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by Calfirecap
February 16th, 2018, 8:52 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A photographic guide to the Chameleon of South Africa.
Replies: 7
Views: 4778

Re: A photographic guide to the Chameleon of South Africa.

Thank you Tyrone, that is an amazing post!
by Calfirecap
January 27th, 2018, 9:10 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2017 in review! Part 1 of 2. (To large for one!).
Replies: 6
Views: 5389

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

Amazing! What a year, thanks for sharing.
by Calfirecap
January 19th, 2018, 5:06 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Going the Extra Mile - DOR live birth
Replies: 25
Views: 17467

Re: Going the Extra Mile - DOR live birth

Well done Porter! Not just the save, but the documentation as well.
by Calfirecap
November 26th, 2017, 5:09 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: tips on finding salamanders in CA
Replies: 5
Views: 4171

Re: tips on finding salamanders in CA

Brian, I better clarify that one. Some of that depends upon the species, and many need some canopy for shading, others surprisingly little, but most (at least around here) are much more prevalent when there is less than an 80% canopy. I think that probably a better way to put it would be to look for...
by Calfirecap
November 21st, 2017, 8:34 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: tips on finding salamanders in CA
Replies: 5
Views: 4171

Re: tips on finding salamanders in CA

What Field Harper said plus you can throw rock flipping into the mix. Avoid Eucalyptus groves, you will probably only get Slender Salamanders under these. In the canyons or ravines concentrate on areas with 80% canopy or less, less is better.

Lawrence
by Calfirecap
September 25th, 2017, 7:51 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Advice on an affordable rental for a herping trip
Replies: 12
Views: 8771

Re: Advice on an affordable rental for a herping trip

Copy that, exploring new places makes good sense.
Next time around if you find yourself on the coast, let me know.

Lawrence
by Calfirecap
September 24th, 2017, 8:26 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Advice on an affordable rental for a herping trip
Replies: 12
Views: 8771

Re: Advice on an affordable rental for a herping trip

How much further North are you planning?
by Calfirecap
August 9th, 2017, 5:06 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: So Cal So Far (Mojave, SD County, Tejon Ranch, etc.)
Replies: 9
Views: 8280

Re: So Cal So Far (Mojave, SD County, Tejon Ranch, etc.)

Very nice! Looks like you saw everything, it would take most people years to see that kind of variety.
by Calfirecap
July 26th, 2017, 5:25 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Madagascar Part 6: Ankanin'ny Nofy
Replies: 7
Views: 4638

Re: Madagascar Part 6: Ankanin'ny Nofy

Absolutely amazing series. Great photos and mind-blowing that you were able to ID everything. Thank you for the posts!
by Calfirecap
July 26th, 2017, 5:18 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Madagascar Part 4: Anjay Community Park
Replies: 4
Views: 3387

Re: Madagascar Part 4: Anjay Community Park

My compliments to you on your amazing Madagascar series. That Nymph Flatid Leaf bug was unreal!
by Calfirecap
May 6th, 2017, 6:17 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Lifer King Cobra
Replies: 23
Views: 13546

Re: Lifer King Cobra

Great video Lou, pretty exciting experience. Thanks for the post.
by Calfirecap
April 16th, 2017, 4:34 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Long time no post, some shots
Replies: 16
Views: 6737

Re: Long time no post, some shots

I see all that practice taking photos sure paid off. Your images are incredible!
by Calfirecap
March 30th, 2017, 7:19 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Call to action: Herpers needed to swab amphibians
Replies: 3
Views: 2154

Re: Call to action: Herpers needed to swab amphibians

This is a great idea Heather, thanks for getting the word out.

Lawrence
by Calfirecap
March 25th, 2017, 7:33 am
Forum: N.A.F.H.A. - Announcements/Inquiries
Topic: Please contribute to the H.E.R.P. database!
Replies: 35
Views: 32509

Re: Please contribute to the H.E.R.P. database!

If you have humidity data that you wish to enter, just enter in the digits. Leave the percent symbol off and you should be able to enter your data.
by Calfirecap
February 26th, 2017, 6:51 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A very late January in Review post
Replies: 11
Views: 4873

Re: A very late January in Review post

Awesome macro work Nicholas. I wish I had even half your talent!
by Calfirecap
February 20th, 2017, 6:04 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Data Entry Levels (DB records over 1,000) As of 2-20-17
Replies: 11
Views: 5075

Re: Data Entry Levels (DB records over 1,000) As of 2-20-17

Thanks for posting this Brian, i do think it helps to motivate folks.
by Calfirecap
February 16th, 2017, 6:25 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: New to the Forum
Replies: 16
Views: 6377

Re: New to the Forum

Hi Ryan, and welcome to the forum. Did you ever get the information you were looking for regarding the HERP database?

Lawrence
by Calfirecap
February 16th, 2017, 6:14 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2016 Database Contest Results
Replies: 15
Views: 6890

Re: 2016 Database Contest Results

Thanks for putting that together Jeff. It's good to recognize those who contribute, and hopefully this will encourage others to add more of their data into this project, which has evolved into a very valuable resource. Special shouts to James Maughn who has climbed up to the top there with the Rober...
by Calfirecap
February 13th, 2017, 8:11 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Community Snake Workshop in Manila
Replies: 2
Views: 2264

Re: Community Snake Workshop in Manila

What a great experience! That's for sharing it. :thumb:
by Calfirecap
February 10th, 2017, 6:39 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Natural History Museum of Utah Power of Poison exhibit video
Replies: 1
Views: 1389

Re: Natural History Museum of Utah Power of Poison exhibit v

Good video, thanks for the link.
by Calfirecap
February 10th, 2017, 6:25 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: CA County Database totals 2016- top 20 counties
Replies: 6
Views: 3304

Re: CA County Database totals 2016- top 20 counties

Those are some impressive numbers, well done. :beer:
by Calfirecap
February 5th, 2017, 7:00 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2016 in Alta and Baja California
Replies: 12
Views: 6064

Re: 2016 in Alta and Baja California

A epic year for you indeed! Great post man.
by Calfirecap
February 5th, 2017, 6:46 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: name of a herping tool
Replies: 17
Views: 7501

Re: name of a herping tool

Potato rakes can be found with the garden tools at home improvement centers.
by Calfirecap
January 8th, 2017, 4:55 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Madagascar 16
Replies: 11
Views: 4983

Re: Madagascar 16

What an incredible adventure, your photos are amazing. Good thing your camera wasn't in your suitcase.
by Calfirecap
December 29th, 2016, 6:05 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: It's been awhile! Year end review 2016 (CA, TX, AZ, and MX)
Replies: 11
Views: 5300

Re: It's been awhile! Year end review 2016 (CA, TX, AZ, and

Top notch post Chad, great photos and adventures, good to have you back in the game. Thanks for post this, it was refreshing.
by Calfirecap
December 4th, 2016, 9:36 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Regional positions
Replies: 2
Views: 1709

Re: Regional positions

We've had regional Conservation Officer positions in the past and that has worked out pretty good. Just about every weekend in the Spring there is some field herping event to take part in California or Nevada. We try to avoid doubling up weekends between So Cal and the Bay Area, and for the most par...
by Calfirecap
November 22nd, 2016, 6:29 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Namibian Field Herping Trip November 2016
Replies: 20
Views: 11271

Re: Namibian Field Herping Trip November 2016

What a dream trip. Those namaquensis have been on my must see list for decades! Great images as well, thanks for posting.
by Calfirecap
November 18th, 2016, 5:20 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Firefighter bitten by a decapitated rattlesnake's head
Replies: 6
Views: 7868

Re: Firefighter bitten by a decapitated rattlesnake's head

Natural Selection...
by Calfirecap
November 18th, 2016, 5:33 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2017 California Chapter Nominations Time
Replies: 20
Views: 12305

Re: 2017 California Chapter Nominations Time

I'd also be happy to stay in my position as Conservation Officer. Like many of you I haven't been active on the forums lately, but the forum is only part of it. We have several survey projects going around the state. Jeff has organized multiple projects down in So. Cal plus last years Cali event, an...
by Calfirecap
November 11th, 2016, 4:45 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Yellow-Blotched Palm Pitviper
Replies: 2
Views: 2432

Re: Yellow-Blotched Palm Pitviper

Great work and we all appreciate your posts. Sounds like you are living the dream.
by Calfirecap
November 9th, 2016, 6:52 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Hello Again
Replies: 1
Views: 1871

Re: Hello Again

Hi Mariya, welcome back and good to hear from you. Good luck with your studies in SLO and get out there and find some new places.

Lawrence
by Calfirecap
November 9th, 2016, 6:50 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: New Guy Photo's
Replies: 3
Views: 2059

Re: New Guy Photo's

Welcome abord Jim, great photos and nice variety. You will find the Bay Area herping to your liking.

Lawrence
by Calfirecap
October 22nd, 2016, 4:48 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Nicholas wins international photography competition
Replies: 18
Views: 8180

Re: Nicholas wins international photography competition

Well deserved indeed, I'd be stoked if any of my photos were half that good. That Crote shot with the poppys is absolutely stellar. Couldn't be any better.
by Calfirecap
October 10th, 2016, 5:11 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Advices for a California trip in September
Replies: 17
Views: 7071

Re: Advices for a California trip in September

I'm with Fieldnotes on this, Wandering Garter.
by Calfirecap
October 10th, 2016, 4:58 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: About as exhilarating/terrifying as a herping story gets
Replies: 22
Views: 10294

Re: About as exhilarating/terrifying as a herping story gets

Great story and follow up Jonathan, one you will be glad you recorded 20 years from now.
by Calfirecap
September 12th, 2016, 5:00 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: First 3/4 of 2016- part three, to Arizona and back
Replies: 12
Views: 6268

Re: First 3/4 of 2016- part three, to Arizona and back

Amazing photography and great diversity. Thanks for sharing.
by Calfirecap
September 3rd, 2016, 4:37 am
Forum: N.A.F.H.A. - Announcements/Inquiries
Topic: Request For Partially Exposed Zonata Pics
Replies: 4
Views: 8692

Re: Request For Partially Exposed Zonata Pics

Here's one from the Sierras. Same snake in each photo. The funny thing about this find was that I had been looking for Z's for the better part of the day then finely gave up and picked up the fishing rod. Then as I was negotiating the rocks around the river this guy popped into view. Go figure. http...
by Calfirecap
September 3rd, 2016, 4:24 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Dog does herps.
Replies: 18
Views: 8450

Re: Dog does herps.

Mali sounds like a great herping partner, Baxter couldn't care less about lizards or snakes: http://i1123.photobucket.com/albums/l552/Calfirecap/W.%20Sagebrush%20NEV%20Co%20CA%206816%201_zpssbvegiqy.jpg Now the question is who's going to find that elusive Santa Clara Rubber Boa first, you or Mali?
by Calfirecap
August 25th, 2016, 5:14 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Advices for a California trip in September
Replies: 17
Views: 7071

Re: Advices for a California trip in September

In addition to what the others said I would recommend concentrating your efforts near water ways, especially small streams. It's not only good for birds it's about the only place to see amphibians that time of year. Newts and frogs are pretty easy to find and bring along a small powerful flashlight....
by Calfirecap
July 7th, 2016, 5:26 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herping from San Fran southwards to LA!
Replies: 6
Views: 2878

Re: Herping from San Fran southwards to LA!

Zeevng, Much of the Bay Area has already dried out too much for good flipping but I wouldn't rule out anything just yet. There are still herps out on the crawl and since they are still out and about you can find them under cover as well, just not in large numbers. Mornings just when the sun starts w...
by Calfirecap
July 1st, 2016, 4:47 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: CA Chapter trip to Kennedy Meadows, June 2016
Replies: 14
Views: 6708

Re: CA Chapter trip to Kennedy Meadows, June 2016

Great post Jeff and well done on a very successful trip. I know it takes a lot of work to put these things together :beer:
by Calfirecap
June 29th, 2016, 5:50 am
Forum: N.A.F.H.A. - Announcements/Inquiries
Topic: NAHERP AND OCD
Replies: 25
Views: 22003

Re: NAHERP AND OCD

Nice work Marc, Texas and Louisiana never looked better.
by Calfirecap
May 28th, 2016, 6:29 am
Forum: N.A.F.H.A. - Announcements/Inquiries
Topic: NAHERP AND OCD
Replies: 25
Views: 22003

Re: NAHERP AND OCD

Marc, I completely understand. I went through the same thing with Oregon and I've been chipping away at ID for a few years, lately I've been eye-balling WY. Yeah, I guess it's a little obsessive. Texas still has a lot of open counties and they are spread out over a great distance so you have your wo...
by Calfirecap
May 28th, 2016, 5:05 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Attention Zach Lim, Lawrence Erickson, Dave ZeldinThank You!
Replies: 4
Views: 2997

Re: Attention Zach Lim, Lawrence Erickson, Dave ZeldinThank

Thanks Brian, I was quite pleased with the way it turned out. It was a collaborative effort, everyone on the survey participated in one way or another, so the reporter had plenty of sound bites. Thanks are also in order for Brendan Bane, the reporter from NPR, who did such a good job of piecing it t...
by Calfirecap
May 27th, 2016, 2:29 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Soquel Demonstration State Forest 2016 Spring Survey
Replies: 13
Views: 4989

Re: Soquel Demonstration State Forest 2016 Spring Survey

Thanks Brendan,
You did a marvelous job on this piece. With all the taping you and Julia recorded I'm amazed you got were able to sort it all out so quickly.
:thumb:
Lawrence
by Calfirecap
May 25th, 2016, 3:59 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: CA Chapter outing 2016
Replies: 56
Views: 22176

Re: CA Chapter outing 2016

I'm watching this thread and seriously wish to attend but I cannot commit just yet.
Jeff, thank you for organizing this event, I know there is a lot more to it than meets the eye.

Lawrence
by Calfirecap
May 22nd, 2016, 4:22 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: SPOTTED: 2nd and 3rd Specimens of Endangered Salamander
Replies: 8
Views: 5698

Re: SPOTTED: 2nd and 3rd Specimens of Endangered Salamander

And now you know the rest of the story. :beer:
Thanks Sam, that's a great story.
by Calfirecap
May 16th, 2016, 7:09 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: The NEW SPECIES of Rattlesnake the Internet Discovered
Replies: 1
Views: 3575

Re: The NEW SPECIES of Rattlesnake the Internet Discovered

Another great find, keep up the good work!
Tiny little rattle on that thing, at least it appears as such.
by Calfirecap
May 14th, 2016, 4:36 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: REDISCOVERED! The Lost Dragon, Abronia ochoterenai
Replies: 5
Views: 4258

Re: REDISCOVERED! The Lost Dragon, Abronia ochoterenai

Well done! That's a great story of success. :beer:
by Calfirecap
May 12th, 2016, 5:37 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: SUCCESS WITH ZONATA!
Replies: 9
Views: 4402

Re: SUCCESS WITH ZONATA!

Congratulations on your lifer 'Z', that is a big deal. Posting photos here is time consuming and kind of a pain, but certainly worthy for something like this. You first have to upload your photos to another site like Photobucket or HERP then copy the image, and paste it in your message. When you do ...