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by Josh Vandermeulen
November 10th, 2011, 4:57 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Great Smoky Mountains - October, 2011
Replies: 23
Views: 2825

Re: Great Smoky Mountains - October, 2011

Hmmm thanks Todd and Nate - guess I need to get better with my Desmogs. Todd, I called it a conanti because we found it in a low elevation seep (Cade's Cove area) where aeneus are not known to be present. The tail seemed more keeled than what one what see with aeneus too.

Josh
by Josh Vandermeulen
November 7th, 2011, 11:53 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Queensland Brigalow weekend trip
Replies: 17
Views: 4639

Re: Queensland Brigalow weekend trip

Geeze, thats a lot of reptile diversity for a quick weekend trip. Fantastic stuff!
Some of those geckos are really awesome, namely the Strophurus taenicauda.
by Josh Vandermeulen
November 5th, 2011, 10:52 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Part II: Twenty-something Lifers and Two Dead White Whales
Replies: 24
Views: 5890

Re: Part II: Twenty-something Lifers and Two Dead White Whal

Let me appologise as I'm not any good at photographing salamanders yet, and this was before Jason B schooled me on it, so they could've been better http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6095/6308513804_b436a022ec_z.jpg Looks pretty good to me! I'm a big fan of all the Aneides in this post, a species that ...
by Josh Vandermeulen
November 5th, 2011, 10:36 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Great Smoky Mountains - October, 2011
Replies: 23
Views: 2825

Re: Great Smoky Mountains - October, 2011

Thanks everyone for the compliments. A fun trip and I can't wait to go back! Caudata-saturated posts are always appreciated. This gives me some motivation to continue herping into November. Also, would anyone like to share with me this top-secret method for photographing salamanders? :thumb: Vince -...
by Josh Vandermeulen
November 4th, 2011, 7:56 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Great Smoky Mountains - October, 2011
Replies: 23
Views: 2825

Great Smoky Mountains - October, 2011

Hey all. Its been a while since I've posted on here. I used to be pretty regular on the forums, so maybe some of you remember me. If not: a brief bio: I am a student at the University of Guelph in cold snowy Canada. I'm studying Ecology and have spent the last couple of years studying a population o...
by Josh Vandermeulen
October 24th, 2010, 10:15 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: So IL Sept 10; Unremarkable Trip Plus One Aberrant
Replies: 7
Views: 1518

Re: So IL Sept 10; Unremarkable Trip Plus One Aberrant

Sweet photos! Nice find with the Diamondback water - thats one that I would love to see from so. Ill. For those interested, I was down there with some herpers for the second weekend of Oct. It was extremely dry, though we still had some success, especially at night. Turned up 49 taxa including a mud...
by Josh Vandermeulen
August 28th, 2010, 2:53 pm
Forum: Bird Forum
Topic: What was your last lifer?...
Replies: 381
Views: 258142

Re: What was your last lifer?...

Curtis, Looks like a sweet trip out there! Nice shot of the Greater Shearwater. Andy, they are a stunning bird, aren't they? Did you see it in Ohio? Recent lifers here in Ontario include Great Gray Owl, Spruce Grouse (both up in Algonquin) and Buff-breasted Sandpiper I found the other day at my favo...
by Josh Vandermeulen
August 10th, 2010, 10:41 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Ontario wilderness herps
Replies: 15
Views: 2236

Re: Ontario wilderness herps

Nice stuff Ashley! Really dig the landscape stuff too. Your "Mink Frog" is actually a Green Frog, Rana clamitans melanota.

Josh
by Josh Vandermeulen
August 10th, 2010, 10:36 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: EPIC trip to southeast AZ- a quick preview
Replies: 13
Views: 2283

Re: EPIC trip to southeast AZ- a quick preview

Geez, get that trip report up already :P
by Josh Vandermeulen
August 10th, 2010, 10:34 am
Forum: Bird Forum
Topic: What was your last lifer?...
Replies: 381
Views: 258142

Re: What was your last lifer?...

To continue the string of southern rarities this summer.....I saw a Scissor-tailed Flycatcher last Saturday (will post some poor digiscoped photos up when I get to it). Hatch year bird by the looks of it. It is shaping up to be a good year for vagrants!

Josh
by Josh Vandermeulen
August 4th, 2010, 7:22 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Getting around...
Replies: 8
Views: 1868

Re: Getting around...

Cool post Bob - you did alright considering they weren't necessarily herp related trips. Loved the macros of the fowleri, Coluber constrictor and the Carphophis.

Nice bowling pin too, sweet find!!!!

Josh
by Josh Vandermeulen
August 3rd, 2010, 9:09 am
Forum: Bird Forum
Topic: What was your last lifer?...
Replies: 381
Views: 258142

Re: What was your last lifer?...

Chris, It certainly was a bit out of its range, that is for sure! Most birders seem to think that this is a wild bird - there is no evidence of it being captive, and this is a good Whistling Duck year for Ontario (if there is such a thing!). Two seperate flocks were seen in late spring, as well as t...
by Josh Vandermeulen
August 2nd, 2010, 8:20 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Snakes! Why did it have to be snakes?
Replies: 14
Views: 3035

Re: Snakes! Why did it have to be snakes?

Excellent! The last adder shot is phenomenal - excellent use of natural light.
by Josh Vandermeulen
August 2nd, 2010, 6:44 am
Forum: Bird Forum
Topic: What was your last lifer?...
Replies: 381
Views: 258142

Re: What was your last lifer?...

Black-bellied Whistling Duck - will probably be the 3rd accepted record for Ontario. Excuse the poor digiscoped shots.

Josh

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by Josh Vandermeulen
July 25th, 2010, 6:25 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: USFWS Herpetology Internship: Part 1
Replies: 2
Views: 5132

Re: USFWS Herpetology Internship: Part 1

Very interesting post, and I am looking forward to the rest! Looks like a sweet gig you have this spring/summer.

Josh
by Josh Vandermeulen
July 23rd, 2010, 5:16 am
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: It's not the camera.....
Replies: 31
Views: 6956

Re: It's not the camera.....

An example taken with a Panasonic point and shoot from a couple of years ago. One of the main problems I had with this camera was Depth of Field. It was pretty much impossible to get a photo with shallow (or even average) depth of field. By taking this photo from farther back and zooming in all the ...
by Josh Vandermeulen
July 20th, 2010, 6:13 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Last few weekends in Ontario
Replies: 11
Views: 2426

Re: Last few weekends in Ontario

Thanks all, glad you enjoyed :)

Josh
by Josh Vandermeulen
July 14th, 2010, 8:50 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: HERPING FLORIDA'S BROOKSVILLE RIDGE
Replies: 40
Views: 37820

Re: HERPING FLORIDA'S BROOKSVILLE RIDGE

Excellent post - good variety, excellent storytelling and photography, and some damn cool herps. Nice indigos, and I loved the Rana capito! Do you encounter a lot of them?

Josh
by Josh Vandermeulen
July 14th, 2010, 8:36 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Manitoba weekend herping
Replies: 4
Views: 1699

Re: Manitoba weekend herping

Cool post. Green snakes are always a nice find!

Josh
by Josh Vandermeulen
July 12th, 2010, 1:38 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Last few weekends in Ontario
Replies: 11
Views: 2426

Last few weekends in Ontario

This summer has been a really busy one for me as I have been putting in 60-80 hours a week down near the Ontario/Michigan border studying Butler's Garter Snakes. However I do have my weekends off, and since the girlfriend is in eastern Canada for the summer, I have had a lot of freedom to go herping...
by Josh Vandermeulen
July 7th, 2010, 8:20 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Canada, eh?
Replies: 22
Views: 2992

Re: Canada, eh?

That's a fantastic day - I didn't even realize all those species made it that far north. Southern Ontario actually has quite a few species, relatively speaking. We have 47-48 species of herps, which is on par with states like Michigan, Minnesota, Wisconsin, a few western states, etc. Every species ...
by Josh Vandermeulen
July 6th, 2010, 3:50 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Canada, eh?
Replies: 22
Views: 2992

Re: Canada, eh?

Hey Nick, It was great to finally get out herping with you, and we had a pretty decent day. I was really happy we got to see a handful of greens, since I have never seen any up there in the past. Too bad you couldn't stay for a second day. Great photos as usual, and I am anticipating getting back ou...
by Josh Vandermeulen
July 4th, 2010, 6:53 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: DAGHESTAN HERP TRIP (North Caucasus, Russia) 2008 pictures
Replies: 20
Views: 4027

Re: DAGHESTAN HERP TRIP (North Caucasus, Russia) 2008 pictur

Nice post! Cool to see herps posted here of species which haven't been posted in the past. Good luck with your next trip to see the remaining Vipera.

Josh
by Josh Vandermeulen
June 27th, 2010, 6:57 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Northeast herping, Spring 2010.
Replies: 35
Views: 5259

Re: Northeast herping, Spring 2010.

Damn, what a post. 7 thumbs up
by Josh Vandermeulen
June 27th, 2010, 8:29 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Catch Up Post: The Smokies & Michigan thru May & June
Replies: 15
Views: 2630

Re: Catch Up Post: The Smokies & Michigan thru May & June

Wow, you have had one hell of a year! Fantastic photography as well - standouts include the basking Blanding's, the versicolor, the second box turtle, and of course the saugas. Nice meeting you a few weeks back, and looking forward to the weekend - hopefully you can see some Canadian rattlesnakes. J...
by Josh Vandermeulen
June 17th, 2010, 9:11 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Lake Erie Water Snake survey... (lots of writing)
Replies: 10
Views: 4120

Re: Lake Erie Water Snake survey... (lots of writing)

Really interesting post! Definitely a cool snake, and looks like you guys had a blast apprehending them. Has Kristin done population estimates for some of the islands? What other species are present on the islands you visited? Do you have tigrinum , smallmouths, or Blue Racers? I also had to turn do...
by Josh Vandermeulen
June 17th, 2010, 8:59 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herps of Panama (Almost finished the updates)
Replies: 31
Views: 10572

Re: Herps of Panama (to be continued...)

Sweet post Jon. I can't wait to get down there - need to find some Micrurus, a Pseudoboa, and a Sibon argus! The variation in the pumilio down there is pretty mind-blowing.... What is the cumulative number of species you have seen down there? Must be over 100 eh... You doing another trip this winter...
by Josh Vandermeulen
June 16th, 2010, 3:11 pm
Forum: Bird Forum
Topic: What was your last lifer?...
Replies: 381
Views: 258142

Re: What was your last lifer?...

Latest "lifer" - not technically a lifer but new to my Ontario list. Had a Snowy Egret fly over my study area a few days ago. ON bird #303 I think.