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by Fieldherper
November 12th, 2019, 8:29 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: NW Oregon in November
Replies: 1
Views: 212

Re: NW Oregon in November

Great stuff!!
by Fieldherper
July 14th, 2019, 10:49 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Charina bottae distribution
Replies: 12
Views: 18953

Re: Charina bottae distribution

Hi Richard, We corresponded awhile back, before your Monterey County trip. I have always appreciated your passion for this species. Growing up in Monterey County, rubber boas were always something I wanted to find. They proved fairly tricky in that county. I have found a few over the years, but when...
by Fieldherper
May 14th, 2019, 8:41 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Moloch, Taipans and more
Replies: 2
Views: 3934

Re: Moloch, Taipans and more

Beyond awesome finds and photos. One day I will make it there.

FH
by Fieldherper
May 14th, 2019, 8:41 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2019 04 - Eurotour III trip report
Replies: 4
Views: 5657

Re: 2019 04 - Eurotour III trip report

GREAT stuff. Always enjoy your trip accounts.

FH
by Fieldherper
March 19th, 2019, 2:14 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: What's happening in this photo?
Replies: 28
Views: 21147

Re: What's happening in this photo?

I think it's a Regal ringneck eating a ground snake. The larger ringneck are notorious snake-eaters. In AZ, ringnecks can occur in semi-arid and even arid areas at higher elevations, but they are very unlikely to occur in the same habitat as banded sand snakes or shovel nosed snakes. The small amoun...
by Fieldherper
January 23rd, 2019, 7:06 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herping Mojave October 2019
Replies: 7
Views: 4855

Re: Herping Mojave October 2019

October in the Mojave will be rough; it's way too dry. I would not go there then. April-June would give you the best results for snakes and most other reptiles. If you want to see Latrodectus spiders, they can be found all over coastal CA at lower elevations in trash piles, on road cuts, in utility ...
by Fieldherper
January 9th, 2019, 12:07 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Flat-Tailed Horned Lizard Project
Replies: 9
Views: 6378

Re: Flat-Tailed Horned Lizard Project

Awesome stuff!! I love the low desert sand dwellers!
by Fieldherper
December 30th, 2018, 9:07 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Hualapai Herping [Video]
Replies: 3
Views: 2533

Re: Hualapai Herping [Video]

Great stuff. I have tried the Hualapais a few times, but have not seen a pyro there.
by Fieldherper
December 30th, 2018, 9:06 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: End of year post
Replies: 3
Views: 2576

Re: End of year post

Very nice! Cool to see scarlet kings from LA. Are they sympatric with milks in places in LA?
by Fieldherper
December 28th, 2018, 11:39 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 'Twas the night before herping
Replies: 22
Views: 15580

Re: 'Twas the night before herping

I wish I could’ve known Kent. :(

FH
by Fieldherper
December 28th, 2018, 11:27 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2018 EOY Recap
Replies: 18
Views: 8396

Re: 2018 EOY Recap

Too much awesomeness. Sensory overload.

FH
by Fieldherper
December 24th, 2018, 12:27 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Large King Cobra
Replies: 12
Views: 7631

Re: Large King Cobra

Awesome! How many kings have you seen in your travels, Lou?

FH
by Fieldherper
December 23rd, 2018, 8:01 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: old story about taxonomic adventure
Replies: 9
Views: 5935

Re: old story about taxonomic adventure

Great story of international collaboration.

FH
by Fieldherper
December 14th, 2018, 8:58 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Here's what I have to share from this year...hope you enjoy!
Replies: 2
Views: 2516

Re: Here's what I have to share from this year...hope you en

Very nice! Great/classic CA herping. Looks like you had a great year.

FH
by Fieldherper
December 14th, 2018, 8:57 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: EOY 2018 - Lots of Lampro - (TX, WA, OR, CA, CO, LA)
Replies: 23
Views: 11781

Re: EOY 2018 - Lots of Lampro - (TX, WA, OR, CA, CO, LA)

Awesome. Some of my favorite country/critters all in one post.
by Fieldherper
December 12th, 2018, 7:16 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Rubber Boas in Monterey County
Replies: 12
Views: 8778

Re: Rubber Boas in Monterey County

Richard,

I'll send you a PM.

FH
by Fieldherper
December 2nd, 2018, 8:11 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Rubber Boas in Monterey County
Replies: 12
Views: 8778

Re: Rubber Boas in Monterey County

Richard, I completely understand what you are saying about the idea of the "rarity" of snakes. VERY few reptiles are actually "rare." I have herped all over the U.S. and have found many "rare" species, and often in numbers. Many reptiles, but especially snakes, are secretive. Rubber boas, in particu...
by Fieldherper
December 1st, 2018, 1:24 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Rubber Boas in Monterey County
Replies: 12
Views: 8778

Re: Rubber Boas in Monterey County

Hey Richard, I found the MVZ specimen from HW1 And gave it to Rick Staub, who deposited it in the Museum. It was an adult DOR from very close to the ocean in coastal sage scrub. I have found them about 10 miles South of Carmel as well, but none in between those areas or further South. I am sure thei...
by Fieldherper
November 11th, 2018, 11:37 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Great Christmas gift for your herping friends (and yourself)
Replies: 10
Views: 11025

Re: Great Christmas gift for your herping friends (and yours

Great Book and highly recommended. ! I too am awaiting the second book.

FH
by Fieldherper
October 30th, 2018, 11:29 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Diablo Range herpin'
Replies: 51
Views: 40850

Re: Diablo Range herpin'

Richard, I spent a fair amount of time in the Diablo range in the late 90s and early 2000s and found zonata and many other snakes, but never encountered boa. I always thought they could/should be there. I have heard anecdotal reports of them there. They are of course, very common on the other side o...
by Fieldherper
October 20th, 2018, 9:32 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: herping Southern California in October
Replies: 5
Views: 10564

Re: herping Southern California in October

October can be tough. You may have better luck when the winter rains start, but you will be unlikely to find the snakes you mentioned until Spring. The best advice is to find canyons with permanent or semi-permanent water and do a lot of hiking in the Springtime. You will see snakes if you put in th...
by Fieldherper
October 16th, 2018, 8:16 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herping Hong Kong 2018
Replies: 2
Views: 9344

Re: Herping Hong Kong 2018

Very cool website!!

FH
by Fieldherper
October 12th, 2018, 4:11 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: U.S. field guides
Replies: 13
Views: 19800

Re: U.S. field guides

Make sure to look at state/regional guides as well--they are often more detailed with better maps (dot locality) and better natural history information. Florida has several herp guides.

FH
by Fieldherper
October 6th, 2018, 9:00 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Snake Road and the Surrounding Area - Sept. 30th - Oct. 4th
Replies: 3
Views: 11494

Re: Snake Road and the Surrounding Area - Sept. 30th - Oct.

Great post and awesome area!!

FH
by Fieldherper
September 18th, 2018, 2:19 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Looking for Mission Trails Regional Park herp partner
Replies: 6
Views: 10184

Re: Looking for Mission Trails Regional Park herp partner

Hey Will, I am sure that there are some San Diego herpers that would love to go out with you. We get funny about posting specific localities on the web. That being said, both of those species are common in San Diego County. Southern Pacific rattlesnakes are found county-wide except the lower deserts...
by Fieldherper
August 25th, 2018, 7:18 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: August Road cruising in SoCal
Replies: 4
Views: 5649

Re: August Road cruising in SoCal

August is not a great time to cruise the CA deserts. It is usually very hot and very dry and many animals are taking cover deep underground. The exception would be if there has been recent monsoonal rain, which tends to hit the higher elevations in the East Mojave at times. AZ would be much better. FH
by Fieldherper
August 14th, 2018, 9:42 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Alien Lizard Identification Needed
Replies: 13
Views: 7831

Re: Alien Lizard Identification Needed

Haha. Many visitors to my childhood home were startled by a rubber snake laying in the yard or somewhere in the house.
by Fieldherper
August 12th, 2018, 9:33 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Alien Lizard Identification Needed
Replies: 13
Views: 7831

Re: Alien Lizard Identification Needed

Taiwan Rubber Lizard

FH
by Fieldherper
August 12th, 2018, 11:20 am
Forum: Board Line
Topic: change of forum format
Replies: 39
Views: 61119

Re: change of forum format

Thanks for hosting this site over the years, Scott!

FH
by Fieldherper
August 5th, 2018, 1:25 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Back to Borneo, part 5 of 5: Danum Valley
Replies: 14
Views: 14495

Re: Back to Borneo, part 5 of 5: Danum Valley

Great series of posts! I loved all 5 of them. Thanks!!

FH
by Fieldherper
June 2nd, 2018, 6:13 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Priceless!
Replies: 4
Views: 6604

Re: Priceless!

Pretty cool. I have found more than a few snakes in that area. Can't wait to bring my kids there someday.

FH
by Fieldherper
May 30th, 2018, 7:15 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Costa Rica the pacific coast from Panama to Nicaragua!
Replies: 16
Views: 15419

Re: Costa Rica the pacific coast from Panama to Nicaragua!

Amazing post--thanks. Someday I will make it there.

FH
by Fieldherper
May 24th, 2018, 4:28 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: S. Calif. trip
Replies: 20
Views: 14488

Re: S. Calif. trip

Thanks Richard,

Alamo is the locale I was aware of as well. Hard to believe that they haven't been officially documented from those other areas yet.

Cheers,

FH
by Fieldherper
May 23rd, 2018, 10:05 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: S. Calif. trip
Replies: 20
Views: 14488

Re: S. Calif. trip

Hi Richard, Long time admirer of your work and posts. I am wondering if you are aware of zonata being found on Mt. Pinos, Frazier Mountain, or San Emigdio ridge. They should occur there, and I'm aware of specimens from close to those areas, but I still haven't heard of a zonata from those areas prop...
by Fieldherper
March 20th, 2018, 1:52 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Species in Big Sur
Replies: 8
Views: 6174

Re: Species in Big Sur

Big Sur is awesome, but can be challenging to herp. Most of the area is characterized by steep inclines and tough hiking. In June, it can be cool and foggy on the coast, but will likely be much warmer inland. In general, the redwoods and darker forests are lower in herp diversity. Chaparral, grassla...
by Fieldherper
February 26th, 2018, 11:44 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Starting off 2018 Right
Replies: 5
Views: 4133

Re: Starting off 2018 Right

Great post! Nice to see so many amphibians doing well.

FH
by Fieldherper
February 25th, 2018, 5:07 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: '17season:Utah, California, Arizona, Virginia, and CostaRica
Replies: 10
Views: 7246

Re: '17season:Utah, California, Arizona, Virginia, and Costa

Great stuff! Love those Utah milks. They're trying hard to be zonata.

FH
by Fieldherper
February 21st, 2018, 4:56 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Long time no post: 2017/2018 USA + Australia
Replies: 5
Views: 5192

Re: Long time no post: 2017/2018 USA + Australia

Amazing shots.

But....no z’s despite the early warm weather in CA? ;)

FH
by Fieldherper
January 31st, 2018, 10:52 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2017 in review! Part 1 of 2. (To large for one!).
Replies: 6
Views: 5426

Re: 2017 in review! Part 1 of 2. (To large for one!).

Jimi, Agreed. I love exploring CA. I grew up there and visit family 1-2 times per year and always get out in the field while there. Despite this, there are still herps I haven't found and many places I haven't explored. The variation in topography, climate, and geology makes it an incredible place. ...
by Fieldherper
January 30th, 2018, 9:02 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 100 Species, A 2017 in Review Post
Replies: 18
Views: 14214

Re: 100 Species, A 2017 in Review Post

Awesome! Love these epic CA posts. Great photos.

FH
by Fieldherper
January 29th, 2018, 4:11 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2017 in review! Part 1 of 2. (To large for one!).
Replies: 6
Views: 5426

Re: 2017 in review! Part 1 of 2. (To large for one!).

BAH!!? That’s just part one?! Epic.
You put some serious time in and covered the whole state, it seems.
FH
by Fieldherper
December 22nd, 2017, 11:14 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Winter herping in socal?
Replies: 7
Views: 5884

Re: Winter herping in socal?

Good paper, Brian, I have spent extensive time herping in CA and other parts of the Southwest as well as the Southeast (NC in particular). I agree with the paper's finding that in the Southeast, precipitation has a negative influence on snake activity in some respects. This is particularly evident w...
by Fieldherper
December 14th, 2017, 5:09 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2017 recap
Replies: 18
Views: 7936

Re: 2017 recap

Epic year. Amazing shots!

FH
by Fieldherper
December 12th, 2017, 9:01 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: More Boards – 2nd Half of 2017 (NJ and MD)
Replies: 9
Views: 6960

Re: More Boards – 2nd Half of 2017 (NJ and MD)

Very nice finds. I have always wanted to make it up to herp MD.

FH
by Fieldherper
December 9th, 2017, 3:25 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Winter herping in socal?
Replies: 7
Views: 5884

Re: Winter herping in socal?

Rain is key. Right now, conditions are dismal, as evidenced by the fires. Even in a dry year, some rain should come between Jan-March. You need some moisture and a bit of sun, but moisture is the most important factor in finding herps under cover in SoCal.

FH
by Fieldherper
November 21st, 2017, 7:04 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: tips on finding salamanders in CA
Replies: 5
Views: 4218

Re: tips on finding salamanders in CA

Salamanders should be relatively easy to find in March in Central CA. Moisture is the key. At that time of year, there should still be good moisture levels. Woodlands will tend to have the most sallies. Gently checking under fallen oak or pine logs/bark is a good method. Canyons or ravines with perm...
by Fieldherper
November 14th, 2017, 7:34 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Arizona Herping Adventure: Part 2
Replies: 1
Views: 2484

Re: Arizona Herping Adventure: Part 2

Very nice, as was part 1. Cheers.

FH