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by peterknuteberg
May 1st, 2015, 8:41 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Field Herping Values for da youts....
Replies: 85
Views: 34261

Re: Field Herping Values for da youts....

Hellihooks, I don't consider you a persona non grata. Not at all.

I got a picture of a smashed mountain kingsnake found under a rock by Pingleton. Imagine a careless herper flipping the rock back on top of such a gem? I can't imagine that with a speckled rattlesnake either.
by peterknuteberg
May 1st, 2015, 12:57 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Field Herping Values for da youts....
Replies: 85
Views: 34261

Re: Field Herping Values for da youts....

MCHerper, that is a very important point. It might not be a bad idea to give the students a firm heads up about the occasional stinging insects that are found in rotting logs. One of my reservations about being out with groups of kids is that one of them may be allergic to bee or hornet stings, and ...
by peterknuteberg
May 1st, 2015, 9:59 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Field Herping Values for da youts....
Replies: 85
Views: 34261

Re: Field Herping Values for da youts....

Bill, awesome. Thanks, those photos really illustrate why it is important to put things back as we find them and how much life depends on those little covered areas. :thumb:
by peterknuteberg
May 1st, 2015, 6:57 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Field Herping Values for da youts....
Replies: 85
Views: 34261

Re: Field Herping Values for da youts....

Chris, I like this last photo. It shows a lot and some great herps too. Peter.
by peterknuteberg
April 30th, 2015, 1:43 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Field Herping Values for da youts....
Replies: 85
Views: 34261

Re: Field Herping Values for da youts....

MC Herper, thanks. The comments were mostly helpful and I agree that we have to follow our hearts. I just hate to digress and turn the discussion into something else. There really never was a question of collecting because we can't. I have actually, given a few of these talks before to kids and just...
by peterknuteberg
April 30th, 2015, 10:31 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Field Herping Values for da youts....
Replies: 85
Views: 34261

Re: Field Herping Values for da youts....

My commentary on the help I've received here. One good herper sent me photos for the presentation. That's it. Thanks to that person. Those photos will be used to explain the concept of putting rocks back. One individual here has mostly criticized my "preaching" and "moralizing" and always must have ...
by peterknuteberg
April 29th, 2015, 9:05 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Field Herping Values for da youts....
Replies: 85
Views: 34261

Re: Field Herping Values for da youts....

Kent, thank you. I need photos like yours to help illustrate points. :thumb: Thanks also for caring enough about our environment to put the rocks back... There was a popular song out there illustrating that very point: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GJiPAA6cq9Y Can't play this one for the kids thou...
by peterknuteberg
April 28th, 2015, 4:43 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Morocco - april 2015
Replies: 19
Views: 9319

Re: Morocco - april 2015

Thor, great post. Loved your photography. Nicely done. Tusen takk.
by peterknuteberg
April 28th, 2015, 5:15 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Field Herping Values for da youts....
Replies: 85
Views: 34261

Re: Field Herping Values for da youts....

Chris, you are spot on: Much of the recent discussion still boils down to "expectation management," which goes a long way in avoiding the heartbreak, tears, tantrums, etc. I think Peter is pitching this as a "go out and find/photograph/appreciate herps in their natural setting." If that's the case, ...
by peterknuteberg
April 28th, 2015, 5:13 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Field Herping Values for da youts....
Replies: 85
Views: 34261

Re: Field Herping Values for da youts....

Gerry, I've put your point into my presentation, because I think it is a very good one: Keeping an animal is a responsibility. Before getting an animal, we want to make sure we know the animal, its needs, and make sure that we can house, feed and take care of that animal for as long as that animal l...
by peterknuteberg
April 27th, 2015, 12:22 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Field Herping Values for da youts....
Replies: 85
Views: 34261

Re: Field Herping Values for da youts....

Gerry, I love the Certificate. Great suggestion. 1) I am still looking for photos of torn up stumps or of rocks placed poorly back on top of animals left by careless herpers. 2) I have heard that as a practice, animals should not be kept and then re-released back into the wild as it can introduce vi...
by peterknuteberg
April 26th, 2015, 11:11 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Field Herping Values for da youts....
Replies: 85
Views: 34261

Re: Field Herping Values for da youts....

I agree that this is not the place for a discussion on collecting. I never intended for that to happen and don't know how we got off track here. I still would like to get some photos that can illustrate any of the points above so that I can share those to help illustrate certain principles, such as ...
by peterknuteberg
April 26th, 2015, 5:12 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Field Herping Values for da youts....
Replies: 85
Views: 34261

Re: Field Herping Values for da youts....

Gerry and Chris, Around the Chicago area, for herping with a large group of kids, we are pretty much restricted to herping in areas such as parks and forest preserves that are protected, meaning no collecting. So, Chris, your point about the law is spot on. We are prohibited by the law. I want to em...
by peterknuteberg
April 25th, 2015, 3:14 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: SOUTH AFRICA - THE KAROO [PHOTO HEAVY]
Replies: 14
Views: 8452

Re: SOUTH AFRICA - THE KAROO [PHOTO HEAVY]

Wonderful photos. What kind of camera were you shooting with?
by peterknuteberg
April 25th, 2015, 9:44 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Field Herping Values for da youts....
Replies: 85
Views: 34261

Field Herping Values for da youts....

I'm giving a talk at the Chicago Herpetologial Society Junior group to help educate these kids on Field Herping in Preparation for their upcoming Field Herp trip. I was wondering if anyone has prepared a Power Point on the subject or has prepared some materials. I felt that some of the points I had ...
by peterknuteberg
June 2nd, 2014, 4:24 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Costa Rica herping report, Osa
Replies: 27
Views: 16822

Re: Costa Rica herping report, Osa

Chris, thanks for sharing your trip. I loved the little story about the dogs and the crocs and moving the Fer de Lance away from the trail was thoughtful. This makes we want to take another trip to CR. Thanks, Peter.
by peterknuteberg
January 12th, 2014, 8:31 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: McMartin 2013 EOY Post: KS, TX, MO, IL
Replies: 17
Views: 6013

Re: McMartin 2013 EOY Post: KS, TX, MO, IL

Chris, I enjoyed reading about your herping for 2013. It was fun seeing you in S. IL. and the scouts enjoyed your riddles around the campfire. Like Justin, I would love to get out to Kansas at some point. It's a very special place that once you've experienced the big sky and wide open spaces, you ju...
by peterknuteberg
January 1st, 2014, 1:05 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Hot Stove Herping: 2013 EOY post
Replies: 41
Views: 22067

Re: Hot Stove Herping: 2013 EOY post

Mike, did you have any time to work or do chores around the house? Awesome year and a Bushmaster to top it off. Definitely some rare species in there too. It was great herping with you as always. Looking forward to more adventures and to reading about Peru in Herp Nation. My Resolution for 2014, lik...
by peterknuteberg
November 8th, 2013, 6:19 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: The Best of the Midwest: My 2013 Year in Review
Replies: 31
Views: 15292

Re: The Best of the Midwest: My 2013 Year in Review

Chad, I thoroughly enjoyed your post. I too had looked at books and dreamed of seeing an E. Massasauga. It is a shame that they have disappeared so quickly and that society, for the most part, doesn't even care or even know. Am I imagining or did I see your photography skills improving as the year p...
by peterknuteberg
November 5th, 2013, 4:40 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Southern IL: Copperhead Heavy
Replies: 14
Views: 4631

Re: Southern IL: Copperhead Heavy

Steve, as always, a great post. Awesome photos and story of your adventure. S. Illinois is never the same. Every time I go, there is something different and I know it's true for you too as I have been following your posts. I also went this fall to the general area shown in one of your photos. I was ...
by peterknuteberg
August 21st, 2013, 3:53 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: I will be in N. Myrtle Beach, SC between 8-12 and 8-17
Replies: 5
Views: 2876

Re: I will be in N. Myrtle Beach, SC between 8-12 and 8-17

Peter, are you just wanting to get pictures or are you wanting to take animals back to Chicago? There is a possibility that I will be in Charleston area on Saturday. Would that be too far, I think it is about 45 minutes from Myrtle Beach. Sorry that I didn't reply. I have been off the grid. Loved S...
by peterknuteberg
August 11th, 2013, 5:47 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: I will be in N. Myrtle Beach, SC between 8-12 and 8-17
Replies: 5
Views: 2876

Re: I will be in N. Myrtle Beach, SC between 8-12 and 8-17

Thanks to Bill and Tim, we'll see what the universe brings us. Hope to catch up with you guys in the field soon. Peter B.
by peterknuteberg
August 11th, 2013, 5:43 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Still alive and kicking
Replies: 8
Views: 2166

Re: Still alive and kicking

Josh, sounds like you are keeping busy with your thesis, fieldwork and teaching. Enjoy your free time. I am headed for Myrtle beach this week for a little R & R. I am hoping to do a little herping. I have yet to find a mud snake or even one of those common rainbow snakes. I hope to catch up with you...
by peterknuteberg
August 8th, 2013, 12:16 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: I will be in N. Myrtle Beach, SC between 8-12 and 8-17
Replies: 5
Views: 2876

I will be in N. Myrtle Beach, SC between 8-12 and 8-17

I will be staying with my family in North Myrtle Beach, SC between 8-12 and 8-17. I would love to do some herping in the area. Any help, company, recommendations, tips, advice, would be appreciated. I am also on Facebook. Thanks, Peter Berg.
by peterknuteberg
July 7th, 2013, 10:01 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Cobras and Tons More Thailand Snakes!
Replies: 24
Views: 13799

Re: Cobras and Tons More Thailand Snakes!

Cool post. Thailand looks amazing. :beer:
by peterknuteberg
June 4th, 2013, 4:08 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Some photos of Herping in Western Ghats(India)
Replies: 22
Views: 9660

Re: Some photos of Herping in Western Ghats(India)

Really enjoyed this. India is a country which I would like to visit one day. What an amazing place. Loved the photos. That yellow spotted wolf snake is really cool. How often do we get to see a Russell's viper here? I would love to see much more with some narrative and habitat shots. Thanks, Peter.
by peterknuteberg
June 4th, 2013, 3:58 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: India Round-up
Replies: 20
Views: 6225

Re: India Round-up

This was a special treat. Love to see the habitat shots as well as the critters. Thank you for posting and keep em coming. Peter.
by peterknuteberg
May 19th, 2013, 8:13 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Minnesota Fox Snake Hibernation Den
Replies: 8
Views: 3645

Re: Minnesota Fox Snake Hibernation Den

Very cool.
by peterknuteberg
April 17th, 2013, 5:19 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herps of Grand Cayman; if you hate Blue Iguanas, skip this
Replies: 20
Views: 12659

Re: Herps of Grand Cayman; if you hate Blue Iguanas, skip th

Steve, this was a wonderful post. The photos were fantastic and the young sea turtle shot was a prize winner. I wonder if there could be hybridization between the green iguanas and the blues? Wouldn't the presence of greens be a huge problem other than pooping in people's pools?
by peterknuteberg
April 4th, 2013, 5:10 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Found in Iowa... not by me :(
Replies: 21
Views: 5284

Re: Found in Iowa... not by me :(

Very cool looking Fox snake. I hope this one gets into a breeding program as suggested above.
by peterknuteberg
April 4th, 2013, 5:09 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Crawfish Frogs
Replies: 9
Views: 2854

Re: Crawfish Frogs

Big Don, very cool finds and nice little presentation. I have yet to find one. Hope to go herping with you soon. Peter.
by peterknuteberg
March 18th, 2013, 3:53 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: First herp outings with 7d and a few nonherp shots
Replies: 6
Views: 1777

Re: First herp outings with 7d and a few nonherp shots

Andy, enjoy the new camera. A rubber boa is definitely on my list of things to find. Cool photos. Good luck this spring.
by peterknuteberg
March 18th, 2013, 3:49 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Three Day "Herp Illinois" Trip: "Snow, Sun, and Sallies!"
Replies: 14
Views: 5054

Re: Three Day "Herp Illinois" Trip: "Snow, Sun, and Sallies!

Jeremy, nice post. Spring cannot come soon enough. She seems slightly reluctant to emerge this year. However, I am impressed by your persistence despite the nasty and cold weather. Herping cannot always be comfortable. How different the Mississippi looks at the Devil's backbone this spring compared ...
by peterknuteberg
February 6th, 2013, 5:57 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 4th quarter 2012
Replies: 18
Views: 2780

Re: 4th quarter 2012

Tim, thanks for the great update. Yes, I saw the Holy Grail in there too. Hopefully, this spring we can hook up and find one. I also love the shots of the corns. All the best, Peter
by peterknuteberg
February 3rd, 2013, 12:27 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: November - January in S. Illinois, Snake Road never sleeps
Replies: 7
Views: 2661

Re: November - January in S. Illinois, Snake Road never slee

Jeremy, thanks for the great report. For those of us who cannot get to snake road on a regular basis it is fun to see the changes. As you point out, in Illinois, if you don't like the weather, just wait and it will change. To me, it is interesting to see what happens, when it is not the peak season....
by peterknuteberg
January 26th, 2013, 2:19 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: It’s About Time I Introduced This Guy
Replies: 22
Views: 6707

Re: It’s About Time I Introduced This Guy

Michael, Fielding is living up to his name. He is out backpacking already. Wow!!! Enjoy your family. I smiled when I saw these photos.
by peterknuteberg
January 6th, 2013, 11:33 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: The Ankle Biters Present: A Weekend Trip to Mexico (DUW)
Replies: 42
Views: 17293

Re: The Ankle Biters Present: A Weekend Trip to Mexico (DUW)

I really enjoyed the post. The photos were wonderful. The vistas were breathtaking. The animal shots, including birds were spectacular. I can only imagine what a great trip that must have been. :beer:
by peterknuteberg
October 8th, 2012, 6:32 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: amAZing AriZona! (Part 1 of 2)
Replies: 13
Views: 5496

Re: amAZing AriZona! (Part 1 of 2)

Carl, I hadn't seen this awesome report and then when I met you at Snake Road, someone mentioned it and I came back to find it. It was well worth it. It was great seeing you this past weekend. Looks like you struck gold in Arizona. I love the coral snakes as well as the flowers, bugs and landscapes....
by peterknuteberg
October 8th, 2012, 6:15 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Snake Road?
Replies: 11
Views: 2758

Re: Snake Road?

Justin, that is a great photo. Nice find too. Good seeing you and everyone else this weekend.
by peterknuteberg
September 15th, 2012, 5:13 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 12 Months In California: UPDATED (All herps)
Replies: 23
Views: 16547

Re: 12 Months In California: UPDATED (All herps)

Mike, that is on helluva a lot of hours and focus in the field adding up to a lot of wonderful life experiences and vistas of a state with perhaps one of the most varied habitats. I would love to hear about all of your adventures some day as I realize that these photos are only the tip of the iceber...
by peterknuteberg
September 13th, 2012, 3:37 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Just a snake in a log
Replies: 8
Views: 3193

Re: Just a snake in a log

Thanks. This was a fun post that gets me thinking of just how many animals we never see.
by peterknuteberg
September 12th, 2012, 5:14 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Roll call for NAFHA Snake Rd.
Replies: 88
Views: 17509

Re: Roll call for NAFHA Snake Rd.

I will be there and have heard rumors that someone will be making his famous blueberry pancakes. Looking forward to seeing everyone. If the critters are moving, with all this talent, we can't help but see lots of stuff. This year I am hoping to see a mudsnake as well as score the hat trick on vipers...
by peterknuteberg
July 1st, 2012, 6:38 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: a week of vipers and hellbenders
Replies: 4
Views: 2061

Re: a week of vipers and hellbenders

Wonderful photos. I love the underwater snot lizard shots, but I think my favorite is of the little girl, who I presume to be of your daughter, holding the frog. Beautiful shot. The shot of all the copperheads "cuddling" is cool too. Nice post. Peter B.
by peterknuteberg
July 1st, 2012, 6:31 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Southwest Kansas Screamer Milks, and Their Neighbors....
Replies: 24
Views: 4972

Re: Southwest Kansas Screamer Milks, and Their Neighbors....

Dan, first of all, I am glad that you are ok. I imagine that your experience puts a new perspective on life for you. I enjoyed seeing the different milks and viridis as those have been targets of mine on my trips to Kansas. Are we going to see you in October? All the best, Peter Berg.
by peterknuteberg
July 1st, 2012, 6:17 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: More from the Sonoran
Replies: 16
Views: 4464

Re: More from the Sonoran

Michael, I love your office. The bird feeders are the coolest. Also, congratulations on the Gila. Nice. Peter.
by peterknuteberg
July 1st, 2012, 6:12 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A Third Installment from the Sonoran
Replies: 22
Views: 5859

Re: A Third Installment from the Sonoran

Michael, this was an very enjoyable post. Congratulations. Peter Berg.
by peterknuteberg
July 1st, 2012, 6:00 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: So Far in the Sonoran
Replies: 15
Views: 4406

Re: So Far in the Sonoran

Michael, I had somehow missed this series. Looks like a cool job. I can't wait to see the next 2 parts. I also like the fact that you appreciate Garter Snakes. Peter B.
by peterknuteberg
June 8th, 2012, 10:31 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: My boy is a herper now
Replies: 10
Views: 2836

Re: My boy is a herper now

Justin, I love the photos of Silas. There is nothing better than seeing nature through their eyes and discovering it all over again with them. Have to get together soon.
by peterknuteberg
May 24th, 2012, 3:48 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: EDBs might get federal protection!
Replies: 35
Views: 5543

Re: EDBs might get federal protection!

Many thoughtful comments here. Jimi, I especially enjoyed reading yours. Clearly, democracy as it exits here in the US, has its drawbacks, especially in such a large, diverse population, such as ours. If people are not properly informed and educated (much less do they have the time, energy and desir...