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by kaptainkory
May 27th, 2016, 10:19 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: NAFHA Meeting, Mena, AR?
Replies: 14
Views: 6476

Re: NAFHA Meeting, Mena, AR?

2016 NAFHA National Field Trip - Mena, Arkansas - Final Report By Kory Roberts ([email protected].com) ABSTRACT The North American Field Herping Association and Arkansas Herpetological Society held a joint herpetological field trip at Queen Wilhelmina State Park, just northwest of Mena, Ark...
by kaptainkory
May 14th, 2016, 8:06 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: NAFHA Meeting, Mena, AR?
Replies: 14
Views: 6476

Re: NAFHA Meeting, Mena, AR?

Jimi wrote:Kory, I assume Kelly was able to get you the trip log from Sunday PM, after we parted ways?
He did.

Report is under review and should be posted soon.
by kaptainkory
May 14th, 2016, 7:58 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Spring break trip to AR&MO (incredibly long)
Replies: 8
Views: 4665

Re: Spring break trip to AR&MO (incredibly long)

Finally had time to come back to this post... read and enjoyed all of it! Thanks for sharing your herping experiences. I know there were a couple of herp species you really wanted to see in AR, but didn't even glimpse. The early season was probably against you on those. Sorry your amphiuma got away,...
by kaptainkory
May 11th, 2016, 4:44 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Gulf coast and Arkansas March 2016
Replies: 10
Views: 4152

Re: Gulf coast and Arkansas March 2016

Terrific stuff, Nick. I was waiting patiently to see your AR Mudsnake photos!!! HA! Enjoyed meeting you for dinner on your way through AR; found out (literally today!) that "vanishing" BBQ joint moved just up the road.
by kaptainkory
May 11th, 2016, 4:38 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: NAFHA Meeting, Mena, AR?
Replies: 14
Views: 6476

Re: NAFHA Meeting, Mena, AR?

I've been buried with other things since the trip. I'll hopefully have a little report put together before long. Weather kind of made things tough with the herps; alternator going out on my truck made things tough on me personally; but the people were great!
by kaptainkory
April 21st, 2016, 6:39 am
Forum: N.A.F.H.A. - Announcements/Inquiries
Topic: 2016 NAFHA National Field Trip - Mena, AR - Apr 29 to May 1
Replies: 10
Views: 15043

Re: 2016 NAFHA National Field Trip - Mena, AR - Apr 29 to Ma

blacktara wrote:RSVP form doesnt work for me - I click on next and nothing happens
You probably didn't respond to a required item...scroll back up and make sure all items marked * have a response. If it still doesn't work, you can still come. ;)
by kaptainkory
April 20th, 2016, 7:05 am
Forum: N.A.F.H.A. - Announcements/Inquiries
Topic: 2016 NAFHA National Field Trip - Mena, AR - Apr 29 to May 1
Replies: 10
Views: 15043

Re: 2016 NAFHA National Field Trip - Mena, AR - Apr 29 to Ma

joeysgreen wrote:Is there a higher traffic area that I could perhaps ask this question?
Might try posting to the NAFHA event on FB:

https://www.facebook.com/events/8113339 ... null&ref=4

chris_mcmartin wrote:It pains me to not be able to attend.!
Sorry to hear you can't make it, Chris.
by kaptainkory
April 18th, 2016, 5:33 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2016 NAFHA National Field Trip - Mena, AR - Apr 29 to May 1
Replies: 14
Views: 6646

Re: 2016 NAFHA National Field Trip - Mena, AR - Apr 29 to Ma

Please RSVP using this form, if you have not already done so.

http://goo.gl/forms/igXIjmDHe3
by kaptainkory
April 18th, 2016, 5:32 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2016 NAFHA National Field Trip - Mena, AR - Apr 29 to May 1
Replies: 4
Views: 2452

Re: 2016 NAFHA National Field Trip - Mena, AR - Apr 29 to Ma

Please RSVP using this form, if you have not already done so.

http://goo.gl/forms/igXIjmDHe3
by kaptainkory
April 10th, 2016, 6:37 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2016 Annual Meeting
Replies: 99
Views: 47514

Re: 2016 Annual Meeting

jlzachary1 wrote:so is there a post somewhere talking at any length about a gathering place for this meeting and any organizational plans? I know I am either coming down Thursday or Friday night and I am just wondering how we are all going to meet up there.
The full announcement link:

https://goo.gl/8P7Nug
by kaptainkory
February 28th, 2016, 8:00 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: What is calling?
Replies: 5
Views: 2483

Re: What is calling?

Also heard peepers for about 2 days last week in NW Arkansas...but mostly quiet since then. I did hear just a few at dusk tonight. I have a pond not far and it is crazy with peeper each year. I have a collecting permit, so I could pick up a few for you if logistics can be worked out.
by kaptainkory
February 19th, 2016, 9:38 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2016 NAFHA National Field Trip - Mena, AR - Apr 29 to May 1
Replies: 14
Views: 6646

Re: 2016 NAFHA National Field Trip - Mena, AR - Apr 29 to Ma

Ouch! Just checked and the lodge varies from $95 to $165 a night. I wil say though, they just finished a big renovation and its really nice! Yes, the lodge rates are pretty pricey. I'm already paying for one of the RV sites as our "ground zero", but on the fence about whether I might want to pay ad...
by kaptainkory
January 28th, 2016, 8:03 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2016 NAFHA National Field Trip - Mena, AR - Apr 29 to May 1
Replies: 14
Views: 6646

Re: 2016 NAFHA National Field Trip - Mena, AR - Apr 29 to Ma

chrish wrote:Kory,

Thank you.

Chris
You are very welcome. I've already noted quite a bit of interest from people, so we shall see how it goes. It should be fun.
by kaptainkory
January 26th, 2016, 9:43 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2016 NAFHA National Field Trip - Mena, AR - Apr 29 to May 1
Replies: 14
Views: 6646

2016 NAFHA National Field Trip - Mena, AR - Apr 29 to May 1

The North American Field Herping Association and Arkansas Herpetological Society will be hosting a joint herpetological field trip at Queen Wilhelmina State Park , just northwest of Mena, Arkansas, Friday, April 29 through Sunday, May 1, 2016. Anyone with an interest in searching for amphibians and ...
by kaptainkory
January 26th, 2016, 7:46 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2016 NAFHA National Field Trip - Mena, AR - Apr 29 to May 1
Replies: 4
Views: 2452

2016 NAFHA National Field Trip - Mena, AR - Apr 29 to May 1

The North American Field Herping Association and Arkansas Herpetological Society will be hosting a joint herpetological field trip at Queen Wilhelmina State Park , just northwest of Mena, Arkansas, Friday, April 29 through Sunday, May 1, 2016. Anyone with an interest in searching for amphibians and ...
by kaptainkory
January 26th, 2016, 7:42 pm
Forum: N.A.F.H.A. - Announcements/Inquiries
Topic: 2016 NAFHA National Field Trip - Mena, AR - Apr 29 to May 1
Replies: 10
Views: 15043

2016 NAFHA National Field Trip - Mena, AR - Apr 29 to May 1

The North American Field Herping Association and Arkansas Herpetological Society will be hosting a joint herpetological field trip at Queen Wilhelmina State Park , just northwest of Mena, Arkansas, Friday, April 29 through Sunday, May 1, 2016. Anyone with an interest in searching for amphibians and ...
by kaptainkory
January 26th, 2016, 7:19 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2016 Annual Meeting
Replies: 99
Views: 47514

Re: 2016 Annual Meeting

Looks like we're off... I semi-neglected my real job today in making some revisions to the full announcement and developing some Google forms to use in this operation. Please try/test out as much as you can and report back; I can easily delete dummy data as you check out the functionality. In my min...
by kaptainkory
January 25th, 2016, 11:33 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2016 Annual Meeting
Replies: 99
Views: 47514

Re: 2016 Annual Meeting

OK, this is where I'm at with a draft announcement. There are still some holes ("to be determined") to fill, but most of the bigger pieces I believe are in place. I've stayed up really late tonight already, so hopefully it isn't too rife with errors. Any and all suggestions are welcome. How close ar...
by kaptainkory
January 16th, 2016, 6:33 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2016 Annual Meeting
Replies: 99
Views: 47514

Re: 2016 Annual Meeting

Planning continues... I've been getting passed around from person to person, which just takes time to work through and solidify permits/permissions. No major roadblocks to the dates or location. I just don't want to put out a general announcement and then have to retract something later.
by kaptainkory
January 5th, 2016, 8:29 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2016 Annual Meeting
Replies: 99
Views: 47514

Re: 2016 Annual Meeting

Yeah....we need to make this official so folks can start planning. I think that weekend will provide the best conditions for the most variety of herps. We can start fielding questions and forming plans as soon as this date is in stone. Looking forward to it. Please stand by. I should have some upda...
by kaptainkory
January 2nd, 2016, 9:58 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2015 Arkansas Herping Part 5 (Late Summer to Winter)
Replies: 1
Views: 1961

2015 Arkansas Herping Part 5 (Late Summer to Winter)

This fall semester of teaching has been a very draining one, primarily due to picking up a course I haven't taught in over 4 years and other changes to curriculum. Pretty much all intentions to make any progress on several herp-related projects went by the wayside. About the only thing I did accompl...
by kaptainkory
December 2nd, 2015, 11:54 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2016 Annual Meeting
Replies: 99
Views: 47514

Re: 2016 Annual Meeting

Kelly Irwin requested that we have some kind of plan/system so that excess numbers of animals are not brought back for photographic purposes. I'll be happy to throw out some suggestions for consideration, if we want to open up that discussion. Here's an idea (this wouldn't be 100% foolproof, but I'...
by kaptainkory
December 1st, 2015, 1:09 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2016 Annual Meeting
Replies: 99
Views: 47514

Re: 2016 Annual Meeting

location and date I'm definitely not the boss, but I have been proceeding under the understanding it would be Mena, April 29 - May 1. I will be trying to make arrangements for Queen Wilhelmina State Park to be the central meeting location, but this is far from finalized. permit situation I will pos...
by kaptainkory
November 3rd, 2015, 7:09 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2016 Annual Meeting
Replies: 99
Views: 47514

Re: 2016 Annual Meeting

Life has been pretty busy, but I spoke with Kelly Irwin (AR Game & Fish Herpetologist) this afternoon. Below is a summary of our discussion: * I told him of the field trip dates (Apr 30 - May 1) and location (Mena). He did not say whether he would be available to attend or not. * He had not heard ye...
by kaptainkory
October 19th, 2015, 4:51 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Post photos of wild herps feeding
Replies: 56
Views: 33768

Re: Post photos of wild herps feeding

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7029/6723783213_6b9ac9dbdb_z.jpg Southern Arizona Herping Trip by Kory Roberts , on Flickr https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7014/6723784031_d19475e18b_z.jpg Southern Arizona Herping Trip by Kory Roberts , on Flickr https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7016/6723784577_cdb7f040...
by kaptainkory
October 15th, 2015, 11:28 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2016 Annual Meeting
Replies: 99
Views: 47514

Re: 2016 Annual Meeting

Or maybe I'm just waaaayyyy over-analyzing this. I think, yes, just a little bit. :) Kelly and I are friends and I have a very good relationship with him. We have collaborated on projects many times. I'm not worried about approaching him with utmost humility; I can talk to him square up. If he is u...
by kaptainkory
October 14th, 2015, 5:29 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2016 Annual Meeting
Replies: 99
Views: 47514

Re: 2016 Annual Meeting

It looks like the best dates are April 29th through May 1st. Who is going to take the next step (other than captainkory)? If the dates are definitely decided, I can contact Kelly Irwin to begin laying out what permits and so forth we might need. Just so I am clear on my inquiries... * I will inform...
by kaptainkory
September 16th, 2015, 9:43 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2016 Annual Meeting - Can we do this?
Replies: 16
Views: 5572

Re: 2016 Annual Meeting - Can we do this?

* Provide electronic (printable) state species lists...already downloadable on my website. You have pretty much already done this for which we are greatly appreciative. The printable trifolds are probably a little better for handouts. http://herpsofarkansas.com/Herp/Downloads * Suggest a homebase f...
by kaptainkory
September 15th, 2015, 5:07 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2016 Annual Meeting - Can we do this?
Replies: 16
Views: 5572

Re: 2016 Annual Meeting - Can we do this?

I can definitely... * Help point people in the right direction for their desired targets, either in person and/or if contacted beforehand. * Lead groups to find their targets. * Provide local intel on the herps. * Provide a list of herps people need to bring back to me to photograph for a future AR ...
by kaptainkory
September 7th, 2015, 8:44 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2016 Annual Meeting
Replies: 99
Views: 47514

Re: 2016 Annual Meeting

(Oops - I forgot to look at species found in nearby Oklahoma but not AR. There may be one or two more species to add?) From OK, I think you can add the following... Eastern Tiger Salamander - Ambystoma tigrinum Sequoyah Slimy Salamander - Plethodon sequoyah Rocky Mountain Toad - Anaxyrus woodhousii...
by kaptainkory
September 7th, 2015, 8:24 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2016 Annual Meeting
Replies: 99
Views: 47514

Re: 2016 Annual Meeting

I think ~50-60 mile radius is a good limit. By the time people go off 100 miles, they are pretty much planning their own trip at that point. (Yes, this might be different for the wide open spaces and long stretches of straight roads out west, but just isn't realistic for a "boots on the ground" week...
by kaptainkory
August 31st, 2015, 3:24 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2016 Annual Meeting
Replies: 99
Views: 47514

Re: 2016 Annual Meeting

Just as a consideration, since tax professionals were brought up, if you plan to attract younger folks and their families (college aged or otherwise) consider school breaks and/or when school is out for the summer. From my experience, these kinds of events should ALWAYS be scheduled for herps, firs...
by kaptainkory
August 30th, 2015, 6:57 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2016 Annual Meeting
Replies: 99
Views: 47514

Re: 2016 Annual Meeting

Jimi wrote:and also glass lizards if we can scare up any of those.
The chance...it is fat for that one.
by kaptainkory
August 29th, 2015, 8:44 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2016 Annual Meeting
Replies: 99
Views: 47514

Re: 2016 Annual Meeting

chris_mcmartin wrote:Keep in mind, also, that what may be "mundane" species to folks who live in the area could be desirable lifers for people traveling from afar. 8-)
No worries, Chris. Five-lined Skinks will be in no short supply.
by kaptainkory
August 27th, 2015, 5:52 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2016 Annual Meeting
Replies: 99
Views: 47514

Re: 2016 Annual Meeting

If April is the best month, could you make a more precise recommendation? Early/mid/late month, whatever? Balancing risk and opportunity? Either the weekend of April 9th or 16th, even the 23rd, would offer probably the ideal split between amphib and reptile opportunities. Still too early for road c...
by kaptainkory
August 26th, 2015, 9:19 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2016 Annual Meeting
Replies: 99
Views: 47514

Re: 2016 Annual Meeting

Mena as a home base in April could offer a lot of unique targets... FROGS * Only common stuff available. SALAMANDERS * Ambystoma annulatum...adults unlikely (but a whisker's chance if it rains); larva could be dip-netted. * Plethodon sp. (Ouachita Mt. endemics)...should be prime season for all of th...
by kaptainkory
July 28th, 2015, 6:03 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2015 Arkansas Herping Part 4 (Hot Summer)
Replies: 6
Views: 2945

Re: 2015 Arkansas Herping Part 3 (Hot Summer)

I appreciate the comments, guys. Incidentally, how do you format your posts with the rows of small thumbnails? Is it necessary to use flickr for that or could I do that with any other photo hosting site? As to the format, I do use Flickr, so I wouldn't know about other hosting sites. There are some ...
by kaptainkory
July 27th, 2015, 9:08 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Question about regulations & general herping in TX, ARK, OK
Replies: 7
Views: 3129

Re: Question about regulations & general herping in TX, ARK,

For those activities in AR, you would minimally require a fishing license (to run minnow traps and/or pursue aquatic species, including salamanders, turtles, etc.). There are laws against spotlighting wildlife, so I probably wouldn't shine any flashlight from my vehicle's window. Endangered/Protecte...
by kaptainkory
July 27th, 2015, 8:02 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2015 Arkansas Herping Part 4 (Hot Summer)
Replies: 6
Views: 2945

2015 Arkansas Herping Part 4 (Hot Summer)

As the smothering heat and humidity of summer have descended, I've taken more to projects that have kept me indoors. However, the call of the great outdoors just gets to me sometimes... Oh, and just if there is any confusion, I'm not in any of these photos...I tend not to be selfie-inclined. HA! htt...
by kaptainkory
May 4th, 2015, 5:46 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2015 Arkansas Herping Parts 1-3
Replies: 6
Views: 2286

Re: 2015 Arkansas Herping Parts 1-3

Thanks all! I've made several herping trips to AR and never found half of those species. Much of the common stuff hardly excites me anymore, so I do focus my efforts toward things that are harder to get...and see plenty of common species along the way. If people would stop splitting species and find...
by kaptainkory
May 2nd, 2015, 8:18 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2015 Arkansas Herping Parts 1-3
Replies: 6
Views: 2286

2015 Arkansas Herping Parts 1-3

PART 1: A FROGGY SPRING As a winter activity, I decided to scoop up a neotenic OK Salamander from a local creek for photos. https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7442/16410331800_e035c026f8_c.jpg Oklahoma Salamander, Neotenic by kaptainkory , on Flickr https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8613/16410331220_8dcd7...
by kaptainkory
April 30th, 2015, 5:49 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Peeper huntin' 2015 with an indigo side trip
Replies: 6
Views: 3136

Re: Peeper huntin' 2015 with an indigo side trip

kaptainkory wrote:Kelly was sure to point out what "a couple of idiots" did to his yard...
I should probably say that is not a *direct* quote. HA! The whole conversation was prompted anyway when I started to park on the uphill side of his truck and felt the ground a little squishy.
by kaptainkory
April 27th, 2015, 11:40 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Peeper huntin' 2015 with an indigo side trip
Replies: 6
Views: 3136

Re: Peeper huntin' 2015 with an indigo side trip

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7627/16549879654_1541f26421.jpg Photo_by_Lisa_Irwin by nacairn , on Flickr Hey, I know those ruts! ;) Kelly was sure to point out what "a couple of idiots" did to his yard when I visited a day or two later. HA! J/K :D Looks like you covered a lot of miles and found so...
by kaptainkory
April 20th, 2015, 5:25 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Western arkansas
Replies: 4
Views: 2504

Re: Western arkansas

April and May should be good times. What species are of particular interest? Especially stuff coming in from west, i.e. glass lizard, collared lizard , Texas horned (maybe), W. narrowmouth toad, W. diamondback , W. Pygmy rattler, prairie King , great plains ratsnake , Texas ratsnake , Tantilla , w....
by kaptainkory
March 16th, 2015, 12:43 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Western arkansas
Replies: 4
Views: 2504

Re: Western arkansas

April and May should be good times. What species are of particular interest?