winter wasteland of New England. I went with my wife and our three small children (ages 5, 3, and 1), which meant a fair amount of compromise for everybody. While I didn't find any of my top target snake s...
by Misenus
June 22nd, 2017, 5:33 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Going the Extra Mile - DOR live birth
Replies: 25
Views: 18676

Re: Going the Extra Mile - DOR live birth

Nice work. I had a similar situation a couple years ago, but unfortunately, it was caused by me. I was mowing the lawn and nicked a gravid Northern Ringneck Snake, cutting her almost in half. I noticed movement inside, and finished the job with a pocket knife. https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4263/3462...
by Misenus
June 14th, 2017, 8:38 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: San Diego April 30-May 3
Replies: 9
Views: 4575

Re: San Diego April 30-May 3

Thanks Craig. I guess I shouldn't feel bad about finding so few total snakes then.
by Misenus
June 14th, 2017, 8:02 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: San Diego April 30-May 3
Replies: 9
Views: 4575

Re: San Diego April 30-May 3

Took me forever, but I finally put my pics from this trip on Flickr. All were taken in San Diego County. As you can see, lots of lizards. I had a little trouble identifying some and distinguishing various forms, male/female, etc. For more pics, including non-herps, check out my photostream: https://...
by Misenus
June 8th, 2017, 6:00 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: SoCal Lizard ID
Replies: 2
Views: 1777

Re: SoCal Lizard ID

Thanks Jeremy. I eventually found the post explaining why the NAFHA threads were merged. Not thrilled about it, but at least the posts are still there.
by Misenus
June 8th, 2017, 5:54 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: SoCal Lizard ID
Replies: 2
Views: 1777

SoCal Lizard ID

Photographed at dusk in the Anza-Borrego Desert on May 1st, just east of the mountains. I assume it's a juvenile, but I can't find any pics on CA Herps that look like it. P.S. What happened to the separate threads for all the regional NAFHA chapters? https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4217/34343708264_d7...
by Misenus
May 12th, 2017, 5:46 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Lizard ID
Replies: 2
Views: 1742

Re: Lizard ID

I think you're right Jeremy. Somehow I overlooked that one on the CA herps website. Thanks.
by Misenus
May 11th, 2017, 7:08 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Lizard ID
Replies: 2
Views: 1742

Lizard ID

Going through my photos from a recent San Diego trip, and I'm not sure what this lizard is (photographed at Mission Trails). Just a Great Basin Fence Lizard? The scales seem less keeled than others I saw. Brush Lizard? https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4194/34603567965_8f04490a2f_k.jpg DSC_7671edit by P...
by Misenus
May 5th, 2017, 12:03 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: San Diego April 30-May 3
Replies: 9
Views: 4575

Re: San Diego April 30-May 3

Thanks Nate. I sent a text before heading out there--not sure if you got it. It wasn't all bad though, I got a couple new anurans and a bunch of lizards in addition to the few snakes.
by Misenus
May 4th, 2017, 10:26 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: San Diego April 30-May 3
Replies: 9
Views: 4575

Re: San Diego April 30-May 3

I just got back from San Diego. It'll take me a while to sort and edit pics (I'll post them later) but here's a quick summary: lots of lizards, not so many snakes. I was pretty disappointed. I went out in the morning and afternoon/evening on the three days I was there, to a variety of habitats: coas...
by Misenus
May 4th, 2017, 10:18 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Southern California - Winter / Spring 2017
Replies: 10
Views: 4508

Re: Southern California - Winter / Spring 2017

Really great finds and shots (I saw them earlier on Flickr). I was just in San Diego and had little with snakes, even when I hopped over to Anza-Borrego.
by Misenus
April 6th, 2017, 10:07 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: San Diego April 30-May 3
Replies: 9
Views: 4575

Re: San Diego April 30-May 3

I appreciate it Nate. I'll give you a call as the dates get closer.
by Misenus
April 6th, 2017, 6:17 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: San Diego April 30-May 3
Replies: 9
Views: 4575

San Diego April 30-May 3

Hi everyone, My name is Pat and I'll be visiting San Diego for a conference April 30th to May 3rd. I'll be busy during the day, but will have the late afternoon/evening (and maybe an early morning) free for herping. I'm staying close to the airport, and I'd appreciate any general advice for where to...
by Misenus
August 12th, 2016, 11:37 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Spring and Summer in Massachusetts: Narrative + photos
Replies: 11
Views: 6071

Re: Spring and Summer in Massachusetts: Narrative + photos

Good eyes, effort, and luck probably still aren't enough for bog turtles in MA. On the other hand, someone found them here (in several spots), or we wouldn't know they exist. I've only tried looking once, but hope to get back out there and look again at some point.

Pat
by Misenus
August 10th, 2016, 7:06 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Spring and Summer in Massachusetts: Narrative + photos
Replies: 11
Views: 6071

Re: Spring and Summer in Massachusetts: Narrative + photos

Great finds and photos! I'm jealous of how much time you get to spend outdoors. These days, I typically get one Saturday a month, so there's a lot of pressure to make it count.
by Misenus
August 1st, 2016, 12:36 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Trip Summary, June 18-25, 2016
Replies: 15
Views: 6625

Re: Trip Summary, June 18-25, 2016

I'm still leaning toward the Chiricahua Leopard Frog. reptilesofaz.org says that the Lowland Leopard Frog usually has no spots on the snout (mine do) and that it's typically brown (mine are green). I know, it's "usually" and "typically." But the site also says that the Chiricahua Leopard Frog has ey...
by Misenus
July 25th, 2016, 12:28 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Trip Summary, June 18-25, 2016
Replies: 15
Views: 6625

Re: Trip Summary, June 18-25, 2016

Thanks everyone. Really nice finds and really nice pics...so refreshing to see all those cool herps. :thumb: The Leopard frog is intriguing...I've never seen a Chiricauhua with a spot on it's snout. Are you sure of the ID? It could be that populations vary...I don't know... Brian, I'm not positive a...
by Misenus
July 15th, 2016, 7:59 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Trip Summary, June 18-25, 2016
Replies: 15
Views: 6625

Trip Summary, June 18-25, 2016

I'm pleased to report that even though this trip coincided with a record heat wave and a full moon, I was able to find some good stuff. I slept 3-4 hours a night the entire week, and hiked later in the day than it was probably smart to do (in Tubac, where I stayed, highs were between 105 and 115 eve...
by Misenus
June 28th, 2016, 8:50 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: visiting in June
Replies: 12
Views: 3827

Re: visiting in June

Thanks Chris. I'm happy to say I survived the heat wave and made it safely back to MA. I even managed to find some herps while I was there, though not quite as many as I hoped. I'll write up a post soon (in a week or two probably, once I can get all my pics edited).
by Misenus
June 16th, 2016, 6:29 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: visiting in June
Replies: 12
Views: 3827

Re: visiting in June

I hear you. I didn't mention that my wife, our two small kids, and my mother-in-law are coming on the trip. My wife is awesome and is letting me do my own thing, on the condition that she gets to pick next year's vacation. Still, I'm not going to ignore them completely, and we'll try to hit some mus...
by Misenus
June 16th, 2016, 5:42 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: visiting in June
Replies: 12
Views: 3827

Re: visiting in June

Thanks for the encouragement guys, haha. The forecast for Tubac (where I'm staying) is telling me 115 on Sunday (day after I arrive), and then holding steady around 110 the rest of the trip. My plan is still to get up well before dawn and head into the mountains, at an elevation where it should be a...
by Misenus
June 1st, 2016, 11:01 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: May 2016 Species Count
Replies: 2
Views: 2289

Re: May 2016 Species Count

Going to try to get these into the database this weekend. All found in MA unless otherwise stated. SNAKES Eastern Garter Snake x ~20 (5 in Ohio) Eastern Milk Snake x 1 Eastern Ribbon Snake x 1 Northern Water Snake x ~12 Northern Brown Snake x 2 (Ohio) Eastern Massasauga x 1 (Ohio) LIZARDS Five-lined...
by Misenus
June 1st, 2016, 10:50 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Half-ish Year Review 2016
Replies: 2
Views: 2039

Re: Half-ish Year Review 2016

Great finds. I'd say you're having a pretty successful year.
by Misenus
May 27th, 2016, 2:41 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Northeast Member Biographies- Introduce Yourselves!
Replies: 32
Views: 12632

Re: Northeast Member Biographies- Introduce Yourselves!

Thanks Andrea! I'm trying to find reliable spots for some of the less common species, which is a slow process with a lot of trial and error. Really rewarding when it pays off though. And I hear you about the timbers. Now to find a copperhead...
by Misenus
May 17th, 2016, 12:59 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Northeast Member Biographies- Introduce Yourselves!
Replies: 32
Views: 12632

Re: Northeast Member Biographies- Introduce Yourselves!

My name is Patrick, and I grew up in Maine. I've been after herps ever since I flipped a red-backed salamander in my yard at the age of 4. After a stint overseas in the Army (which gave me some great opportunities to find foreign herps), I moved to the Boston area (where I live now) for grad school....
by Misenus
May 12th, 2016, 4:11 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: visiting in June
Replies: 12
Views: 3827

Re: visiting in June

I know, that's the way my schedule worked out. I'm pretty bummed about it, and trying not to get my hopes up too much. I keep telling myself that even in June, the snakes will get hungry and come out now and then... right? :|

I appreciate the advice though.
by Misenus
May 11th, 2016, 5:15 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: visiting in June
Replies: 12
Views: 3827

Re: visiting in June

Thanks, I definitely wouldn't be opposed to seeing any of those either. Just trying to figure out where to put the 4 hours of sleep I plan on getting a night.
by Misenus
May 11th, 2016, 12:42 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: visiting in June
Replies: 12
Views: 3827

visiting in June

Hi everyone, inaugural post on this forum. My name is Pat and I live near Boston. I'm visiting AZ June 18-25 and planning to spend a lot of time in the sky islands (found a little place to stay in Tubac). I know June isn't ideal (nor is the full moon right in the middle of my trip) but I'm going to ...