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by Nick Scobel
December 16th, 2016, 4:15 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2016 Year in Review
Replies: 10
Views: 4461

2016 Year in Review

It's the end of the year again, and what a year it's been. I relocated to Florida to work as part of a research team working in south Florida. This will be photo heavy, and mostly cover Florida. https://c3.staticflickr.com/2/1463/24130259866_706a948d60_c.jpg Diamondback Habitat by Nick Scobel , on F...
by Nick Scobel
March 21st, 2016, 11:24 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herps in habitat - photo thread
Replies: 69
Views: 19806

Re: Herps in habitat - photo thread

EDB from south GA
ImageEastern Diamondback Rattlesnake by Nick Scobel, on Flickr
by Nick Scobel
January 21st, 2016, 8:54 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Post your 1 best photo from 2015!
Replies: 61
Views: 20897

Re: Post your 1 best photo from 2015!

Lots of great entries in this thread, really enjoyed them. It was tough to choose just one, but I settled with this one.

ImageEastern Diamondback Rattlesnake by Nick Scobel, on Flickr
by Nick Scobel
September 8th, 2015, 5:13 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Your all-time best rattlesnake shots
Replies: 37
Views: 7345

Re: Your all-time best rattlesnake shots

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3954/15492104082_ac10075b71_c.jpg Eastern Massasauga Rattlesnake by Nick Scobel , on Flickr https://farm1.staticflickr.com/474/17992522184_a6e28f9588_c.jpg Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnake by Nick Scobel , on Flickr https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3804/19059683282_f1bdb...
by Nick Scobel
August 24th, 2015, 12:29 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Below the Mason Dixon
Replies: 13
Views: 2904

Re: Below the Mason Dixon

Thanks for all the kind words everyone.
sjohn wrote:Yes...nice photos and the number of pines you saw was amazing. What time of the year did you see them and are they all from GA?
The pines were seen in the late spring and early summer.
by Nick Scobel
August 22nd, 2015, 9:19 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Below the Mason Dixon
Replies: 13
Views: 2904

Below the Mason Dixon

Hello all, it's been quite some time since I've posted here. I thought I'd share some photos from 2015 so far, both from Michigan and the Southeast. https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7606/16233126254_af6c4584c5_c.jpg Aurora Borealis by Nick Scobel , on Flickr https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8658/1633532...
by Nick Scobel
March 26th, 2015, 9:52 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Migration predictions
Replies: 16
Views: 2978

Re: Migration predictions

Some early risers were out last night in southern Michigan. Pools were mostly thawed, small numbers of lats and some tigers were in pools. Lats were also active on roads, despite it being dry after dark. If we get rain next week, things should be really good.
by Nick Scobel
March 21st, 2015, 11:24 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Migration predictions
Replies: 16
Views: 2978

Re: Migration predictions

^^Yep.
by Nick Scobel
October 21st, 2014, 11:59 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Show Us Your Rattlesnake FIELD Pics and Video of 2014
Replies: 57
Views: 23593

Re: Show Us Your Rattlesnake FIELD Pics and Video of 2014

Living as far north as I do, my state doesn't have much in terms of rattlesnake diversity. We have one species, but it is a species which is in bad shape across its range with the exception of here and Ontario. And even so, they still face threats here such as habitat loss and development, road mort...
by Nick Scobel
August 5th, 2014, 6:03 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Finally some badger state sallies
Replies: 7
Views: 1303

Re: Finally some badger state sallies

Hi Nick. I also initially thought the 4-toed was a blue spotted, but I verified that both it's front and hind legs had only 4 toes. Below is a different photo that shows one of the hind legs a bit better. https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3861/14835372425_548e82df02_o.jpg MJD_2387_1024_title1SRGB by h...
by Nick Scobel
August 4th, 2014, 8:20 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Finally some badger state sallies
Replies: 7
Views: 1303

Re: Finally some badger state sallies

Nice photos! I believe your "Four-toed Salamander" is actually a metamorph blue spot.
by Nick Scobel
July 19th, 2014, 3:37 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Michigan Sampler, and some Blue Ridge (UPDATED 7/19)
Replies: 9
Views: 1843

Re: Michigan Sampler, and some Blue Ridge

Great stuff Nick!!! What was the Blanding's turtle doing? Let me know if you are ever in the area. It would be great to herp with you again. John B Hey John, thanks for the kind words. I'd love to see a Bullsnake, is this time of the year good or is it better to wait until the fall? The blanding's ...
by Nick Scobel
July 16th, 2014, 9:33 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Michigan Sampler, and some Blue Ridge (UPDATED 7/19)
Replies: 9
Views: 1843

Michigan Sampler, and some Blue Ridge (UPDATED 7/19)

Hello midwesterners. It's been ages since I've posted here, so I figured I'd share some photos from this year. I'm currently working for a state organization on several different conservation projects, some involving herps. This has given me the chance to travel the state quite a bit and see some co...
by Nick Scobel
July 1st, 2014, 6:21 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Lets See Some Green Snakes
Replies: 36
Views: 9441

Re: Lets See Some Green Snakes

by Nick Scobel
April 4th, 2014, 12:49 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: When will Midwestern Salamanders move
Replies: 40
Views: 9375

Re: When will Midwestern Salamanders move

Went out to check a handful of pools last night in southeast Michigan and had 11 Eastern Tiger Salamanders and a handful of unisexual Ambystoma as well. Heard a handful of Pseudacris of both species calling as well, giving it a go again tonight. https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2933/13617491144_b41d93...
by Nick Scobel
March 25th, 2014, 10:11 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: When will Midwestern Salamanders move
Replies: 40
Views: 9375

Re: When will Midwestern Salamanders move

I saw a cool post in the Northeast forum in which the members guessed at different migration dates for different species. My current projection is that minimal amounts of Blue-spots move tomorrow night, while Eastern Tigers and the rest of the Blue-spots move on April 1st along with some early Spot...
by Nick Scobel
March 7th, 2014, 8:14 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: When will Midwestern Salamanders move
Replies: 40
Views: 9375

Re: When will Midwestern Salamanders move

Never this year. Going to still be digging out of the snow for months. That being said a spotted salamander was moving over snow in Jan, so who knows these days. On a more serious note, last year also had a very cold late winter and spring started later than normal. We didn't get any real salamande...
by Nick Scobel
March 4th, 2014, 11:41 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: When will Midwestern Salamanders move
Replies: 40
Views: 9375

Re: When will Midwestern Salamanders move

I've had tigers as early as March 2nd here in Michigan, and as late as the first week of April. Even if temperatures warm up, there is a lot of snow and ice that needs to melt. Like Zach said, it will probably be about a month from now. But there's always a chance that some early risers may show up ...
by Nick Scobel
February 27th, 2014, 8:09 pm
Forum: Bird Forum
Topic: Let's see those Owls!!
Replies: 66
Views: 19974

Re: Let's see those Owls!!

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Snowy Owl by Nick Scobel, on Flickr
by Nick Scobel
February 1st, 2014, 12:26 am
Forum: Bird Forum
Topic: A Few Michigan Birds
Replies: 5
Views: 2523

Re: A Few Michigan Birds

chrish wrote:Nice series indeed. I really like the Downy Woodpecker!

You shot all these with a 300mm lens?
Yes indeed, all of these were taken with a bottom of the barrel Tamrom 75-300mm f/4.5-5.6 zoom lens.
by Nick Scobel
January 30th, 2014, 12:07 pm
Forum: Bird Forum
Topic: A Few Michigan Birds
Replies: 5
Views: 2523

A Few Michigan Birds

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3726/11917728853_39ca8df3b7_c.jpg Blue Jay by Nick Scobel , on Flickr http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3743/11917851494_bd24de1dbd_c.jpg Red-bellied Woodpecker by Nick Scobel , on Flickr http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5498/11917677343_ce44d6d881_c.jpg Downy Woodpecker by N...
by Nick Scobel
December 22nd, 2013, 10:48 am
Forum: Bird Forum
Topic: Let's see those Owls!!
Replies: 66
Views: 19974

Re: Let's see those Owls!!

http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2501/3776086601_8c6784bb3c_z.jpg Great Horned Owl by Nick Scobel , on Flickr http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3255/2716459936_cc64d4d569_z.jpg?zz=1 Barred Owl by Nick Scobel , on Flickr http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7460/11456987195_c71eb1e85c_z.jpg Short-eared Owl by Nic...
by Nick Scobel
December 2nd, 2013, 8:51 pm
Forum: Fish Forum
Topic: 2013 Fishing Review
Replies: 3
Views: 3966

Re: 2013 Fishing Review

BillMcGighan wrote:Those are some great looking bronze backs, Nick.


Was that largest large mouth from up there in the north?
Thanks Bill! Yes, the big largemouth is from Michigan. 21" and just under 6 pounds, caught at night on a Booyah Moonstalker spinnerbait.
by Nick Scobel
December 1st, 2013, 11:35 am
Forum: Fish Forum
Topic: 2013 Fishing Review
Replies: 3
Views: 3966

2013 Fishing Review

Hey guys, my first post on the fish forum. Just wanted to share some photos from the past year. http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2809/9482189683_3986d68e05_z.jpg Evening at Barton by Nick Scobel , on Flickr http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5544/9482149213_ca6d2bce73_z.jpg Smallie by Nick Scobel , on Flick...
by Nick Scobel
November 20th, 2013, 4:52 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Spring Emergence to Fall Ingress 2013
Replies: 17
Views: 3053

Re: Spring Emergence to Fall Ingress 2013

Beautiful finds, all of them. What suprised me the most was the shot of the black racer under the board- I had NO IDEA that they got that big! Our Western Yellow Bellied Racers here (Coluber c. mormon) are mere ringnecks compared to that brute! Our blue racers get pretty large, that individual was ...
by Nick Scobel
November 19th, 2013, 3:51 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Spring Emergence to Fall Ingress 2013
Replies: 17
Views: 3053

Re: Spring Emergence to Fall Ingress 2013

I had to go back a couple of times to look at this post again and again before I could comment. That. Was. Incredible. Those spotted turtles were insane looking! And the loon and the mergansers were really neat. What was the deal with the pinkish toad? --Berkeley Thanks Berkeley. The toad was a lit...
by Nick Scobel
November 12th, 2013, 6:17 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: fox or black rat?
Replies: 32
Views: 5129

Re: fox or black rat?

This snake looks a lot more like a obsoleta/vulpina hybrid to me. The dark coloration is certainly indicative of a black rat, but the head shape, post ocular stripes, and blotches on the back all scream fox snake. Just my $0.02.
by Nick Scobel
November 11th, 2013, 9:23 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: The Ambystoma Appreciation Thread
Replies: 36
Views: 7169

Re: The Ambystoma Appreciation Thread

Great idea! All of these specimens are from Michigan. http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4007/4482864623_d891150d1f_z.jpg Spotted Salamander by Nick Scobel , on Flickr http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8537/8641520904_66bc2a509a_z.jpg Spotted Salamander by Nick Scobel , on Flickr http://farm6.staticflickr.co...
by Nick Scobel
November 11th, 2013, 7:03 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Spring Emergence to Fall Ingress 2013
Replies: 17
Views: 3053

Spring Emergence to Fall Ingress 2013

Another year in the field has come and gone. The impending doom of winter is right on the doorstep here in Michigan, so I'd like to take a look back at the year that was. As usual, I was able to travel a fair bit in the eastern U.S. and hope I can make some trips westward next year. My 2013 field se...
by Nick Scobel
November 10th, 2013, 9:54 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Spring Emergence to Fall Ingress 2013
Replies: 4
Views: 1668

Spring Emergence to Fall Ingress 2013

Another year in the field has come and gone. The impending doom of winter is right on the doorstep here in Michigan, so I'd like to take a look back at the year that was. As usual, I was able to travel a fair bit in the eastern U.S. and hope I can make some trips westward next year. My 2013 field se...
by Nick Scobel
July 31st, 2013, 1:09 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A Zonie in Michigan (dial-up warning)
Replies: 20
Views: 2363

Re: A Zonie in Michigan (dial-up warning)

Welcome to Michigan, Josh. I'm glad to see you've done fairly well for yourself in the field since you've been here. Woods and greens can be tough to come by. Looking forward to seeing what else you find.

Sent you a PM as well.
by Nick Scobel
July 22nd, 2013, 10:30 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: just moved
Replies: 7
Views: 1493

Re: just moved

Welcome to Michigan and the Midwest chapter. Your area has plenty of herps, try checking out some of the state land and preserves in your county and you should do just fine.
by Nick Scobel
May 24th, 2013, 5:28 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Coachwhip thread
Replies: 28
Views: 3285

Re: Coachwhip thread

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by Nick Scobel
May 5th, 2013, 9:32 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Myrtle Beach, SC Area This Week
Replies: 0
Views: 643

Myrtle Beach, SC Area This Week

Hello everyone, I'll be visiting the Myrtle Beach area of South Carolina this week with my girlfriend's family. Though most of the trip will be devoted other things, I will have the opportunity to get out at some point during the week. If anyone has any tips for the area or would be willing to flip ...
by Nick Scobel
April 8th, 2013, 11:21 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: First quarter 2013
Replies: 12
Views: 2205

Re: First quarter 2013

Congrats on the oolitica, Tim. Fantastic photos as always!
by Nick Scobel
April 8th, 2013, 11:13 am
Forum: Board Line
Topic: pa herping spots
Replies: 7
Views: 4249

Re: pa herping spots

Your avatar looks oddly familiar. :roll:
by Nick Scobel
March 17th, 2013, 8:15 pm
Forum: Reading Room
Topic: Michigan People Please
Replies: 4
Views: 2070

Re: Michigan People Please

Not sure what the deal is there :lol: I've seen this book for sale at Barnes & Noble for $20 or so. If you are interested in Michigan books, I highly recommend Holman's book.
by Nick Scobel
January 7th, 2013, 3:43 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Winter Weekend in Apalachicola National Forest
Replies: 13
Views: 2381

Re: Winter Weekend in Apalachicola National Forest

Nice stuff Daniel, those ornata are gorgeous. I'll be down in March, I may try to swing by your way. Hope you had a good holiday season!
by Nick Scobel
January 7th, 2013, 3:40 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: TN Herpers
Replies: 18
Views: 3494

Re: TN Herpers

RE: Nick See Frank Burbrink et al . 2008 ( http://www.cnah.org/pdf_files/954.pdf ) for a recent hypothesis about the evolutionary history of Coluber constrictor ( sensu lato ). Their phylogeny (generated from the mitochrondrial DNA cytochrome b gene) found support for six independently-evolving lin...
by Nick Scobel
January 5th, 2013, 1:25 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: TN Herpers
Replies: 18
Views: 3494

Re: TN Herpers

Coluber constrictor foxii is a regional variant isolated to the Great Lakes region in northern Ohio and Indiana, Michigan, Ontario and part of Wisconsin. Racers from the heartland tend to show a lot of variation, and some may have a slight blue appearance along their sides. It only reinforces the i...
by Nick Scobel
January 3rd, 2013, 6:26 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Couple of Frog IDs please.
Replies: 8
Views: 1500

Re: Couple of Frog IDs please.

I would say that all three are clamitans.
by Nick Scobel
December 28th, 2012, 11:12 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Turtle Mortality on the Road
Replies: 23
Views: 4064

Re: Turtle Mortality on the Road

I'm never surprised anymore when I read stories like this. Besides nest predation, I don't think there's a greater threat to turtle populations than road mortality. Roads already become littered with DOR turtles during nesting season due to high fragmentation of primary habitat and nesting sites for...
by Nick Scobel
December 24th, 2012, 10:34 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2012 Year End Report - Southeast, Northeast, Midwest
Replies: 27
Views: 11734

Re: 2012 Year End Report - Southeast, Northeast, Midwest

I enjoyed that post from start to finish Nick. Well done. You've managed to include pretty much every snake I dreamed about seeing in wild, growing up in MI. MI hognose... really :shock: As well as the spotted, wood and bog turtles. I really enjoyed those pine snake shots as well. Your narration ma...
by Nick Scobel
December 20th, 2012, 11:03 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: End of the Year Milkathon!
Replies: 28
Views: 4394

Re: End of the Year Milkathon!

Michigan Adult http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7074/7120467549_7a265775e1_z.jpg Adult http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7268/7114204323_e8390e73cf_z.jpg Adult http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8318/7884400764_98048236e2_z.jpg Adult http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7209/6994967062_38d799b1f1_z.jpg Adult http://f...
by Nick Scobel
December 19th, 2012, 5:34 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Spotted Turtles!
Replies: 18
Views: 2583

Re: Spotted Turtles!

Nice stuff Mike, love those guys. I've seen a few in the NE with the very faint spotting due to the tannins as well and have thought they were bog turtles at first glance in the field. Ever have that problem too?
by Nick Scobel
December 19th, 2012, 5:32 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2012 Year End Report - Southeast, Northeast, Midwest
Replies: 27
Views: 11734

Re: 2012 Year End Report - Southeast, Northeast, Midwest

Well done Nick! Lots of great photos and narratives. I always look forward to seeing your massasauga photos! You have the best collection of eastern saugies I have seen. Have you seen/photographed tergeminus or edwardsii? Thanks for sharing Norman, I haven't been far enough west to see tergeminus o...
by Nick Scobel
December 19th, 2012, 5:27 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: End of the Year 2012, Let's Keep it Going... #11 - SNAKES
Replies: 14
Views: 1981

Re: End of the Year 2012, Let's Keep it Going... #11 - SNAKE

Lifer Eastern King found in the NJ Pine Barrens http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8223/8287851786_0f15529244_z.jpg Eastern Hog found less then ten miles from my home http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8165/6997596480_d785e25d1b_z.jpg Neonate Hog from the same location http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8442/78244...
by Nick Scobel
December 17th, 2012, 8:09 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: End of year 2012............... from Southeast Chapter
Replies: 18
Views: 2760

Re: End of year 2012............... from Southeast Chapter

Congrats on a great field season Todd. I'm curious, is that snake a mole king or a prairie king?