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by Hadar
April 7th, 2018, 11:29 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: SoCal herping
Replies: 2
Views: 2849

SoCal herping

Hey there! It's been a while since I've been on the forum, but I was wondering if there are any herpers in the San Diego/La Jolla area that might want to join me for some herping this week or next. I'm just in California for a few weeks between Florida and Panama and most of the time I'm on the coas...
by Hadar
March 31st, 2017, 5:15 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Call to action: Herpers needed to swab amphibians
Replies: 3
Views: 1935

Re: Call to action: Herpers needed to swab amphibians

Thank you Lawrence and Derek for your support! I am hopeful that we can greatly support this research and bridge some of the gaps between field herpers, biologists, and managers.
by Hadar
March 29th, 2017, 8:30 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Call to action: Herpers needed to swab amphibians
Replies: 3
Views: 1935

Call to action: Herpers needed to swab amphibians

Hey herpers! I just got word that Isaac Standish, a biologist with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, is working with a nonlethal sampling technique involving swabbing for Bd, Bsal and Ranavirus and needs our help. He is trying to reach out to people that may be interested in assisting in some samp...
by Hadar
March 29th, 2017, 8:23 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Saving amphibians as a chapter activity
Replies: 0
Views: 2068

Saving amphibians as a chapter activity

Hey Northwest herpers! I just got word that Isaac Standish, a biologist with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, is working with a nonlethal sampling technique involving swabbing for Bd, Bsal and Ranavirus and needs our help. He is trying to reach out to people that may be interested in assisting in...
by Hadar
January 14th, 2017, 10:22 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Oregon Administrative Rule 635-044 Herping Law Changes
Replies: 1
Views: 1088

Re: Oregon Administrative Rule 635-044 Herping Law Changes

Thank you Jesse for the update. I hope we can do our part for the herp community by voicing our position before it is too late.

Cheers, Heather
by Hadar
October 25th, 2016, 6:16 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Yet another Missouri/Illinois post
Replies: 11
Views: 7182

Re: Yet another Missouri/Illinois post

Cliff I'm so glad you made it to Snake Road this year. I took a quick trip down in April but didn't get to make it for the migration this year. Sometime I'll need to sit down and post everything from the past 8 months...ugh how far behind I've gotten. Happy to see a post from you though. Love the gr...
by Hadar
October 8th, 2016, 7:37 am
Forum: N.A.F.H.A. - Announcements/Inquiries
Topic: Paid positions to study snakes, turtles, or salamanders
Replies: 0
Views: 6983

Paid positions to study snakes, turtles, or salamanders

Hi Everyone, For any of you herpers thinking of going to graduate school, here are some assistantships for M.Sc. and PhD: Subject: PhD position on Blanding's turtles in Ontario Supervisors : Dennis Murray (Trent University : http://www.dennismurray.ca) Gabriel Blouin-Demers (University of Ottawa : h...
by Hadar
October 5th, 2016, 12:25 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herpetology/Collections Curating/Husbandry Jobs?
Replies: 3
Views: 1846

Re: Herpetology/Collections Curating/Husbandry Jobs?

This topic was brought up before and a couple of us have suggested starting a job board on the FHF where we can post jobs as we hear about them, http://www.fieldherpforum.com/forum/vie ... =2&t=22068.

Cheers, Heather
by Hadar
October 5th, 2016, 12:23 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Kids books for snakes
Replies: 5
Views: 1976

Re: Kids books for snakes

Check out these threads on children's herp books, http://www.fieldherpforum.com/forum/vie ... 12&t=23553 and http://www.fieldherpforum.com/forum/vie ... =6&t=22875.

Cheers, Heather
by Hadar
October 5th, 2016, 12:17 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herpetology/Collections Curating/Husbandry Jobs?
Replies: 3
Views: 1846

Re: Herpetology/Collections Curating/Husbandry Jobs?

Hey Zach, You can always try the American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists website. They have a job board, http://www.asih.org/jobs . There is also the Texas A&M Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences Job Board, http://wfscjobs.tamu.edu/?job_category=full-time-positions . The Asso...
by Hadar
August 1st, 2016, 10:30 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herping Michigan in July
Replies: 6
Views: 3170

Re: Herping Michigan in July

Thanks for sharing Derek! My favorite part of herping in Michigan is finding Ambystoma laterale, such incredible animals. Glad you found Sistrurus catenatus, I know they were a target species for you. Wonderful photographs as always. I look forward to seeing many more. Have you seen any Glyptemys in...
by Hadar
July 20th, 2016, 7:18 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Massive sea turtle deaths in Florida following fireworks
Replies: 23
Views: 6156

Re: Massive sea turtle deaths in Florida following fireworks

Good on you for pushing the issue. I hope you were able to get through to some conservation officials about this. What a shocker. I don't particularly want to add to the "bad government" topic that's been sprawling all over the forum recently, but what do you make of a regulation preventing the car...
by Hadar
July 17th, 2016, 1:42 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Massive sea turtle deaths in Florida following fireworks
Replies: 23
Views: 6156

Re: Massive sea turtle deaths in Florida following fireworks

Update I have been traveling around Florida for research from Gainesville to St. Augustine down to West Palm, Delray Beach, Boca Raton, and back. There are many sea turtle nests along the coast and I have met with several of the groups and researchers working with the turtles. When I asked some of ...
by Hadar
July 14th, 2016, 3:57 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Field Meeting 5/27 - 5/30 Save The Date!
Replies: 34
Views: 13561

Re: Field Meeting 5/27 - 5/30 Save The Date!

Great video! I really appreciate seeing it since I wasn't able to make the trip. Thank you Travis for organizing such an incredible meeting for the chapter and thank you everyone who attended for making it happen.

Cheers, Heather
by Hadar
July 13th, 2016, 11:20 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Field Meeting 5/27 - 5/30 Save The Date!
Replies: 34
Views: 13561

Re: Field Meeting 5/27 - 5/30 Save The Date!

Here's a trip video. I like to try and keep them under 5 minutes but Randimal and the_cw1 took so many great photos I just had to include that pushed this video over 8 minutes! Well done folks. This was a solid adventure and I'm looking forward to the next trip. Fixing typos. This winter when the t...
by Hadar
July 7th, 2016, 9:55 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Massive sea turtle deaths in Florida following fireworks
Replies: 23
Views: 6156

Re: Massive sea turtle deaths in Florida following fireworks

We had dinner with a couple last night who were on the beach in Delray during the fireworks. Lots of turtles going the wrong way. The video clip they took of some of the turtles helped me identify them (at least those ones) as Loggerheads. Could your friends post the video clip? The problem is that...
by Hadar
July 6th, 2016, 7:02 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Massive sea turtle deaths in Florida following fireworks
Replies: 23
Views: 6156

Re: Massive sea turtle deaths in Florida following fireworks

dwakefield wrote:We had dinner with a couple last night who were on the beach in Delray during the fireworks. Lots of turtles going the wrong way. The video clip they took of some of the turtles helped me identify them (at least those ones) as Loggerheads.
Could your friends post the video clip?
by Hadar
July 6th, 2016, 7:01 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Massive sea turtle deaths in Florida following fireworks
Replies: 23
Views: 6156

Re: Massive sea turtle deaths in Florida following fireworks

I just read about the group, Sea Turtle Oversight Protection (STOP). Maybe they have some evidence of what happened. Here is an article about them, http://www.browardpalmbeach.com/news/vo ... nt-7896761.
by Hadar
July 6th, 2016, 11:56 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Massive sea turtle deaths in Florida following fireworks
Replies: 23
Views: 6156

Re: Massive sea turtle deaths in Florida following fireworks

This might be a good cause for the NAFHA SE Chapter to pursue to spur an investigation and hopefully prosecution. Seems to be a clear violation of ESA and should be easy to prove. It should but I haven't seen any of the videos. Has anyone else? Do we have a Facebook investigator? Seems like somethi...
by Hadar
July 6th, 2016, 9:39 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Massive sea turtle deaths in Florida following fireworks
Replies: 23
Views: 6156

Re: Massive sea turtle deaths in Florida following fireworks

Still no official news about what happened on the 4th of July but the story about the man who poached 107 turtle eggs made it in, http://cbs12.com/news/local/law-enforcement-keeping-close-eye-on-area-beaches-for-turtle-egg-poachers . There was a news clip about the dangers to the turtles before all ...
by Hadar
July 5th, 2016, 8:20 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Massive sea turtle deaths in Florida following fireworks
Replies: 23
Views: 6156

Re: Massive sea turtle deaths in Florida following fireworks

Florida is a bit of a disaster when it comes to human and ecosystem interactions. Every couple months there is a huge event that you would think we would learn from but people quickly forget. Just three months ago 4.5 billion gallons per day of freshwater was discharged from Lake Okeechobee into nea...
by Hadar
July 5th, 2016, 5:50 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Massive sea turtle deaths in Florida following fireworks
Replies: 23
Views: 6156

Massive sea turtle deaths in Florida following fireworks

Tonight my sister called to inform me of a disaster that occurred yesterday along the east coast of Florida. The sea turtle nests, which have been protected all season, were heavily populated yesterday by people watching the fireworks display. Yesterday also ended up being the same day the hatchling...
by Hadar
July 4th, 2016, 4:30 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Michigan herpers?
Replies: 5
Views: 2416

Re: Michigan herpers?

Try the B boys (aka Boguslawski Brothers). Chris is the massasauga whisperer. If you have the chance to get out with Jim Harding, do so in a heart beat.
by Hadar
June 30th, 2016, 5:32 am
Forum: N.A.F.H.A. - Announcements/Inquiries
Topic: Science, nature, and herp earrings and children's books
Replies: 0
Views: 4042

Science, nature, and herp earrings and children's books

I wasn't sure where to post this or whether the forum was the best place but since we had a thread about herp related children's books before I figured it wasn't that off topic. While traveling around visiting National Parks, Forests, Wildlife Refuges, and Wilderness areas I found two more herp rela...
by Hadar
June 15th, 2016, 9:28 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Field Meeting 5/27 - 5/30 Save The Date!
Replies: 34
Views: 13561

Re: Field Meeting 5/27 - 5/30 Save The Date!

Wow!!! Incredible photos.
by Hadar
June 15th, 2016, 11:57 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A few Oregon laws about to change that could impact herping
Replies: 86
Views: 23393

Re: A few Oregon laws about to change that could impact herp

I got some texts from my friend that was present at the June meeting yesterday morning. He said he had pleaded for a number of changes to the restrictions and has put a ton of work into protecting field herping from the revisions to division 044 proposed in January. A big thanks to him and anyone t...
by Hadar
June 15th, 2016, 11:46 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Field Meeting 5/27 - 5/30 Save The Date!
Replies: 34
Views: 13561

Re: Field Meeting 5/27 - 5/30 Save The Date!

Thanks for sharing the panorama and stories. I'm so glad that the weekend turned up some great finds. It is always wonderful meeting more herpers and learning about more animals. Did anyone get photos of the glowing scorpions?
by Hadar
June 8th, 2016, 4:28 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A few Oregon laws about to change that could impact herping
Replies: 86
Views: 23393

Re: A few Oregon laws about to change that could impact herp

Jimi, yes it is always better to get involved earlier which was why I posted that thread back in December 2015 to encourage Oregon herpers to do so. To my knowledge, only Richard got involved but Richard has always been involved. I was hoping that this would be a lesson for all of us, not just in Or...
by Hadar
June 8th, 2016, 4:20 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A few Oregon laws about to change that could impact herping
Replies: 86
Views: 23393

Re: A few Oregon laws about to change that could impact herp

Craig, no the sky is not falling but some of the regulations could be better which is why we should be polite and bring evidence to show ODFW what might be better and why. I have been following the ODFW regulations the past year, since I learned what they were and although it can make finding animal...
by Hadar
June 8th, 2016, 6:43 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A few Oregon laws about to change that could impact herping
Replies: 86
Views: 23393

Re: A few Oregon laws about to change that could impact herp

Technoendo started this thread directing everyone to the proposed changes but looking through the comments it appears few people have taken the time to read the changes or my post with the original Oregon rules, http://www.fieldherpforum.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=22860 . To simplify things and b...
by Hadar
June 4th, 2016, 7:00 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A few Oregon laws about to change that could impact herping
Replies: 86
Views: 23393

Re: A few Oregon laws about to change that could impact herp

I did not attend the first Commission meeting (April 18th?). I have since sent the Commission 4 additional comments that pertain to the other aspects of the proposed regulations. I will attend the June 9th meeting in which the first item on the agenda at 1 PM are these Div. 44 regulations. Richard ...
by Hadar
June 2nd, 2016, 3:16 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A few Oregon laws about to change that could impact herping
Replies: 86
Views: 23393

Re: A few Oregon laws about to change that could impact herp

I can only speak from my experience with HSUS Humane Society of the United States. They have a stated goal that animals other than cats and dogs should not be allowed to be kept as pets. The SPCA (Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) has a similar goal. I was an Animal Control Officer,...
by Hadar
June 1st, 2016, 6:55 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Field Meeting 5/27 - 5/30 Save The Date!
Replies: 34
Views: 13561

Re: Field Meeting 5/27 - 5/30 Save The Date!

Great finds and photographs! I especially love the gopher snake and badger. Thank you so much for sharing.
by Hadar
June 1st, 2016, 5:27 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Field Meeting 5/27 - 5/30 Save The Date!
Replies: 34
Views: 13561

Re: Field Meeting 5/27 - 5/30 Save The Date!

Thanks Derek for sharing your photos. I'm glad everyone had a wonderful time! Wish I could've been there to meet more of you in person. I didn't see any venomous snakes over the weekend but I did spot a few hundred poison-dart frogs. Looking forward to more posts about the trip.

Cheers, Heather
by Hadar
May 29th, 2016, 4:05 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: NAFHA Meeting, Mena, AR?
Replies: 14
Views: 5408

Re: NAFHA Meeting, Mena, AR?

mfb wrote:Fantastic trip report, thanks for sharing!

What was in that sandwich?
It was crunchy honey peanut butter with extra honey and dill pickle slices.
by Hadar
May 20th, 2016, 9:37 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: family trip to Oregon
Replies: 6
Views: 3754

Re: family trip to Oregon

Hi Kevin, Oregon has really strict herping laws, see http://www.fieldherpforum.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=22860 . If you want to see rubber boas and sharp-tailed snakes then you want to contact Richard Hoyer. I would recommend trying to see the endemic Mazama newt, http://www.fieldherpforum.com/f...
by Hadar
May 18th, 2016, 6:07 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Field Meeting 5/27 - 5/30 Save The Date!
Replies: 34
Views: 13561

Re: Field Meeting 5/27 - 5/30 Save The Date!

I am looking forward to finding all the color morphs of Sonora semiannulata while we are down there. Apparently all four morphs are found in the area. http://www.journals.uchicago.edu/doi/pdfplus/10.1086/670988 https://i.gyazo.com/1a9ecce8131223ad1573baaee87c4aff.png https://i.gyazo.com/27fcbd3b882...
by Hadar
May 10th, 2016, 9:44 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: NAFHA Meeting, Mena, AR?
Replies: 14
Views: 5408

Re: NAFHA Meeting, Mena, AR?

The meeting was great. Severe storms created waterfalls (my video doesn't seem to want to show up here) on the mountain and some flash floods which limited herping but we didn't let that stop us. When I write my full report on the meeting I'll go into that more but since immediately after the meetin...
by Hadar
May 6th, 2016, 5:53 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Field Meeting 5/27 - 5/30 Save The Date!
Replies: 34
Views: 13561

Re: Field Meeting 5/27 - 5/30 Save The Date!

Glad you can make it Randy. Location info will be available soon. Might be nice to go halvesies with you on that room too if it isn't too far from the general location(s) Also a bit of bad news. Heather will be in Panama and wont be able to join us on this trip. Frankly I think she is lucky though ...
by Hadar
April 25th, 2016, 9:11 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: You Know You're a Herper....
Replies: 36
Views: 11491

Re: You Know You're a Herper....

Here are a few: 1. You know you're a herper when you use terms like crot or dicamp and wonder why non-herpers are staring at you blankly. 2. You know you're a herper when your first question before moving to a new place is what the herpetofauna diversity is. 3. You know you're a herper when you refu...
by Hadar
April 25th, 2016, 8:56 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: You Know You're a Herper....
Replies: 36
Views: 11491

Re: You Know You're a Herper....

You know you're a herper, when... your vacations are planned around herping destinations... :) Spot on! That's my life everyday. I also have difficulty passing up fun herping trips. Friend's wedding or 3 day herp trip? Beach house for 4 days or herp trip? Fly to my destination and save 4-6 days of ...
by Hadar
April 25th, 2016, 8:49 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: You Know You're a Herper....
Replies: 36
Views: 11491

Re: You Know You're a Herper....

pythonregius3 wrote:You know you are a herper when you notice that snake misk doesnt seem to smell that bad because you are so used to it by now.
I would add to this. You know you are a herper when the smell of snake musk means success.
by Hadar
April 12th, 2016, 8:04 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Female herpetologists or herp enthusiasts
Replies: 90
Views: 27193

Re: Female herpetologists or herp enthusiasts

I'm a female herper from VA. I originally discovered my passion by being outside to avoid homework after school and chasing the fence lizards in my backyard. From there I sought out books about the subject in my elementary school library. I am only now (in my 20s) beginning to tap into the herpetol...
by Hadar
April 12th, 2016, 12:44 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Road trip to Mena for NAFHA meeting April 28th to May 1st
Replies: 0
Views: 2963

Road trip to Mena for NAFHA meeting April 28th to May 1st

Hey herpers, I am moving around a bit this summer and will primarily be stationed in Illinois until my big move in August. That being said, I want to get in as much herping as possible. Since the annual NAFHA meeting isn't that far away this year I am planning on going (10 hours doesn't sound so bad...
by Hadar
April 12th, 2016, 12:38 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: snake road this weekend April 15-17
Replies: 7
Views: 2508

Re: snake road this weekend April 15-17

I won't be able to go this weekend because I'll be in a wedding but I can go the following weekend. I was thinking of checking it out on my way to the NAFHA meeting at the end of the month too. Anyone interested in joining?

Cheers, Heather
by Hadar
March 20th, 2016, 8:59 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Female herpetologists or herp enthusiasts
Replies: 90
Views: 27193

Re: Female herpetologists or herp enthusiasts

I love all herps but salamanders are my favorites because I find them incredibly fascinating. Frogs are tied with turtles for second. You should consider a trip to the southern Appalachians - the Mecca for salamander enthusiasts, and one of my favorite parts of the country. Depending on the areas y...
by Hadar
March 20th, 2016, 7:00 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Female herpetologists or herp enthusiasts
Replies: 90
Views: 27193

Re: Female herpetologists or herp enthusiasts

Kelly, I think we should still have a trip in the U.S. too.
by Hadar
March 19th, 2016, 5:12 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Mississippi Herp Literature?
Replies: 5
Views: 1560

Re: Mississippi Herp Literature?

Tom Mann with the Mississippi Museum of Natural Science is a great resource. He runs the bucket brigade with the National Park Service to help migrating amphibian populations from being decimated by vehicles on the Natchez Trace Parkway, http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/22/us/volunteers-offer-salamand...
by Hadar
March 19th, 2016, 5:06 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Female herpetologists or herp enthusiasts
Replies: 90
Views: 27193

Re: Female herpetologists or herp enthusiasts

I go herping around South East Asia quite a lot, probably more then I do Australia. I am writing/have written articles for herp nation and other publications about my trips. I'm currently planning a big South America trip for next year which I am very excited about and we're spending 3 months in Bo...
by Hadar
March 19th, 2016, 2:13 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Female herpetologists or herp enthusiasts
Replies: 90
Views: 27193

Re: Female herpetologists or herp enthusiasts

This is probably the first time I wish I was in the US! A females only herp trip is a great idea, one I might have to copy for over here in Australia. A bit sad this thread got off track, would be great to get it going again :) Jasmine, Thank you for helping get this thread back on track. I think i...