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by Rich in Reptiles
March 7th, 2019, 9:44 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Northern California Trip Report (2/16-2/24 2019: Picture Heavy)
Replies: 7
Views: 6111

Re: Northern California Trip Report (2/16-2/24 2019: Picture Heavy)

Jeff wrote:
March 7th, 2019, 6:55 am
After lunch, we made out way back into the woods,
Young love
Shoot! That was a typo... NATHAN!!! :shock: :lol: :lol:
by Rich in Reptiles
March 7th, 2019, 9:42 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Northern California Trip Report (2/16-2/24 2019: Picture Heavy)
Replies: 7
Views: 6111

Re: Northern California Trip Report (2/16-2/24 2019: Picture Heavy)

Glad y'all enjoyed the pics and post!! Nathan and I had an amazing trip. We are grateful to Zach Lim for giving us San Fran area advice! Jeff: two gut-punches there! We actually didn't find a Dunn's and we were potentially so close to a legless lizard! We'll remember that for next time. Thanks for t...
by Rich in Reptiles
August 24th, 2017, 4:06 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Joint Herping Post: Michigan
Replies: 4
Views: 3077

Joint Herping Post: Michigan

Hey everyone! Bethany here. I just got back from a whirlwind trip touring Michigan and all its wonders- more specifically its herps and landscapes! My man Nathan (Jefferson on here) and I are doing a joint blog post, where Nathan provides the narration and I provide the photos. While the reptiles, a...
by Rich in Reptiles
April 29th, 2017, 4:49 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: spring break 2k17
Replies: 4
Views: 2476

Re: spring break 2k17

I'm still baffled that y'all were able to knock out all of those goal species in a single trip. Congrats to you and the team!
by Rich in Reptiles
April 27th, 2017, 10:59 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: What I do Instead of Prom
Replies: 6
Views: 2427

Re: What I do Instead of Prom

Wow really nice finds and photos! Glad you had great success on your trip :thumb:
by Rich in Reptiles
April 19th, 2017, 5:59 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Carolina's Caudates on my Mind
Replies: 4
Views: 2227

Re: Carolina's Caudates on my Mind

Bethany here chiming in with pictures and additional narration. Carolina was just as beautiful as ever! It's hard to imagine heaven being prettier, but like Nathan told me it'd also be hard for someone from the Great Plains to imagine the beauty of where we were :lol: ! Besides all of the salamander...
by Rich in Reptiles
March 1st, 2017, 4:49 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A Little Road Cruise through the Shenandoah
Replies: 1
Views: 1273

Re: A Little Road Cruise through the Shenandoah

You found a jefferson!!! YIIIP!!
by Rich in Reptiles
January 18th, 2016, 11:11 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2016 OFFICER ELECTIONS - PLEASE VOTE
Replies: 15
Views: 6171

Re: 2016 OFFICER ELECTIONS - PLEASE VOTE

The officers for this year are great! :D
by Rich in Reptiles
January 15th, 2016, 10:48 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2016 SEPARC Annual Meeting
Replies: 3
Views: 2716

Re: 2016 SEPARC Annual Meeting

Woot woot! See y'all there!
-Bethany
by Rich in Reptiles
January 7th, 2016, 10:00 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2015 Year in Review- Second Third
Replies: 13
Views: 6273

Re: 2015 Year in Review- Second Third

Wow! As if I didn't want to go to GA bad enough, this only makes it worse!! I really enjoyed this!
by Rich in Reptiles
December 28th, 2015, 8:45 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2016 SEPARC Annual Meeting
Replies: 3
Views: 2716

2016 SEPARC Annual Meeting

Hey everyone! Who is planning on going to the 2016 SEPARC Annual Meeting? From my understanding it is going to be a combination of the SE PARC and the Alabama PARC. I'm really looking forward to it, I'm just crossing my fingers that I can truly get off work for Feb. 18th-21st. http://www.separc.org/...
by Rich in Reptiles
December 15th, 2015, 3:55 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Aneides- the Climbing Salamanders
Replies: 9
Views: 3822

Re: Aneides- the Climbing Salamanders

Great post, Zach! The huge heads of aboreals are pretty unbeatable! I can't wait to come back to CA and finally find some Ensatinas and other Aneides ! This year I was blessed to see a nesting female green salamander ;) When you ever come to TN/AL area I would be happy to show you a couple reliable ...
by Rich in Reptiles
September 2nd, 2015, 8:14 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2/3 of '15
Replies: 8
Views: 2139

Re: 2/3 of '15

Oh my goodness gracious!!! Your photos are incredible! Looks like a really great 2/3rds of a year!!
by Rich in Reptiles
August 21st, 2015, 7:07 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herpers be like....
Replies: 4
Views: 2117

Re: Herpers be like....

That's great haha! :lol:
by Rich in Reptiles
August 17th, 2015, 3:21 pm
Forum: Reading Room
Topic: Herp Tracking Book Progress Report
Replies: 78
Views: 51192

Re: Herp Tracking Book Progress Report

Woot woot! I'm really looking forward to finally getting the book! The podcast was great, thanks for sharing :D.
by Rich in Reptiles
August 16th, 2015, 5:37 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Video on eastern indigo reintroduction
Replies: 10
Views: 1982

Re: Video on eastern indigo reintroduction

Thanks for posting this!
by Rich in Reptiles
August 8th, 2015, 6:15 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Birthday herping
Replies: 12
Views: 2896

Re: Birthday herping

Thanks everyone!! Salamanders seem to be all I can find this year LOL! I am more of a Squamate person at heart for sure, but salamanders are pretty high up on the list too. Yes, my dog is a great herping companion! She never sniffs out anything for me but she makes up for it by being a great buddy. ...
by Rich in Reptiles
August 8th, 2015, 3:10 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Birthday herping
Replies: 12
Views: 2896

Birthday herping

Who else always goes herping on their birthday? I do! I can't think of a better way to spend a birthday, this one being my 18th. I went to my favorite herping spot tucked away in a mature hardwood forest that has misty creeks, awesome forest floor plants, and even a small cave. I've herped at this p...
by Rich in Reptiles
July 16th, 2015, 1:54 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Nesting green salamander!
Replies: 4
Views: 1817

Nesting green salamander!

Yesterday my sister, my dog, and I drove to NW Alabama to do a little hiking and herping. While at our location we shined several amphibians including long-tailed salamanders, slimy salamanders, pickerel frogs, and even green salamanders! You cannot imagine how stoked I was to actually see a nesting...
by Rich in Reptiles
July 16th, 2015, 1:46 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Gartersnake (cyrtopsis) behavior - Rhabdophis impersonation
Replies: 41
Views: 9276

Re: Gartersnake (cyrtopsis) behavior - Rhabdophis impersonat

Wow, that is a really cool observation! They have very similar pattern to young Rhabophis subminiatus with their black napes and checkered pattern. Even the bright interscalar coloration (which I personally hypothesize is a form of aposematism).

-Bethany
by Rich in Reptiles
June 21st, 2015, 9:09 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Epic Blue Ridge Trip (long, photo heavy)
Replies: 11
Views: 4913

Re: Epic Blue Ridge Trip (long, photo heavy)

WOW!! Sounds like you had quite the trip! Nice job :D
by Rich in Reptiles
June 8th, 2015, 6:43 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Caudates of Carolina (and other states)
Replies: 7
Views: 1981

Re: Caudates of Carolina (and other states)

Thanks! 157 is about what I was thinking we had... As for posting photos on here, you have to use Photobucket or Flickr to copy the BBC code from. I prefer the Flickr because Photobucket seems to degrade my image quality. Plus Flickr is easier to navigate IMO. Here's my pics: https://c1.staticflickr...
by Rich in Reptiles
June 7th, 2015, 5:57 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Caudates of Carolina (and other states)
Replies: 7
Views: 1981

Re: Caudates of Carolina (and other states)

Great stuff, Nathan! It was an awesome time! Mind if I post my photos from the trip here? And did you ever get a final count of the total number of individuals we saw?
-Bethany
by Rich in Reptiles
May 20th, 2015, 12:55 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Spring 2015
Replies: 12
Views: 2982

Re: Spring 2015

Man, that canebreak is just gorgeous!!!!!!!!!!!! Excellent finds, Adam!
by Rich in Reptiles
May 11th, 2015, 6:12 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Great Smoky Mountain NP visit
Replies: 3
Views: 1267

Re: Great Smoky Mountain NP visit

I highly recommend the book by C. Kenneth Dodd, Jr. The Amphibians of Great Smoky Mountains National Park. It is great for identification (helps tremendously with Desmognathus I.D.), historical background of the Smokies, and general locations of all the different amphibian species that occur in the ...
by Rich in Reptiles
May 11th, 2015, 5:57 pm
Forum: Reading Room
Topic: Funny poem for kicks and giggles
Replies: 3
Views: 4986

Funny poem for kicks and giggles

Just discovered this poem today by Ogden Nash. It reminds me of how particular we herpers can get about the misuse of venomous vs. poisonous, gravid vs. pregnant, etc. :lol: The Purist I give you now Professor Twist, A conscientious scientist. Trustees exclaimed, "He never bungles!" And sent him off...
by Rich in Reptiles
May 2nd, 2015, 6:09 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Discussion Q: how young is too young to freehandle hots?
Replies: 19
Views: 4170

Re: Discussion Q: how young is too young to freehandle hots?

Awwwwwwwwwwwww!!! Congrats Josh!! She's so adorable! :D :D :D I wish your family the best!
by Rich in Reptiles
May 2nd, 2015, 6:12 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Far-north Queensland, Australia
Replies: 13
Views: 5021

Re: Far-north Queensland, Australia

Wow, this post is great! Those boulder fields look so cool! The green-eyed treefrog is gorgeous! Love the non-herp pictures too, frogmouths always make me laugh!
by Rich in Reptiles
April 25th, 2015, 5:55 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: My most favorite lifer experience EVER!!!
Replies: 12
Views: 2997

Re: My most favorite lifer experience EVER!!!

Very nice!! Congratulations! Great photos too! :D
-Bethany
by Rich in Reptiles
April 25th, 2015, 5:51 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herp Art
Replies: 91
Views: 26626

Re: Herp Art

Wow, we've got some great artists on here!

Here's my contribution- a dwarf crocodile skull sketch.
ImageDwarf crocodile skull i drew by Bethany Avilla, on Flickr
by Rich in Reptiles
April 18th, 2015, 4:56 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Abronia article hot off the press!
Replies: 4
Views: 3309

Re: Abronia article hot off the press!

Thank you, Berkeley! I appreciate it! I'm not sure what's up next :)
by Rich in Reptiles
April 12th, 2015, 5:58 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Abronia article hot off the press!
Replies: 4
Views: 3309

Abronia article hot off the press!

Here is an article I just published on the Wandering Herpetologist website! This was the first year that the International Herpetological Symposium put on a Junior Herpetologist Award. Of course, I applied! One of the requirements was to write an essay on my favorite herp species, so I chose Abronia...
by Rich in Reptiles
April 12th, 2015, 5:57 pm
Forum: Reading Room
Topic: Abronia article hot off the press!
Replies: 1
Views: 4474

Abronia article hot off the press!

Here is an article I just published on the Wandering Herpetologist website! This was the first year that the International Herpetological Symposium put on a Junior Herpetologist Award. Of course, I applied! One of the requirements was to write an essay on my favorite herp species, so I chose Abronia...
by Rich in Reptiles
April 9th, 2015, 5:10 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: deleting posts
Replies: 1
Views: 4566

Re: Trying to get to IHS 2015

Great idea Erin! I probably won't be going, but I made a donation. :D I really hope others will contribute too so you can reach your goal!!
by Rich in Reptiles
April 9th, 2015, 11:22 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: spider-tailed horned viper documentary clip
Replies: 9
Views: 3899

Re: spider-tailed horned viper documentary clip

Yesterday I taught a class about snakes to my 4-H Herpetology group. I talked a little about caudal luring and showed them part of this clip- they were mind-blown!! Alex, I'm glad you now know about this amazing species!! The tail looks just like the camel spider native to the same area: http://i128...
by Rich in Reptiles
April 5th, 2015, 7:34 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: spider-tailed horned viper documentary clip
Replies: 9
Views: 3899

spider-tailed horned viper documentary clip

Thought you all would be interested in seeing some incredible footage of the spider-tailed horned viper in situ luring, and capturing its prey.

by Rich in Reptiles
April 4th, 2015, 2:14 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: They're a-movin'
Replies: 3
Views: 2456

Re: They're a-movin'

I'm glad you are having such a productive time herping up there in Michigan! Was the tiger a lifer??
by Rich in Reptiles
March 11th, 2015, 7:57 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Spring Break Finds
Replies: 4
Views: 1693

Re: Spring Break Finds

Looks like you had fun! I love the cottonmouth shot!

Berkeley Boone wrote:Great selection, Noah!
And that freaking brown water snake looks like it should actually be a Viper boa! Ha!
LOL I thought for a moment there that file snakes were the latest non-native invasive in FL :lol: ! Gotta love Nerodia :crazyeyes:
by Rich in Reptiles
March 9th, 2015, 6:18 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Weird A. ferox behavior
Replies: 6
Views: 1503

Re: Weird A. ferox behavior

That is crazy... I have no idea, but great footage!
by Rich in Reptiles
March 7th, 2015, 8:00 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Your most significant find in 2015
Replies: 51
Views: 12764

Re: Your most significant find in 2015

Arboreals; definitely my favorite gummy. Especially so, when they get beefy and megacephalic. This was the beefiest individual I've found, and measured 6 1/4" tl with a svl of 3 3/8". He was patternless too, which I much prefer to the spotted individuals. Can't speak to it's "significance", but def...
by Rich in Reptiles
March 7th, 2015, 7:58 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Some Early Season Finds
Replies: 4
Views: 1815

Re: Some Early Season Finds

Whooo hoo!!! That's what I'm talking about!! :thumb:
by Rich in Reptiles
March 6th, 2015, 1:54 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Spring is trying here in the mountains, very trying
Replies: 12
Views: 2364

Re: Spring is trying here in the mountains, very trying

The wood frog chorus is beautiful!
by Rich in Reptiles
March 6th, 2015, 11:43 am
Forum: News
Topic: USF&W adds Retics, 3 more Anacondas as Injurious Wildlife
Replies: 4
Views: 3443

Re: USF&W adds Retics, 3 more Anacondas as Injurious Wildlif

Black day for herpetoculture... :(
by Rich in Reptiles
February 28th, 2015, 1:56 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Salamania 2015
Replies: 5
Views: 1721

Re: Salamania 2015

Saweet!!
by Rich in Reptiles
February 26th, 2015, 3:30 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Sleeping Beauty
Replies: 2
Views: 1363

Re: Sleeping Beauty

captainjack0000 wrote:I feel the way this lizard looks when it gets cold down here. :lol: :lol: :lol:
Amen to that! :lol:
by Rich in Reptiles
February 20th, 2015, 7:44 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Some Quick Herping in Alachua County FL!
Replies: 7
Views: 1547

Re: Some Quick Herping in Alachua County FL!

I'm glad you had a great time Alex! I bet it was a great break from snow in NY!!! Congrats on all of your lifers!! :D
by Rich in Reptiles
February 18th, 2015, 5:55 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Two-lined Sally (Not any more)
Replies: 7
Views: 1515

Re: Two-lined Sally

Congratulations on your lifer two-lined!! Such cool critters! Log dust and slime shine- a salamander photographer's nemesis!!!!!!
by Rich in Reptiles
February 18th, 2015, 8:07 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Ambitious plans for 2015
Replies: 11
Views: 2152

Re: Ambitious plans for 2015

Jefferson- Just replied. A joint herping venture sounds like a fun idea!

Josh- Thanks for the tips! I know of a couple ephemeral ponds around here, so i'll try to convince my parents to let me go shine for Ambystoma some night :) .
by Rich in Reptiles
February 17th, 2015, 6:59 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Ambitious plans for 2015
Replies: 11
Views: 2152

Re: Ambitious plans for 2015

Awesome!!! Believe it or not, i have yet to find an adult form of Ambystoma :oops: :oops: Nada Gooda!! I plan on changing that in 2015, although such a goal as yours isn't very realistic for me at this point. Wish you the best on your Ambystoma ambitions!
by Rich in Reptiles
February 17th, 2015, 12:38 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: peculiar kingsnake find
Replies: 8
Views: 2341

Re: peculiar kingsnake find

Thanks for the help everyone! I am relieved to know that it is most likely blister disease and not SFD!!! That's also nice to know that he can just shed it off later :D.