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by klawnskale
February 4th, 2016, 11:58 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Inaugural Ladies Herpathon Terlingua, Texas
Replies: 14
Views: 5518

Re: Inaugural Ladies Herpathon Terlingua, Texas

If anyone is curious about the ranch and its amenities where we plan to stay in Terlingua for this trip here is their website. We would be able to select from a group offering different house models to stay in (also depending on how many participate). All costs would be shared: http://www.bigbendvac...
by klawnskale
February 3rd, 2016, 1:05 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Inaugural Ladies Herpathon Terlingua, Texas
Replies: 14
Views: 5518

Re: Inaugural Ladies Herpathon Terlingua, Texas

Soopaman: thank you for that valuable information. It is greatly appreciated. Maybe we could get Sky Stevens to join us. Heather: the 5 day permit would definitely work and save us money. I'm not sure if she'll be around to join you. She was finishing up her master's degree and looking for PhD posi...
by klawnskale
February 3rd, 2016, 12:33 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Inaugural Ladies Herpathon Terlingua, Texas
Replies: 14
Views: 5518

Re: Inaugural Ladies Herpathon Terlingua, Texas

Soopaman: thank you for that valuable information. It is greatly appreciated. Maybe we could get Sky Stevens to join us.
Heather: the 5 day permit would definitely work and save us money.
by klawnskale
February 2nd, 2016, 7:48 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Inaugural Ladies Herpathon Terlingua, Texas
Replies: 14
Views: 5518

Inaugural Ladies Herpathon Terlingua, Texas

Okay, now that the job schedule is all squared away we would like to officially announce that we are (Klawnskale, Tamara, &Hadar) organizing a weekend Ladies Only Herpathon based out of one of the lovely ranch properties owned by Forum participant Daryl Eby. We would like other herper ladies to atte...
by klawnskale
February 2nd, 2016, 7:45 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Mobile-Tensaw Alabama Delta
Replies: 6
Views: 2054

Re: Mobile-Tensaw Alabama Delta

[quote=" I wouldn't count on the delta becoming a National Park anytime soon. There is opposition to that because this state is run by fundamentalist scumbags.[/quote] :lol: :lol: :lol: I think it would be a great location for the Southeast NAFHA Chapter to hold an Annual Meeting! So much to explore...
by klawnskale
February 2nd, 2016, 6:09 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Field Technicians for CA Common Chuckwalla Behavioral Study
Replies: 25
Views: 5500

Re: Field Technicians for CA Common Chuckwalla Behavioral St

Look in the mirror Robert Hesse. I can remember not too long ago some pretty outlandish and outrageous opinions you and a buddy of yours contributed on a topic of the Horned Lizard Festival. What makes you better than anyone else here? You can do a pretty good job of needlessly stirring the pot as w...
by klawnskale
February 1st, 2016, 6:25 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Mobile-Tensaw Alabama Delta
Replies: 6
Views: 2054

Re: Mobile-Tensaw Alabama Delta

I may take you up on that, Tamara. thanks! :thumb: :beer:
by klawnskale
February 1st, 2016, 6:13 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Mobile-Tensaw Alabama Delta
Replies: 6
Views: 2054

Mobile-Tensaw Alabama Delta

Has anyone spent any time exploring or doing research in this area? I recently watched a program showcasing it and am amazed at the biodiversity and critical ecological importance of it. E.O. Wilson wants to turn it into a National Park. Apparently it is home to unique relict species of salamanders ...
by klawnskale
February 1st, 2016, 7:46 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Field Technicians for CA Common Chuckwalla Behavioral Study
Replies: 25
Views: 5500

Re: Field Technicians for CA Common Chuckwalla Behavioral St

Heather: I applaud your professional decorum you have expressed in this thread. In spite of the fact that some of Mr. Gunn's comments were disrespectful and objectifying. Indeed Mr. Gunn; you as a supposedly 'mature' person of science should be more mindful on how you portray yourself as a professio...
by klawnskale
January 31st, 2016, 5:20 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Field Technicians for CA Common Chuckwalla Behavioral Study
Replies: 25
Views: 5500

Re: Field Technicians for CA Common Chuckwalla Behavioral St

Okay…notice it is NOT the girls being rude and insolent in this thread. You boys need to behave yourselves with your nasty name calling (Regal Ringneck and Hellihooks!)
by klawnskale
January 31st, 2016, 5:00 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Field Technicians for CA Common Chuckwalla Behavioral Study
Replies: 25
Views: 5500

Re: Field Technicians for CA Common Chuckwalla Behavioral St

I see.. Its just I seem to be seeing a lot of elite-est talk on these threads referring to the idea that academics are better than us lamen folk.,. and its more in reference to your colleague, Regal-Sh*t-head.. I just see a pattern developing in this state.. Dont go here, don't touch that, ..access...
by klawnskale
January 31st, 2016, 3:55 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Field Technicians for CA Common Chuckwalla Behavioral Study
Replies: 25
Views: 5500

Re: Field Technicians for CA Common Chuckwalla Behavioral St

Ofcourse you don't need a degree to catch chucks, however, the descriptor for this position most likely prefers to have a bio student or recent grad to pay it forward: 1) She prefers someone with telemetry experience. You can get some basic field research skills in college during field courses from ...
by klawnskale
January 31st, 2016, 9:19 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Field Technicians for CA Common Chuckwalla Behavioral Study
Replies: 25
Views: 5500

Re: Field Technicians for CA Common Chuckwalla Behavioral St

John: I think your opinions would be taken more seriously if you chose to eventually respond in standard English spelling and grammar. As the 'older bunch' I think we should lead by example. Younger generations nowadays are all ready hard pressed to express themselves with standard spellling and pun...
by klawnskale
January 31st, 2016, 8:18 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Field Technicians for CA Common Chuckwalla Behavioral Study
Replies: 25
Views: 5500

Re: Field Technicians for CA Common Chuckwalla Behavioral St

Heather: John Gunn (Regal Ringneck) has been working professionally as a wildlife biologist for more than one government agency for the past couple of decades. If Emily got his resume she would probably deem him over qualified for the position. As you well know, most grad students generally hire und...
by klawnskale
January 14th, 2016, 2:17 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: USGS Giant Garter Snake Surveys In Sacramento Area
Replies: 0
Views: 1406

USGS Giant Garter Snake Surveys In Sacramento Area

Need field technicians. No housing provided, Hourly GS-05 USGS Science Technician Wage.

http://wfscjobs.tamu.edu/jobs/biologica ... alifornia/
by klawnskale
January 13th, 2016, 2:06 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Amphibian Field Technician Needed In Alabama (Paid)
Replies: 0
Views: 1346

Amphibian Field Technician Needed In Alabama (Paid)

Paid with housing included in Cumberland Plateau Region...
http://wfscjobs.tamu.edu/jobs/amphibian ... u-alabama/
by klawnskale
January 12th, 2016, 2:42 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Petrified Forest NP in AZ Looking For Herp Survey Interns
Replies: 2
Views: 1709

Petrified Forest NP in AZ Looking For Herp Survey Interns

You Arizona locals may enjoy this. Pay is low but NPS Housing provided…

http://wfscjobs.tamu.edu/jobs/reptile-a ... n-arizona/
by klawnskale
January 12th, 2016, 2:39 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Get Paid To Do Amphibian Surveys In CA National Parks...
Replies: 0
Views: 1267

Get Paid To Do Amphibian Surveys In CA National Parks...

In Sequoia, Kings Canyon and Yosemite. Must be willing to do wilderness camping in gnarly terrain….
http://wfscjobs.tamu.edu/jobs/field-ass ... nal-parks/
by klawnskale
January 12th, 2016, 2:33 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Volunteer In Costa Rica On Herp Surveys. Lodging&Meals Inc.
Replies: 0
Views: 1377

Volunteer In Costa Rica On Herp Surveys. Lodging&Meals Inc.

Lodging and meals provided. You must finance your own passage there…

http://wfscjobs.tamu.edu/jobs/volunteer ... osta-rica/
by klawnskale
January 10th, 2016, 9:05 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: For You NorCal Amphibian Folks: Paid Survey Work
Replies: 1
Views: 2591

For You NorCal Amphibian Folks: Paid Survey Work

Plumas Branch of Audubon Society looking for experienced amphibian surveyors:

http://careers.wildlife.org/jobseeker/j ... /Amphibian
by klawnskale
January 8th, 2016, 11:51 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Sea Turtle Stranding Beach Patrol (Cape Cod, MA) - Xpost NE
Replies: 11
Views: 6908

Re: Sea Turtle Stranding Beach Patrol (Cape Cod, MA) - Xpost

ZantiMissKnit: You and your husband are to be highly commended for all the effort and dedication you have unselfishly shown in helping these Endangered Sea Turtles. You have earned your Good Karma in Spades. I hope you receive the recognition both of you deserve. This is volunteering almost to the p...
by klawnskale
December 28th, 2015, 7:58 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2015 Year in Review--Galapagos, KS, TX
Replies: 7
Views: 4617

Re: 2015 Year in Review--Galapagos, KS, TX

Nice post, Chris. I hope you and your family are not feeling any of the effects of the severe weather Texas is experiencing; snowstorms in the North; tornados in the East. I just saw on the news the damage it has been causing. Be well; be safe and have a Happy New Year!
by klawnskale
December 22nd, 2015, 7:33 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Female herpetologists or herp enthusiasts
Replies: 90
Views: 33631

Re: Female herpetologists or herp enthusiasts

If Snake Days works for most of the gals here, then go ahead and do Snake Days. I can catch up with y'all later, if need be. Do whatever works for the greater good for the most herp ladies. Tamara: I think we should make this Ladies Trip its own independent entity. Consider it an experiment and an ...
by klawnskale
December 21st, 2015, 5:01 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Female herpetologists or herp enthusiasts
Replies: 90
Views: 33631

Re: Female herpetologists or herp enthusiasts

Once when I was younger I went into a bar. The pool tables were taken so I wrote my name on the board and thought I would pass the time shooting darts until it was my turn. As I walked with the darts in my hand a few guys kind of surrounded me, telling me about darts, explaining the bulls eye, and ...
by klawnskale
December 21st, 2015, 2:36 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Female herpetologists or herp enthusiasts
Replies: 90
Views: 33631

Re: Female herpetologists or herp enthusiasts

Since this topic is about women herpers I thought I would post this idea proposal in this thread:I have been corresponding with a couple of other Lady Herpers on this Message Board regarding the planning and organizing of a "Ladies Only Herperama" Event that will probably be based out of the Terlin...
by klawnskale
December 18th, 2015, 3:08 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Female herpetologists or herp enthusiasts
Replies: 90
Views: 33631

Re: Female herpetologists or herp enthusiasts

Since this topic is about women herpers I thought I would post this idea proposal in this thread:I have been corresponding with a couple of other Lady Herpers on this Message Board regarding the planning and organizing of a "Ladies Only Herperama" Event that will probably be based out of the Terling...
by klawnskale
December 18th, 2015, 11:58 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Female herpetologists or herp enthusiasts
Replies: 90
Views: 33631

Re: Female herpetologists or herp enthusiasts

Here are some I know of: Me: Los Angeles DeDe Olson: Fish and Wildlife Biologist stationed in your neck of the woods, Corvalis, Oregon Natalie McNear: just finished getting her degree at Humboldt State. She is located in NorCal Kelly Mc: herpetoculturalist from San Francisco Krisitin Berry : USGS To...
by klawnskale
December 17th, 2015, 11:02 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: "Pick one thing"
Replies: 115
Views: 39298

Re: "Pick one thing"

Here is another crop that has deleterious environmental impacts; between the water and pesticide usage. Time to seriously consider going "au naturelle":


http://www.worldwildlife.org/industries/cotton
by klawnskale
December 16th, 2015, 12:20 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Mummified Frog In Box Of Pasta. Buon Gusto!
Replies: 7
Views: 4484

Re: Mummified Frog In Box Of Pasta. Buon Gusto!

Noah M wrote:I think the woman just bought the wrong box. That pasta was clearly designed for Heterodon shoppers. :lol:
Then she would have a happier Heterodon if she bought this:

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by klawnskale
December 16th, 2015, 8:20 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Mummified Frog In Box Of Pasta. Buon Gusto!
Replies: 7
Views: 4484

Re: Mummified Frog In Box Of Pasta. Buon Gusto!

Both of you are probably right. I checked online and they have plants in Ames, Iowa and Avon, New York. Most likely Anaxyrus americanus.
by klawnskale
December 16th, 2015, 8:03 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Mummified Frog In Box Of Pasta. Buon Gusto!
Replies: 7
Views: 4484

Mummified Frog In Box Of Pasta. Buon Gusto!

Why don't I ever get boxes of pasta containing what looks like a mummified anuran? Any takers here for an ID? If it helps, Barilla is NOT a European product. It is manufactured and packaged here in the U.S. I don't think it is a frog, though. Looks like a toadlet. Possibly red spotted? http://www.fo...
by klawnskale
December 16th, 2015, 7:56 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: "Pick one thing"
Replies: 115
Views: 39298

Re: "Pick one thing"

I apologize for driving the thread off-topic somewhat. Jimi, I agree that the "one thing" is a flawed proposition from the outset. Not really, picking at least one thing is taking a step in the right direction. You're already moving the goalposts! So now it's "at least" one thing... :P How about re...
by klawnskale
December 13th, 2015, 7:02 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: "Pick one thing"
Replies: 115
Views: 39298

Re: "Pick one thing"

Couldn't find Alfred sporting a "man bun" but will this do?

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by klawnskale
December 13th, 2015, 12:59 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: "Pick one thing"
Replies: 115
Views: 39298

Re: "Pick one thing"

I do find it ironic that so many people who espouse the "question authority" mindset (to the extent they display it on T-shirts and bumper stickers, at least) advocate the relegation of important decisions they could make themselves to an outside entity. I suppose "freedom" to some people means "re...
by klawnskale
December 13th, 2015, 10:16 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Lizards from Chile, Nov 2015
Replies: 12
Views: 5801

Re: Lizards from Chile, Nov 2015

Wonderful post. This is a fascinating region which has species of lizards that have adapted physiologically to the climate. Isn't this supposed to be climatically the driest region on the Earth? If you need assistance with the ID of some of your species, Dr. Robert Espinoza of Cal State Northridge h...
by klawnskale
December 6th, 2015, 10:31 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: "Pick one thing"
Replies: 115
Views: 39298

Re: "Pick one thing"

[quote="Jimi"] http://www3.epa.gov/climatechange/ghgemissions/global.html a submission to the question - "move to the Nicoya or the Azuero Peninsula, buy a small cattle ranch near the beach, and reforest all or most of it; all while "living small" (stay put, eat local)" cheers[/quote Or move a porti...
by klawnskale
December 5th, 2015, 10:47 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: "Pick one thing"
Replies: 115
Views: 39298

Re: "Pick one thing"

The idea that we have too many people is flawed. Right now there is enough food in the world to feed everybody, and meet the demands of a growing population. How that food is distributed across the globe (connected to poverty) is what causes famine. and the bulk of the environmental impacts from agr...
by klawnskale
December 5th, 2015, 8:12 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: "Pick one thing"
Replies: 115
Views: 39298

Re: "Pick one thing"

Kelly: Okay, what if the entire human species would voluntarily convert to veganism? Do you sincerely believe this will be a grand solution to the complex environmental problems? I highly doubt this. So in order to substitute high protein yield crops for livestock to feed the billions of people inha...
by klawnskale
December 4th, 2015, 1:32 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: "Pick one thing"
Replies: 115
Views: 39298

Re: "Pick one thing"

I suspect he was referring to the Chinese farmers et. al who haven't yet made the jump to the middle class and who still live a basic agrarian existence. The Chinese industrialists are undoubtedly destructive to the environment. Unfortunately, even China's agrarian culture has been influenced by gl...
by klawnskale
December 4th, 2015, 11:43 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: "Pick one thing"
Replies: 115
Views: 39298

Re: "Pick one thing"

I don't have numbers on it, but I suspect the half a billion or so poor Chinese people are more "green" than the 316 million Americans. [/quote] I have a hard time accepting this as a comparison. If you are aware of the International Conference on Climate Change currently underway in Paris, some of ...
by klawnskale
December 4th, 2015, 10:40 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: "Pick one thing"
Replies: 115
Views: 39298

Re: "Pick one thing"

Another thing to add to the "Green Herping Habits" List is when you are camping try to use more fresh, real food to nourish yourself. You can pre pack it in reusable containers instead of running into the convenience stores en route filling up on packaged, processed snack foods and soft drinks. I te...
by klawnskale
December 3rd, 2015, 7:16 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: "Pick one thing"
Replies: 115
Views: 39298

Re: "Pick one thing"

Decrease the rate of human reproduction as a whole on the planet. All these issues lead to the one basic caveat that most environmental scientists/ecologists agree upon: "there's too many people…" This leads to the greater need to feed more people; which means more factory farming, the increased dev...
by klawnskale
November 4th, 2015, 8:09 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Massachusetts Needs A State Herpetologist
Replies: 0
Views: 3204

Massachusetts Needs A State Herpetologist

Here is the link to the posted vacancy:

https://jobs.hrd.state.ma.us/recruit/pu ... c=JB-10080
by klawnskale
October 31st, 2015, 1:23 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Notomas Basin ‎August‎ ‎30‎, ‎2015
Replies: 16
Views: 3631

Re: Notomas Basin ‎August‎ ‎30‎, ‎2015

Thank you for the info! Do you have an email for Halstead by any chance?[/quote]

[email protected]
by klawnskale
October 31st, 2015, 6:38 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Notomas Basin ‎August‎ ‎30‎, ‎2015
Replies: 16
Views: 3631

Re: Notomas Basin ‎August‎ ‎30‎, ‎2015

[quote="Brian Hubbs"]Hanna, I think most of the pond turtles are estivating until more water shows up. They can estivate for a long time. As for raccoons, I see too many empty shells in otherwise good streams to think the turtles died any other way. Plus, the little Coon tracks in the mud are a give...
by klawnskale
October 30th, 2015, 9:16 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Notomas Basin ‎August‎ ‎30‎, ‎2015
Replies: 16
Views: 3631

Re: Notomas Basin ‎August‎ ‎30‎, ‎2015

Never found pond turtles in irrigation ditches in rice fields.These were found in an area not officially open to the public (although I did see local residents walking their dogs and jogging there) and are surrounded by gates and natural wetlands that were undergoing the process of restoration to be...
by klawnskale
October 30th, 2015, 7:02 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Notomas Basin ‎August‎ ‎30‎, ‎2015
Replies: 16
Views: 3631

Re: Notomas Basin ‎August‎ ‎30‎, ‎2015

If you want to be a bullfrog humanitarian, catch them all, put them in water, and drive them to east Texas where they belong. I'm sure the predators will find something else to eat. Hopefully that carnage will put a dent in the raccoon population too... It's sad to see things die, but invasives nee...
by klawnskale
October 26th, 2015, 3:44 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Snake ID help near Tucson
Replies: 6
Views: 1836

Re: Snake ID help near Tucson

I agree with the black coachwhip. Saw one in the Catalinas. Beautiful coal black snake with amber eyes.
by klawnskale
October 23rd, 2015, 7:13 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Road cruising on Indian reservations
Replies: 61
Views: 13136

Re: Road cruising on Indian reservations

I love your drawings!! :thumb: ;) :lol: Fabulous!
by klawnskale
October 22nd, 2015, 3:56 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Road cruising on Indian reservations
Replies: 61
Views: 13136

Re: Road cruising on Indian reservations

Be careful with your high rate of soy consumption. Remember they are rich in phytoestrogens. You may start to grow manboobs. :lol: :crazy eyes: Okay here are some of my fridge contents. A balanced omnivore: Who wants dinner? The square package of ground meat is bison. I also had a cake of tofu but I...