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by mattg
June 21st, 2017, 6:58 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Great Basin whiptail ID confirmation
Replies: 5
Views: 2272

Re: Great Basin whiptail ID confirmation

Aspidoscelis tigris stejnegeri - San Diegan Tiger Whiptail
by mattg
June 7th, 2017, 2:28 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Southern California Trip
Replies: 3
Views: 2052

Re: Southern California Trip

nice finds ! what would make your trip complete is if you entered all of your finds in the naherp.com database. :beer: :thumb:
by mattg
June 7th, 2017, 2:25 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Italian Wall Lizard Populations
Replies: 16
Views: 9484

Re: Italian Wall Lizard Populations

there is a verified population in san pedro california as well
by mattg
June 7th, 2017, 1:07 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: whitewater
Replies: 75
Views: 18881

Re: whitewater

I have noticed a sign posted in years passed, but never thought about not stopping for something interesting. It's not like I go off the road though. The other thing about Whitewater is that it is centrally located. I can't remember a time I went out and spent the night only on Whitewater. There ar...
by mattg
June 7th, 2017, 1:03 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: HerpMapper vs NAHERP vs iNaturalist
Replies: 21
Views: 7284

Re: HerpMapper vs NAHERP vs iNaturalist

in herpmapper you lose the rights to your data whereas in herp you own the rights to your data Really? That's pretty effed up. You lose the right how? Meaning voucher photos you post are no longer your intellectual property? If that's the case, that is seriously bogus... Bart i agree which is why n...
by mattg
June 7th, 2017, 12:56 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: HerpMapper vs NAHERP vs iNaturalist
Replies: 21
Views: 7284

Re: HerpMapper vs NAHERP vs iNaturalist

in herpmapper you lose the rights to your data whereas in herp you own the rights to your data
by mattg
June 7th, 2017, 12:49 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: whitewater
Replies: 75
Views: 18881

Re: whitewater

after june 1st. there is a fire season closure. you can get a ticket for pulling off the road FyI.
by mattg
June 7th, 2017, 11:53 am
Forum: N.A.F.H.A. - Announcements/Inquiries
Topic: New CA Chapter forum?
Replies: 5
Views: 4635

Re: New CA Chapter forum?

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1679844985675767/

group for H.E.R.P. database contributors
by mattg
June 7th, 2017, 11:43 am
Forum: N.A.F.H.A. - Announcements/Inquiries
Topic: New CA Chapter forum?
Replies: 5
Views: 4635

Re: New CA Chapter forum?

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1829322993953495/

this is the nafha CA chapter FB page
by mattg
April 11th, 2017, 5:01 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Calabasas Herping
Replies: 3
Views: 1806

Re: Calabasas Herping

if i was you i would go roaming in the santa monica mountains , maybe hike a creek . lots of good stuff in them hills
by mattg
April 5th, 2017, 7:10 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herping mentor/buddy?
Replies: 10
Views: 2945

Re: Herping mentor/buddy?

One last secret to herping..... Happy wife, Happy life ! :D :D :D :D :D :D ^^^^^^^^100% what craig said . that being said, for me i do research that helps me figure out when and where might be a good time , i go out there and just acordingly . but i always expect minimal and just enjoy being outdoo...
by mattg
March 24th, 2017, 2:26 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Tejon Ranch Trips for 2017
Replies: 23
Views: 7469

Re: Tejon Ranch Trips for 2017

whats the totals of things found?
by mattg
March 24th, 2017, 2:19 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Orange County Herp BioBlitz on limited access lands
Replies: 8
Views: 3519

Re: Orange County Herp BioBlitz on limited access lands

this is awesome nate! i will try to make at least one of the dates !
by mattg
February 8th, 2017, 4:38 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A new GIS tool for the San Diego Herper
Replies: 1
Views: 1239

Re: A new GIS tool for the San Diego Herper

Awesome Nate ! thanks for sharing this !!
by mattg
February 7th, 2017, 9:40 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: CA County Database totals 2016- top 20 counties
Replies: 6
Views: 2460

Re: CA County Database totals 2016- top 20 counties

looks good ! thanks for doing this ! always cool to see this ! love breaking own the stats , i just have zero time these days, and about to have even less time when baby #3 gets here in march :shock:
by mattg
January 7th, 2017, 9:49 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Time to get all your data in the database for 2016
Replies: 14
Views: 3869

Re: Time to get all your data in the database for 2016

im thinking about working on it. does that count?
by mattg
December 3rd, 2016, 11:18 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Santa Rosalia Rat Snake (Baja Rat)
Replies: 49
Views: 40698

Re: Santa Rosalia Rat Snake (Baja Rat)

im in on that trip for sure !! it might not be a bad idea to take some firearms with us as well.
by mattg
December 3rd, 2016, 11:06 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Regional positions
Replies: 2
Views: 1400

Regional positions

I think for some positions we could make 2 or even more regional represenatives. I see three large areas in this chapter : bay area, LA, and SD. I think it would be a good thing to get more people involved. For example Lawrence could be Norcal education specialist and Brian Hinds the SoCal Ed. Speci...
by mattg
December 3rd, 2016, 10:57 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: California VP 2017 Nomination
Replies: 4
Views: 3619

Re: California VP 2017 Nomination

I accept, Thanks guys.
by mattg
October 18th, 2016, 7:03 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Bay Area Help & Tips
Replies: 4
Views: 2452

Re: Bay Area Help & Tips

i did a little cruising up there on sunday night tons of newts lots of ensatinas a few arboreals and a bunch of treefrogs in contra costa county.
by mattg
September 5th, 2016, 6:12 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Moorish Wall Geckos in LA County
Replies: 17
Views: 4577

Re: Moorish Wall Geckos in LA County

awesome find Nicholas :thumb: :thumb:
by mattg
August 25th, 2016, 11:33 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Advices for a California trip in September
Replies: 17
Views: 5348

Re: Advices for a California trip in September

road cruising in spetember can be fairly productive in my experience but keep your eyes open since alot of the herps on the road will be small yoy. good luck
by mattg
August 14th, 2016, 2:23 pm
Forum: N.A.F.H.A. - Announcements/Inquiries
Topic: Batrachoseps species in H.E.R.P.
Replies: 2
Views: 4148

Re: Batrachoseps species in H.E.R.P.

Fundad wrote:You have to do this on the HERP forums.


gotcha
by mattg
August 14th, 2016, 2:21 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Santa Ana river
Replies: 17
Views: 5184

Re: Santa Ana river

I lived one block away from the Santa Ana river, in Costa Mesa, for 32 years...been up past Prado Dam and down clear to the ocean hundreds of times.....never saw any kind of snake, just one Turtle and some lizards. Just lots of waterfowl, including a Swan once. Guessing you need to look farther up ...
by mattg
August 11th, 2016, 11:50 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Santa Ana river
Replies: 17
Views: 5184

Re: Santa Ana river

definitey a two stripe they are pretty dense upriver from san berdoo
by mattg
August 10th, 2016, 1:26 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: I supply the truck and gas anyone down?
Replies: 5
Views: 1971

Re: I supply the truck and gas anyone down?

I a lou hve not had much success in the low desert around palm springs in fall. however i have had much success in the deserts of san diego co. and imperial co. in the fall . i have also had sucess in the coastal mtns of la and berdoo counties a well as riverside and san diego. hope that helps. im s...
by mattg
July 31st, 2016, 2:53 pm
Forum: N.A.F.H.A. - Announcements/Inquiries
Topic: Batrachoseps species in H.E.R.P.
Replies: 2
Views: 4148

Batrachoseps species in H.E.R.P.

can we add the following species :

B. altasierrae - Greenhorn Mountains Slender Salamander
B.bramei - Fairview Slender Salamander


Steve Zimmerman fund a greenhorn and it currently sits in database as Batrachoseps .

Thanks.
by mattg
June 23rd, 2016, 8:41 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: CA Chapter trip to Kennedy Meadows June 24-26, 2016
Replies: 40
Views: 10735

Re: CA Chapter trip to Kennedy Meadows June 24-26, 2016

The new list of attendees as of tonight: Jeff Nordland and his boys Ted (Jonathan) Mills-Andersen Matt Gruen Jim Bass Mark Buck and his dad Robert and Nicholas Hess Ben Delancey Chris Patnaude and daughter Jenna Richard Hoyer Maybe's: John Lauerman Jeff and Matty Lemm My friend Clay Wilcox Keith Con...
by mattg
June 16th, 2016, 9:22 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: CA Chapter trip to Kennedy Meadows June 24-26, 2016
Replies: 40
Views: 10735

Re: CA Chapter trip to Kennedy Meadows June 24-26, 2016

I am attending , if work schedule holds up i will be getting up there fri afternoon and leaving monday morning
by mattg
June 1st, 2016, 11:57 am
Forum: N.A.F.H.A. - Announcements/Inquiries
Topic: NAHERP AND OCD
Replies: 25
Views: 13123

Re: NAHERP AND OCD

this is GREAT... :beer: are you seriously (as in diagnosed) as OCD??? and if so... kudos on making it a positive aspect in your life... :thumb: If just a joke... well, then... I'm stupid... but then again, so are you for poking fun at those with mental health issues. I would never poke fun at anyon...
by mattg
June 1st, 2016, 11:51 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 3rd Annual Kids in the Desert (updated....6th annual!)
Replies: 35
Views: 8597

Re: 3rd Annual Kids in the Desert (updated....6th annual!)

Great Job with the kids Lou. :beer: Regarding laws of taking a group of children herping, it is perfectly legal to take kids herping, and I personally would work hard to change any such law if it came about. The children are the future biologists, scientists, and herpers and without hands on apprec...
by mattg
May 20th, 2016, 9:31 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: CA Chapter outing 2016
Replies: 56
Views: 16243

Re: CA Chapter outing 2016

I will be attending this event in some capacity , i have no woed out the details as far as work schedule, possibly bringing my son, etc. but at very least i wil be up there for a day or so. thanks for putting this together Jeff. :beer:
by mattg
May 20th, 2016, 9:27 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Quick low desert outting
Replies: 11
Views: 4645

Re: Quick low desert outting

Based on the ruber and the frogs/toads in backround i m confident it's a Tantilla planiceps. Very cool video Lou.
by mattg
May 16th, 2016, 3:14 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Wild Sidewinder Morph
Replies: 7
Views: 2885

Re: Wild Sidewinder Morph

WOW!! that thing is awesome!!
by mattg
May 7th, 2016, 1:48 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Hatching already?
Replies: 3
Views: 1536

Re: Hatching already?

helleri have a fall breeding season, that being said it could be a yoy from last fall as well.
by mattg
May 7th, 2016, 1:46 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Need Expert Opinion On Panamint Rattlesnake ID
Replies: 56
Views: 15191

Re: Need Expert Opinion On Panamint Rattlesnake ID

it looks like a panamint to me
by mattg
March 31st, 2016, 11:56 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2016 Tejon Ranch - May 28 Trip Cancelled
Replies: 50
Views: 13611

Re: 2016 Tejon Ranch - Tentative Dates

Are we still on for Sunday April 10th ?
by mattg
March 15th, 2016, 9:59 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2016 Tejon Ranch - May 28 Trip Cancelled
Replies: 50
Views: 13611

Re: 2016 Tejon Ranch - Tentative Dates

Roll call : who's going this Saturday?
by mattg
March 13th, 2016, 2:17 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2016 Tejon Ranch - May 28 Trip Cancelled
Replies: 50
Views: 13611

Re: 2016 Tejon Ranch - Tentative Dates

Todd I sent you a pm . Email is [email protected]
by mattg
March 8th, 2016, 5:33 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: a look back at 2015 in california
Replies: 4
Views: 1557

Re: a look back at 2015 in california

What county is the sidewinder from?
by mattg
March 4th, 2016, 7:27 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: CA Chapter outing 2016
Replies: 56
Views: 16243

Re: CA Chapter outing 2016

Southern Sierras has my vote ! Been wanting to herp there for a long time and yeah there is a ton of stuff we could look for ! As of now I can do any weekend besides memorial day and the first two weekends in July. Great idea Jeff and something I've been thinking about a lot since last year's nation...
by mattg
March 3rd, 2016, 2:53 pm
Forum: N.A.F.H.A. - Announcements/Inquiries
Topic: Questions about entering NAHERP data
Replies: 9
Views: 6728

Re: Questions about entering NAHERP data

Thanks for entering data Dallas! Any questions fell free to PM me on here or email [email protected]


Matt Gruen
N.A.F.H.A.
CA Chapter
Vice President
by mattg
February 21st, 2016, 12:28 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2015 Califonia chapter data contest winners
Replies: 9
Views: 2287

2015 Califonia chapter data contest winners

Sorry this took so long ! :beer: Total Points: 1. Robert and Nicholas Hess - 2134 2. Brian Hubbs - 2119 3. Matt Gruen - 2047 4. Keith Condon - 1086 5. James Maughn - 1064 6. Lawrence Erickson - 758 7. Jeff Teel - 741 8. Jeff Nordland - 632 9. Marc Linsalata - 485 10. Brian Hinds - 443 11. Cody Meryl...
by mattg
January 28th, 2016, 8:42 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2016 Tejon Ranch - May 28 Trip Cancelled
Replies: 50
Views: 13611

Re: 2016 Tejon Ranch - Tentative Dates

I am going to try to make as many dates as possible
by mattg
January 16th, 2016, 7:03 pm
Forum: N.A.F.H.A. - Announcements/Inquiries
Topic: Data Entry Levels (database records over 1,000) As Of 1-9-16
Replies: 19
Views: 12420

Re: Data Entry Levels (database records over 1,000) As Of 1-

contest officially ends jan 31st so get those records in!
by mattg
January 15th, 2016, 12:32 pm
Forum: N.A.F.H.A. - Announcements/Inquiries
Topic: Data Entry Levels (database records over 1,000) As Of 1-9-16
Replies: 19
Views: 12420

Re: Data Entry Levels (database records over 1,000) As Of 1-

i broke into the 4000 club! woo hoo! gonna hit the 5000 club in a couple months!
by mattg
January 13th, 2016, 5:02 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Snake on Google Earth
Replies: 2
Views: 1218

Re: Snake on Google Earth

Those are good records!!