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by Joshua Wallace
January 29th, 2016, 9:49 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: The Great Northwest Herp ID Contest: Week 1
Replies: 12
Views: 5152

Re: The Great Northwest Herp ID Contest: Week 1

Fieldnotes has it right. Great challenge Jonathan, really shows how similar some unrelated salamanders can be. I am alaways amazed at how close the Dunn's and Cloudeds can be. Some parts of WA can be really tough when you get three of the plethodons together. I have found Van Dyke's, Dunn's and WRB ...
by Joshua Wallace
October 22nd, 2014, 11:10 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herpin the Northwest--Summer 2014
Replies: 16
Views: 4236

Re: Herpin the Northwest--Summer 2014

Great representation of the NW. Love your posts, and records in the database.
by Joshua Wallace
October 22nd, 2014, 11:02 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: It rained and The Giants emerged
Replies: 10
Views: 3392

Re: It rained and The Giants emerged

Great post! There is nothing better than a big terrestrial giant. You need to make it out into the north part of the coast range and find some vandykei.
by Joshua Wallace
February 5th, 2014, 10:38 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Crowned Snakes (Tantilla) of Florida
Replies: 5
Views: 1963

Re: Crowned Snakes (Tantilla) of Florida

They are amazing little snakes.
by Joshua Wallace
February 5th, 2014, 9:46 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Top 20 photos / subjects of 2013
Replies: 18
Views: 4996

Re: Top 20 photos / subjects of 2013

Stunning animals and photos. The Bushmaster is incredible.
by Joshua Wallace
February 5th, 2014, 9:59 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: NW Herp Gauntlet 2013 (Pic Heavy)
Replies: 11
Views: 3379

Re: NW Herp Gauntlet 2013 (Pic Heavy)

Thanks everyone. ILguy: I love our western rings, nothing quite like finding a ring that gets close to 2 feet. Greg: It was awesome getting into the field with you, got some great finds. Justin: Indeed they are, our three styles work pretty well together. cbernz: We got the best garters out this way...
by Joshua Wallace
February 5th, 2014, 12:58 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: NW Herp Gauntlet 2013 (Pic Heavy)
Replies: 11
Views: 3379

NW Herp Gauntlet 2013 (Pic Heavy)

Last May Andy O'Connor, Chris MacDonald and myself took our annual big herping adventure. This year our goal was to make a epic circle going through spots in the Willamette Valley to Klamath Mountains of CA and OR then to locations in the Northern Great Basin of NV and OR. I will keep this post main...
by Joshua Wallace
February 4th, 2014, 11:10 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Transforming Cope's Giant Salamander
Replies: 4
Views: 2441

Re: Transforming Cope's Giant Salamander

Jonathan: It was once I had walked up to it and was standing over the salamander. The head, body shape and the tail were all dead copei give aways.

Travis: You jinxed us over here. Cold north wind all day, temps are barely supposed to get above freezing the next couple of days.
by Joshua Wallace
February 4th, 2014, 11:08 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Chapter Goals for 2014
Replies: 18
Views: 4900

Re: Chapter Goals for 2014

Brian: It is amazing just how many threads you win on this forum. Jonathan: That is some really interesting information. I agree that elevation plays a huge role in the northern distribution limits of the Great Basin species. I do agree with those activity periods. I know from experience that there ...
by Joshua Wallace
February 2nd, 2014, 9:42 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Pre 2012 Pacific NW Finds Pt. 2 – Amphibians and Habitat
Replies: 13
Views: 6048

Re: Pre 2012 Pacific NW Finds Pt. 2 – Amphibians and Habitat

Thanks for the kind words everyone. Jonathan we need to make it out in the field sometime soon. Todd just gives you some targets for the next time you are out this way.
by Joshua Wallace
February 2nd, 2014, 9:04 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Transforming Cope's Giant Salamander (Xpost from NW Chapter)
Replies: 2
Views: 1646

Re: Transforming Cope's Giant Salamander (Xpost from NW Chap

Thanks Jeff. I am a Steeler fan so I am public enemy #1 up here in the NW, well probably #2 now that they hate the 49ers. Good for the area at least, I just wish the game was competitive. That was a pure beat down.
by Joshua Wallace
February 2nd, 2014, 6:16 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Transforming Cope's Giant Salamander (Xpost from NW Chapter)
Replies: 2
Views: 1646

Transforming Cope's Giant Salamander (Xpost from NW Chapter)

The other day I took the wife and the dog out for a nice hike down in Cowlitz River area of the south Cascades. The main purpose of the trip was to just get out and hike however I can't help but to poke around a little bit. The day started off by checking some of my minnow traps that I have placed i...
by Joshua Wallace
February 2nd, 2014, 5:50 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Transforming Cope's Giant Salamander
Replies: 4
Views: 2441

Transforming Cope's Giant Salamander

The other day I took the wife and the dog out for a nice hike down in Cowlitz River area of the south Cascades. The main purpose of the trip was to just get out and hike however I can't help but to poke around a little bit. The day started off by checking some of my minnow traps that I have placed i...
by Joshua Wallace
February 2nd, 2014, 5:12 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Part Three of my year (2013) Fall finds!!
Replies: 19
Views: 7090

Re: Part Three of my year (2013) Fall finds!!

Great thread. Love the mud snake.
by Joshua Wallace
February 1st, 2014, 7:40 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Oregon herping
Replies: 7
Views: 1994

Re: Oregon herping

Hey Matt. Always great to see another herper from the NW. I would definitely check out the NW Chapter forum on this message board, that is where you can get the best localized information. Directly asking for spots is one of the few no goes on open threads of the board. The best way to go about it w...
by Joshua Wallace
January 31st, 2014, 11:55 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Chapter Goals for 2014
Replies: 18
Views: 4900

Re: Chapter Goals for 2014

I am down for trying to meet up with any Chapter trip this year.
by Joshua Wallace
January 31st, 2014, 11:54 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: My favorite NAHERP entries that I've seen
Replies: 1
Views: 1120

Re: My favorite NAHERP entries that I've seen

Wooo I made the list! All of those are amazing finds and show just how amazing the NW can be.
by Joshua Wallace
January 6th, 2014, 7:29 pm
Forum: Board Line
Topic: If you guys want to keep your chapter we need nominations.
Replies: 63
Views: 21126

Re: If you guys want to keep your chapter we need nomination

I hope someone steps up and takes the role. I know I am way to busy to adequetly do what is required. Got to love working 60+ hours a week. I am going to do my part though and make an effort to at least put in a record a day. Also there is no reason why we can't get everyone together a least once a ...
by Joshua Wallace
December 28th, 2013, 12:24 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Christmas Herping
Replies: 2
Views: 1185

Re: Christmas Herping

Thanks Travis. I look forward to no longer being jealous of the magic others can make. I will agree to that trade if you send over your reptiles as well.
by Joshua Wallace
December 27th, 2013, 10:42 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Christmas Herping
Replies: 2
Views: 1185

Christmas Herping

There is nothing more fun than going out and doing some herping on Christmas day. It is usually a great time to try out any new herping gear gained during the holiday season. This Christmas I finally joined the SLR darkside, and now own a Canon SL1. I can't wait to upgrade my lens but for now the 18...
by Joshua Wallace
December 12th, 2013, 10:44 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Handful of random pics. CA,AZ, and NV.
Replies: 8
Views: 3194

Re: Handful of random pics. CA,AZ, and NV.

Fantastic photos. There is nothing worse than losing all of your photos. I love the lutosus and stephensi. I am really fascinated by the distribution limits of the desert species in the NV/OR. How far north were those stephensi?
by Joshua Wallace
November 4th, 2013, 5:21 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Birthday Herping Oct 30-Nov 1
Replies: 9
Views: 2096

Re: Birthday Herping Oct 30-Nov 1

That short-tailed snake is ridiculous!
by Joshua Wallace
November 4th, 2013, 5:17 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Cal Kings in your area
Replies: 1
Views: 1289

Re: Cal Kings in your area

I don't have any pictures of Cal Kings from Oregon. However I have some from the northernmost portion of CA. Within sight of the Oregon border. As well as the northernmost desert localities from Nevada.
by Joshua Wallace
October 5th, 2013, 6:45 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Seattle Oct Request for Information
Replies: 7
Views: 1933

Re: Seattle Oct Request for Information

This time of year is the best time for the gummy lizards out this way. I can guarantee Torrent Salamanders if we are in range of any of the three species. I have some perfect spots for the three that occur in Washington. Like Andy said it comes down to how far you are willing to travel. The absolute...
by Joshua Wallace
October 2nd, 2013, 8:39 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Seattle Oct Request for Information
Replies: 7
Views: 1933

Re: Seattle Oct Request for Information

I will be available on Wednesday the 16th. Did you have any specific targets on the salamander front?
by Joshua Wallace
June 5th, 2013, 11:59 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Salamandering the Northwest: 2013 edition
Replies: 10
Views: 2142

Re: Salamandering the Northwest: 2013 edition

Great post Jonathan! I think your odd-looking vehiculum is actually a Van Dyke's Salamander. Also you are missing Cascades Frog from your species list.
by Joshua Wallace
June 2nd, 2013, 8:58 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Memorable trip leading up to Memorial Day (pic heavy)
Replies: 13
Views: 4844

Re: Memorable trip leading up to Memorial Day (pic heavy)

Great Post ANDY! That was an amazing fun trip. All of the little moments all coming together. Also are you open?
by Joshua Wallace
May 5th, 2013, 8:58 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Garter grand slam in just 1 hour
Replies: 34
Views: 15415

Re: Northwestern Garters or Western Terrestrial Garters?

I see that strange one got you as well Fieldnotes. :mrgreen:
by Joshua Wallace
May 5th, 2013, 8:52 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Garter grand slam in just 1 hour
Replies: 34
Views: 15415

Re: Northwestern Garters or Western Terrestrial Garters?

Although I have never herped down in that area, I am very familiar with the three species of garter you are working with here although not the coast garter subspecies of elegans. Here are my ID's Garter #1: T. atratus Garter #2: T. elegans - Garters #3 and 4: Both are T. ordinoides Garter #5: T. ord...
by Joshua Wallace
April 21st, 2013, 12:40 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Short Herp Trip
Replies: 4
Views: 1360

Re: Short Herp Trip

Very nice. I love those newts. Also that red eye on the ordinoides is incredible! Are you still using the traps?
by Joshua Wallace
February 18th, 2013, 5:27 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Copes or Pacific?
Replies: 5
Views: 1803

Re: Copes or Pacific?

The main reason being that location is the first and most important thing when identifying copei vs tenebrosus. Metamorphosed Cope's Giant Salamanders are almost unicorns in terms of how many are actually found and almost all of the terrestrial copei have been found from WA state. There are few diff...
by Joshua Wallace
February 18th, 2013, 1:47 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: New Camera and Lens to me!
Replies: 1
Views: 1112

Re: New Camera and Lens to me!

Gorgeous!
by Joshua Wallace
February 18th, 2013, 1:46 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Copes or Pacific?
Replies: 5
Views: 1803

Re: Copes or Pacific?

Love the pics Nate.

I would say that is a Coastal Giant. Where was the stream located?
by Joshua Wallace
February 13th, 2013, 5:54 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Let's Celebrate PNW Herpetofauna
Replies: 9
Views: 2079

Re: Let's Celebrate PNW Herpetofauna

Gorgeous animals! Love the tiny short-horned lizard.
by Joshua Wallace
February 13th, 2013, 5:54 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Forest Park Wildlife Report
Replies: 17
Views: 4831

Re: Forest Park Wildlife Report

I have found the head shape is a very good feature when comparing Aneides to Plethodon. I also think the salamander over on caudata is a dunni. I have had the opposite situation to Frog Eyes where I found a dunni in a seep that made me do a triple take because something about it was making me think ...
by Joshua Wallace
February 11th, 2013, 3:31 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Northern Red-legged Frogs Breeding
Replies: 7
Views: 2028

Re: Northern Red-legged Frogs Breeding

I don't think they can outside of very light changes. Honestly though it is never something that i focused on.
by Joshua Wallace
February 11th, 2013, 3:15 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Northern Red-legged Frogs Breeding
Replies: 7
Views: 2028

Re: Northern Red-legged Frogs Breeding

I love the darker Red-leggeds. The second video you posted is great with the glare gone. I think the darkness is just natural variation between individuals.
by Joshua Wallace
February 10th, 2013, 8:42 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Something for Fil
Replies: 9
Views: 3591

Something for Fil

I found this guy earlier today :mrgreen:



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by Joshua Wallace
February 8th, 2013, 2:41 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Photo Request: Tiger Salamander habitat
Replies: 16
Views: 2965

Re: Photo Request: Tiger Salamander habitat

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Tiger Salamander habitat in Washington State
by Joshua Wallace
February 8th, 2013, 2:35 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Northern Red-legged Frogs Breeding
Replies: 7
Views: 2028

Re: Northern Red-legged Frogs Breeding

Awesome videos of some cool behavior. Looks like it might be a decent pond for NW Salamanders if it is permanent.
by Joshua Wallace
February 6th, 2013, 9:50 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Chapter Officer nominations
Replies: 16
Views: 2963

Re: Chapter Officer nominations

Thanks Fil and Greg for stepping up this year.
by Joshua Wallace
February 6th, 2013, 9:44 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Pre 2012 Pacific NW Finds Pt. 2 – Amphibians and Habitat
Replies: 13
Views: 6048

Re: Pre 2012 Pacific NW Finds Pt. 2 – Amphibians and Habitat

Thanks Fil! Watching the newts eat the red-legged frog eggs was incredible. On the subject of rough-skinned newts eating eggs one time I watched a newt eating eggs from a NW salamander as she was laying them. Shoot me a PM and I will let you know some good places to check out. I went out last two ni...
by Joshua Wallace
February 4th, 2013, 1:07 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Western Riverside 2/2
Replies: 19
Views: 1970

Re: Western Riverside 2/2

Gorgeous! How can anyone not love that red. I am going to be down in SO CAL at the end of the month and ruber are one of my top targets.
by Joshua Wallace
February 4th, 2013, 10:43 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2nd snake of 2013
Replies: 7
Views: 1299

Re: 2nd snake of 2013

Gorgeous!
by Joshua Wallace
February 3rd, 2013, 8:15 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Forest Park Wildlife Report
Replies: 17
Views: 4831

Re: Forest Park Wildlife Report

Will do Jonathan. I don't think that giant can even read though.
by Joshua Wallace
February 3rd, 2013, 8:11 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Pre 2012 Pacific NW Finds Pt. 2 – Amphibians and Habitat
Replies: 13
Views: 6048

Re: Pre 2012 Pacific NW Finds Pt. 2 – Amphibians and Habitat

Thanks, I was so happy when I took that picture at the exact right moment. Our newts love eggs, I have even seen a newt eating eggs from a northwestern salamander as she was laying them. What species did you find Steve? I love torrents since they are such a perfect micro-habitat species, you can go ...
by Joshua Wallace
February 3rd, 2013, 6:31 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Off Topic: Superbowl!
Replies: 12
Views: 2269

Re: Off Topic: Superbowl!

I too am a Steelers fan and there is not good outcome of this Super Bowl. I hate Balt and if the 49ers win they tie us with 6. That is why I am rooting for the meteor.
by Joshua Wallace
February 3rd, 2013, 4:56 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Pre 2012 Pacific NW Finds Pt. 2 – Amphibians and Habitat
Replies: 13
Views: 6048

Pre 2012 Pacific NW Finds Pt. 2 – Amphibians and Habitat

I finally finished the second part of my big catch up post for my finds in Washington and Oregon from the years before 2012. This post has all of the amphibians and habitat shots. Salamanders: Plethodontids: http://i774.photobucket.com/albums/yy28/Wallace_Herp_Pics/NW%20Finds%20Pre%202012/016.jpg ht...
by Joshua Wallace
February 3rd, 2013, 3:42 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Off Topic: Superbowl!
Replies: 12
Views: 2269

Re: Off Topic: Superbowl!

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by Joshua Wallace
January 26th, 2013, 10:32 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Amphibian surveys in the Lower Columbia
Replies: 3
Views: 1509

Re: Amphibian surveys in the Lower Columbia

Those amphibian eggmass surveys can be a lot of fun and I highly recommend that everyone who has an interest in herps at least do their own in local ponds and wetland areas. Now that the inversion layer that was impacting western Washington has lifted I suspect that Long-toed Salamander and Red-legg...