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by joconnor
January 16th, 2015, 10:43 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: End of Year 2014
Replies: 16
Views: 7088

Re: End of Year 2014

Mark ,
Well done . Nice diversity in Herps as well as the broad geographic sampling from around the state !
:thumb: :D
by joconnor
July 28th, 2014, 9:38 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: farancia erytrogramma
Replies: 9
Views: 3292

Re: farancia erytrogramma

Great vid , thanks for sharing! You are lucky to have such a beautiful snake in your state !! :thumb:
Best ,
Joe O'C
by joconnor
July 13th, 2013, 11:26 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: good weekend from wisconsin
Replies: 12
Views: 2139

Re: good weekend from wisconsin

Nice work !! :thumb:
by joconnor
July 12th, 2013, 8:33 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Eastern Kingsnakes in PA?
Replies: 6
Views: 2008

Re: Eastern Kingsnakes in PA?

Just echoing what Bob stated . That record was @ least 40 years ago( possibly 50 ) , likely extreme southern Lancaster Co .Nothing since then.
Joe
by joconnor
June 20th, 2013, 9:01 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Setting up artificial cover for the first time
Replies: 8
Views: 2010

Re: Setting up artificial cover for the first time

Phil , another technique you can use is "stacking " layers of plywood .Different species will be attracted to the "layers " just as Chris mentioned for the carpeting .Generally the lower levels will be damp ( depending on rain fall , etc )As the wood ages it will crack /splinter providing even bette...
by joconnor
June 18th, 2013, 8:28 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: The Beauty of Reptiles and Amphibians
Replies: 10
Views: 2837

The Beauty of Reptiles and Amphibians

Ashley ,
:thumb: Last box turtle :thumb:
Joe
by joconnor
June 17th, 2013, 7:57 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: good weekend from wisconsin
Replies: 12
Views: 2139

good weekend from wisconsin

Well Done :thumb: 2 great herps in one day !!
by joconnor
May 26th, 2013, 8:34 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: West Virginia trip
Replies: 11
Views: 2713

Re: West Virginia trip

Ashley , The head detail on the Box turtle is incredible !! Habitat shots are well done . Thanks for sharing .
Joe
by joconnor
May 22nd, 2013, 8:42 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Blanding's Turtle found in NJ
Replies: 3
Views: 1145

Blanding's Turtle found in NJ

Not too far from their southern NY population.... That would make NJ the best state for turtles!! interesting ...3 other non-native turtles have established populations in NJ ;Red-Eared , soft shell & Map ."South Eastern NY" is about 25 Mins or less from where this was found ;).Realize the Blanding...
by joconnor
May 4th, 2013, 8:50 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Unsuccessful in the field (Now Successful!)
Replies: 19
Views: 3272

Unsuccessful in the field

Just keep @ it .Habitat does appear solid . I have a spot I've been going to for about 5 yrs .Each year I usually come up with at least 1 new species of herp @ this same spot .If you're targeting snakes you may want to seek out an area with some artificial cover , which may help . Good Luck.
by joconnor
April 7th, 2013, 8:01 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: South Florida Trip
Replies: 4
Views: 1892

Re: South Florida Trip

Congrats on the lifers ! Striped Crayfish was a screamer . I never tire of yellow rats !! :thumb:
Joe
by joconnor
April 6th, 2013, 10:27 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Anyone ever tried using bait to attract Nerodia?
Replies: 12
Views: 3226

Anyone ever tried using bait to attract Nerodia?

I have never "baited " . However , From field observations , They are very , very found of pickerel here in NJ . I have seen them emerging from lakes / creeks / ponds with good sized pickerel held in their mouth .
Joe
by joconnor
March 31st, 2013, 7:10 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Sprinter in Georgia
Replies: 12
Views: 3843

Sprinter in Georgia

One of the best grey rat' s i've ever seen . :thumb: Nice post !
Joe
by joconnor
March 17th, 2013, 7:58 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Pines in Maryland?
Replies: 14
Views: 2700

Pines in Maryland?

Ryan/ Mike , Thanks for input . Ryan , the state of NJ has listed the King as a "species of special concern " . I'm not aware of a formal study per se .I do know the county where I live , Monmouth ( which is the extreme No edge of range ) kings are very , very rare , Pines are as well. If they still...
by joconnor
March 12th, 2013, 9:09 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Pines in Maryland?
Replies: 14
Views: 2700

Pines in Maryland?

Good topic/ thread . Taking it a step further : - Delmarva has a stable / more substantial King snake population .NJ 's seem to be in decline .NJ has the habitat , etc . They were once considered ' common " -Delmarva also has Corns .Probably not common , but they are present . - Ok , soil, topograph...
by joconnor
January 10th, 2013, 9:27 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Milks?
Replies: 9
Views: 1340

Re: Milks?

Nice post Ryan !! :thumb:
Joe
by joconnor
January 10th, 2013, 9:22 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Frog Call #6 - Carpenter Frogs
Replies: 8
Views: 1459

Re: Frog Call #6 - Carpenter Frogs

Now on the "species of special concern " list . I find them frequently ,but apparently not as common as they were .
Joe
by joconnor
January 10th, 2013, 9:20 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2013 Pinelands Short Course
Replies: 4
Views: 1084

Re: 2013 Pinelands Short Course

If you have the time , Go ! Went last year .The amphibian presentation alone is worth the price of admission ! The amphibian content included quite a bit on frog calls . Last year , there was about 5 herp related presentations , all very well done . 1 on amphibians , 2 on snakes , 2 on turtles .You ...
by joconnor
January 2nd, 2013, 9:28 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: My 2012 - herps and whatnot
Replies: 17
Views: 3936

My 2012 - herps and whatnot

Bob , Off the charts !! :thumb: Glad you had such a great year ! Herps , birds , coy-wolf ..Those basking terrapins were interesting.Not something you see often.
All the best for 2013 Bob
Joe
by joconnor
December 22nd, 2012, 8:28 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: End of the Year Milkathon!
Replies: 28
Views: 6330

Re: End of the Year Milkathon!

Nice work Darnell !
by joconnor
June 11th, 2012, 6:58 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: NAFHA Western MD trip results *pics added*
Replies: 48
Views: 9524

Re: NAFHA Western MD trip results *pics added*

The wood turtles alone were worth the price of gas !! :lol: Nice work ! :thumb:
Joe
by joconnor
May 28th, 2012, 5:50 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Not a Happy Herper
Replies: 4
Views: 1190

Re: Not a Happy Herper

Thanks Pete , i am to !
by joconnor
May 28th, 2012, 5:49 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Good weekend
Replies: 15
Views: 2332

Good weekend

Great Pics Kyle !! :beer:
by joconnor
May 28th, 2012, 5:18 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Not a Happy Herper
Replies: 4
Views: 1190

Not a Happy Herper

Sorry for the cell pics : DOR Pine :cry: http://i297.photobucket.com/albums/mm235/herper_photos/Pine.jpg Head http://i297.photobucket.com/albums/mm235/herper_photos/Pine2.jpg On a much happier note , saved 2 gravid female terrapins : #1 http://i297.photobucket.com/albums/mm235/herper_photos/Terp2.jp...
by joconnor
May 24th, 2012, 7:07 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Swamplands of virgina
Replies: 9
Views: 1416

Re: Swamplands of virgina

Nice work , good variety , great shots = Awesome post ! :beer:
Joe
by joconnor
April 19th, 2012, 7:10 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Adirondack Foothills
Replies: 6
Views: 1643

Re: Adirondack Foothills

Great Shots ! Love the blue coloration in those "Dack " garters !


Joe
by joconnor
April 16th, 2012, 7:32 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: April Lifer ... finally got Wood!
Replies: 7
Views: 1051

Re: April Lifer ... finally got Wood!

Great work ! Congrats ! :beer:
Joe
by joconnor
April 16th, 2012, 7:28 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Question on NJ King Snakes -Monmouth County
Replies: 31
Views: 11243

Re: Question on NJ King Snakes -Monmouth County

Kings in NJ now listed as "species of special concern ".
Joe
by joconnor
April 16th, 2012, 7:25 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herpers and Hunters....Turkey season reminder!
Replies: 3
Views: 648

Re: Herpers and Hunters....Turkey season reminder!

Good advice . In NJ its 2 mos , goes to end of May :!:
Joe
by joconnor
April 5th, 2012, 6:54 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herping in NYC
Replies: 17
Views: 4972

Herping in NYC

Good question . A lot more than you might think : -Turtles are the dominant Herp , appear to be in all 5 of the boroughs . Painted , Snapper , RES , maybe 1 or 2 other, possibly more . -There are frogs . I posted about 2 weeks about frogs . In theory , there is a new Leopard frog species in NYC .Gre...
by joconnor
March 29th, 2012, 7:38 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Up- Dated -Question On NJ King Snakes
Replies: 0
Views: 499

Up- Dated -Question On NJ King Snakes

Hi ,

Getula added to list as species of "special concern " in NJ , along with a few others .

http://www.njfishandwildlife.com/ensp/pdf/spclspp.pdf

viewtopic.php?f=32&t=7260

Joe
by joconnor
March 28th, 2012, 6:40 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Living with Aspergers
Replies: 26
Views: 2319

Re: Living with Aspergers

Justin- Would never know you are 13 . By coincidence , my wife and i are raising our 9 yr old Grandson , who also has Aspergers ! He out -herps me :) . As most people here will tell you , thats not real hard to do . Waited late to intro my grandson into herping , think he was 5 :lol: Anyway Good luc...
by joconnor
March 14th, 2012, 2:17 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: New Frog Species found in NYC ?
Replies: 5
Views: 1068

New Frog Species found in NYC ?

Looks like a new sub- species of Leopard Frog ?
Anybody else see this ? Am i late ? :?
http://www.foxnews.com/scitech/2012/03/ ... nd-in-nyc/

http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2012/ ... ecies-nyc/
Joe
by joconnor
March 11th, 2012, 6:35 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: early signs of spring
Replies: 3
Views: 686

Re: early signs of spring

Hi Mike - Tues looking @ 71 ...!! :thumb: See you soon.
Joe
by joconnor
January 27th, 2012, 6:43 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Burlington County College
Replies: 0
Views: 728

Burlington County College

Hi Everyone ! BCC is holding a "Pinelands short course" Sat 3/24/12 in Pemberton,NJ. All day event. ( 8:30 or so till 3:30.Please note there are also presentations on Birds, Mammals , plants and general conservation as well as ecology, history & geology Herp specific Presentations include : -Pine Sn...
by joconnor
January 19th, 2012, 9:56 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Camouflage garb for herping?
Replies: 20
Views: 6842

Camouflage garb for herping?

I concur with Kyle 100% . I wear bright colors due to large # of hunters . The hunting season in NJ ( a small state ) is now 9 mos .Sept - End of May .Also , i'm not certain , but many herps ( as i understand it ) see few if any colors , especially snakes ? I usually try to wear @ least 1 article of...
by joconnor
December 31st, 2011, 8:58 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 12-31-11 Last Hike
Replies: 6
Views: 1060

12-31-11 Last Hike

Nice work Kyle !! Happy New Year to you and your Family !! :beer:
by joconnor
December 21st, 2011, 9:35 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Dylan Cooper
Replies: 11
Views: 1474

Dylan Cooper

Dylan - My prayers and sympathy are with you and your family .God Bless.
Joe
by joconnor
December 17th, 2011, 8:26 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Birthday Present
Replies: 10
Views: 1525

Birthday Present

Nice Kyle ! Hope you had a great day ! :beer:
by joconnor
December 9th, 2011, 8:44 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: mast crop
Replies: 7
Views: 1529

mast crop

Pete - Good , but short recent article in NY Times . Mentions broad ecological impact , but also mentions the "L" word - Lyme disease.If you read between the lines , will ultimately effect herp populations , especially all rodent- eating snakes . http://www.nytimes.com/2011/12/03/nyregion/boom-and-b...
by joconnor
October 13th, 2011, 7:40 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Florida Trip!!!
Replies: 14
Views: 2340

Florida Trip!!!

Nice post !! 8-) Those dor's are heart-breakers .Still an awesome trip!
Joe
PS did you see any yellow rats ??
by joconnor
October 2nd, 2011, 7:48 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: playing with the camera
Replies: 2
Views: 497

Re: playing with the camera

Nice Pete ! You always deliver good milk 8-)
Joe
by joconnor
September 12th, 2011, 5:16 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Updated: My Fall 2011 daily thread
Replies: 10
Views: 1192

Re: Other finds from that day...

Nice Work ! :thumb: The red eft is a beaut. You're right that No Water has a cool pattern/ coloration .
Joe
by joconnor
September 6th, 2011, 5:55 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Labor Day at the Shore
Replies: 25
Views: 3239

Labor Day at the Shore

Bob - Nice King . i've heard about juvies w/red , 1st time i think i have seen one posted on the forum with red. :thumb:
Joe
    by joconnor
    August 20th, 2011, 8:59 pm
    Forum: The Forum
    Topic: A Controversial Question but a Good One
    Replies: 29
    Views: 3089

    Re: A Controversial Question but a Good One

    FREERIDER?????........DUDE.....AINT THAT A SONG BY .....FOGHAT?????? I Had the 8 track !!! That was one of the Winter brothers Johnnie. So right you are ! i stand corrected It was "Slow ride" by Foghat ! . I had the "Johnnie Winter And " album - The live one ! It had a cover of Jumping Jack Flash !...
    by joconnor
    August 20th, 2011, 7:46 am
    Forum: The Forum
    Topic: A Controversial Question but a Good One
    Replies: 29
    Views: 3089

    Re: A Controversial Question but a Good One

    bobassetto wrote:FREERIDER?????........DUDE.....AINT THAT A SONG BY .....FOGHAT??????
    I Had the 8 track !!!
    by joconnor
    August 19th, 2011, 7:45 pm
    Forum: The Forum
    Topic: A Controversial Question but a Good One
    Replies: 29
    Views: 3089

    Re: A Controversial Question but a Good One

    Chris - Great post , no controversy @ all : If you care about the welfare of the animals . With anything in life , its the little things , as well as the things you don't do : Do - Get involved in the best way you can to protect the herps .I'm the worlds worst photographer but still herp and record ...
    by joconnor
    August 14th, 2011, 5:56 pm
    Forum: The Forum
    Topic: Condolensces
    Replies: 14
    Views: 1913

    Re: Condolensces

    Ryan - Sorry for your loss.
    Joe
    by joconnor
    July 29th, 2011, 5:41 pm
    Forum: The Forum
    Topic: Great White North
    Replies: 8
    Views: 1687

    Great White North

    Incredible post guys ! 10 Saugas + Blanding , can't beat that :beer: :thumb:
    by joconnor
    July 29th, 2011, 5:33 pm
    Forum: The Forum
    Topic: Two-headed snake on display in Ukraine
    Replies: 1
    Views: 668

    Re: Two-headed snake on display in Ukraine

    Interesting that its an albino Cal king :?: :!:
    Joe