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by Ames
October 19th, 2012, 8:12 pm
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: Not my pictures but you need to see these...
Replies: 10
Views: 3420

Re: Not my pictures but you need to see these...

Andy, Thanks for sharing that. Having been to Arkansas for two consecutive years, i am a huge fan and hope to make it back down there. Was fortunate to camp for one night on the Buffalo this year (late May/Early June) and will definitely be back. Set out to visit a transplant from SW Ohio and to do ...
by Ames
February 16th, 2012, 8:56 pm
Forum: Mammal Forum
Topic: OT - The great mammal thread!
Replies: 149
Views: 33704

Re: OT - The great mammal thread!

Mona: or Communes with Coyotes - the story is that this little one sort or gets along with the coyotes. http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3537/3547940920_843a1ca803.jpg communes with coyotes - Mona by Pixel Peasant , on Flickr Creek Side, Young Buck, fed on by coyotes http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2475/...
by Ames
February 16th, 2012, 8:00 pm
Forum: Invertebrate Forum
Topic: Jumper
Replies: 1
Views: 1400

Jumper

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by Ames
February 16th, 2012, 5:44 pm
Forum: Bird Forum
Topic: My favorite bird feeder cam - Sabal Palm Sanctuary
Replies: 19
Views: 4092

Re: My favorite bird feeder cam - Sabal Palm Sanctuary

I'd like to find other cams of this quality. I did some searching around, haven't found much.

Chachalacas
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by Ames
February 15th, 2012, 8:12 am
Forum: Bird Forum
Topic: My favorite bird feeder cam - Sabal Palm Sanctuary
Replies: 19
Views: 4092

Re: My favorite bird feeder cam - Sabal Palm Sanctuary

The Sabal Palm Cam is great quality. I work on a computer all day and I enjoyed having the cam active on the smaller laptop screen. The ads can be a bit jarring if you have your audio up. Some of what I saw: Green Jay White-tipped Dove Black-crested Titmouse Cardinal Altamira Oriole Olive Sparrow Go...
by Ames
October 15th, 2011, 12:03 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: San Francisco, East Texas, and the Blue Ridge
Replies: 21
Views: 2444

Re: San Francisco, East Texas, and the Blue Ridge

Nice Post! It doesn't get better than this.
Thanks for sharing. Beautiful Images.

So is photography your profession?
- Ames
by Ames
October 15th, 2011, 11:11 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A summer in the Tennessee valley and Appalachians- DUW
Replies: 18
Views: 2889

Re: A summer in the Tennessee valley and Appalachians- DUW

I really enjoyed this post! Thanks for sharing it. That Apalone is off the charts, I had no idea they could have such patterned dorsal plastrons. Aneides is top of my amphibian targets, great shot, seems I am never in their habitat during the summer. Those welleri sure are sharp looking. No muds or ...
by Ames
May 17th, 2011, 8:53 pm
Forum: Bird Forum
Topic: What was your last lifer?...
Replies: 381
Views: 316402

Re: What was your last lifer?...

A passerby.
Knew right away this was a different bird. Glad to see them. What is it? Yellow Rumped?
Thing was constantly moving, and always putting branches between itself and I. Anyways, it's my last lifer. So what is it?
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by Ames
May 17th, 2011, 6:44 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Finally! Going down to Arkansas to visit a buddy.
Replies: 0
Views: 516

Finally! Going down to Arkansas to visit a buddy.

I am really excited to be going down to Arkansas. Heading down there on May 19th - 24. My buddy that lives down there is not really a herper but lives somewhere around Mountain View. He has 8 acres, in a remote location, of which I'm still not totally, sure where. I know we will be doing some fishin...
by Ames
May 17th, 2011, 6:41 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Finally! Going down to Arkansas to visit a buddy.
Replies: 0
Views: 444

Finally! Going down to Arkansas to visit a buddy.

While, I live in Northern Kentucky, I will always consider myself a midwest dude (grew up in southwestern OH). Anyways. I am really excited to be going down to Arkansas. Heading down there on May 19th - 24. My buddy that lives down there is not really a herper but lives somewhere around Mountain Vie...
by Ames
May 17th, 2011, 6:36 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Finally! Going down to Arkansas to visit a buddy.
Replies: 0
Views: 588

Finally! Going down to Arkansas to visit a buddy.

I am really excited to be going down to Arkansas. Heading down there on May 19th - 24. My buddy that lives down there is not really a herper but lives somewhere around Mountain View. He has 8 acres, in a remote location, of which I'm still not totally, sure where. I know we will be doing some fishin...
by Ames
April 22nd, 2011, 4:22 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: like, toadally
Replies: 15
Views: 3014

Re: like, toadally

Thanks for sharing this. I've always enjoyed your posts. Absolutely well done!

:beer:
- Ames
by Ames
March 17th, 2011, 6:46 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Midwesterner coming to the Bay Area.
Replies: 4
Views: 1164

Re: Midwesterner coming to the Bay Area.

Indo, Thanks for the reply and general info. Your really getting me psyched to find my first herp in CA. Today is looking like it is going to be really great weather. Do you think I should bail on poking around Marin County for something in the east bay? The weather outlook for the rest of the weeke...
by Ames
March 15th, 2011, 2:30 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Midwesterner coming to the Bay Area.
Replies: 4
Views: 1164

Re: Midwesterner coming to the Bay Area.

Natalie thanks for the reply. I've got a clean slate when it comes to California herps. So anything would be a lifer. Finding any snake would be a home run. I love all the garter diversity out there and any constrictor would top the rattlesnakes in my opinion but I'm not sure what the status of anyt...
by Ames
March 15th, 2011, 11:04 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Midwesterner coming to the Bay Area.
Replies: 4
Views: 1164

Midwesterner coming to the Bay Area.

I'll be in the SF Bay Area, Thursday-Sunday. Staying with my Brother in Rockridge, Oakland. I will be renting a car for the duration. Is anyone in the vicinity going herping? Would you mind if I tag along? I can offer transport on Saturday or gas money. I will have transportation on Saturday only, I...
by Ames
March 10th, 2011, 6:25 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: more from the emergence
Replies: 7
Views: 1166

Re: more from the emergence

Nice!
Wish we had Spades, Pickerels, and Marbled's down here, migrating with everything else. Any Jeffs up your way?
- Ames
by Ames
February 26th, 2011, 4:44 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Hot Stove Herping: Peruvian Interlude Part 2
Replies: 27
Views: 12088

Re: Hot Stove Herping: Peruvian Interlude Part 2

Wow!
muchas bonita amphibian. My spanish sucks, but I try. Those are sum goood. Good Frogs
looking forward to the final installment.
-Ames
by Ames
February 26th, 2011, 1:52 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Spring Migrants: Vernal Pool Activity
Replies: 5
Views: 1086

Re: Spring Migrants: Vernal Pool Activity

Rjhjthomps, yep next morning there was flurries.
by Ames
February 25th, 2011, 1:13 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Spring Migrants: Vernal Pool Activity
Replies: 5
Views: 1086

Re: Spring Migrants: Vernal Pool Activity

Observed some moderate activity this evening between 9:45 and 10:45 EST. 3 Jeffs and 2 Woodies. Steady rain with temps between 35 and 40, car exterior thermometer read 38, High for the day was around 45. Clermont County, Ohio #1 Ambystoma jeffersonianum | Jefferson Salamander ] http://farm6.static.f...
by Ames
February 23rd, 2011, 8:56 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: February 17th salamander activity
Replies: 6
Views: 1581

Re: February 17th salamander activity

Is that a bunch of Blue Spotteds and a lone Tiger? Very interesting, indeed.
Thanks for sharing,
- Ames
by Ames
February 22nd, 2011, 5:22 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Spring Migrants: Vernal Pool Activity
Replies: 5
Views: 1086

Re: Spring Migrants: Vernal Pool Activity

Well i went and bought an umbrella to aid photography and some fresh batteries for the headlamp. What a deluge of rain and wind just getting from the parking lot to the store's front door. Alas, I decided not to head out. Inspite of the rain dwindling by 7pm. I did get word from another local herper...
by Ames
February 21st, 2011, 7:48 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Spring Migrants: Vernal Pool Activity
Replies: 5
Views: 1086

Spring Migrants: Vernal Pool Activity

Anyone seeing any activity yet? Migrations, etc.? Here in Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky we have had a couple warm weeks with some highs in the 60's and lows kind of all over the place. Today it is currently 50'ish with a nice steady rain. I guess I'll have to head out and check some spots. Jus...
by Ames
January 3rd, 2011, 5:04 pm
Forum: Board Line
Topic: Calling the Biologists, What could have made this happen?
Replies: 83
Views: 21017

Re: Calling the Biologists, What could have made this happe

I heard in an embedded video report, along side the written one, from abc news, http://abcnews.go.com/US/killed-thousands-black-birds-hundreds-thousands-drum-fish/story?id=12529390 that the birds were poisoned by the USDA. They were becoming a health hazard to surrounding area livestock farms. From ...
by Ames
November 16th, 2010, 6:55 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: track and sign photos needed.
Replies: 25
Views: 3714

Re: track and sign photos needed.

You probably have an example of this species' tracks. I think it is pretty nice example. Anyways, here it is. neonate snapping turtle's track http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3495/3716862673_a5e6436b25_z.jpg?zz=1 Neonate Snapping Turtle Tracks by Pixel Peasant , on Flickr If you'd like to use it, let ...
by Ames
October 28th, 2010, 9:00 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Don't Sleep- There Are Snakes (MAJOR DUW) PART TWO!
Replies: 73
Views: 26935

Re: Don't Sleep- There Are Snakes (MAJOR DUW) PART TWO!

What an epic season and post of southwest herping! Excellent imagery.
So how did that Lifer atrox react to being stepped on? That would get my heart thumpin.

Thanks for sharing,
Ames
by Ames
October 27th, 2010, 2:07 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A Peach State Tour and More
Replies: 38
Views: 9719

Re: A Peach State Tour and More

Absolutely Outstanding! It's no easy task photographing the sallys. Especially, when half of them are easier to find at night, in rainy conditions. Love the tank shots, that's something I've got to try sometime. Is that Pigeon Mountain, in the web, as found? About to become dinner? Those Weller's ar...
by Ames
September 24th, 2010, 9:18 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Monsoon Mania!!
Replies: 15
Views: 2294

Re: Monsoon Mania!!

Another Hog-nuts post!

Love the habitat/can you see it shots. That large klaub is a beaut.
garters must be beefier out there.
by Ames
September 24th, 2010, 9:00 am
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: Herp-a-day (pt II)
Replies: 492
Views: 160808

Re: Herp-a-day (pt II)

Here is one of my favorites from this year. Jefferson Salamander | Ambystoma jeffersonianum http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4026/4429509667_75d3484c5a_o.jpg Panasonic DMC-FZ8 shutter: 10/300 sec f-stop: f4 aperture value: f/2.8 ISO: 100 focal length: 6mm flash: fired P.S. I'm not sure I should ask th...
by Ames
September 14th, 2010, 9:04 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Costa Rica 2010 (DUW, DOR warning)
Replies: 23
Views: 5973

Re: Costa Rica 2010 (DUW, DOR warning)

Jason, Wow! Thanks for sharing your trip. It's all so foreign, that I will not comment on anything specific. I do love those frogs, though. I had the best spring yet, down here, SW Ohio. Got a (probably unknown) population of jeffs. For whom is your brother doing his research? Hopefully, OU. That's ...
by Ames
July 25th, 2010, 8:51 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A night out in West Virginia (DUW)
Replies: 4
Views: 1425

Re: A night out in West Virginia (DUW)

Man that looks like a great area. Love the desmog's, orange under their eye's patch.
I recently located a close by population of lucifiga. I haven't located any longicauda, they must tend to be larger.

I'm surprised to see the copperhead hanging out in pristine, cool drainages.

nice post!
- Ames
by Ames
July 25th, 2010, 8:30 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: The Latter of 09 post, I never posted. (DUW)
Replies: 1
Views: 3145

The Latter of 09 post, I never posted. (DUW)

I've been meaning to get this post up since before the whole site got dorked over. It has been inspiring to see the content produced by this community since. Thus, a struggling midwester's rest of 09', that I never really got around to posting. Although, I don't post often, I am always stopping by t...
by Ames
July 20th, 2010, 8:49 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: If you like G. porphyriticus, clap your hands!
Replies: 16
Views: 4010

Re: If you like G. porphyriticus, clap your hands!

I certainly like them. As of yet i haven't located any. I will probably have to travel to find them. Anyways, I finally located this old spring at one of my urban herping spots the other day. A remnant from an early farm, the foundation of the spring house is all that is left. I suspected that some ...