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by jeffro
December 1st, 2014, 7:14 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Always check those roadkills!
Replies: 18
Views: 5913

Re: Always check those roadkills!

Which then leads to the next obvious question......how well have people searched the coastal dune areas of Cameron Parish, LA for them? Seems like they are almost there. Maybe no one has looked enough? It isn't the kind of habitat people herp much. Me, Armin, and soopaman were talking about about t...
by jeffro
November 28th, 2014, 8:13 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2015 Chapter Board Member Nominations
Replies: 6
Views: 2780

Re: 2015 Chapter Board Member Nominations

Thanks for getting this started.
Chris - would you be willing to accept President if we get no other nominations?
I second this and think Chris would do a great job as president.
I know that I haven't been as active as I'd hoped since I moved to the Philly area in August for grad school.

Jeff
by jeffro
September 23rd, 2014, 2:36 am
Forum: Fish Forum
Topic: A windy day of kayak fishing and the Louisiana Green Trout
Replies: 4
Views: 10680

Re: A windy day of kayak fishing and the Louisiana Green Tro

Chris, looks like you've got the LA fishing all figured out!

-Jeff
by jeffro
July 24th, 2014, 6:53 pm
Forum: Invertebrate Forum
Topic: two spiders to ID
Replies: 5
Views: 2938

Re: two spiders to ID

That first one gives me a Gnaphosidae vibe. Good call. Going off this I did some searching and found Sergiolus tennesseensis , which looks pretty close. Might be some other species in that genus though. Picture below is from the BugGuide website (photo credit: Carmen Champagne) Sergiolus tennesseen...
by jeffro
July 23rd, 2014, 12:04 pm
Forum: Invertebrate Forum
Topic: two spiders to ID
Replies: 5
Views: 2938

Re: two spiders to ID

Figured out that the second one is a Giant Lichen Orbweaver Araneus bicentenarius
by jeffro
July 23rd, 2014, 11:44 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Red-bellied Snake Lip-Curling Behavior
Replies: 14
Views: 4776

Re: Red-bellied Snake Lip-Curling Behavior

Can most non-lip-curling snakes visibly see their target during a typical open-mouth strike? It would also be interesting to see if there is any control/aiming involved in the raking motion of lip-curling snakes, or if they just flail and get lucky shots sometimes.

Jeff
by jeffro
July 22nd, 2014, 3:22 pm
Forum: Invertebrate Forum
Topic: two spiders to ID
Replies: 5
Views: 2938

two spiders to ID

spider #1 (found in Natchitoches Pa., LA)

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spider #2 (found in West Feliciana Pa., LA)

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by jeffro
June 14th, 2014, 10:07 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: South Central Chapter field trip
Replies: 19
Views: 4962

Re: South Central Chapter field trip

So how did things go today?
by jeffro
June 8th, 2014, 5:46 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: South Central Chapter field trip
Replies: 19
Views: 4962

Re: South Central Chapter field trip

Looks like I can't make it Saturday due to work, but if anyone decides to camp out I can make it Sunday morning.

-Jeff
by jeffro
June 6th, 2014, 7:19 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: South Central Chapter field trip
Replies: 19
Views: 4962

Re: South Central Chapter field trip

I hope to attend but it depends on my work scheduled. I'll let you know when I can, looking forward to seeing people there.

Jeff
by jeffro
May 26th, 2014, 5:48 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 1 day = 4/5 venomous for sabine parish (dead or alive)
Replies: 7
Views: 2130

Re: 1 day = 4/5 venomous for sabine parish (dead or alive)

brennan wrote:Nice, Jeff. Too bad on the DOR canebrake. Was that coral snake out on the crawl?
Yep
by jeffro
May 25th, 2014, 6:22 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 1 day = 4/5 venomous for sabine parish (dead or alive)
Replies: 7
Views: 2130

1 day = 4/5 venomous for sabine parish (dead or alive)

Only needed Sistrurus miliarius to complete the set. All terrible shots, despite a good camera. Agkistrodon contortrix http://www.naherp.com/vouchers/187578-243674.jpg Agkistrodon piscivorus http://www.naherp.com/vouchers/187574-243671.jpg Micrurus tener http://www.naherp.com/vouchers/187571-243665....
by jeffro
May 25th, 2014, 7:15 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: May Species Counts
Replies: 11
Views: 3311

Re: May Species Counts

Last night and this morning I added a few more things: Sabine Pa.: Last night: 3 Eurycea quadridigitata Lithobates clamitans (calling) Hyla cinerea (calling) Hyla chrysoscelis (calling) 1 Agkistrodon contortrix This morning: 1 Agkistrodon piscivorus 1 Micrurus tener This afternoon: 1 Crotalus horrid...
by jeffro
May 25th, 2014, 5:12 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: May Species Counts
Replies: 11
Views: 3311

Re: May Species Counts

Kyle,

I failed to get pics :x I hit the breaks, jumped out of the truck, did a full-extension dive and came up empty handed. When I got back on my feet it was gone. Even worse, I actually had my slr with me!

Jeff
by jeffro
May 24th, 2014, 2:45 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: May Species Counts
Replies: 11
Views: 3311

Re: May Species Counts

Did a pass on Longleaf Vista in Kisatchie NF on the way to my cousin's graduation party, and got 1 lifer out of it.

Natchitoches Pa.:

1 buttermilk racer (lifer)
1 alligator

Sabine Pa.:

1 ratsnake


-Jeff
by jeffro
April 26th, 2014, 9:47 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A Puzzle
Replies: 19
Views: 4858

Re: A Puzzle

My guess, just for fun:

2 snakes and a bird(s) of prey:

one snake made it ~halfway across the road before being picked off
another made it ~3/4 the way before being picked off

Jeff
by jeffro
April 26th, 2014, 9:26 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: April Species Counts
Replies: 22
Views: 4785

Re: April Species Counts

I joined Rman and soopaman in west feliciana parish this morning for some crusing/hiking. 2 Crotalus horridus (1 flipped under tin; plus 1 more cruised by Rman) 4 Pantherophis guttatus (1 DOR, 1 AOR, 1 flipped under tin, 1 on the move while hiking) 1 Pantherophis spiloides Plestiodon laticeps Gulf C...
by jeffro
April 19th, 2014, 7:17 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: April Species Counts
Replies: 22
Views: 4785

Re: April Species Counts

Spent ~3 hours cruising the Port Hudson area this afternoon/evening and didn't come up with much:

1 Coluber constrictor latrunculus - DOR
1 Thamnophis sirtalis - DOR
1 Pantherophis spiloides - DOR

Jeff
by jeffro
April 1st, 2014, 3:53 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: New Turtle Species Discovered
Replies: 9
Views: 3103

Re: New Turtle Species Discovered

Had me fooled for a bit. I was ready to point out that this wouldn't be Batesian mimicry, but then I knew something was up once I got to the turtles in captivity part.

Jeff
by jeffro
February 5th, 2014, 5:42 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: January species counts
Replies: 16
Views: 3780

Re: January species counts

2/5/14

Did a day run to Kisatchie with Eric (ritt) and others from the LSU herp lab to look for Plethodon serratus. It rained nearly the entire day, which was key to our success.

3 Plethodon serratus
>= 5 Ambystoma opacum
1 Ambystoma maculatum
>= 5 Eurycea quadradigitata
1 Scincella lateralis

Jeff
by jeffro
February 5th, 2014, 5:29 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Chapter field trips
Replies: 40
Views: 11640

Re: Chapter field trips

What is the reasoning for getting a collecting permit for a Cemophora? Well the logic wasn't entirely clear from my previous post, but the collecting permit is for a Cemophora phylogeography project I'm working on that is unrelated to NAFHA. I guess it wouldn't be an advantage to the rest of the gr...
by jeffro
February 5th, 2014, 5:29 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Chapter field trips
Replies: 40
Views: 11640

Re: Chapter field trips

What is the reasoning for getting a collecting permit for a Cemophora? Well the logic wasn't entirely clear from my previous post, but the collecting permit is for a Cemophora phylogeography project I'm working on that is unrelated to NAFHA. I guess it wouldn't be an advantage to the rest of the gr...
by jeffro
February 4th, 2014, 1:46 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Chapter field trips
Replies: 40
Views: 11640

Re: Chapter field trips

I am glad everyone is discussing this. I would definitely be up for the Port Aransas WMA option, just for the possibility of finding Cemophora. I am applying for a scientific collecting permit and will try to find at least one this summer. If I can get the permit early enough, it would be great to h...
by jeffro
January 3rd, 2014, 4:50 pm
Forum: N.A.F.H.A. - Announcements/Inquiries
Topic: I need to know who all the new officers are
Replies: 10
Views: 3954

Re: I need to know who all the new officers are

South Central Chapter:

President: Jeff Weinell (jeffro)
Vice President: Chris Williams (gretzkyrh4)
Education Specialist: Beanie Villermin (beanie)
Secretary: Jamie Zachary (jzachary1)
International Board Member-at-Large: David Heckard (dbh)
by jeffro
January 2nd, 2014, 6:49 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Official 2014 New Years Day Herp Challenge Results Thread
Replies: 11
Views: 3011

Re: Official 2014 New Years Day Herp Challenge Results Threa

Only 3 species on the day, but I still enjoyed getting outside for a while. I probably could have seen more if I had gone to the usual spots, but I decided to try Sicilly Island WMA since I hadn't been there before. First stop: Mary Anne Brown Preserve, West Feliciana Parish: 1 Plethodon mississipi ...
by jeffro
December 28th, 2013, 4:40 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: December Species Counts
Replies: 1
Views: 916

December Species Counts

Only a couple days left in December, but I made it out to Armin's place in Tunica Hills yesterday to look for some salamanders. Things were surprisingly inactive considering the cold-wet weather. Friday, December 27, 8:30-10:30pm: 1 mole salamander ( Ambystoma talpoidium ) 1 Mississippi slimy salama...
by jeffro
December 27th, 2013, 7:12 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2014 New Year's Day Herp Challenge
Replies: 20
Views: 4276

Re: 2014 New Year's Day Herp Challenge

I somehow missed this post when it was posted. I'll be participating as well.

Jeff
by jeffro
November 23rd, 2013, 9:12 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2014 SC Chapter Officer Nominations
Replies: 7
Views: 1885

Re: 2014 SC Chapter Officer Nominations

I accept my nomination and also support the other nominations.

-Jeff
by jeffro
November 8th, 2013, 4:19 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Request for Cemophora tissues
Replies: 5
Views: 1401

Re: Request for Cemophora tissues

I smell a split coming... Considering that I do not have any results, all I can say is that Williams et al. (1967) examined several hundred specimens of Cemophora and found support for the three currently recognized subspecies ( C. coccinea coccinea , C. c. copei , and C. c. lineri ). They reported...
by jeffro
November 8th, 2013, 12:03 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Request for Cemophora tissues
Replies: 5
Views: 1401

Request for Cemophora tissues

Dear fellow herpers, I am conducting a phylogeographic study of scarletsnakes ( Cemophora coccinea ) under the guidance of Dr. Chris Austin (LSU Museum of Natural Science). I was wondering if anyone here at FHF either have, or are aware of, any Cemophora tissues that can be used for DNA analysis, al...
by jeffro
September 7th, 2013, 1:31 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Our species list for the year so far - 153 and counting
Replies: 49
Views: 14942

Re: Our species list for the year so far - 143 and counting

jlzachary1 wrote:i have a question regarding the database. when i find an animal in its native habitat while out walking or whatever, what do you choose as the method? it's not really cover flipping, it's more in situ. What is the best choice?
I use "visual encounter" for such situations.

-Jeff
by jeffro
August 1st, 2013, 3:28 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: July Species Counts
Replies: 16
Views: 3396

Re: July Species Counts

Sweet pgymy, jlzachary1.

-Jeff
by jeffro
July 17th, 2013, 3:37 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: July Species Counts
Replies: 16
Views: 3396

Re: July Species Counts

I visited a city park near my house today and found out there's a few trails through some cypress/palmetto swamps. Storeria dekayi (Dakay's Brown Snake) Scincella lateralis (Ground Skink) Lithobates clamitans (Bronze frog) Hyla cineria (Green tree frog) Hyla avivoca (Bird-voiced tree frog) CALLING G...
by jeffro
June 3rd, 2013, 8:15 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: LA Milk
Replies: 13
Views: 2703

Re: LA Milk

Sounds like they are relatively common in the area. This one was found on a night hike, probably around 8:30.

-Jeff
by jeffro
June 2nd, 2013, 5:36 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Time To Post A Few From This Year (Same as SC)
Replies: 10
Views: 2016

Re: Time To Post A Few From This Year (Same as SC)

You have had a good year so far. I need to make it there during the cooler weather to see those corns.

-Jeff
by jeffro
May 30th, 2013, 2:39 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: LA Milk
Replies: 13
Views: 2703

Re: LA Milk

Jeff wrote:Jeff
Was that one on the crawl?
Jeff
Yep. It was at the base of a tree, partially exposed but mostly covered by leaves.

-Jeff
by jeffro
May 30th, 2013, 7:36 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: May Species Counts
Replies: 26
Views: 5595

Re: May Species Counts

Kyle that timber is a beauty.

jlzachary1, good to see reports from your area.

-Jeff
by jeffro
May 30th, 2013, 7:33 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: LA Milk
Replies: 13
Views: 2703

Re: LA Milk

Thanks, Tamara, I agree.
by jeffro
May 29th, 2013, 5:32 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: LA Milk
Replies: 13
Views: 2703

LA Milk

I guess I'll show off this lifer milk snake (Lampropeltis triangulum) found May 17th in Jefferson Parish since I finally uploaded pics to flickr.

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-Jeff
by jeffro
May 26th, 2013, 5:47 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: May Species Counts
Replies: 26
Views: 5595

Re: May Species Counts

Visited Armin in Tunica hills for some hiking and cruising: 1 Hyla chrysoscelis 1 Acris crepitans TMTC Scincella lateralis Some Plestiodon sp. Anolis carolinensis 1 Sceloporus undulatus 2 Crotalus horridus 2 Lampropeltis nigra 1 Diadophis punctatus 1 Thamnophis sirtalis 1 Agkistrodon piscivorus 1 Co...
by jeffro
May 22nd, 2013, 2:52 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Possible Jean Lafitte Preserve Herp Survey
Replies: 8
Views: 1985

Re: Possible Jean Lafitte Preserve Herp Survey

It is great to see that there is support for a survey. I am not sure how long the process would take before we could get started, but I think it would be interesting to do a long-term (multiple year) project to compare data with other surveys such as the Frenchtown one.

-Jeff
by jeffro
May 21st, 2013, 4:27 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Possible Jean Lafitte Preserve Herp Survey
Replies: 8
Views: 1985

Possible Jean Lafitte Preserve Herp Survey

Hope everyone's summer is going well. This past weekend I volunteered at the Jean Lafitte preserve BioBlitz, south of New Orleans, and I was fortunate to be able to meet up with several other NAFHA members. I was also able to talk with a couple employees of the National Park Service about possibly s...
by jeffro
May 14th, 2013, 8:04 am
Forum: N.A.F.H.A. - Announcements/Inquiries
Topic: Frequently used coordinates
Replies: 4
Views: 2475

Frequently used coordinates

Has anyone proposed having an option on the naherp website/app which allows the user to select/input previously used coordinates? For instance, if I were to find herps at the same location on multiple occasions I wouldn't have to look up the same place on Google Earth multiple times. This would espe...
by jeffro
April 30th, 2013, 4:17 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: SoCal and Baja
Replies: 17
Views: 3056

Re: SoCal and Baja

You have definitely seen some cool herps out there.

-Jeff
by jeffro
April 9th, 2013, 9:50 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: SC Chapter Field Trip - Photo Thread
Replies: 9
Views: 2875

Re: SC Chapter Field Trip - Photo Thread

I didn't take too many photos, but I'll post some of my Crotalus shots. http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8110/8635932667_b7e1339bab_o.jpg http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8100/8637039174_62de3fe6c1_o.jpg http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8110/8635932683_a1c8c9965d_o.jpg http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8257/8637...
by jeffro
April 7th, 2013, 12:59 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: April Species Counts
Replies: 29
Views: 4710

Re: April Species Counts

These are the herps I saw on the SCC trip to Kisatchie, although other finds were made that I missed out on seeing. A lot of ground skinks (Scincella lateralis) Some anoles (Anolis carolinensis) Some fence lizards (Sceloporus consobrinus) 2 six-lined racerunners (Aspidoscelis sexlineata) Several Fiv...
by jeffro
April 1st, 2013, 4:46 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: SC Chapter Field Trip - Roll Call
Replies: 5
Views: 1703

Re: SC Chapter Field Trip - Roll Call

I'll be heading up there either Thursday or Friday morning.

-Jeff
by jeffro
March 27th, 2013, 4:52 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: March Species Count
Replies: 39
Views: 5311

Re: March Species Count

Regarding the king, is that why they're funky looking over there? Is there a defined intergrade region? There might be a more recent study that I'm not aware of, but this paper, http://scholar.library.csi.cuny.edu/~fburbrink/Research/Publications/Pyron_Burbrink_2009e.pdf defines the taxonomy accord...
by jeffro
March 27th, 2013, 5:29 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: March Species Count
Replies: 39
Views: 5311

Re: March Species Count

On Saturday I headed out to Armin's place to look for some snakes. We didn't hit the jackpot but I was still happy with what we did find. A few Anaxyrus americanus (American Toad) Some Scincella lateralis (Ground Skink) 1 Lampropeltis nigra (Speckled Kingsnake east of MS River; under tin) 1 Crotalus...
by jeffro
March 27th, 2013, 5:17 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Announcement: Spring Field Outing, April 6-7, Kisatchie NF
Replies: 19
Views: 4231

Re: Announcement: Spring Field Outing, April 6-7, Kisatchie

Tom, what area of Kisatchie were you herping in? Hopefully the few extra weeks since your visit will have allowed things to start moving.

-Jeff