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by corey.raimond
January 25th, 2017, 10:02 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Looked for Ambystoma the Last Two Nights
Replies: 1
Views: 1107

Re: Looked for Ambystoma the Last Two Nights

Found 3 species in the pond tonight- Northwestern salamander, long-toed and red-legged frog.

ImageNorthwestern Salamander by Corey Raimond, on Flickr

-Corey
by corey.raimond
January 19th, 2017, 8:37 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Looked for Ambystoma the Last Two Nights
Replies: 1
Views: 1107

Looked for Ambystoma the Last Two Nights

After heavy rains and found nothing near Seattle. Makes sense considering the deep freeze the weeks before. I suspect a migration won't start until next week or the week after.

Anyone else go out looking yet?

-Corey
by corey.raimond
August 25th, 2016, 6:35 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 'Kinda thinking of a Sept herp quicky
Replies: 7
Views: 5921

Re: 'Kinda thinking of a Sept herp quicky

I have seen milk snakes into late October in southern WI. I am of the same sentiment as "knight crawler" I did a snake survey of the "southwest savanna" region in SW WI and milk snakes were by far the most common snake I encountered. I would find them at literally every roadcut in May, and to a less...
by corey.raimond
August 25th, 2016, 6:26 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Jewels of the North Woods
Replies: 4
Views: 2662

Re: Jewels of the North Woods

Very cool. I went ahead and added some images. I right clicked the pictures and chose "copy image address" then pasted into this posed between the "img" brackets that come up when you click "img" above the post. Take care, -Corey http://www.naherp.com/vouchers/263801-343908.jpg http://www.naherp.com...
by corey.raimond
May 19th, 2016, 3:24 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Turtle ID Canada
Replies: 3
Views: 2351

Re: Turtle ID Canada

I agree with the Graptemys. Could be false, Ouachita or some other species from the SE that I am not proficient in IDing.
by corey.raimond
May 9th, 2016, 2:32 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Wasco County Round 2 with some questions after
Replies: 3
Views: 2162

Re: Wasco County Round 2 with some questions after

Very nice with the whipsnake!

-Corey
by corey.raimond
March 22nd, 2016, 11:59 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 3 Rainbow Snakes in Under 24 Hours
Replies: 3
Views: 2279

Re: 3 Rainbow Snakes in Under 24 Hours

Very nice!
by corey.raimond
March 22nd, 2016, 11:56 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herping Wisconsin
Replies: 3
Views: 1996

Re: Herping Wisconsin

If you found a ribbon snake in Wisconsin, you are doing quite well for yourself. Both species are endangered and incredibly uncommon in the state. I have not seen either in the state.

-Corey
by corey.raimond
March 8th, 2016, 4:47 pm
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: Micro Photo Advice
Replies: 8
Views: 12725

Re: Micro Photo Advice

Follow up: I tried both the reverse lens and the 90mm and extension tubes. I seem to get much better results with the extension tubes. Here are some pics I took with the extension tubes: https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1701/25000358963_e9a0661e7a_c.jpg Phantom Midge Larva by Corey Raimond , on Flickr...
by corey.raimond
February 15th, 2016, 9:23 pm
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: Micro Photo Advice
Replies: 8
Views: 12725

Re: Micro Photo Advice

Chris, Thanks for the detailed response. I think 1.75-2.5 magnification range is what I am looking for. My estimate of 2-4 may have been a bit overkill, especially with the DOF and working distance tradeoffs. But I would like something where smaller flies, beetles and miniscule flowers (nearly) fill...
by corey.raimond
February 15th, 2016, 11:59 am
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: Micro Photo Advice
Replies: 8
Views: 12725

Re: Micro Photo Advice

Thank you very much bgorum, this is exactly the kind of input I was hoping for. My plan as of now (subject to change) is to try the reverse thing while accumulating funds for a 180mm macro and the 5x Canon lens. Just because there is so little downside if it doesn't work.

-Corey
by corey.raimond
February 14th, 2016, 1:06 pm
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: Micro Photo Advice
Replies: 8
Views: 12725

Micro Photo Advice

Thank everyone on here for the advice I got some gear and and happier with the photos I am getting in low light. Here is one I took earlier this month. https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1485/24827784545_ba42b07c32_c.jpg Long-toed Salamander Courtship Ritual by Corey Raimond , on Flickr Now I would like...
by corey.raimond
February 4th, 2016, 12:50 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Seattle herping in February
Replies: 1
Views: 1406

Re: Seattle herping in February

I live ~15 minutes north of Seattle and there are a few productive ponds near my house. I have seen red-legged frog, pacific treefrog, northwestern salamander, long-toed salamander and last night I saw a rough-skinned newt. The treefrogs have already laid some eggs I have yet to see eggs of the othe...
by corey.raimond
January 22nd, 2016, 8:09 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: copied from the main forum
Replies: 5
Views: 2272

Re: copied from the main forum

Wow that is quite interesting! I also went out looking today, not nearly as exciting but I found ~10 long-toed salamanders in the pond ready to breed near Seattle, no frogs calling yet.

-Corey
by corey.raimond
December 27th, 2015, 8:11 am
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: Ideas for low light macro
Replies: 11
Views: 17602

Re: Ideas for low light macro

Thanks for the thoughtful responses, this really helps!

I had read that having the ISO up is a big no; but I hadn't noticed more blurriness when I turned it to 600/800.


-Corey
by corey.raimond
December 26th, 2015, 12:37 pm
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: Ideas for low light macro
Replies: 11
Views: 17602

Re: Ideas for low light macro

Thanks for the advice bgorum. I had heard tripods will make a difference but I didn't realize it was that drastic. I will have to do some research and invest in one. Yes the majority of time the subjects are not moving. Yeah my camera doesn't have a mirror, but most everything else should still appl...
by corey.raimond
December 26th, 2015, 8:29 am
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: Ideas for low light macro
Replies: 11
Views: 17602

Ideas for low light macro

Hi everyone, I am used to taking photos in bright (or at least some) light. I moved to Seattle area and September-April 90% of the time it is complete overcast and often under dense evergreen trees which makes it even worse. I am also somewhat new to adjusting the manual settings, in the past I woul...
by corey.raimond
October 17th, 2015, 7:19 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Redwood National Park October 17-19th
Replies: 8
Views: 2636

Re: Redwood National Park October 17-19th

Riding the coattails here but I am planning on going to the same general area around Christmas. I have yet to visit California or see most of the amphibians in that occur in the area. Let me know if anyone would like to meet up or has advice on best places to camp etc.

:beer:

-Corey
by corey.raimond
August 4th, 2015, 1:18 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Pacific Giant
Replies: 6
Views: 2207

Re: Pacific Giant

Pacific giants are incredibly common around the Portland area. They and Dunn's salamanders occupy almost every stream I've searched in the region. The salamander in the OP's post looks like a Cope's giant to me. In the Seattle metro area I've found many Thamnophis ordinoides , and a couple of Litho...
by corey.raimond
July 16th, 2015, 9:50 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Pacific Giant
Replies: 6
Views: 2207

Pacific Giant

I found some larval Pacific Giant Salamanders yesterday within 1 mile of the Seattle city limit. I find it very interesting that so many amphibians can survive in the area. I have also seen red-legged frogs, pacific chorus frogs, long-toed salamanders, ensatina and northwestern salamanders in the vi...
by corey.raimond
July 16th, 2015, 7:27 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Olympic National Park and Seattle
Replies: 6
Views: 2874

Re: Olympic National Park and Seattle

Nice photos! One of the birds is a horned lark, I'm not sure what the other one is. So dry, must have been hard to find herps.
by corey.raimond
May 7th, 2015, 8:42 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Northwest Chapter Trips this year thread
Replies: 11
Views: 3542

Re: Northwest Chapter Trips this year thread

It sounds like I will be relatively free this summer and would go to any of the places mentioned. Did any dates get established?

-Corey
by corey.raimond
February 8th, 2015, 6:20 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Spring has made it to Idaho! (call me an optimist)
Replies: 10
Views: 3075

Re: Spring has made it to Idaho! (call me an optimist)

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7284/16282034127_cb695f3353_b.jpg Ambystoma macrodactylum columbianum by aposematic herpetologist , on Flickr https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7293/16282032527_9190f23988_b.jpg Ambystoma macrodactylum columbianum by aposematic herpetologist , on Flickr I think this shou...
by corey.raimond
February 7th, 2015, 5:01 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Hello
Replies: 6
Views: 2577

Re: Hello

Hi everyone,

I am on the border of Kenmore and Kirkland.

Interesting stories about the graciles. I found 2 that day flipping logs.

Thanks for the replies, looking forward to seeing some new herps this spring!

:beer:

-Corey
by corey.raimond
January 24th, 2015, 11:16 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Hello
Replies: 6
Views: 2577

Hello

Hi everyone, I just moved out to the Seattle area from Wisconsin because my girlfriend got a job out here. I literally know less than 5 people here so I thought I would see if anyone was interested in meeting up sometime to look for salamanders or a weekend trip when it gets a bit warmer. I am a 29 ...
by corey.raimond
December 2nd, 2013, 11:39 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: How to Get and Enter Massive Quantities of Data
Replies: 6
Views: 2341

Re: How to Get and Enter Massive Quantities of Data

IMO the best way to get more records is to talk to private landowners.

-Corey
by corey.raimond
December 2nd, 2013, 11:37 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Central Wisconsin Fox Snake Relocation Help
Replies: 6
Views: 3102

Re: Central Wisconsin Fox Snake Relocation Help

djzander7, Sorry for the late reply, but I feel like I need to add to this. I am glad that even though you are not a snake person are interested in helping these animals. Though I have to strongly advise against moving them for several reasons. Three that come to mind immediately are: 1) Most reloca...
by corey.raimond
November 15th, 2013, 1:25 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Arkansas - Second Half of 2013
Replies: 7
Views: 2633

Re: Arkansas - Second Half of 2013

Very cool. Nice job with the lined snake I didn't realize they weren't known from the state.

-Corey
by corey.raimond
November 15th, 2013, 1:13 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: fox or black rat?
Replies: 32
Views: 8878

Re: fox or black rat?

was told this thing was wild caught by a family when camping. every rat i have seen in the wild had a narrow head. not broad. like i said, i'll get pics as soon as i can. -ben Does this person realize that it is illegal to collect black rat snakes (which this is) from Wisconsin? See http://dnr.wi.g...
by corey.raimond
October 20th, 2013, 2:38 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Frog ID Help - blairi confirmed - new photos
Replies: 4
Views: 3142

Re: Frog ID Help - blairi confirmed - new photos

Very cool, congrats on the find.

-Corey
by corey.raimond
October 20th, 2013, 2:35 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: S. Illinois Chorus Frog ID Needed
Replies: 7
Views: 2828

Re: S. Illinois Chorus Frog ID Needed

ferarium.

-Corey
by corey.raimond
September 25th, 2013, 7:43 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Frog ID Help - blairi confirmed - new photos
Replies: 4
Views: 3142

Re: Frog ID Help - Please - Same as posted on Forum

These can be tough. I would call it a plains. It does not at all look like a northern to me, so for me it is between southern and plains. I have actually seen a few southerns with the broken inset ridge near the back legs (in the Ozarks where there were not supposed to be plains anywhere near.) But ...
by corey.raimond
August 12th, 2013, 11:27 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Oddly colored Chelydra Serpentina
Replies: 5
Views: 1476

Re: Oddly colored Chelydra Serpentina

That's what they look like before they get all nasty and mud/algae covered :D

-Corey
by corey.raimond
July 3rd, 2013, 4:02 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Wisconsin Reptiles - May and June 2013
Replies: 16
Views: 3257

Re: Wisconsin Reptiles - May and June 2013

Very nice photos, they are all so bright and clear. Out of curiosity what camera do you use and do you brighten the images/add more light somehow?

-Corey
by corey.raimond
July 3rd, 2013, 3:59 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Is this common?
Replies: 7
Views: 2160

Re: Is this common?

Is it normal to observe both color phases in the same animal? I'm assuming you mean population of animals? It is normal to see different color phases like that within a population. The ones with the stripe down the back are yet another color phase. I don't see them as often as other color phases th...
by corey.raimond
July 3rd, 2013, 3:50 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Spring and Early Summer in Illinois
Replies: 10
Views: 3523

Re: Spring and Early Summer in Illinois

Nice finds and solid photos! Thanks for sharing.

-Corey
by corey.raimond
May 12th, 2013, 9:42 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: can anybody ID this egg mass?
Replies: 2
Views: 849

Re: can anybody ID this egg mass?

They look like spotted salamander to me.

-Corey
by corey.raimond
April 18th, 2013, 5:59 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: USVI (now with pictures)
Replies: 6
Views: 1986

Re: USVI

Hi, I visited St. John here are photos of what I saw https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/sets/72157625829840686/ I didn't see any snakes, but did see the virgin islands amphisbaena. Crested anoles are everywhere. If you look closely you can find Sphaerodactylus in leaf litter. You should be a...
by corey.raimond
March 13th, 2013, 5:13 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Why Tracking Matters (Finding Herps): Repost from NW Chapter
Replies: 6
Views: 1856

Re: Why Tracking Matters (Finding Herps): Repost from NW Cha

Nice! I had read something about horned lizards in Kansas not coming out until May, I was thinking it was untrue, but now I know it must be untrue.

-Corey
by corey.raimond
March 13th, 2013, 1:45 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Catching the spring migrations
Replies: 3
Views: 1123

Re: Catching the spring migrations

Cool salamanders! Thanks for sharing.

-Corey
by corey.raimond
February 14th, 2013, 5:02 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Input from St.Louis folks
Replies: 2
Views: 860

Re: Input from St.Louis folks

Most likely dark-sided/long-tailed salamanders and cave salamanders if you know where to look. Probably a few Ambystomas (tiger, small mouth, marbled larvae) if you seine/dipnet ponds. Other than that, probably not too much.

-Corey
by corey.raimond
February 4th, 2013, 5:32 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Info- Cimarron area during the last week of March
Replies: 4
Views: 778

Re: Info- Cimarron area during the last week of March

Thanks for the info Tim. That is pretty much what I was thinking, I will have to wait and see about the weather before I decide.

Thanks,

-Corey
by corey.raimond
January 27th, 2013, 1:04 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Info- Cimarron area during the last week of March
Replies: 4
Views: 778

Re: Info- Cimarron area during the last week of March

Hi, I was referring to the Cimarron river. Particularly Cimarron National grassland in Kansas and the adjacent Comanche National Grassland in Colorado. In reading books it says that some of the herps don't come out until May. It seems really hard for me to believe especially when I see a decent numb...
by corey.raimond
January 27th, 2013, 11:07 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Info- Cimarron area during the last week of March
Replies: 4
Views: 778

Info- Cimarron area during the last week of March

Hi all, I was thinking about going to Cimarron area during the last week of March but was wondering if anyone could tell me what kind of chances I would have for finding herps (I especially want to see a horned lizard), plants flowering, prairie dogs etc during that time. I would do later but I conf...
by corey.raimond
December 7th, 2012, 4:51 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Anyone else look for salamanders on Monday?
Replies: 4
Views: 1126

Re: Anyone else look for salamanders on Monday?

Wow, so they were definitely out then, thanks for the info. I heard a spring peeper calling from the forest (not from a pond) on Sunday (Dec 2.)

-Corey
by corey.raimond
December 6th, 2012, 4:45 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Anyone else look for salamanders on Monday?
Replies: 4
Views: 1126

Anyone else look for salamanders on Monday?

With it being a high of 65 and rainy on Monday Dec 3, I did a quick drive by of a few ponds near Madison. I didn't see anything. Anyone else go out looking?

-Corey
by corey.raimond
November 3rd, 2012, 7:10 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: My First Southern Illinois Excursion
Replies: 12
Views: 6392

Re: My First Southern Illinois Excursion

Nice finds

That bat resembles rafinesque's big-eared bat. Not sure if anything else has ears that big.

Also the picture before the bat looks like a wormsnake, but it might just because of the angle the photo was taken. Hard to tell from the picture.
-Corey
by corey.raimond
October 13th, 2012, 10:22 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Something Different
Replies: 10
Views: 2226

Re: Something Different

Thanks for the comments, nice to see some interest in mussels! Andy, that spot sounds like a gem. I hope all these species can persist with zebra mussels. I was lucky enough to find a few snuffbox myself this year. http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8163/7669884338_1f03504baa.jpg Federally Endangered Snu...
by corey.raimond
October 10th, 2012, 4:56 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Something Different
Replies: 10
Views: 2226

Re: Something Different

Thanks for the comments.

-Corey
by corey.raimond
October 7th, 2012, 11:26 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Something Different
Replies: 10
Views: 2226

Something Different

Hello everyone, I have been spending a lot more time in the past year in the rivers, surveying for various aquatic organisms, primarily freshwater mussels. Many people don’t know this but eastern US is the global hotspot for mussel diversity. To Illustrate this point, Europe has 12 species of freshw...