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by M Wolverton
June 8th, 2017, 4:57 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: HerpMapper vs NAHERP vs iNaturalist
Replies: 21
Views: 7584

Re: HerpMapper vs NAHERP vs iNaturalist

Herpmapper won't import everything from HERP. I have nearly 200 it won't import for whatever reason.
by M Wolverton
June 6th, 2017, 4:14 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Reccomendations for pygmies
Replies: 12
Views: 3924

Re: Reccomendations for pygmies

My recommendation for pygmies is to quit eating each other's heads and try a more balanced diet, not unlike that recommended by the USDA.
by M Wolverton
June 6th, 2017, 3:30 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: whitewater
Replies: 75
Views: 19635

Re: whitewater

Last I heard, LE activities on Whitewater these days are largely confined to catching and sanding toads.
by M Wolverton
February 15th, 2015, 11:38 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: More firsts for the database?
Replies: 1
Views: 1178

Re: More firsts for the database?

I've entered a bunch of Woodhouse's toads for WA.
by M Wolverton
January 22nd, 2015, 6:24 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Anybody in Cheney WA? Bull snake question
Replies: 9
Views: 2201

Re: Anybody in Cheney WA? Bull snake question

All of the ones I have found around Cheney looked like average Great Basin gopher snakes.

But the one on Wikipedia does look like a bullsnake, a lot of them a little north and northwest of there do. They also tend to get large.
by M Wolverton
December 26th, 2014, 4:04 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herping at Mary's Peak
Replies: 11
Views: 2965

Re: Herping at Mary's Peak

Welcome!

It's easiest to host them on photobucket or some other host.
by M Wolverton
August 28th, 2014, 8:11 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Morrow County finally filled in
Replies: 2
Views: 1453

Re: Morrow County finally filled in

Zimmerman is a champ!
by M Wolverton
July 24th, 2014, 12:32 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: crote ?
Replies: 7
Views: 3116

Re: crote ?

Looks like a typical lutosis, you could find a duplicate of it in SE OR. They can vary quite a bit in color.
by M Wolverton
July 22nd, 2014, 9:53 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: crote ?
Replies: 7
Views: 3116

Re: crote ?

C.o.o., C.o.l., and C.v. I think are the latest for the three, have been changed some years back based on mtdna. Alan St. John's field guide is great for range maps. Mostly if you are well within the range of one of the subspecies, they are easy to identify. But there are thin intergrade areas all a...
by M Wolverton
June 6th, 2014, 5:57 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Oregon herpers
Replies: 4
Views: 1588

Re: Oregon herpers

The Oregon side of the Columbia River gorge to the NE of you is great for various species of snot lizards.
by M Wolverton
June 1st, 2014, 8:20 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Dates for northwest chapter outings
Replies: 39
Views: 8940

Re: Dates for northwest chapter outings

It's on. As people's schedules get better known we can dial in a place and time to meet. Hope to see you there.
by M Wolverton
May 28th, 2014, 1:51 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Oregon already having its best year ever in the database
Replies: 3
Views: 1040

Re: Oregon already having its best year ever in the database

OR is kicking WA's tail right now. Gonna have to turn that around.
by M Wolverton
May 28th, 2014, 10:20 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Dates for northwest chapter outings
Replies: 39
Views: 8940

Re: Dates for northwest chapter outings

LOL. The whole time I was recording those on the drive back north I was thinking it might be one of the counties with no records. 'Twas not to be.
by M Wolverton
May 27th, 2014, 8:45 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Dates for northwest chapter outings
Replies: 39
Views: 8940

Re: Dates for northwest chapter outings

Jeremiah Easter was out as well as Nate and Merissa. There was also a group of biologists and biology students staying in the same place near Fields in far south Harney County. Several groups went to Nevada at various times, but we were quite a ways from Idaho.
by M Wolverton
May 27th, 2014, 7:16 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Dates for northwest chapter outings
Replies: 39
Views: 8940

Re: Dates for northwest chapter outings

I picked up 80 records for Harney, Humbolt, Grant, and Umatilla counties. We pretty much curb-stomped it. There were multiple groups out herping in various areas most of the time, some of them did better than I did. Species for all groups include; desert striped whipsnakes Great Basin rattlesnakes N...
by M Wolverton
May 22nd, 2014, 4:07 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: mystery DOR in Fujian Province
Replies: 13
Views: 2224

Re: mystery DOR in Fujian Province

It appears to have guts, but I am not seeing any bones.

I am just going to guess it is a worm of some type.
by M Wolverton
May 21st, 2014, 5:22 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Dates for northwest chapter outings
Replies: 39
Views: 8940

Re: Dates for northwest chapter outings

Looks like we may stay in the vicinity of Fields OR and in the Jackson Mountains in NV. Will probably skip Owyhee, as it will be very busy.
by M Wolverton
May 20th, 2014, 4:57 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Melanistic Garter sp.
Replies: 14
Views: 1654

Re: Melanistic Garter sp.

Garter snakes are the only snakes in the northwest that are known for melanistic specimens like that. You can also see faint dorsal and lateral stripes on it. Though, I have seen a few elegans that have no trace of stripes at all, just pure black, or black with two white spots on the head. It still ...
by M Wolverton
May 19th, 2014, 9:54 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: SW Idaho Herping.
Replies: 13
Views: 2695

Re: SW Idaho Herping.

The database is at naherp.com. The northwest chapter/states could use as many entries as we can get.

If you register there with the same e-mail and user name I can add you to the northwest chapter as a member.
by M Wolverton
May 19th, 2014, 4:44 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Melanistic Garter sp.
Replies: 14
Views: 1654

Re: Melanistic Garter sp.

Nice one. Looks like an ordinoides.
by M Wolverton
May 18th, 2014, 2:02 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Dates for northwest chapter outings
Replies: 39
Views: 8940

Re: Dates for northwest chapter outings

Do we have a head count of people that are definitely going to Lake Owyhee? If no one else is going we may just kind of do our own thing down there.
by M Wolverton
May 14th, 2014, 8:55 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A Dumb Question?
Replies: 20
Views: 1715

Re: A Dumb Question?

I made the mistake of storing an atrox and a mitchelli in the same bucket once. Dead mitchelli. For years I kept an oreganus, several lutosis, and a viridis in the same tank. Lutosus would swell a little from viridis bites, but for only a day or so, they were fine. Oreganus appeared entirely unaffec...
by M Wolverton
May 13th, 2014, 4:45 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Car rental question
Replies: 17
Views: 2899

Re: Car rental question

I rented from Budget and Enterprise dozens of times from 2001 to 2006. Smoked in every one of them (with windows rolled down) and never attempted to clean up the ash bits.

Never got hit with a fee of any kind.
by M Wolverton
May 13th, 2014, 3:23 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Car rental question
Replies: 17
Views: 2899

Re: Car rental question

They don't really care all that much about smoking. Jeremiah Easter and I used to rent them for trips to CA and AZ. We'd put 6000 hard miles on them, take them off road, smoke in them, take them through standing water that is too deep, etc. They never say a word. We returned one that didn't quite so...
by M Wolverton
May 12th, 2014, 4:23 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: New Member (Pictures Included)
Replies: 9
Views: 2578

Re: New Member (Pictures Included)

Lots of good stuff. I agree the turtle is an invasive.
by M Wolverton
May 12th, 2014, 3:18 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: SW Idaho Herping.
Replies: 13
Views: 2695

Re: SW Idaho Herping.

Nice work, especially on the ground snakes.
by M Wolverton
May 6th, 2014, 3:51 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Snake Killers In Our Own Ranks
Replies: 80
Views: 16813

Re: Snake Killers In Our Own Ranks

I went to that spot a week after you did and all those turtles were mashed under rocks.
by M Wolverton
May 3rd, 2014, 5:44 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: N Idaho finds
Replies: 6
Views: 2865

Re: N Idaho finds

Good stuff.

I guess that makes at least three of us that are from Spokane. I still get over that way and get some herping in once or twice a year.
by M Wolverton
May 3rd, 2014, 10:53 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Garter snake eating crabs?
Replies: 2
Views: 1072

Re: Garter snake eating crabs?

In WA it is common to see ordinoides and pickeringii (also alligator lizards) just above the high water line at beaches along Puget Sound. I have yet to see one out in the intertidal zone.
by M Wolverton
April 30th, 2014, 1:24 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Dates for northwest chapter outings
Replies: 39
Views: 8940

Re: Dates for northwest chapter outings

Great photos! Travis, I was thinking one or the other with a preference for Lake Owyhee. We'll (Cari and I) probably head down on the 23rd and look at birds at Lake Malheur, then hunt the 205 and camp near Fields/Denio. We'll head up toward Owyhee on the 24th. There is a state park campground there,...
by M Wolverton
April 28th, 2014, 8:26 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Dates for northwest chapter outings
Replies: 39
Views: 8940

Re: Dates for northwest chapter outings

For the next one, Lake Owyhee in OR looks good, so does the Bruneau River Canyon in ID.

Over-all it looks like Owyhee has more roads for night hunting and more accessible terrain for day hunting, but it probably does not have long-nosed snakes. It has ground snakes, along with all the usual stuff.
by M Wolverton
April 24th, 2014, 5:16 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Dates for northwest chapter outings
Replies: 39
Views: 8940

Re: Dates for northwest chapter outings

I sent you a PM Nate.
by M Wolverton
April 24th, 2014, 1:57 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Dates for northwest chapter outings
Replies: 39
Views: 8940

Re: Dates for northwest chapter outings

Jeremiah and I will head down there Saturday morning.
by M Wolverton
April 19th, 2014, 5:20 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: OUCH!
Replies: 14
Views: 2017

Re: OUCH!

Trying to pick those things up off the road with forceps in the dark is pretty dicey.
by M Wolverton
April 12th, 2014, 2:42 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Dates for northwest chapter outings
Replies: 39
Views: 8940

Re: Dates for northwest chapter outings

Thanks for inviting him Travis, no history on here needed. Everyone is welcome on these trips. The more that show up the better.
by M Wolverton
April 8th, 2014, 5:56 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Pacific Northwest in June- Trip planning
Replies: 8
Views: 2308

Re: Pacific Northwest in June- Trip planning

If you are after garter snakes you won't be disappointed in W WA. June is probably the most productive month up here for the various snakes.
by M Wolverton
March 31st, 2014, 10:01 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Dates for northwest chapter outings
Replies: 39
Views: 8940

Dates for northwest chapter outings

April 26th and 27th or beyond, The Columbia River Gorge near Bingen WA. May 24th and 25th Birds Of Prey National Monument in Hells Canyon, Snake River. For a lot of us this will take a full day of travel to get to and back. June 7th weekend, Ellensburg WA. All places have hotels and camping nearby. ...
by M Wolverton
March 26th, 2014, 5:58 am
Forum: Board Line
Topic: Global warming effecting Amphibians (true or false)
Replies: 189
Views: 85529

Re: Global warming effecting Amphibians (true or false)

WACKADOODLE! used to work sometimes.
by M Wolverton
March 24th, 2014, 5:39 am
Forum: Board Line
Topic: Global warming effecting Amphibians (true or false)
Replies: 189
Views: 85529

Re: Global warming effecting Amphibians (true or false)

I agree with the second sentence. I look at the work critically, I don't care who wrote it. I don't care about any "consensus" or trend. It's either good work or it isn't. I've seen too many shenanigans by too many people. I've seen cases where people who normally did good work dropped a turd. Peop...
by M Wolverton
March 23rd, 2014, 6:32 pm
Forum: Board Line
Topic: Global warming effecting Amphibians (true or false)
Replies: 189
Views: 85529

Re: Global warming effecting Amphibians (true or false)

That's a gross oversimplification that could easily lead nonscientists astray. Skepticism is inherent to good science, yes, but a good scientist also knows to put the bulk of his/her belief behind the bulk of the available scientific evidence (said evidence being far more important than the people ...
by M Wolverton
March 23rd, 2014, 6:16 pm
Forum: Board Line
Topic: Global warming effecting Amphibians (true or false)
Replies: 189
Views: 85529

Re: Global warming effecting Amphibians (true or false)

I am not aware of anything documented to have gone extinct due to the altithermal.
by M Wolverton
March 20th, 2014, 8:02 pm
Forum: Board Line
Topic: Global warming effecting Amphibians (true or false)
Replies: 189
Views: 85529

Re: Global warming effecting Amphibians (true or false)

A new article in Scientific American today: http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/climate-risks-as-conclusive-as-link-between-smoking-and-lung-cancer/ However, in my opinion, the vast majority of the evidence points to natural changes that are not occurring faster than usual. I fully realize th...
by M Wolverton
March 10th, 2014, 6:10 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Tigers
Replies: 4
Views: 1305

Re: Tigers

I've only found them in the spring and summer. Never looked at this time of year.
by M Wolverton
March 8th, 2014, 7:24 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Has anyone found northern green frogs in western WA?
Replies: 3
Views: 1981

Re: Has anyone found northern green frogs in western WA?

Thanks, I 'll record it as bull frog then.
by M Wolverton
March 7th, 2014, 8:09 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Has anyone found northern green frogs in western WA?
Replies: 3
Views: 1981

Has anyone found northern green frogs in western WA?

Trying to ID a frog I found in Redmond. I've heard there are introduced green frogs in WA, but don't recall where. It doesn't seem to match anything else. I am not much of a frog nerd. http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v317/Windustsearch/photo_zpsda9199d3.jpg Dorsal is charcoal gray/black. Belly is ...
by M Wolverton
February 26th, 2014, 4:58 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2014 NW FHF Member Trips
Replies: 7
Views: 1885

Re: 2014 NW FHF Member Trips

Cool stuff, especially the russel's viper.
by M Wolverton
February 25th, 2014, 6:29 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2014 NW FHF Member Trips
Replies: 7
Views: 1885

Re: 2014 NW FHF Member Trips

I'll make it for at least two of them.
by M Wolverton
February 18th, 2014, 10:53 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Amphibians of Oregon's Coast Range
Replies: 4
Views: 1862

Re: Amphibians of Oregon's Coast Range

Great post!
by M Wolverton
February 18th, 2014, 9:48 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Rattlesnake Myth?
Replies: 10
Views: 2447

Re: Rattlesnake Myth?

Nature Nate wrote: -more often than not it's a dry bite
I think that'd be the other way around for both adults and juveniles.