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by pete
May 31st, 2017, 4:40 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Danish Texas family visit, April 2017
Replies: 7
Views: 4565

Re: Danish Texas family visit, April 2017

That was a great post! What an adventure for your kids! You had some great luck with multiple species.
I always enjoy your posts.
Pete
by pete
March 1st, 2017, 5:03 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Travels in New Mexico - Part 1
Replies: 3
Views: 2892

Re: Travels in New Mexico - Part 1

Both of your posts are amazing! You really captured some wonderful images! The past two times in New Mexico my timing has been poor. It is a fantastic state, I can't wait till May to go back!
by pete
January 25th, 2017, 6:44 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Questions about artificial cover
Replies: 7
Views: 3412

Re: Questions about artificial cover

I would scoop up the tin!! Layer it 4 deep, snakes will use the cover for longer periods of time if they can thermoregulate in the pile without leaving. Construction dumpsters are great sources for scrap plywood.
Good luck!
by pete
October 23rd, 2016, 5:10 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Yet another Missouri/Illinois post
Replies: 11
Views: 8287

Re: Yet another Missouri/Illinois post

It is an amazing place to herp alright. I haven't been in several years, but have had the privilege of going both in spring and fall. Love flipping in glades in Missouri as well, so many rocks!
Thanks for the post, I always appreciate your invert shots with IDs.
by pete
October 23rd, 2016, 5:06 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Bothriechis bicolor in Southern Chiapas
Replies: 1
Views: 2308

Re: Bothriechis bicolor in Southern Chiapas

WOW!!!
by pete
August 22nd, 2016, 6:34 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Going to Nashville area
Replies: 0
Views: 4174

Going to Nashville area

Hi, I'm driving for a friend in September . She lives 20 miles west of Nashville . Staying for two days and plan on herping for most of it. I know she has cave salamanders on her property as they turn up under the rocks around here water garden. How hard are milks that time of year? Not looking for ...
by pete
August 6th, 2016, 7:21 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Spring and Summer in Massachusetts: Narrative + photos
Replies: 11
Views: 5732

Re: Spring and Summer in Massachusetts: Narrative + photos

That was a great post! Thank you for taking the time to put it together. That box turtle is stunning! All your shots are really nice.
The shooting star is actually a nightshade, Solanum dulcamara

If you make it to the east,send a message.

Pete
by pete
July 7th, 2016, 6:59 pm
Forum: Bird Forum
Topic: Crow or Raven?
Replies: 5
Views: 10177

Re: Crow or Raven?

That is a great shot!
It is a crow. Much smaller than the redtail.
by pete
July 4th, 2016, 3:46 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Corsica
Replies: 3
Views: 3107

Re: Corsica

That was a great post! Thanks for taking us along on the trip. :D

I think finding a Fire salamander on the crawl would be amazing. Stunning animal!

Hope your wife's health is good, cancer is not fun. Sending positive thoughts your way.

Pete
by pete
May 22nd, 2016, 6:30 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: South Carolina vacation
Replies: 4
Views: 4128

Re: South Carolina vacation

You had some good luck! That corn looks like a monster! Alway nice to see campers in habitat instead of the usual trophy shot :lol:
by pete
May 22nd, 2016, 6:27 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: More Eastern Milks from NYC
Replies: 2
Views: 3374

Re: More Eastern Milks from NYC

That's very cool! Snakes in the urban wasteland. Have you seen any wall lizards during your stay? One day I'm going to bite the bullet and explore the city instead of just driving through.
by pete
April 1st, 2016, 5:56 pm
Forum: Fish Forum
Topic: 3 Interesting Fish!
Replies: 3
Views: 9159

Re: 3 Interesting Fish!

Are the first two bowfins? The third a crappie ,correct? I've caught a couple that had no pattern except for a solid dorsal stripe.
I have very little in the way of fish pictures, I will try to change that. ;)
by pete
March 3rd, 2016, 6:07 pm
Forum: Fish Forum
Topic: Playing With Gar
Replies: 5
Views: 9996

Re: Playing With Gar

Holy crap!! That looks like fun!
Does the hatchery breed the gar or raise wild caught juveniles??
They are such cool fish that so many fishermen look down on.
by pete
March 3rd, 2016, 6:01 pm
Forum: Bird Forum
Topic: One afternoon, 4 loon species
Replies: 1
Views: 8064

One afternoon, 4 loon species

Took the afternoon off and went to chase a yellow billed loon being seen in Provincetown ma. Was fortunate to see the yellow billed as well as common, red throated and pacific loons. The yellow billed was a lifer! Had a few alcids and a finback whale as well. I will post a few pics this weekend.
by pete
February 25th, 2016, 4:47 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Spring Emergence 2016!
Replies: 19
Views: 7263

Re: Spring Emergence 2016!

I found 14 spotties last night. 9 male 5 female. Earliest i can remember actual breeder migrants.
by pete
February 11th, 2016, 3:15 am
Forum: Fish Forum
Topic: Bass for Pete
Replies: 1
Views: 8236

Re: Bass for Pete

To paraphrase the bassers on the tv......... THAT is a purdy fish!!
Absolutely fantastic sir! :thumb:
by pete
January 30th, 2016, 4:30 pm
Forum: Fish Forum
Topic: Tens
Replies: 1
Views: 8006

Re: Tens

I'm down with the ice fishing story :lol:
Plus I'd love to see an honest ten lb bass!
Warm winter here so far, just skim ice that melts every day. Getting some perch and smallies jigging on edges. But it's slow going.
by pete
January 27th, 2016, 6:31 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Oklahoma rattlesnakes summer 2015
Replies: 13
Views: 5126

Re: Oklahoma rattlesnakes summer 2015

That first timber is stunning!!
Great post! Don't get many from that state.
by pete
January 27th, 2016, 6:24 pm
Forum: Bird Forum
Topic: 2015 Highlights (NJ & FL) - The Birds
Replies: 7
Views: 11251

Re: 2015 Highlights (NJ & FL) - The Birds

That was a great post!
Quite envious of a lot of your photos! :thumb:
by pete
January 23rd, 2016, 1:51 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: sphagnum moss fungus problems
Replies: 3
Views: 4947

Re: sphagnum moss fungus problems

I like to collect my own sphagnum. What part of ct are you in? It can be pretty easy to find. It re-grows very quickly, so as long as you don't beat a spot up you can collect without causing any damage to an area.
by pete
December 31st, 2015, 3:16 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Year Review 2015 - PA, NJ, MD, MO, IL, FL, GA, DE
Replies: 9
Views: 6751

Re: Year Review 2015 - PA, NJ, MD, MO, IL, FL, GA, DE

Holy shit!
You did really well this year! I love the first longtail pic, beautiful. Was the sauga from Illinois?
Thanks for posting, I hope 16 treats you just as well.
by pete
December 22nd, 2015, 6:29 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: November 2015 Species Counts
Replies: 4
Views: 3725

Re: November 2015 Species Counts

12-22-15
Barnstable county mass
1 eastern garter. On the crawl in the rain!
3 spring peepers
by pete
November 19th, 2015, 11:20 am
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: wild collected feeders
Replies: 17
Views: 10182

Re: wild collected feeders

I would not use ladybugs. The bright color being a tip off that they may be poisonous or at least taste horrible. Flies, moths and spiders are usually pretty safe.
Kelly, I try to be very fussy with fly cultures. The slightest hint of mold and in the trash they go.
by pete
November 18th, 2015, 8:31 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: wild collected feeders
Replies: 17
Views: 10182

Re: wild collected feeders

I feed my dendrobatids collected termites and midges. I've never had any problems. In the distant past I maintained a breeding pair of five lined skinks entirely on collected insects. Bess beetle larvae were a favorite. I would get multiple clutches from the female most years.
by pete
November 18th, 2015, 8:15 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Costa Rica
Replies: 4
Views: 2968

Re: Costa Rica

You had an amazing trip! Beautiful photos as well :thumb:
Thanks for posting
by pete
November 6th, 2015, 2:47 am
Forum: Fish Forum
Topic: Paddlefish
Replies: 9
Views: 13301

Re: Paddlefish

That is too cool! They are on my wish list of fish to see. Have the silver carp affected their populations?
Thanks for posting these!
by pete
September 12th, 2015, 6:05 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Who on the forum would you most like to meet in person...
Replies: 44
Views: 47822

Re: Who on the forum would you most like to meet in person..

I'd like to meet Tim Borski, preferably on a sandbar throwing feathers at fish. I like your enthusiasm and the fact that you spend a ton of time with your kids. Your art is pretty effn cool as well. ChrisH, bird nerds are a dime a dozen. But bird nerds that herp, are well rounded individuals. :D Kel...
by pete
July 21st, 2015, 4:07 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Tree Frog ID
Replies: 7
Views: 2439

Re: Tree Frog ID

It looks like a pacific tree frog pseudacris regilla. They show up in plant shipments from norcal and Oregon. Cool that they are breeding there! Don't release them elsewhere please!
by pete
June 13th, 2015, 2:00 am
Forum: Bird Forum
Topic: Sh - sh - sh - sh - sh
Replies: 8
Views: 12234

Re: Sh - sh - sh - sh - sh

Love that pic! Kudos on getting it with a stick! Much more responsible than shooting it :lol:
by pete
June 13th, 2015, 1:50 am
Forum: Bird Forum
Topic: Plover
Replies: 1
Views: 7524

Re: Plover

It's a wilson's plover. Oddly,they look nothing like a volleyball :lol:
by pete
May 31st, 2015, 3:24 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: IL town removing snakes
Replies: 14
Views: 5068

Re: IL town removing snakes

Someone should contact Scott Ballard. He'll have the people removed from the park ;)
by pete
May 31st, 2015, 2:36 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Anybody recommend a good tick repellant?
Replies: 19
Views: 5477

Re: Anybody recommend a good tick repellant?

I keep checking myself as I go. I've been using a lemon grass tea tree oil spray that works ok. I'm getting leery of constantly coating myself with repellents and pesticides. I've had Lyme for over twenty years and don't want anything else those lil bastards might be carrying. You'll get used to em,...
by pete
May 31st, 2015, 2:28 pm
Forum: Fish Forum
Topic: Whale Sharks
Replies: 7
Views: 11097

Re: Whale Sharks

Absolutely amazing!! Quite envious of that experience :thumb: :thumb:
by pete
April 27th, 2015, 5:44 pm
Forum: Fish Forum
Topic: "Throwing chicken feathers in the swamp"
Replies: 3
Views: 8831

Re: "Throwing chicken feathers in the swamp"

That just looks like FUN :thumb:
Great post! Can't wait much longer for it to warm up here!
by pete
April 16th, 2015, 6:25 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Early Spring So Far, Long Island, NY!
Replies: 5
Views: 2583

Re: Early Spring So Far, Long Island, NY!

Love the second peeper shot!
That is by far the brightest pine warbler I've ever seen. Great stuff all around :thumb:
by pete
April 16th, 2015, 6:22 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Please Be Prudent with Ticks
Replies: 1
Views: 1498

Re: Please Be Prudent with Ticks

Always a good reminder!! Myself and many others on the forum already have Lyme. No need to add to the fire!
by pete
April 1st, 2015, 5:41 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Blanding's Turtle
Replies: 1
Views: 1510

Re: Blanding's Turtle

That is a great shot! I'm getting anxious for warm enough days for turtles.
Thanks for the breath of spring!
by pete
March 29th, 2015, 5:14 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Snake nest boxes, what media do you use?
Replies: 28
Views: 11203

Re: Snake nest boxes, what media do you use?

I live near several defunct cranberry bogs and sphagnum grows profusely in the ditches. I'm careful not to disturb other plants.
by pete
March 28th, 2015, 10:01 am
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Snake nest boxes, what media do you use?
Replies: 28
Views: 11203

Re: Snake nest boxes, what media do you use?

I always used sphagnum that I collected. The snakes seemed to like burrowing in the nest box. I always found the eggs under the moss or in the center. I never gave choices for a nesting site, but never had problems with egg retention. I liked sphagnum because it doesn't mold and is naturally sterile...
by pete
March 26th, 2015, 3:29 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: senior project a success!
Replies: 9
Views: 3343

Re: senior project a success!

A really pretty alterna!

Great job with your project! :thumb:
by pete
March 26th, 2015, 3:25 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Sunday afternoon trifecta den
Replies: 7
Views: 3908

Re: Sunday afternoon trifecta den

Fantastic place!!
by pete
March 26th, 2015, 3:17 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Moving to CA
Replies: 5
Views: 2899

Re: Moving to CA

Get a p.o. Box and change your drivers license. Then you are all set.

I lived in San Diego for a year and got a ca drivers license but kept my truck registered in ma. Insurance was so much cheaper here.
by pete
March 11th, 2015, 5:50 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: The First 2 Months
Replies: 6
Views: 3276

Re: The First 2 Months

I gave up on vanity decades ago!
Nice variety for the winter months! One day the snow will melt here.... An I'll find redbacks :lol:
Slightly envious of your temps! Thanks for posting
by pete
March 5th, 2015, 7:10 am
Forum: Bird Forum
Topic: Hawk ID?
Replies: 3
Views: 3784

Re: Hawk ID?

your guess was good!

love the kingfisher shot :thumb:
by pete
February 25th, 2015, 7:20 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Well.....
Replies: 2
Views: 1876

Re: Well.....

Helping a friend drive to New Mexico, left in heavy snow this morning at 3 am.. Drove 960 miles into.......... More snow, holed up in a hotel for the night. No snow expected again in Massachusetts......until the day I fly back. Yayyyyy. On Sunday I am devoting my day to finding at least one herp. Wi...
by pete
February 24th, 2015, 2:46 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Please show me reminders that spring will someday be here.
Replies: 22
Views: 6043

Re: Please show me reminders that spring will someday be her

Mc herper, you made my day w the bloodroot shot! So anxiously awaiting the snow to melt so they will pop open in my yard. Cute milk, pg county?
I grew up in Montgomery county on the dc line. Milks were an obsession during my teen years ;)
by pete
February 23rd, 2015, 2:49 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Request for help on an ambitious plan
Replies: 13
Views: 6088

Re: Request for help on an ambitious plan

An hour west of new London. In Connecticut. Three hours for me. Lol
by pete
February 22nd, 2015, 4:45 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Request for help on an ambitious plan
Replies: 13
Views: 6088

Re: Request for help on an ambitious plan

I can help with platineum. About an hour west. If the snow is mostly gone.
by pete
February 20th, 2015, 6:08 pm
Forum: Mammal Forum
Topic: Mammals of the Pantanal, Brazil: Jaguars and more
Replies: 6
Views: 11511

Re: Mammals of the Pantanal, Brazil: Jaguars and more

That was amazing!! What a fantastic trip you had! Multiple Jaguars,giant anteater and even a porcupine :thumb:
by pete
February 16th, 2015, 5:38 pm
Forum: Mammal Forum
Topic: Video of fox squirrels foraging in the snow
Replies: 3
Views: 8413

Re: Video of fox squirrels foraging in the snow

I love fox squirrels! I get a lot of enjoyment watching squirrels at my bird feeder. Even more fun now with all the snow! That was great!