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by Josh Holbrook
February 9th, 2019, 5:48 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Winter Break Happenings-Eastern US Salamanders
Replies: 6
Views: 7787

Re: Winter Break Happenings-Eastern US Salamanders

Those streamsides are great - such an interesting Ambystomatid.
by Josh Holbrook
November 15th, 2018, 9:52 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Smoky Mountains Salamanders ID Help
Replies: 4
Views: 6226

Re: Smoky Mountains Salamanders ID Help

The first two look like Blackbellied salamanders (Desmognathus quadramaculatus) - they have a line of paired white spots laterally. The next couple are something in the mountain Dusky Salamander complex (maybe D. carolinensis) - they’re one of the few in the SAPPs with a rounded tail cross section. ...
by Josh Holbrook
August 7th, 2018, 11:42 am
Forum: Board Line
Topic: change of forum format
Replies: 39
Views: 46696

Re: change of forum format

Another vote for regional subforums again. Scott, I understand your point from a perspective of making this site profitable, but I don't really feel any sense of community with the larger group on the Forum - other than those I know from the days of NAFHA Regional chapters.
by Josh Holbrook
August 4th, 2018, 8:45 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Spotted salamander (Ambystoma maculatum) progression from la
Replies: 9
Views: 6726

Re: Spotted salamander (Ambystoma maculatum) progression fro

Great stuff Bill. What were you using for the macro shots?
by Josh Holbrook
July 10th, 2018, 4:30 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: rarest snake in Northeastern US?
Replies: 8
Views: 5108

Re: rarest snake in Northeastern US?

Coastal Plains Milk might fit the bill.
by Josh Holbrook
July 1st, 2018, 9:52 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Rainbow Snake
Replies: 4
Views: 5113

Re: Rainbow Snake

Hot dang! :beer: Brackish or freshwater?
by Josh Holbrook
June 17th, 2018, 12:29 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herping Hallowed Ground
Replies: 6
Views: 8750

Re: Herping Hallowed Ground

Thanks!
by Josh Holbrook
June 11th, 2018, 11:05 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herping Hallowed Ground
Replies: 6
Views: 8750

Re: Herping Hallowed Ground

Great writeup as always -I'm sorry your posts don't get as many comments as photographic-based posts; writing well is far rarer nowadays than taking good pictures. :beer:

JDH
by Josh Holbrook
April 4th, 2018, 5:02 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 6 days in South Florida
Replies: 12
Views: 7860

Re: 6 days in South Florida

Looks like you got a good smattering of our FL stuff. Congrats on what looks like a fun trip. :beer:
by Josh Holbrook
April 3rd, 2018, 4:51 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Anyone want to herp the Croatan with us?
Replies: 2
Views: 2643

Re: Anyone want to herp the Croatan with us?

I wish I was far enough east, but let me know if you swing westward to the South Mountains or southern Apps.
by Josh Holbrook
March 15th, 2018, 5:35 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herpetology School Help
Replies: 39
Views: 19301

Re: Herpetology School Help

I'm afraid I can't speak to anyone's but my own experience, but working with herps has worked well for me. You have to work hard, and oftentimes work for free before you'll be paid, but I don't regret taking the wildlife/ecology/herpetology path. I know your original post is quite old and you've fou...
by Josh Holbrook
March 7th, 2018, 5:32 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Croatan N.F./Green Swamp?
Replies: 1
Views: 3048

Re: Croatan N.F./Green Swamp?

We did a NAFHA trip to Croatan not too long ago (ok, a few years.) As I recall, it was nice because no one method was "the best" - we found stuff hiking, cruising, flipping, etc. - So I'd say just have some fun and keep your eyes peeled! Sorry I don't recall any more specifics.
by Josh Holbrook
March 5th, 2018, 7:50 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Wood Frog Help?
Replies: 15
Views: 7756

Re: Wood Frog Help?

Nice! Yeah, it does seem like newts replace fish predators in some of those semi-permanent puddles.
by Josh Holbrook
March 5th, 2018, 7:45 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: I'm looking for some herping friends in Brevard/Osceola coun
Replies: 4
Views: 3774

Re: I'm looking for some herping friends in Brevard/Osceola

Any wildlife management areas are protected, but pretty friendly to people just taking pictures of snakes, usually. And they're open after dark for road cruising.
by Josh Holbrook
February 22nd, 2018, 5:41 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: I'm looking for some herping friends in Brevard/Osceola coun
Replies: 4
Views: 3774

Re: I'm looking for some herping friends in Brevard/Osceola

Unfortunately I'm not in the area, but you've got some great herping sites out there.
by Josh Holbrook
February 20th, 2018, 7:02 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Wood Frog Help?
Replies: 15
Views: 7756

Re: Wood Frog Help?

Bill,

Nice! Unfortunately, I don't have any good spotted breeding ponds that I know of down here, so I'm stuck with my wood frog ponds. For movement, the spotted sals have been moving in every big rain since October :beer:
by Josh Holbrook
February 18th, 2018, 5:35 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Wood Frog Help?
Replies: 15
Views: 7756

Re: Wood Frog Help?

I was out last Sunday and they were out and about - here's my daughter with several dozen egg masses.
by Josh Holbrook
February 8th, 2018, 11:10 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Wood Frog Help?
Replies: 15
Views: 7756

Re: Wood Frog Help?

Bill - I've seen a few moving this year, but I haven't yet made it out to the actual breeding sites I have. I'm sure they'll be starting soon though - usually any rain till mid-March they'll be out.
by Josh Holbrook
January 30th, 2018, 8:13 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Wood Frog Help?
Replies: 15
Views: 7756

Re: Wood Frog Help?

If you're not far from Asheville, I can try to put you on some one evening.
by Josh Holbrook
January 17th, 2018, 7:55 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 4 days and 3 nights in Northeastern Colombia Part 1
Replies: 8
Views: 4393

Re: 4 days and 3 nights in Northeastern Colombia Part 1

That phimophis is great!
by Josh Holbrook
January 16th, 2018, 10:19 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2017 - Texas/Louisiana: Pop Milk!
Replies: 9
Views: 6810

Re: 2017 - Texas/Louisiana: Pop Milk!

Great stuff. Thanks for taking the time to post it all.

JDH
by Josh Holbrook
January 14th, 2018, 2:47 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Calotes in Florida??
Replies: 3
Views: 2388

Re: Calotes in Florida??

They were there historically - but I don't know of anyone finding them there in over a decade.
by Josh Holbrook
October 5th, 2017, 5:06 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: The past few days at Snake Road and the Surrounding Area
Replies: 6
Views: 3683

Re: The past few days at Snake Road and the Surrounding Area

Great photolog - Snake road is a marvelous area.
by Josh Holbrook
April 21st, 2017, 11:14 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Spring, then Winter, then Spring again
Replies: 4
Views: 2179

Re: Spring, then Winter, then Spring again

Good stuff all around. My 2 year old enjoyed trying to guess the IDs on your stuff (granted it was pretty general - "Frog!" or "Sa-la-man-DER!" Look me up if you want to when you make it up here. I can show you some of the usual suspects. Thanks, Josh. My boy likes to look for "Samaners" and enjoys...
by Josh Holbrook
April 20th, 2017, 2:41 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2016 Year in review (Peruvian Amazon, Panama, Cuba, USA etc)
Replies: 8
Views: 5337

Re: 2016 Year in review (Peruvian Amazon, Panama, Cuba, USA

Wow! What a wondrous year! Good stuff Matt.
by Josh Holbrook
April 20th, 2017, 2:22 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Carolina's Caudates on my Mind
Replies: 4
Views: 2475

Re: Carolina's Caudates on my Mind

Good stuff! Sorry I wasn't able to get out with you - but if you have a nocturnal eve free on your next trip I can get you a nice mix of normal and "Bat Cave" yonahs. Glad you ended up with a SM Greycheek.
by Josh Holbrook
April 20th, 2017, 2:21 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Spring, then Winter, then Spring again
Replies: 4
Views: 2179

Re: Spring, then Winter, then Spring again

Good stuff all around. My 2 year old enjoyed trying to guess the IDs on your stuff (granted it was pretty general - "Frog!" or "Sa-la-man-DER!"

Look me up if you want to when you make it up here. I can show you some of the usual suspects.
by Josh Holbrook
April 2nd, 2017, 6:31 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: First Quarter
Replies: 8
Views: 3217

Re: First Quarter

Whew! Great stuff - makes me miss that neck of the woods.
by Josh Holbrook
March 3rd, 2017, 11:19 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Rogue Year
Replies: 10
Views: 4697

Re: Rogue Year

Barry - Thanks!

Dwakefield - Copperheads are definitely one of the gems of the upper southeast. The laying croc is one of those things I could've turned up with some research and time going into it - but it's always nice when these sorts of things happen haphazardly.
by Josh Holbrook
February 24th, 2017, 6:27 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Rogue Year
Replies: 10
Views: 4697

Re: Rogue Year

Great post, Josh! You got to see a lot despite not being able to get out as much this past year. I hope everything is going well at home and that you can get out again soon. I'm glad to see that you are excited to see the common stuff. I try to keep that perspective, otherwise herping would be fill...
by Josh Holbrook
February 23rd, 2017, 6:01 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Rogue Year
Replies: 10
Views: 4697

Re: Rogue Year

Nick - Thanks. The coppers are all from NC - I've gotten a few coppers in CT, but none this past year. Jason - Thanks. It was from near Mosquito Creek Wildlife Area. Carl - Yeah, I love the muds too - haven't got bored of em' yet! Bill - Thanks. Hopefully these old bones will have some life breathed...
by Josh Holbrook
February 20th, 2017, 6:53 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Rogue Year
Replies: 0
Views: 1974

Rogue Year

Hey Folks - my first field report in a bit posted over on the SE forum: http://www.fieldherpforum.com/forum/vie ... 11&t=24145
by Josh Holbrook
February 20th, 2017, 6:51 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Rogue Year
Replies: 10
Views: 4697

Rogue Year

Sorry folks; no opening crawl for this one... Well, it’s definitely been a rogue year – I didn’t get to go on very many herping trips besides some local cruises; but the beautiful thing is the southern Appalachians are still a new and exciting region for me, so I’ve really enjoyed digging into the l...
by Josh Holbrook
February 20th, 2017, 6:33 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Winter So Far
Replies: 6
Views: 2461

Re: Winter So Far

I love beginning the year with Wood Frogs. I remember in CT seeing them breeding in broad daylight on an icy vernal pool, and still love seeing them up in the mountains up here. Good stuff all around.
by Josh Holbrook
February 20th, 2017, 6:02 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: florida herp activity question
Replies: 14
Views: 4779

Re: florida herp activity question

Well, sounds like it was a good trip still! Where did you go kayaking? A small park right in Hollywood called West Lake park. You can canoe through mangroves. I didn't see any herps while there, but I keep going back in hopes of spotting a salt marsh snake. They've actually never been documented in...
by Josh Holbrook
January 26th, 2017, 4:49 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Feb 28th and later- Palm Beach County and South activity?
Replies: 7
Views: 5604

Re: Feb 28th and later- Palm Beach County and South activity

The end of Feb is about the time where evening cruising can become productive in SFL. I'd be night cruising if the daytime temps get above 83. Day cruising is good that time of year too - I'd go north and look through dirt roads through drier habitat (e.g. prairie and scrub) rather than going south ...
by Josh Holbrook
January 9th, 2017, 6:44 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2016 - A good year pt. 1
Replies: 4
Views: 2043

Re: 2016 - A good year pt. 1

That last creek is gorgeous. In Florida?
by Josh Holbrook
November 23rd, 2016, 5:54 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2017 Chapter Officer Nominations Needed
Replies: 7
Views: 4918

Re: 2017 Chapter Officer Nominations Needed

Good to hear there's some interest this year. Who wants the helm?
by Josh Holbrook
November 18th, 2016, 6:31 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2017 Chapter Officer Nominations Needed
Replies: 7
Views: 4918

Re: 2017 Chapter Officer Nominations Needed

We do need to find some people willing to do the roles. I had plans to be very involved, but one difficult pregnancy culminating with a new daughter with disabilities made NAFHA the last thing on my mind - Taking good care of her is priority #1.
by Josh Holbrook
October 14th, 2016, 5:22 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Northern Spring Salamander in situ
Replies: 7
Views: 3044

Re: Northern Spring Salamander in situ

Right, I'm not totally opposed to some manipulation; part of my reasoning for not touching this one was that all the other salamanders I saw that night took off before I could even set up. Good tip with the water bottle, I have a small one just for that and forgot to bring it! I understand - rememb...
by Josh Holbrook
October 13th, 2016, 11:18 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Northern Spring Salamander in situ
Replies: 7
Views: 3044

Re: Northern Spring Salamander in situ

Thank you guys - and Josh, I actually did have a flash on the salamander and a second one on the background. Wanted to do a true in situ shot though without moving the salamander. Good choice! I think the posed pictures always look a little contrived and they really aren't being true to the animal'...
by Josh Holbrook
October 12th, 2016, 4:58 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Third Quarter 2016
Replies: 6
Views: 2560

Re: Third Quarter 2016

Good stuff. That's a cool looking Mole King - I like the "muddy" ones.
by Josh Holbrook
October 12th, 2016, 4:56 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Northern Spring Salamander in situ
Replies: 7
Views: 3044

Re: Northern Spring Salamander in situ

I like it. Since you wanted suggestions - if it were me taking the shot: I would go for a long exposure and put the salamander on an elevated rock or log that way I could fire two flashes - one to illuminate the subject, one to fill in the background. Looks good though!
by Josh Holbrook
August 24th, 2016, 9:07 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Finally wrapped up Lampropeltis for Florida.
Replies: 6
Views: 2817

Re: Finally wrapped up Lampropeltis for Florida.

Beauty. Now to find all of Florida's Farancia?
by Josh Holbrook
July 30th, 2016, 3:37 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Tadpoles
Replies: 2
Views: 1732

Re: Tadpoles

Your first one is another Barker.
by Josh Holbrook
July 13th, 2016, 5:13 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Some stuff
Replies: 6
Views: 2388

Re: Some stuff

Hordes of horridus - very nice!
by Josh Holbrook
June 28th, 2016, 4:36 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: USGS Fraud brought to light
Replies: 9
Views: 3832

Re: USGS Fraud brought to light

What does this have to do with field herping?
by Josh Holbrook
June 27th, 2016, 4:43 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Flashlight Review from a Field Herping Perspective
Replies: 0
Views: 2258

Flashlight Review from a Field Herping Perspective

Hey folks,

I just had a look at a handlight from a newer light company, Lumintop, and looked at it from a field herping perspective. Enjoy.

https://fieldventures.wordpress.com/201 ... ntop-td16/
by Josh Holbrook
June 23rd, 2016, 8:24 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Post-Tropical Storm Colin and a Day with Noah M.
Replies: 11
Views: 4059

Re: Post-Tropical Storm Colin and a Day with Noah M.

All good stuff. I haven't been over to dip that area in awhile but it is usually quite productive. Water levels have fluctuated due to the dam temporarily allowing more water into the St. Johns, which may be the reason for lower numbers. Glad you are getting out and seeing some cool animals. -Jake ...
by Josh Holbrook
June 22nd, 2016, 4:43 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Post-Tropical Storm Colin and a Day with Noah M.
Replies: 11
Views: 4059

Re: Post-Tropical Storm Colin and a Day with Noah M.

Good stuff - I love that region. I'm surprised you didn't turn up any dwarf sirens at that dipnetting spot. The two nymphs/dragonfly larvae are both indeed dragonfly naiads...I'm not an expert but I would guess Anax junius . The first fish looks like a bluespotted sunfish, and the Bass is indeed a b...