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by ZantiMissKnit
July 10th, 2018, 6:40 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Road cruising Roanoke for Timbers
Replies: 3
Views: 5673

Re: Road cruising Roanoke for Timbers

Beautiful!!! Thank you for sharing some good news!
by ZantiMissKnit
January 25th, 2017, 7:23 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2017 California Chapter Nominations Time- Do we Continue?
Replies: 2
Views: 3951

Re: 2017 California Chapter Nominations Time- Do we Continue

I definitely owe Brian, NAFHA, and the Northeast Chapter an apology for not being around more. Truth be told, I found the lack of participation to be very discouraging and frustrating. I was also discouraged by all of the in-fighting and arguments that hindered the progress of moving forward and get...
by ZantiMissKnit
August 31st, 2016, 6:08 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: South Carolina vacation
Replies: 4
Views: 3410

Re: South Carolina vacation

Wow, those are great pictures! I love the jet black racers! I've seen a couple in NC like that; I don't know that they are southerns or not.

Kings ... <3 <3 <3 Those are such gorgeous animals.
by ZantiMissKnit
August 22nd, 2016, 7:09 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Spring and Summer in Massachusetts: Narrative + photos
Replies: 11
Views: 4565

Re: Spring and Summer in Massachusetts: Narrative + photos

I think the only way to see bog turtles around here is to personally be invited to participate in a survey for them, and very few people are fortunate enough to get that offer. One would really need to be well-known, well-respected and well-trusted to be able to do that. I've heard rumors of people ...
by ZantiMissKnit
August 11th, 2016, 5:17 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Spring and Summer in Massachusetts: Narrative + photos
Replies: 11
Views: 4565

Re: Spring and Summer in Massachusetts: Narrative + photos

Western MA gets most of the newts/efts in MA. I see so few of them in the eastern part, some places are a little more reliable for them than others (although, with so little rain this year, nothing is reliable!). I have had them in TMTC proportions in Western MA, both flipped and walking about!
by ZantiMissKnit
August 11th, 2016, 5:14 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: What is going on here ... more accurately NOT going on here
Replies: 10
Views: 3550

Re: What is going on here ... more accurately NOT going on h

Kyle, have you herped PA or NJ before? I haven't done much in NJ -- YET -- but I've been to PA a few times and I do highly recommend it.
by ZantiMissKnit
August 9th, 2016, 9:03 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Trip Summary, June 18-25, 2016
Replies: 15
Views: 5175

Re: Trip Summary, June 18-25, 2016

Wow, these are amazing pictures! I looked through your photo stream, and with the birds, mammals, and inverts added, you really did well on the trip!
by ZantiMissKnit
August 9th, 2016, 8:31 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: What is going on here ... more accurately NOT going on here
Replies: 10
Views: 3550

Re: What is going on here ... more accurately NOT going on h

I'm guilty here. I have been doing a lot of herping, but very little posting. I'll post a few things to Facebook, but mostly just rely on Mike to put everything on the blog . I would just copy and paste everything from the blog to here, except that Blogger uses the http image and this forum uses BBC...
by ZantiMissKnit
August 9th, 2016, 8:27 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Spring and Summer in Massachusetts: Narrative + photos
Replies: 11
Views: 4565

Re: Spring and Summer in Massachusetts: Narrative + photos

Oh, wow, Kyle! This is a great post! We will need to compare some more notes! ;) I have one spot where I have repeatedly found erythristic redbacks, but I think it is much further west than where you found them. The same area is where we have found spring salamanders. Spadefoot toads are my new whit...
by ZantiMissKnit
June 10th, 2016, 11:51 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: May 2016 Species Count
Replies: 2
Views: 1929

Re: May 2016 Species Count

Nice list! I need to get better about posting my counts and putting my finds in the database.
by ZantiMissKnit
May 27th, 2016, 10:55 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: May 2016 Species Count
Replies: 2
Views: 1929

May 2016 Species Count

Please use this thread to record all species observed or heard in the field during the month of May 2016. This is to be used as a general list and no photos should be included here. Save the photos for your topics, and more importantly for your database entries. *REMEMBER: It is our duty as members ...
by ZantiMissKnit
May 27th, 2016, 10:54 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: April 2016 Species Count
Replies: 4
Views: 2123

Re: April 2016 Species Count

4/29 - Suffolk County, MA 2 northern brown (DeKay's) snakes 2 Eastern redbacked salamanders 4/30 - Essex County, MA 21 eastern painted turtles 4 American bullfrogs + dozens of tadpoles 1 four-toed salamander 2 eastern redbacked salamanders 13 eastern garter snakes 3 norther water snakes 1 eastern r...
by ZantiMissKnit
May 27th, 2016, 10:38 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Northeast Member Biographies- Introduce Yourselves!
Replies: 32
Views: 11108

Re: Northeast Member Biographies- Introduce Yourselves!

Patrick, welcome!!! I apologize for not seeing this sooner! It's great to have another MA person on board. I also live in the Boston area, and also get around MA as much as possible to find herps (I believe we may frequent some of the same spots, looking through your photos). I really like your phil...
by ZantiMissKnit
April 29th, 2016, 6:52 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: April 2016 Species Count
Replies: 4
Views: 2123

Re: April 2016 Species Count

4/23/2016 - Norfolk County, MA TMTC American Toads breeding 2 - Northern Ringneck Snakes 1 Spotted Salamander 1 Eastern Redbacked Salamander 2 Eastern Painted Turtles Not a herp, but cool anyway: One Northern Black Widow. 4/24/2016 - Norfolk County, MA 1 Eastern Garter Snake 3 Eastern Redbacked Sal...
by ZantiMissKnit
April 25th, 2016, 6:02 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Roads for Night Driving in MA?
Replies: 1
Views: 1434

Re: Roads for Night Driving in MA?

Eastern MA isn't too conducive to road cruising because it's so densely populated, thus it's hard to find areas that don't get night traffic. I'd suggest looking on Google Earth for roads going through forested areas that don't appear to have too many homes there (this puts most of the Greater Bosto...
by ZantiMissKnit
April 22nd, 2016, 11:38 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Completely Spotless Spotted Salamander- (same as main forum)
Replies: 2
Views: 1723

Re: Completely Spotless Spotted Salamander- (same as main fo

That's so awesome. This is the one that Matt and I were telling you about last weekend, that we found a couple of years ago: https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7451/10430152026_80aeb0ed2b_k.jpg DSC_0004 by Andrea , on Flickr If I remember correctly, state scientists couldn't decide if it was a maculatum...
by ZantiMissKnit
April 22nd, 2016, 11:22 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: NYC and Huguenot finds
Replies: 3
Views: 2011

Re: NYC and Huguenot finds

Great pictures! I love to see the next generation's growing love for herps!
by ZantiMissKnit
April 22nd, 2016, 10:34 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: April 2016 Species Count
Replies: 4
Views: 2123

Re: April 2016 Species Count

4/17 - Bristol County, MA 3 Eastern Redbacked Salamanders 30 Eastern Painted Turtles 1 Eastern Ribbon Snake 5 Eastern Garter Snakes 1 American Toad TMTC - Wood Frog Tadpoles 1 Northern Red-bellied Cooter (FOY) 2 American Bullfrogs 4/18 - Plymouth County, MA 1 Spotted Salamander + several egg masses...
by ZantiMissKnit
April 21st, 2016, 8:24 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: April 2016 Species Count
Replies: 4
Views: 2123

Re: April 2016 Species Count

4/1 - Suffolk County, MA 1 Northern Brown Snake (DeKay's) 3 Eastern Redbacked Salamanders 9 Eastern Garter Snakes 1 Blue-Spotted Salamander 1 Northern Water Snake 1 Eastern Painted Turtle 1 American Bullfrog 4/2 - Middlesex County, MA 1 Eastern Redbacked Salamander 1 Dead Eastern Painted Turtle 4/8...
by ZantiMissKnit
April 21st, 2016, 8:18 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: April 2016 Species Count
Replies: 4
Views: 2123

April 2016 Species Count

Please use this thread to record all species observed or heard in the field during the month of April 2016. This is to be used as a general list and no photos should be included here. Save the photos for your topics, and more importantly for your database entries. *REMEMBER: It is our duty as member...
by ZantiMissKnit
April 8th, 2016, 4:51 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: February 2016 Species Count
Replies: 3
Views: 2012

Re: February 2016 Species Count

We never did a March thread...
by ZantiMissKnit
April 8th, 2016, 4:48 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Amphibian Egg Mass Identification
Replies: 54
Views: 120927

Re: Amphibian Egg Mass Identification

I'm going to try to make this thread sticky (if I can remember how!)

Andrea
by ZantiMissKnit
March 28th, 2016, 12:02 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Spring Emergence 2016!
Replies: 19
Views: 5345

Re: Spring Emergence 2016!

I saw a few wood frogs in the water and spotted salamanders moving in Bristol County, MA, on February 24. The frogs weren't yet calling. On March 10, we took a drive through a state park in Plymouth County, MA, in light-to-moderate rain, and saw Americans toads, spring peepers, four-toed salamanders...
by ZantiMissKnit
February 25th, 2016, 6:09 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Spring Emergence 2016!
Replies: 19
Views: 5345

Re: Spring Emergence 2016!

We went out looking for laterale last night and did not find any, but we did see two maculatum (one definitely male) and two wood frogs in the rain!
by ZantiMissKnit
February 25th, 2016, 5:59 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: February 2016 Species Count
Replies: 3
Views: 2012

Re: February 2016 Species Count

February 21 - Suffolk County, MA 1 Eastern Garter Snake basking 1 Northern Water Snake that had unfortunately succumbed to the freeze. February 21 - Norfolk County, MA 1 Eastern Redbacked Salamander 1 Northern Two-Lined Salamander Larva February 24 - Norfolk/Bristol Counties, MA 2 Spotted Salamande...
by ZantiMissKnit
February 25th, 2016, 5:56 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: February 2016 Species Count
Replies: 3
Views: 2012

February 2016 Species Count

Please use this thread to record all species observed or heard in the field during the month of February 2016. This is to be used as a general list and no photos should be included here. Save the photos for your topics, and more importantly for your database entries. *REMEMBER: It is our duty as mem...
by ZantiMissKnit
February 22nd, 2016, 12:15 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Spring Emergence 2016!
Replies: 19
Views: 5345

Re: Spring Emergence 2016!

The ground is still pretty frozen in some spots. I did see a garter snake outside a den yesterday, but I also saw a large water snake that appeared to have perished halfway outside of a den entrance. :(
by ZantiMissKnit
February 13th, 2016, 2:10 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Spring Emergence 2016!
Replies: 19
Views: 5345

Re: Spring Emergence 2016!

It's so hard to tell! We had weather nearing 60 on February 1, and it stayed warm for a few days, then we got snow on the 5th and right now it's freezing and windy out. As much as I would love to see an early emergence, I'm afraid that the up and down weather might confuse them. February is always s...
by ZantiMissKnit
February 10th, 2016, 12:23 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2015 Year In Review
Replies: 2
Views: 1629

Re: 2015 Year In Review

OMG, you expect us to click links? HOW DARE YOU!

Great work, as always, Bob. Your posts here have been greatly missed.
by ZantiMissKnit
January 26th, 2016, 9:14 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Spotted Salamander Morphs
Replies: 6
Views: 2190

Re: Spotted Salamander Morphs

I do want to make sure we give this person the benefit of the doubt here, and s/he just may not know the forum etiquette.

Kyle, that's a really good point about the limits and rules about collecting wildlife in the Northeast.
by ZantiMissKnit
January 26th, 2016, 7:22 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2015 Highlights (Northeast, KS & FL) - (same as main forum)
Replies: 5
Views: 2021

Re: 2015 Highlights (Northeast, KS & FL) - (same as main for

Wow, Justin, this is a great post! I'm especially impressed with that Green Salamander...one a trip to SW VA, one was spotted wedged deep in a crevice, but nobody got a shot or a clear look at it. I really want to get back within their range to try to find one again (hopefully in better weather for ...
by ZantiMissKnit
January 26th, 2016, 7:04 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Spotted Salamander Morphs
Replies: 6
Views: 2190

Re: Spotted Salamander Morphs

Whether people want to contact you privately is entirely up to them, but in general these boards are for the discussion of field herping and not collecting.
by ZantiMissKnit
January 19th, 2016, 5:58 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Color and Pattern Variations in Eastern Garter Snakes
Replies: 43
Views: 13263

Re: Color and Pattern Variations in Eastern Garter Snakes

Here's a stunner from PA that Kyle Loucks flipped last May.

ImageDSC_0044 by Andrea, on Flickr
by ZantiMissKnit
January 8th, 2016, 1:19 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Sea Turtle Stranding Beach Patrol (Cape Cod, MA) - Xpost NE
Replies: 11
Views: 5511

Re: Sea Turtle Stranding Beach Patrol (Cape Cod, MA) - Xpost

ZantiMissKnit: You and your husband are to be highly commended for all the effort and dedication you have unselfishly shown in helping these Endangered Sea Turtles. You have earned your Good Karma in Spades. I hope you receive the recognition both of you deserve. This is volunteering almost to the ...
by ZantiMissKnit
January 8th, 2016, 12:23 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Sea Turtle Stranding Beach Patrol (Cape Cod, MA) - Xpost NE
Replies: 11
Views: 5511

Re: Sea Turtle Stranding Beach Patrol (Cape Cod, MA) - Xpost

ZantiMissKnit: You and your husband are to be highly commended for all the effort and dedication you have unselfishly shown in helping these Endangered Sea Turtles. You have earned your Good Karma in Spades. I hope you receive the recognition both of you deserve. This is volunteering almost to the ...
by ZantiMissKnit
January 8th, 2016, 11:27 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Sea Turtle Stranding Beach Patrol (Cape Cod, MA) - Xpost NE
Replies: 11
Views: 5511

Re: Sea Turtle Stranding Beach Patrol (Cape Cod, MA) - Xpost

^^^ Definitely one of the most haunting images captured during that day.

This was another one; notice the bird is entangled in a balloon string.

Imageimage by Andrea, on Flickr
by ZantiMissKnit
January 8th, 2016, 9:57 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: From your neck of the woods. Caution...Lamp heavy.
Replies: 9
Views: 4732

Re: From your neck of the woods. Caution...Lamp heavy.

Tim...just click on the box next to "IMG' where it shows you how the share the photo.
ZantiMissKnit wrote:Image
by ZantiMissKnit
January 8th, 2016, 9:29 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Elections
Replies: 10
Views: 4068

Re: Elections

Kyle, you weren't on there, but I added you. Here are the bylaws of NAFHA (which have been a work-in-progress since we split from HERP), and here is what is said about voting, elections, and duties of officers. Like I said, I have no idea what the status is of our chapter, because if we have no offi...
by ZantiMissKnit
January 8th, 2016, 9:00 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Elections
Replies: 10
Views: 4068

Re: Elections

Yes, I'd be happy to take on some responsibilities to keep things going if I'm needed. I do think I am registered, I believe I have been since back in 2012. I was able to log on to nafha website so I'm assuming that means yes. However, I don't know if I am registered with any one chapter, as I've m...
by ZantiMissKnit
January 8th, 2016, 8:58 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Sea Turtle Stranding Beach Patrol (Cape Cod, MA) - Xpost NE
Replies: 11
Views: 5511

Re: Sea Turtle Stranding Beach Patrol (Cape Cod, MA) - Xpost

This season isn't ending...now the loggerheads are coming in. http://rescue.neaq.org/search/label/2015turtles
by ZantiMissKnit
January 8th, 2016, 8:52 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Sea Turtle Stranding Beach Patrol (Cape Cod, MA) - Xpost NE
Replies: 11
Views: 5511

Re: Sea Turtle Stranding Beach Patrol (Cape Cod, MA) - Xpost

I think I ended up with 67 species this year, many of which were found on our annual winter trip to S. Florida.

You should see if you can come up and help some year! I'm sure it will keep going on, forever.
by ZantiMissKnit
January 8th, 2016, 8:05 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Andrea and Mike's 2015 Species Seen (xposted from NE Chapter
Replies: 15
Views: 5783

Re: Andrea and Mike's 2015 Species Seen (xposted from NE Cha

Final species for 2015...Kemp's Ridley Turtle (Lepidochelys kempii) - Barnstable County, MA, part of a rescue program with Mass Audubon Wellfleet Bay.

ImageDSCN9615 by Andrea, on Flickr
by ZantiMissKnit
January 8th, 2016, 8:05 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Andrea and Mike's 2015 Species Seen
Replies: 5
Views: 3642

Re: Andrea and Mike's 2015 Species Seen

Final species for 2015...Kemp's Ridley Turtle (Lepidochelys kempii) - Barnstable County, MA, part of a rescue program with Mass Audubon Wellfleet Bay.

ImageDSCN9615 by Andrea, on Flickr
by ZantiMissKnit
January 8th, 2016, 8:02 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Year Review 2015 - PA, NJ, MD, MO, IL, FL, GA, DE
Replies: 9
Views: 5743

Re: Year Review 2015 - PA, NJ, MD, MO, IL, FL, GA, DE

Now that I read it, I'm blown away. We were in the Florida at the same, but you guys definitely got some lifers that I didn't...boooo. I'll have another chance, soon.
by ZantiMissKnit
January 8th, 2016, 7:43 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Sea Turtle Stranding Beach Patrol (Cape Cod, MA) - Xpost NE
Replies: 11
Views: 5511

Sea Turtle Stranding Beach Patrol (Cape Cod, MA) - Xpost NE

This year, Mike and I decided to get involved as volunteers with Mass Audubon's Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary's annual project rescuing cold-stunned sea turtles from beaches in Cape Cod Bay. Juvenile sea turtles (often between 1 and 3 years old) will venture north in the summer, and are attracted...
by ZantiMissKnit
January 8th, 2016, 7:41 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Sea Turtle Stranding Beach Patrol (Cape Cod, MA)
Replies: 10
Views: 4835

Re: Sea Turtle Stranding Beach Patrol (Cape Cod, MA)

Part 2, Day 2...the next day. After dropping off the turtles at the Turtle Hospital, we went home and took a well-deserved nap for a couple of hours. The phone ringing woke us up, asking if we would be willing to walk Great Island at first light tomorrow. We agreed to, figuring we could maybe find t...
by ZantiMissKnit
January 7th, 2016, 1:57 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Year Review 2015 - PA, NJ, MD, MO, IL, FL, GA, DE
Replies: 9
Views: 5743

Re: Year Review 2015 - PA, NJ, MD, MO, IL, FL, GA, DE

I keep meaning to read this...maybe now I actually will.
by ZantiMissKnit
January 7th, 2016, 1:41 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Sea Turtle Stranding Beach Patrol (Cape Cod, MA)
Replies: 10
Views: 4835

Re: Sea Turtle Stranding Beach Patrol (Cape Cod, MA)

That's awesome work yall are doing. I imagine that this is something that has been happening since the cape has been that particular shape. It looks perfect for trapping critters that are headed south. Do you know if there is a long-term strategy or is this just a temporary thing to do until sea tu...
by ZantiMissKnit
January 7th, 2016, 11:01 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Sea Turtle Stranding Beach Patrol (Cape Cod, MA)
Replies: 10
Views: 4835

Re: Sea Turtle Stranding Beach Patrol (Cape Cod, MA)

SurfinHerp wrote:Way to go Andrea and Mike!!
:thumb: :thumb:
Thanks, man! (It's Jeff, right? Forgive me if I'm wrong.)

I had to take a breather before posting day 2, which was an epic day!