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by yolodave
May 15th, 2017, 7:28 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: San Antonio Valley Reserve Herp Survey
Replies: 22
Views: 5331

Re: San Antonio Valley Reserve Herp Survey

I have the same problem now. I'll try to fix that later today.

Dave
by yolodave
May 14th, 2017, 9:12 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: San Antonio Valley Reserve Herp Survey
Replies: 22
Views: 5331

Re: San Antonio Valley Reserve Herp Survey

Actually yes. Heard or saw Ash-throated Flycatcher, Western Kingbird, Lawrence's Goldfinch, and lots of quail. Owen found a nest with 25 eggs. Last year I found a quail nest with 18 eggs. Quail are making a comeback.

Dave
by yolodave
May 14th, 2017, 7:47 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: San Antonio Valley Reserve Herp Survey
Replies: 22
Views: 5331

Re: San Antonio Valley Reserve Herp Survey

Well, not a lot of animals seen Saturday, but still a beautiful day in the San Antonio Valley with enough herps to make it interesting. https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/t5FwkWrPDVRgpKg9hy9dPi2G14p_3vstTEyfLGM7vWCZ8ZIevg-p6I_Qz6R9QuShgfpWCEyqNW0DzOeAxAiMD1iV3l_VSYRAcKkbW57zAgS6jQyHr9sM_FmQeBilE_Uem_...
by yolodave
May 12th, 2017, 7:45 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: San Antonio Valley Reserve Herp Survey
Replies: 22
Views: 5331

Re: San Antonio Valley Reserve Herp Survey

Tomorrow is the day. If you want to wander in some awesome pristine Coast Range habitat, come on out!

Dave
by yolodave
May 2nd, 2017, 8:59 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: San Antonio Valley Reserve Herp Survey
Replies: 22
Views: 5331

San Antonio Valley Reserve Herp Survey

Time to get up to the San Antonio Valley. If you would like to participate in a herp survey at the San Antonio Valley Ecological Reserve on May 13th, be at the corner of Del Puerto Canyon Road and Mines Road at 8 AM. The address for this meet spot is: 47300 Mines Rd, Livermore, CA 94550. This area i...
by yolodave
April 18th, 2017, 9:56 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Yolo Bypass Survey - April 15
Replies: 27
Views: 7025

Re: Yolo Bypass Survey - April 15

Sorry for the delay. Taxes, work. life...... Well the flood of 2017 was much higher than anything I experienced in my time at the Yolo Bypass. The coverboards are scattered throughout the area. No way to put them back together. I'm afraid this was the swan song for the Yolo coverboard survey. This w...
by yolodave
April 14th, 2017, 7:51 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Long time no post, some shots
Replies: 16
Views: 5160

Re: Long time no post, some shots

Great close ups Zach!


Dave
by yolodave
April 14th, 2017, 7:49 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: First Post with pictures
Replies: 6
Views: 2712

Re: First Post with pictures

And a unique Rosy Boa photo! Very nice.

Dave
by yolodave
April 10th, 2017, 9:25 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Yolo Bypass Survey - April 15
Replies: 27
Views: 7025

Re: Yolo Bypass Survey - April 15

We placed several boards in that area last year. See if they are still there.

Dave
by yolodave
April 6th, 2017, 1:18 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Yolo Bypass Survey - April 15
Replies: 27
Views: 7025

Re: Yolo Bypass Survey - April 15

I purchased the boards when I was managing that Wildlife Area, so the State bought the plywood. Since I left, I pretty much do this on my own time, but work time/personal time blends together pretty thoroughly in this business. Wherever the boards landed, there will be animals under them. If anybody...
by yolodave
April 5th, 2017, 5:20 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Yolo Bypass Survey - April 15
Replies: 27
Views: 7025

Re: Yolo Bypass Survey - April 15

Believe me, I thought about that for several years. The problem is that we have about 300 boards out there.

Dave
by yolodave
April 5th, 2017, 1:13 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Yolo Bypass Survey - April 15
Replies: 27
Views: 7025

Yolo Bypass Survey - April 15

Time to do the Yolo Bypass survey. https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/QNKjG2rNd5MPwQYecvhSWdufX-JOrh2-AW8SxwyOkxLcSHGyQWGxScxR36TFmHhpNkWqCFz71xNbMrdnFQ-I2dX3fwMiSx4EfNPa89RRfOQkp9QfHPBCIDTBh389mZMtzBHKEjDw4cql20HW-kBPS5WJMa4S_UFtAZzQczb81frVqB97UXHtGZlPejf1VyVdXhuVKtwFUFILDmMEtaSWa6GFlh51HDUCRIzTyO...
by yolodave
March 15th, 2017, 9:23 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Return of the Rescue-Reared Salamanders
Replies: 5
Views: 1971

Re: Return of the Rescue-Reared Salamanders

mark buck wrote:Nice work Dave :thumb:
Thanks, but I had nothing to do with this.

I'll schedule the Yolo Bypass trip soon. Not sure what conditions are like over there.

Dave
by yolodave
March 14th, 2017, 6:45 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Return of the Rescue-Reared Salamanders
Replies: 5
Views: 1971

Return of the Rescue-Reared Salamanders

Great story from our Fish and Wildlife colleagues in Watsonville. Check out this article.

Return of the Rescue-Reared Salamanders

https://www.fws.gov/cno/newsroom/featur ... A.facebook

Dave
by yolodave
June 25th, 2016, 8:55 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Green Sea Turtle in Monterey Bay
Replies: 4
Views: 1894

Re: Green Sea Turtle in Monterey Bay

I know right? I think it's a good day to go fishing in Monterey.
by yolodave
June 16th, 2016, 9:53 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Snapping Turtle Photos?
Replies: 1
Views: 1186

Snapping Turtle Photos?

Does anybody have any high quality photographs of Common Snapping Turtles or Alligator Snapping Turtles? If so, please PM me.

Thanks.

Dave
by yolodave
May 11th, 2016, 6:58 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Stepping Down as President of the Chapter at the end of Year
Replies: 13
Views: 4168

Re: Stepping Down as President of the Chapter at the end of

Appreciate all the effort to keep this group going. Although our paths have not crossed in person, you appear to be a level-headed herp nerd, which is about the greatest compliment I can come up with in this group.

Hope we will meet soon.

Dave
by yolodave
May 6th, 2016, 6:46 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Headless Giant Salamander Question (Beware - Gory Picture)
Replies: 72
Views: 22806

Re: Headless Giant Salamander Question (Beware - Gory Pictur

In regards to the perpetrator of this crime: Owls will bite the heads off of prey. I once found two headless African Clawed Frogs in the burrow of a Burrowing Owl. This scene harks back to my college days when I found a decapitated Northwestern Salamander on the trail at Lamphere Dunes in Humboldt C...
by yolodave
May 1st, 2016, 9:08 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Mount Hamilton - South Valley survey April 29th.
Replies: 18
Views: 5083

Re: Mount Hamilton - South Valley survey April 29th.

I have little to add to this thread, save for two bird photos. I was going to flip the odd shaped piece of wood in the lower right of this photograph. https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-9nvUYg3_8kA/VybfRJAS6SI/AAAAAAAANhI/n1JPMGLPir4OWsOOphnN3SFDXmbpUMvtACCo/s720/IMG_0624.JPG As I reached down to gr...
by yolodave
April 26th, 2016, 7:50 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Mount Hamilton - South Valley survey April 29th.
Replies: 18
Views: 5083

Re: Mount Hamilton - South Valley survey April 29th.

Time to bump up this post. We will hit this area this Friday. This is really a beautiful place, very remote and wild. If you are interested in participating in a herp survey April 29, be at the corner of Del Puerto Canyon Road and Mines Road at 8 AM. The address for this meet spot is: 47300 Mines Rd...
by yolodave
April 24th, 2016, 7:32 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A Week in Norcal - April 8-16
Replies: 9
Views: 4162

Re: A Week in Norcal - April 8-16

Great stuff. Love the photos. That is the best photo of a slender salamander I have ever seen.

Dave
by yolodave
April 23rd, 2016, 7:42 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Soquel Demonstration State Forest 2016 Spring Survey
Replies: 13
Views: 3726

Re: Soquel Demonstration State Forest 2016 Spring Survey

A great day in the Soquel Demonstration Forest. After recent rain, and the sun shining upon us, it was perfect weather to look for herps. A reporter from the local NPR station came along. He is working on a story about citizen science and the efforts of our group. https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-...
by yolodave
April 22nd, 2016, 3:26 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Soquel Demonstration State Forest 2016 Spring Survey
Replies: 13
Views: 3726

Re: Soquel Demonstration State Forest 2016 Spring Survey

See you in the morning.

Dave
by yolodave
April 11th, 2016, 6:22 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2016 Yolo Bypass Survey
Replies: 25
Views: 6129

Re: 2016 Yolo Bypass Survey

Nice shots Mark. That last one was a beauty!

Dave
by yolodave
April 6th, 2016, 6:33 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: My trip to the Mohave
Replies: 17
Views: 4915

Re: My trip to the Mohave

This was awesome Zach. Keep spreading the good word. Love the photos.

Dave
by yolodave
April 5th, 2016, 12:38 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Upper Cottonwood Creek Wildlife Area - March 26
Replies: 15
Views: 3908

Re: Upper Cottonwood Creek Wildlife Area - March 26

Brian Hubbs wrote:Nobody saw any turtles in those ponds?

Negative. We only investigated a couple of ponds and no turtles.

Dave
by yolodave
April 3rd, 2016, 5:48 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2016 Yolo Bypass Survey
Replies: 25
Views: 6129

Re: 2016 Yolo Bypass Survey

Two hundred and ninety two cover boards, innumerable pieces of wood debris, and there we stood at the very last cover board watching Buck and Mark flip this beautiful specimen. https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-bJ2ED5cz8dc/VwHD044dkAI/AAAAAAAANaU/2KpHRtoi6j4Su_dXSsfO3jviR341zuYzwCCo/s720-Ic42/Board...
by yolodave
March 30th, 2016, 12:14 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2016 Yolo Bypass Survey
Replies: 25
Views: 6129

Re: 2016 Yolo Bypass Survey

I just checked in yesterday and we are still good to go.

Dave
by yolodave
March 26th, 2016, 9:44 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A few friends from Santa Clarita
Replies: 5
Views: 1655

Re: A few friends from Santa Clarita

Wow, great variety of species. Love seeing the young coachwhips.

Dave
by yolodave
March 26th, 2016, 9:37 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Upper Cottonwood Creek Wildlife Area - March 26
Replies: 15
Views: 3908

Re: Upper Cottonwood Creek Wildlife Area - March 26

Beautiful day in the field today. We were perhaps a bit early in the year for the herps. Most animals we found were cold. Wildflowers were looking great. https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-iz1kakI8YwE/VvcwOQX_HTI/AAAAAAAANXc/eEFQfi6cCYE_EIhS3BUvuGiYWtp8NVH2QCCo/s720-Ic42/IMG_7169.jpg https://lh3.goo...
by yolodave
March 25th, 2016, 5:18 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Mount Hamilton - South Valley survey April 29th.
Replies: 18
Views: 5083

Re: Mount Hamilton - South Valley survey April 29th.

Wake me up at the Westley Rest Stop, will ya Chad? I think I will be in Davis the evening before.

Dave
by yolodave
March 25th, 2016, 5:49 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Mount Hamilton - South Valley survey April 29th.
Replies: 18
Views: 5083

Re: Mount Hamilton - South Valley survey April 29th.

Zach_Lim wrote:Wait this Friday? Hmm...ill be in the Mohave :( darn!

April 29th. Now that limits you to a month in the Mojave....

Hope to see you Zach.

Dave
by yolodave
March 24th, 2016, 8:15 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Mount Hamilton - South Valley survey April 29th.
Replies: 18
Views: 5083

Mount Hamilton - South Valley survey April 29th.

Hi all. We will be accessing the California Department of Fish and Wildlife's South Valley Ecological Reserve near Mount Hamilton on April 29th. If you are interested in participating in a herp survey on that day, be at the corner of Del Puerto Canyon Road and Mines Road at 8 AM. The address for thi...
by yolodave
March 22nd, 2016, 5:39 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Just a few shots of some current finds
Replies: 14
Views: 3595

Re: Just a few shots of some current finds

Nice stuff! Congratulations on finding Black Salamanders. See you soon.


Dave
by yolodave
March 18th, 2016, 7:59 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2016 Yolo Bypass Survey
Replies: 25
Views: 6129

Re: 2016 Yolo Bypass Survey

As of today (March 18), we still have access to the areas I was going to.

Dave
by yolodave
March 17th, 2016, 8:58 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Upper Cottonwood Creek Wildlife Area - March 26
Replies: 15
Views: 3908

Upper Cottonwood Creek Wildlife Area - March 26

Hi all, I've gained permission to take a group to the Cottonwood Creek Wildlife Area in Merced County. This is approximately 6,300 acres of steep oak-grassland north of Highway 152, west of Interstate 5 and the town of Los Banos. We'll meet at the parking lot on the north side of Highway 152 in the ...
by yolodave
March 16th, 2016, 9:03 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Night Stalking San Diego – Summer 2015
Replies: 15
Views: 4402

Re: Night Stalking San Diego – Summer 2015

This is great stuff. Thanks for sharing your adventures and sightings.

Dave
by yolodave
March 10th, 2016, 4:16 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2016 Yolo Bypass Survey
Replies: 25
Views: 6129

Re: 2016 Yolo Bypass Survey

Appreciate the warning about snakes Lawrence....... Forget what I said, parts of the Bypass will be flooding this weekend: SACRAMENTO RIVER AT FREMONT WEIR (CREST 33.5') 1:00 PM STAGE: 31.8 FT FORECAST TO BEGIN OVERFLOW LATE SATURDAY MORNING (OVERFLOW DEPTH OF 0.1 FT) THEN OVERFLOW DEPTH AT WEIR INC...
by yolodave
March 4th, 2016, 8:17 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2016 Yolo Bypass Survey
Replies: 25
Views: 6129

Re: 2016 Yolo Bypass Survey

I'd say this is one of the better places to see striped gopher snakes.

That said, we haven't had one in the last four years.

Dave
by yolodave
March 3rd, 2016, 3:30 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2016 Yolo Bypass Survey
Replies: 25
Views: 6129

Re: 2016 Yolo Bypass Survey

Nice strategy Steve. There are Batrachoceps scattered throughout the area. I'm sure we just haven't found them yet. There are a few neighborhoods in Davis with them, most in the areas where remnant channels of Putah Creek once flowed. I had one about two miles north of the Yolo Wildlife Area office ...
by yolodave
March 3rd, 2016, 9:06 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2016 Yolo Bypass Survey
Replies: 25
Views: 6129

Re: 2016 Yolo Bypass Survey

Right now, there is lot's of room in the reservoirs lining the Central Valley. https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-_vBkiXVPRzQ/VthurweoNPI/AAAAAAAANTQ/cmJWcIn8XY4/s512-Ic42/Res.png Lake Berryessa has about 50 feet to go before it hits the glory hole. We'd occasionally get a sleeper flood from Putah C...
by yolodave
March 3rd, 2016, 6:55 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2016 Yolo Bypass Survey
Replies: 25
Views: 6129

2016 Yolo Bypass Survey

It's that time for a Spring herp survey in the Yolo Bypass. I served as the manager of the Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area for 12 years and moved over to the Monterey Bay Coast about 5 years ago. At Yolo, we'll be looking at coverboards I placed at three separate locations. Let's meet at the Yolo Bypass h...
by yolodave
January 29th, 2016, 9:54 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2016 Tejon Ranch - May 28 Trip Cancelled
Replies: 50
Views: 13687

Re: 2016 Tejon Ranch - Tentative Dates

Hope to join you on one of these trips Todd. Thanks, had a great time last year.

Dave
by yolodave
January 9th, 2016, 1:03 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Anything Scheduled for 2016 ?
Replies: 4
Views: 2711

Re: Anything Scheduled for 2016 ?

Will probably do the Yolo Bypass survey the first weekend in April, but we'll see if the place floods this year. That could delay things. Otherwise, I'd also like to do a survey in the Coast Range near San Luis Reservoir. Same time period, late March/early April.

Dave
by yolodave
December 24th, 2015, 10:48 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2016 Calendar and some pretty photos from this year
Replies: 7
Views: 4710

Re: 2016 Calendar and some pretty photos from this year

Wow, what a treat to look at these photos. Great stuff Marisa.

Dave
by yolodave
November 20th, 2015, 8:38 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Jim's Song - Dicamptodon (written by Jim Bass)
Replies: 18
Views: 4713

Re: Jim's Song - Dicamptodon (written by Jim Bass)

Image



A for sure, but then you got me with the ending of D.

Nice job.

dave
by yolodave
November 17th, 2015, 7:31 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: HerpARTolgy
Replies: 16
Views: 3706

Re: HerpARTolgy

Beautiful work guys.

Let me share my wife's handiwork once again

Image

Dave
by yolodave
November 13th, 2015, 7:03 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Bipes rumor
Replies: 7
Views: 3118

Re: Bipes rumor

Derek, I'd do that 1982 trip tomorrow. Sounds awesome.
by yolodave
November 13th, 2015, 11:59 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Bipes rumor
Replies: 7
Views: 3118

Bipes rumor

A friend recent dropped off a 1940 book called "American Wild Life Illustrated." It had this entry for Bipes, which I find fascinating. It indicates the species can be found in Southeast Arizona. I think Stebbins mentioned this possibility in his field guides. Does anybody know the basis for these r...
by yolodave
November 10th, 2015, 8:47 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Tigers on the road
Replies: 5
Views: 2270

Tigers on the road

A half inch of rain in our area was enough to bring the California Tiger Salamanders out the other night. Good to see these animals again. https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-w9tp4R1Oxus/VkLHnPUBXwI/AAAAAAAANQc/JIqDbsP5Z1s/s640-Ic42/IMG_6528.JPG https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-_JEiI6730dw/VkLHoWuU...