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by Andy Wolf
May 29th, 2014, 4:49 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Philly in July
Replies: 5
Views: 1688

Re: Philly in July

John Heinz NWR is worth a look. Without a car, that's the only place I can think of that's worthwhile.
by Andy Wolf
May 4th, 2014, 2:28 pm
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: Nighttime flash photography techniques
Replies: 6
Views: 4345

Re: Nighttime flash photography techniques

I would leave the headlamp on to focus, but I usually stop down a bit more f/16 and I usually shoot at iso 100. That's generally enough to completely drown out any light but my flash.
by Andy Wolf
April 29th, 2014, 4:35 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Northeast in situ thread
Replies: 9
Views: 3967

Re: Northeast in situ thread

American Toad
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by Andy Wolf
April 28th, 2014, 5:52 pm
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: It's been too long since we've had an in situ theme thread..
Replies: 212
Views: 200146

Re: It's been too long since we've had an in situ theme thre

Boxie in the middle of a sand road
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by Andy Wolf
April 25th, 2014, 12:43 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Desert tortoise being used as scapegoat in Nevada conflict
Replies: 24
Views: 10263

Re: Desert tortoise being used as scapegoat in Nevada confli

A 24-year-old article claiming grazing (artificially?) increases tortoise populations. Of course, it's a rancher apologetic, but it makes some interesting claims: BLM's conservative grazing management program is designed to restore ranges degraded by years of overuse by livestock. Restoring the ran...
by Andy Wolf
April 21st, 2014, 5:56 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A few central Ontario early season finds....
Replies: 8
Views: 2711

Re: A few central Ontario early season finds....

Nice finds, especially the saugas. Actually pretty incredible for this time of year in Ontario.
by Andy Wolf
April 20th, 2014, 12:15 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Headless, Tailless Snake ID
Replies: 8
Views: 3907

Re: Headless, Tailless Snake ID

No, unfortunately I didn't, and it's over an hour away so going back isn't really an option.
by Andy Wolf
April 20th, 2014, 7:47 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Headless, Tailless Snake ID
Replies: 8
Views: 3907

Re: Headless, Tailless Snake ID

Will do.
by Andy Wolf
April 20th, 2014, 5:03 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Headless, Tailless Snake ID
Replies: 8
Views: 3907

Re: Headless, Tailless Snake ID

It was found in the middle of a trail, cause of death unknown. Earth snakes are abundant in Baltimore County in the exact same habitat, so I figured there's a good chance. Thanks for your help. I'll submit it to the database.
by Andy Wolf
April 19th, 2014, 5:23 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Headless, Tailless Snake ID
Replies: 8
Views: 3907

Headless, Tailless Snake ID

This was found in southeast PA. There are old records of Virginia valeriae from this location. I'm not sure how useful coloration is on a dead specimen such as this one though, and there's not much else to go on besides smooth scales. I didn't count scale rows. It was pretty gross. I can't eliminate...
by Andy Wolf
April 17th, 2014, 6:47 pm
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: Convince me to buy a Canon EFS 100mm f/2.8 macro lens
Replies: 9
Views: 4987

Re: Convince me to buy a Canon EFS 100mm f/2.8 macro lens

A lot of it depends on what subjects you are going to be photographing most of the time. For full body shots of nonvenomous snakes a 50mm is definitely preferable. Even for large salamanders I sometimes wish I had a 50mm. But photographing those animals with a 100mm is still very doable, and much ea...
by Andy Wolf
March 21st, 2014, 6:02 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Hydromantes question
Replies: 1
Views: 860

Hydromantes question

Is it worth looking for these guys in late July, or should I just forget about it? I know it is probably the worst time, but that is when I'll be in CA.
by Andy Wolf
March 21st, 2014, 6:02 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Double post. Sorry.
Replies: 0
Views: 889

Double post. Sorry.

I'm stupid.
by Andy Wolf
May 23rd, 2013, 6:07 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Delmarva camping trip recap
Replies: 10
Views: 2756

Re: Delmarva camping trip recap

I'm 95% sure that the bird is a chipping sparrow. Your description of the song sounds about right. Congrats on the engagement.
by Andy Wolf
April 30th, 2013, 12:36 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Northeast vs. California Chapter Contest
Replies: 70
Views: 15935

Re: Northeast vs. California Chapter Contest

Darnit. I feel like I've actually seen enough redbacks to make up the difference but I just haven't taken pictures.
by Andy Wolf
April 22nd, 2013, 5:35 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: April Species Counts
Replies: 49
Views: 7834

Re: April Species Counts

Green Treefrogs in Jersey?
by Andy Wolf
April 17th, 2013, 3:31 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Goals for 2013
Replies: 49
Views: 11810

Re: Goals for 2013

1. Jefferson Salamander (probably already failed on this one)
2. Mole King
3. Rainbow Snake
4. MD coastal
5. MD Corn
6. PA Hog
7. PA and/or MD Copper
8. Find enough cool stuff that I don't give up on herping by summer.
by Andy Wolf
June 28th, 2011, 9:25 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: In need of Delaware/Del-Mar-Va herping advice
Replies: 25
Views: 2948

Re: In need of Delaware/Del-Mar-Va herping advice

kysnakeguy wrote:yea, ive seen more turtles in that lake than anywhere. so flipping cover would be my best bet, in that area what could i find under tin, boards ect in this area ????????
Literally every species of snake or lizard found on Delmarva could be found that way, except maybe Rough Greens.
by Andy Wolf
June 25th, 2011, 12:03 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: In need of Delaware/Del-Mar-Va herping advice
Replies: 25
Views: 2948

Re: In need of Delaware/Del-Mar-Va herping advice

Flipping rocks would be good, I guess, but I'm not sure I've ever seen a rock in that part of Delaware. You'll have better luck flipping crap that people dump by the side of the road. Cruising is good for amphibians but it's not gonna be a very efficient way to find most snakes. Kings are pretty com...
by Andy Wolf
June 17th, 2011, 9:34 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: ATTENTION ALL MEMBERS- New Poll on Main Forum
Replies: 9
Views: 1564

Re: ATTENTION ALL MEMBERS- New Poll on Main Forum

spinifer wrote:If you cant vote, please PM Kyle to resolve the issue.
I think Pyson is actually the one to PM. I have to do this literally every time I want to vote in a poll.
by Andy Wolf
June 8th, 2011, 7:19 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Just curious about something on PAherp site
Replies: 4
Views: 881

Re: Just curious about something on PAherp site

Jason may be along eventually, and he may be able to give you more info on that specific record, but the maps use a combination of museum records and records submitted by herpers to the PA Herp Atlas. That record could be a 100+ year old museum record so they could be long gone by now.
by Andy Wolf
May 27th, 2011, 7:22 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2.5 months in the Mojave Desert recap (~100 pics)
Replies: 18
Views: 3875

Re: 2.5 months in the Mojave Desert recap (~100 pics)

Awesome post, Matt and sweet beard. :D Let me know if when you are gonna be around the Maryland area again. I found a rarely seen MD snake that you will be VERY interested in knowing about. Sadly, it was DOR, but it'd be great to search the area looking for others. What was it? Matt's probably not ...
by Andy Wolf
May 15th, 2011, 5:38 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: The 2011 NAFHA Trip Review Thread
Replies: 71
Views: 7940

Re: The 2010 NAFHA Trip Review Thread

Glad to hear you guys had another good day today. I guess I'll get this started with a couple pics. Because of the rain and also because of laziness (more of the latter), I really only took pictures of my lifers. Even then, I still failed to get a decent photo of a Cricket Frog which was a lifer, th...
by Andy Wolf
May 11th, 2011, 7:30 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Bummed
Replies: 14
Views: 1477

Re: Bummed

Not sure if you're aware of this or not, but if you're walking through wetlands with Bog Turtles present please make sure your boots and whatever else is thoroughly disinfected. Probably a good idea for any wetlands.

http://greensleeves.typepad.com/berkshi ... alert.html
by Andy Wolf
April 11th, 2011, 7:39 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2011 NAFHA Northeast Outing #1
Replies: 73
Views: 6578

Re: 2011 NAFHA Northeast Outing #1

I'm still in.
by Andy Wolf
April 9th, 2011, 7:26 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Possible Nafha trip?
Replies: 11
Views: 1048

Re: Possible Nafha trip?

I would be, at least one of those days.
by Andy Wolf
March 25th, 2011, 7:22 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Another good job stopping illegal trade
Replies: 37
Views: 3523

Re: Another good job stopping illegal trade

I don't see the price of spotted turtles ever coming anywhere close to 10 dollars regardless of how much captive breeding is permitted. Even if it comes down to 50 bucks or something like that, I think it might actually increase a poacher's incentive because it would be so much easier to sell your i...
by Andy Wolf
January 31st, 2011, 8:56 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2011 Member Check In
Replies: 28
Views: 2395

Re: 2011 Member Check In

Yo.
by Andy Wolf
January 29th, 2011, 10:47 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2011 NAFHA Northeast Outing #1
Replies: 73
Views: 6578

Re: 2011 NAFHA Northeast Outing

I can't vote for some reason, but I would like to come. I have a couple spots down that way too.
by Andy Wolf
November 24th, 2010, 10:56 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: End of the Year, Let's Keep it Going... #4 - MORBIDITY
Replies: 42
Views: 3644

Re: End of the Year, Let's Keep it Going... #4 - MORBIDITY

I have nightmares about that sort of thing
by Andy Wolf
November 22nd, 2010, 9:46 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: End of the Year, Let's Keep it Going... #2 - LAMEST LIFER
Replies: 45
Views: 6110

Re: End of the Year, Let's Keep it Going... #2 - LAMEST LIFE

I was hoping that I would eventually encounter a Brown Snake on my own, outside of the city, but in April I finally broke down and took a trip to the city. Ryan took me to one of his spots and it took some effort but we did manage to turn one up. http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4022/4487992679_7269f3...
by Andy Wolf
November 13th, 2010, 6:18 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: End of the Year, Let's Keep it Going... #1 - FAVORITE FIND
Replies: 97
Views: 13594

Re: End of the Year, Let's Keep it Going... #1 - FAVORITE FI

This adult Northern Pine Snake was my favorite herp for the year.

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by Andy Wolf
November 1st, 2010, 6:17 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Nominations for Northeast Chapter President
Replies: 13
Views: 1346

Re: Nominations for Northeast Chapter President

I nominate Kyle.
by Andy Wolf
October 2nd, 2010, 12:26 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Rain, rain, come our way!!!
Replies: 29
Views: 2363

Re: Rain, rain, come our way!!!

Nevermind
by Andy Wolf
September 7th, 2010, 5:32 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Recent finds in Berks county, PA
Replies: 11
Views: 1614

Re: Recent finds in Berks county, PA

Here's a somewhat similar animal from Mike Pingleton's blog:

http://www.pingleton.com/field/071605/queen2.htm
by Andy Wolf
September 7th, 2010, 5:24 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Recent finds in Berks county, PA
Replies: 11
Views: 1614

Re: Recent finds in Berks county, PA

Two hybrids when there isn't a single species in PA that Longtails have ever been known to hybridize with seems pretty far-fetched. I don't think the face looks any different than a normal Longtail, except in the second picture which is kind of a weird angle.
by Andy Wolf
September 7th, 2010, 11:51 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Recent finds in Berks county, PA
Replies: 11
Views: 1614

Re: Recent finds in Berks county, PA

They're Longtails, but I've never seen ones that look quite like that. Seems like it must be a pretty common variation in that population though. I'm assuming they were both from the same area?
by Andy Wolf
September 7th, 2010, 8:55 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: OMG, WTF!!! (Duskies...)
Replies: 15
Views: 1918

Re: OMG, WTF!!! (Duskies...)

The D. ocrophaeus complex all have rounded tails, unlike the one in the picture.
by Andy Wolf
September 6th, 2010, 6:46 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: OMG, WTF!!! (Duskies...)
Replies: 15
Views: 1918

Re: OMG, WTF!!! (Duskies...)

Yeah, if it was that big, I don't see what else it could be. The first one pictured has a really strongly keeled tail, more so than the second. If I had to guess, I would say Blackbelly for the first and Spotted Dusky for the second.
by Andy Wolf
September 6th, 2010, 6:35 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: OMG, WTF!!! (Duskies...)
Replies: 15
Views: 1918

Re: OMG, WTF!!! (Duskies...)

I think Shovel-nosed, Black-bellied, Dwarf Black-bellied, Spotted Dusky and Seal would be the only Desmogs in NE Georgia with laterally compressed tails. Dwarf Black-bellied are only known from Union County. The first one could be any of the remaining ones, but I don't think it's Shovel-nosed. The s...
by Andy Wolf
September 6th, 2010, 6:08 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: OMG, WTF!!! (Duskies...)
Replies: 15
Views: 1918

Re: OMG, WTF!!! (Duskies...)

Where in Georgia were the salamanders found?
by Andy Wolf
August 21st, 2010, 7:13 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Pocono/Delaware Water Gap Bio Blitz Sept 24-25
Replies: 26
Views: 3484

Re: Pocono/Delaware Water Gap Bio Blitz Sept 24-25

It's a 24 hour period, right? When does that period start?
by Andy Wolf
August 19th, 2010, 7:46 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: August Species Counts
Replies: 40
Views: 3749

Re: August Species Counts

If we can teach them to play hockey, we should be able to get them to replace their cover objects.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nah3nMStXV4
by Andy Wolf
August 16th, 2010, 10:32 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Couple of Pa. days.
Replies: 9
Views: 1219

Re: Couple of Pa. days.

That's a pretty cool shot. It looks like a flicker that he's eating.
by Andy Wolf
August 14th, 2010, 2:43 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Cross country so far....
Replies: 9
Views: 1515

Re: Cross country so far....

They've been split into two species according to the database. These would be Western Fox Snakes (P. vulpina).
by Andy Wolf
August 9th, 2010, 7:18 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: ID turtle help - old photo
Replies: 19
Views: 2702

Re: ID turtle help - old photo

Yeah, looking at it again, I would say it's probably a Wood. I thought Monmouth county was pine barrens so I didn't even consider that originally, but after hearing the description of the habitat it seems pretty reasonable.
by Andy Wolf
August 8th, 2010, 6:36 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: ID turtle help - old photo
Replies: 19
Views: 2702

Re: ID turtle help - old photo

Yeah, it looks like there's a weak keel, but I wouldn't exactly be confident calling it a redbelly.