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by Phillodactylus
January 19th, 2016, 9:10 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Favorite Finds and/or Pictures of 2015
Replies: 10
Views: 5025

Re: Favorite Finds and/or Pictures of 2015

I'll play! Last year was a particularly speciose year for me, so picking my favorite finds will be difficult. I also managed a few lifers that had long been glaring holes in my life-list. I saw a ton of Speckled Rattlesnakes, this one might be my favorite capture though. https://farm8.staticflickr.c...
by Phillodactylus
January 7th, 2016, 12:44 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Batrachoseps question
Replies: 4
Views: 2773

Batrachoseps question

Hi folks, I got a chance to do some road cruising Tuesday and Wednesday nights and managed a few fun finds. I have an ID question as well, if anyone could help me. My first herp of 2016 was a slightly unexpected one. As we drove along a road well known for the dramatically more prevalent Baja Treefr...
by Phillodactylus
October 13th, 2015, 9:23 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Anybody interested in herping around Destin FL this weekend?
Replies: 1
Views: 1386

Re: Anybody interested in herping around Destin FL this week

Hello all, Big thanks to my friend and tour guide Nick for the incredibly fun day in the field. Sure the weather was lousy, but animals were found, and good times were had. I even managed a couple lifers. Destin Florida seems to be a fairly difficult place to herp, much of the areas that look suitab...
by Phillodactylus
September 29th, 2015, 11:42 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Anybody interested in herping around Destin FL this weekend?
Replies: 1
Views: 1386

Anybody interested in herping around Destin FL this weekend?

Hello all, Its been a while since I've been able to post anything in this forum, but with my upcoming trip to Destin Florida this coming weekend (October 3-4th) I'm hoping to change that. A brief reintroduction, I'm Phil Clevinger from California. Armed with my trusty camera, I am very hopeful to fi...
by Phillodactylus
April 12th, 2015, 5:29 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Roll Call for 04/19/15 Tejon Ranch Trip
Replies: 2
Views: 1603

Re: Roll Call for 04/19/15 Tejon Ranch Trip

Hey all,

I'm unfortunately out for the 19th. Sundays are a no go for me. However, I am interested in May 9th. We'll talk this week I'm sure, Todd.

-Phil
by Phillodactylus
April 8th, 2015, 8:17 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Self Introduction
Replies: 2
Views: 1179

Re: Self Introduction

Hey Dave! Glad to have you! If it makes you feel any better, I have always stunk at finding snakes. I've always been a lizard guy though, so it works out. One trick is to always go out with people who are good at finding stuff. Sure, YOU may not have found it, but you still got to enjoy the few mome...
by Phillodactylus
April 5th, 2015, 10:58 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: TR Roll Call for 03/28/15 Trip
Replies: 13
Views: 4284

Re: TR Roll Call for 03/28/15 Trip

I used that as my source, Jim. We were in the Northwestern part of the county. P. sierrae. Thanks for checking though.
by Phillodactylus
April 4th, 2015, 7:13 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: TR Roll Call for 03/28/15 Trip
Replies: 13
Views: 4284

Re: TR Roll Call for 03/28/15 Trip

Hey all, we actually kinda had a rough day out there, in the end only observing 7, maybe 8 herp species. As we were getting close to our starting area, we found about 4 DOR Pacific Gophers around 9:30am. We should have road cruised during this beginning portion of the trip, because after we placed a...
by Phillodactylus
March 24th, 2015, 10:49 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: TR Roll Call for 03/28/15 Trip
Replies: 13
Views: 4284

Re: TR Roll Call for 03/28/15 Trip

I'm in, as well as Jacob Anderson.

Though not if it were to change to Sunday.

-Phil
by Phillodactylus
January 29th, 2015, 4:02 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Tejon Ranch in Spring 2015? Tentative Dates Announced.
Replies: 26
Views: 7893

Re: Tejon Ranch in Spring 2015?

I will do what I can to go!

-Phil
by Phillodactylus
January 16th, 2015, 11:15 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Ca County Database totals 2014
Replies: 15
Views: 4987

Re: Ca County Database totals

Thanks for doing this, brother. Back to the field!

-Phil
by Phillodactylus
January 13th, 2015, 12:31 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2014 was pretty keen... Pt 2
Replies: 7
Views: 2280

Re: 2014 was pretty keen... Pt 2

Thanks for all your replies, I'm pleased to have provided a bit of enjoyment for y'all.

Lou, the gas station herping thing seems to work best around the southern half of our nation. :thumb:
by Phillodactylus
January 13th, 2015, 12:29 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Hey Everyone check this link out County by County Records
Replies: 33
Views: 6048

Re: Hey Everyone check this link out County by County Recor

I can help, Matt.

As for the Zebra-tails, you're on, brother Nightdriver. San Bernardino County rules for Callisaurus. haha. :)

-Phil
by Phillodactylus
January 13th, 2015, 12:24 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Ensatina salamander courtship night
Replies: 13
Views: 3239

Re: Ensatina salamander courtship night

I'm so glad someone was able to get some nice observations in with this last storm. Thanks for sharing these, Jeff!
by Phillodactylus
January 13th, 2015, 12:24 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Ensatina salamander courtship night
Replies: 13
Views: 2185

Re: Ensatina salamander courtship night

I'm so glad someone was able to get some nice observations in with this last storm. Thanks for sharing these, Jeff!
by Phillodactylus
January 8th, 2015, 1:10 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2014 was pretty keen... Pt 2
Replies: 7
Views: 2280

2014 was pretty keen... Pt 2

Hello all, Phil here again. Here's hoping you have derived some enjoyment from my first picture set. After April, it became apparent that I needed to get my own camera again, if for no other reason than I was going to destroy my wife's poor Kodak EZ share. The stars would align with Target and their...
by Phillodactylus
January 7th, 2015, 10:57 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2014 was pretty keen... Pt 1
Replies: 5
Views: 1360

2014 was pretty keen... Pt 1

Well friends, I thoroughly enjoy seeing everyone post their annual finds, and since I had some time, I thought I'd share my 2014 as well. My species list was somewhere in the 80's, so not too shabby, but am definitely hoping for a stronger showing in 2015. Time to hit the field! Desert boys like me ...
by Phillodactylus
January 7th, 2015, 10:57 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2014 was pretty keen... Pt 1
Replies: 5
Views: 1085

2014 was pretty keen... Pt 1

Well friends, I thoroughly enjoy seeing everyone post their annual finds, and since I had some time, I thought I'd share my 2014 as well. My species list was somewhere in the 80's, so not too shabby, but am definitely hoping for a stronger showing in 2015. Time to hit the field! Desert boys like me ...
by Phillodactylus
January 7th, 2015, 10:56 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: HERP Board Membership and Donations to HERP Please Help
Replies: 17
Views: 3096

Re: HERP Board Membership and Donations to HERP Please Help

Done. Nice to see you on here, Robert! :)

-Phil
by Phillodactylus
November 22nd, 2014, 12:58 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: More Trout Removal, for Mtn YLF Mon and Tues
Replies: 2
Views: 807

Re: More Trout Removal, for Mtn YLF Mon and Tues

I actually have work Monday and Tuesday, so I'm unavailable. Sorry, but thank you for the opportunity again!

-Phil
by Phillodactylus
November 22nd, 2014, 12:58 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: More Trout Removal, for Mtn YLF Mon and Tues
Replies: 2
Views: 478

Re: More Trout Removal, for Mtn YLF Mon and Tues

I actually have work Monday and Tuesday, so I'm unavailable. Sorry, but thank you for the opportunity again!

-Phil
by Phillodactylus
November 15th, 2014, 10:47 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Urgent-Important Need Help Fri and Next week San Gabe Mtns
Replies: 33
Views: 12410

Re: Urgent-Important Need Help Fri and Next week San Gabe Mt

As long as it isn't Monday the 17th, or Thursday the 20th, I'd like to help.

-Phil
by Phillodactylus
August 20th, 2014, 9:57 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: California Herping Trip Link
Replies: 34
Views: 6971

Re: California Herping Trip Link

As incredibly random as this sounds, my friends and I met Bobby and Laura over a Mojave Shovelnose during the latter half of their trip. One of those super random once in a lifetime experiences. :) We tried hard to get a Boa, a Speck, or a Lyre, but it didn't come to pass. Rotten time of year. But w...
by Phillodactylus
August 20th, 2014, 9:44 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Anyone feel like herping in the Greensburg or Pittsburgh are
Replies: 5
Views: 1832

Re: Anyone feel like herping in the Greensburg or Pittsburgh

Thanks! I was pointed to Twin Lakes park by my hotel receptionist, but it was a tad farther than I felt like walking. Guess I'll have to check that spot, and hit you up next time we play out there. Thanks for the reply!
by Phillodactylus
August 19th, 2014, 8:45 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Anyone feel like herping in the Greensburg or Pittsburgh are
Replies: 5
Views: 1832

Re: Anyone feel like herping in the Greensburg or Pittsburgh

Well, it was within a couple acres of the hotel, but definitely close. :) My best hotel herping experience has been in Covington, Louisiana. Within a street block, I was able to see 6 species of frogs and toads, 3 lizards, 2 Turtles, and a snake. It was a lot of fun, and fueled my zeal to try herpin...
by Phillodactylus
August 18th, 2014, 9:58 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Anyone feel like herping in the Greensburg or Pittsburgh are
Replies: 5
Views: 1832

Re: Anyone feel like herping in the Greensburg or Pittsburgh

Hello all, sorry if I'm mucking up your feed, but I wanted to share some behind my hotel flipping success today. Maybe they were "gimme" herps, but 2 out of 3 species were lifers, so hooray! 1. Northern Brown snake (lifer) 2. Slimy Salamander (lifer) 3. American toad Pictures when I get back home. M...
by Phillodactylus
August 15th, 2014, 7:43 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Anyone feel like herping in the Greensburg or Pittsburgh are
Replies: 5
Views: 1832

Anyone feel like herping in the Greensburg or Pittsburgh are

Hello all, I'm Phil Clevinger, a herper and musician from california out on tour, and it turns out I'll be playing in Vandergrift and Pittsburgh Pennsylvania respectively this coming week. I was curious if anyone was in the area and wanted to meet up and herp. I'm after DB records, life-listing, and...
by Phillodactylus
July 9th, 2014, 9:28 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Reaching out for some herpin'
Replies: 5
Views: 1543

Re: Reaching out for some herpin'

Thanks, Justin!

I just woke up in Bordentown New jersey today, so I'm going to have to meet up with you guys next time, hopefully! Thanks for being willing to help though.

Have a wonderful day!

-Phil
by Phillodactylus
July 3rd, 2014, 9:47 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Reaching out for some herpin'
Replies: 5
Views: 1543

Re: Reaching out for some herpin'

Hey Jason, thanks for the reply! Looks like I'll be around Detroit Monday and Tuesday this next week. As far as what I'd like to see, I'd love to see any herp, though rarieties are always cool. Specific herps that come to mind though are: Fox Snakes, Milks, Copperheads (don't know if they range that...
by Phillodactylus
July 3rd, 2014, 1:21 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Reaching out for some herpin'
Replies: 5
Views: 1543

Reaching out for some herpin'

Hello, all! I'm Phil Clevinger. one of those California boys who just happened to get lucky enough to come up Chicago way for my band tour. It seems like we're going to be in Chi-town until Monday, 7/7, and after that Detroit and elsewhere in your guys' area. I was curious if anyone would like to me...
by Phillodactylus
June 29th, 2014, 11:30 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Question for the group
Replies: 72
Views: 19305

Re: Question for the group

I'm willing to help correct IDs on the Western half of the country, need some confidence in my Eastern herps.

-Phil
by Phillodactylus
June 29th, 2014, 5:01 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: New California International Board Member Nominations 6-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 2568

Re: New California International Board Member Nominations 6-

I'll second, providing he accepts the nomination.

-Phil
by Phillodactylus
June 17th, 2014, 5:25 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Question for the group
Replies: 72
Views: 19305

Re: Question for the group

I had not previously understood just how far our little group reaches... Today I was able to add a Desert Striped Whipsnake to Carbon County in Utah, a county which previously did not have this species logged. I'm working on streamlining the process, but the response has been overwhelmingly positive...
by Phillodactylus
June 11th, 2014, 10:18 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Question for the group
Replies: 72
Views: 19305

Re: Question for the group

I have a REAL question... can a group as a whole, rather than an individual, set up an account at Naherp? HDWG has SO Many herp sightings come in, every day. IF members of our group could fill out a short data form, along with their photo submission, that could be checked by a Nafha member for accu...
by Phillodactylus
June 8th, 2014, 9:14 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Finally! First live helleri of the year!
Replies: 12
Views: 3080

Re: Finally! First live helleri of the year!

Hey man,

Great finds! Sad about the King of course, but interesting observation. And I will risk the ire of all, but give me a crote over the Three-lined Rosy slug any day, LOL! Keep it up, man!

-Phil
by Phillodactylus
June 5th, 2014, 12:28 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Question for the group
Replies: 72
Views: 19305

Re: Question for the group

Brian, thank you for asking this question. When I was going through the counties earlier this year to give you all an accounting of our progress, I noticed a lot of entries that had a few discrepancies, for instance the current subspecies name for the Western Side-blotched Lizard is U. s. elegans, a...
by Phillodactylus
March 24th, 2014, 8:22 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: San Luis Obispo County Database Species List update
Replies: 8
Views: 1788

San Luis Obispo County Database Species List update

Hello all, I was able to do the accounting for San Luis Obispo County today. We have a decent showing in this county, we currently sit at 1143 records. 1117 have vouchers, and 1102 have GPS coords. This county has a lot to offer herpers, and I know that we can bolster the numbers here with the help ...
by Phillodactylus
March 24th, 2014, 7:52 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Kern County Database Species List update
Replies: 8
Views: 2651

Re: Kern County Database Species List update

Updated!

-Phil
by Phillodactylus
March 23rd, 2014, 12:11 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Off the wall question regarding thirsty herps
Replies: 26
Views: 4211

Re: Off the wall question regarding thirsty herps

That was rad, Andy! :thumb:

-Phil
by Phillodactylus
March 21st, 2014, 3:57 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Couldn't let Hubbs beat me to it...
Replies: 12
Views: 2290

Re: Couldn't let Hubbs beat me to it...

Jim, words cannot express how joyful I am at your discovery! Right the heck on, brother!!!!

-Phil
by Phillodactylus
March 20th, 2014, 11:54 am
Forum: N.A.F.H.A. - Announcements/Inquiries
Topic: Have you herped in Nevada?
Replies: 0
Views: 1929

Have you herped in Nevada?

Hello all, My name is Phil Clevinger, and I'm one of those California boys. Sorry for the repeat posts, but I wanted to get the forums who might attract everyone a chance to read this. I was recently in contact with a state herpetologist for Nevada (a fellow by the name of Jason L. Jones, who helped...
by Phillodactylus
March 20th, 2014, 11:45 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Calling any Nevada DB contributors, Good opportunity
Replies: 12
Views: 3062

Calling any Nevada DB contributors, Good opportunity

Hello all, My name is Phil Clevinger, and I'm one of those California boys. I was recently in contact with a state herpetologist for Nevada (a fellow by the name of Jason L. Jones, who helped me find NV field herping regs) and he shared with me an opportunity to help the state with a Wildlife Action...
by Phillodactylus
March 17th, 2014, 6:39 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Opinions Wanted
Replies: 15
Views: 1498

Re: Opinions Wanted

I know that there are over 100 species and Ssps of herps in Riverside and San Bernardino County, respectively; Los Angeles and San Diego Counties might have a similar number.

-Phil
by Phillodactylus
March 15th, 2014, 10:29 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Spring Break in Southern California
Replies: 16
Views: 3144

Re: Spring Break in Southern California

Great job, Ted! Glad you had such success. That is a gnarly picture of that dead CA Treefrog. Almost as though he died very suddenly, and in that spot.... Are Botflies a thing out here? Thanks for sharing all that with us!

-Phil
by Phillodactylus
March 12th, 2014, 5:18 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Kern County Database Species List update
Replies: 8
Views: 2651

Re: Kern County Database Species List update

Updated (slightly). Removed the Breckenridge Slender Salamander, and put "doubtful" next to Monterey Ensatina. I changed the Diablo Range Garter to Giant Garter, as that is what I derived from the couple of notes. Other than that, I would add to Jim's comment that Mike Waters really is a DB hero for...
by Phillodactylus
March 9th, 2014, 11:07 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Kern County Database Species List update
Replies: 8
Views: 2651

Kern County Database Species List update

Happy Monday everyone! Had a chance to go through our Kern County records and am now able to present you with a current accounting of our totals out there. This county seems like a great candidate for Database collection, many herps abound here and I know the Tejon Ranch surveys have really helped w...
by Phillodactylus
March 5th, 2014, 9:20 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: "Gnomes of the Night"
Replies: 16
Views: 3425

Re: "Gnomes of the Night"

Went to one of my favorite spots to find these guys today, and I found eggs! I don't know if they'll make it all the way, but the puddle is pretty huge right now. Here's hoping!


Image

-Phil
by Phillodactylus
March 4th, 2014, 5:42 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: February Finds 2014
Replies: 17
Views: 3620

Re: February Finds 2014

Right on, Zach! Lookin' like a EXCELLENT start to the season!

-Phil
by Phillodactylus
February 27th, 2014, 10:55 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Santa Barbara County Database Species list update
Replies: 6
Views: 1028

Santa Barbara County Database Species list update

Hello friends, MattG and I are splitting up the remaining So. CA counties, and will have an accounting prepared for you within the next few weeks. I will be out in New Orleans this weekend, so before I go, here's what we have from Santa Barbara County. It is a very sparsely documented county, but fr...
by Phillodactylus
February 26th, 2014, 10:19 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Orange County Database Species List
Replies: 4
Views: 1360

Re: Orange County Database Species List

Check your PMs.