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by PNWHerper
July 10th, 2013, 12:37 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Spring Highlights from Washington and a little bit of Oregon
Replies: 22
Views: 4147

Re: Spring Highlights from Washington and a little bit of Or

Here is a short video of one of the spadefoots burying itself:



Travis, did any of your videos come out?
by PNWHerper
July 10th, 2013, 11:56 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Spring Highlights from Washington and a little bit of Oregon
Replies: 22
Views: 4147

Re: Spring Highlights from Washington and a little bit of Or

What a great post, Travis! Love all the additions. Sorry I am so slow to add my own photos from our trip. I have been mostly away from the forums for 2 months. Funny thing is, looking back through my photos I realized I did not take very many photos of the animals themselves because I was so track-f...
by PNWHerper
July 8th, 2013, 7:20 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: June Herp Trip Completed (Part I - CA)
Replies: 0
Views: 836

June Herp Trip Completed (Part I - CA)

Hey friends,

Posted about part of my recent trip in the Forum. Here is a link to it, if you want to see some of the photographic highlights:

http://www.fieldherpforum.com/forum/vie ... =2&t=16846
by PNWHerper
July 7th, 2013, 7:47 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Trip Completed (Part I - CA)
Replies: 13
Views: 3350

Trip Completed (Part I - CA)

Hello all, Another crazy roadtrip to collect data for the up and coming Herp Tracking book has come to a close. It was an epic, 3 weeks trip which included myself and 2 close friends camping out in the open every night. Just us on pads sleeping out under the stars. It was truly an awesome trip, and ...
by PNWHerper
June 9th, 2013, 4:47 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Havasu NWR (repost)
Replies: 4
Views: 935

Re: Havasu NWR (repost)

Thanks Speckled Rosy! Yeah, I suspected those guys might be around. I appreciate the on the ground info from you.

I wonder if there are any amphibians who might be night active in those wetlands and dune edges ?

Also, I wonder what the snake diversity looks like in that area?
by PNWHerper
June 9th, 2013, 8:19 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Snakes in a survival situation
Replies: 20
Views: 3288

Re: Snakes in a survival situation

PNW, I'm curious what else you have to say just for myself :) A few more things came to mind as I reflect further on survival and snakes... In the context of teaching survival skills related to snakes to kids, you can spend sometime focusing on how incredibly stealthy and camouflaged they can be. S...
by PNWHerper
June 8th, 2013, 10:45 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Havasu NWR (repost)
Replies: 4
Views: 935

Havasu NWR (repost)

Anyone spent much time herping in and around the Havasu NWR on the CA - NV border? I have never been there, but have been closely studying the satellite images. I noticed some really nice sandy dune areas along the eastside of the river in the refuge proper just across from Moabi Park. I am wonderin...
by PNWHerper
June 8th, 2013, 10:45 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Havasu NWR
Replies: 2
Views: 918

Havasu NWR

Anyone spent much time herping in and around the Havasu NWR on the CA - NV border? I have never been there, but have been closely studying the satellite images. I noticed some really nice sandy dune areas along the eastside of the river in the refuge proper just across from Moabi Park. I am wonderin...
by PNWHerper
June 7th, 2013, 9:01 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Snakes in a survival situation
Replies: 20
Views: 3288

Re: Snakes in a survival situation

Psyon, This is one that is close to home for me. I teach at a school that emphasizes a combination of naturalist studies, permaculture and wilderness survival skills. We end our school year with a 5 day survival experience for the students. They acquire whatever food they can from the landscape, as ...
by PNWHerper
June 7th, 2013, 7:06 am
Forum: Bird Forum
Topic: Vegas are bird ID needed
Replies: 9
Views: 2465

Re: Vegas are bird ID needed

Yeah, I am definitely going with black-throated sparrow as well. I looked up "black-throated sparrow juvenile" in google images and came up with some excellent matches. Even down to the two-toned beak and subtly streaked breast.
by PNWHerper
June 3rd, 2013, 6:49 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: What is this lizard?
Replies: 28
Views: 2880

Re: What is this lizard?

Looks like an Uta. The skull proportions seem to short for LTBL. Markings are faint, but look like uta. They are the most variable species when it comes to pattern, arguably more than any other lizard in the SW. The left foreleg is likely covering the characteristic dark blotch. Missing the enlarged...
by PNWHerper
June 2nd, 2013, 8:35 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: South-Central Utah (herping during thesis work) *more added
Replies: 22
Views: 6374

Re: South-Central Utah (herps seen during thesis work)

Lizardman, Love this post! :beer: Those dunes look gorgeous. :shock: :thumb: Is that in the area of the Coral Pink Sand Dunes? Love how you included the tracks of several animals. Those little midget faded rattlesnakes are itty, bitty. Nice trail photo, too. That GB spadefoot is so pale. Never seen ...
by PNWHerper
June 2nd, 2013, 12:03 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: New Nikon...headed out from Barstow to Havasu along I 40
Replies: 3
Views: 820

Re: New Nikon...headed out from Barstow to Havasu along I 40

Haha, nice Jim. That is a sweet spot. Did you see the horned lizard and collared lizard I posted from that area in March? All the critters our there seem to be darker.
by PNWHerper
June 2nd, 2013, 6:49 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Salamandering the Northwest: 2013 edition
Replies: 10
Views: 1835

Re: Salamandering the Northwest: 2013 edition

Jonathan, You blow me away with the success you have with salamanders! I am really impressed with this beast: http://www.naherp.com/vouchers/147061-186680.jpg That thing looks like a baby's arm holding an apple. Hahaha! :shock: :lol: Great post, I really wish I had your luck and knowledge of secret ...
by PNWHerper
June 2nd, 2013, 6:35 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: El Baile de la Serpiente Cascabel
Replies: 16
Views: 1922

Re: El Baile de la Serpiente Cascabel

Owen,

What an epic capture!

Beautiful photos of truly awesome behavior. Just fantastic! :beer: :thumb:
by PNWHerper
May 30th, 2013, 7:41 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Official NW Chapter Memberlist (2013)
Replies: 13
Views: 2286

Re: Official NW Chapter Memberlist (2013)

Hey all. Jim (JAMAUGHN) and Jeff (AJHERPS) I finally added you guys to the NW Chapter. Sorry about the slowness, it was because of a combination of technical difficulties and business on my end. Thanks to Psyon for the techn help!! Anyone else want to be added to our chapter? Indafield? Randimal?
by PNWHerper
May 29th, 2013, 3:08 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Central Georgia Sandhills
Replies: 7
Views: 1683

Re: Central Georgia Sandhills

Gotcha. Well, its most certainly a bit rattler than. I remember someone here on the forums was gonna send me some photos of cottonmouth trails, but never did. So I can't say I know what those look like with much certainty. But I have seen lots of rattlesnake trails out West, and this looks just like...
by PNWHerper
May 29th, 2013, 12:22 pm
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: Please Take a Look: New Herp Book Idea
Replies: 41
Views: 11108

Re: Please Take a Look: New Herp Book Idea

Chris,

PMed you my album URLs. And my name is Fil.
by PNWHerper
May 29th, 2013, 12:08 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 3rd Annual Kids in the Desert (updated....6th annual!)
Replies: 35
Views: 8088

Re: 3rd Annual Kids in the Desert

Rob,

How does he spot the herps from up there?!? :shock:

:lol:
by PNWHerper
May 29th, 2013, 11:40 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Central Georgia Sandhills
Replies: 7
Views: 1683

Re: Central Georgia Sandhills

Noah, Nice post, man! Love all the close-ups. Some really good stuff in here. Your snake trail looks like a pit viper of some kind. Not having measurements and other details, I would be hard pressed to be certain, but am leaning towards E. diamondback as well. How common are timbers or cottonmouths ...
by PNWHerper
May 29th, 2013, 11:27 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 3rd Annual Kids in the Desert (updated....6th annual!)
Replies: 35
Views: 8088

Re: 3rd Annual Kids in the Desert

Lou,

Thank you for doing good work out there! The observation of the treefrog predation by the kingsnake is awesome! Those are my favorite kinds of observations.

Are there special permits you need to take 30 kids out herping and road cruising?
by PNWHerper
May 29th, 2013, 11:24 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Kestrels in Brush, CO feeding nestlings a LOT of lizards
Replies: 3
Views: 983

Re: Kestrels in Brush, CO feeding nestlings a LOT of lizards

Gotta love these nest cams! You can learn a lot from watching them. I posted about finding the leg of a Tiger whiptail lizard in a palm grove in the Mojave desert a while back. Just above it was an active nest of a kestrel family. One of the chicks watched me silently as I investigated the leg. It w...
by PNWHerper
May 27th, 2013, 6:05 pm
Forum: Reading Room
Topic: non-fiction pleasure reading?
Replies: 29
Views: 10230

Re: non-fiction pleasure reading?

Two books in this category I would recommend are: CRY OF THE KALAHARI (A book about the field experiences of a pair of British naturalists in the Kalahari of South Africa.) and DESERT JOURNAL (Which was mentioned above). Both great reads. Also I have a copy of THE FOREST UNSEEN by my bedside. Excell...
by PNWHerper
May 23rd, 2013, 11:29 am
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: Please Take a Look: New Herp Book Idea
Replies: 41
Views: 11108

Re: Please Take a Look: New Herp Book Idea

Chris,

I will gladly contribute if there is anything of mine that might be of use to you. Please PM me and I can send you link to my picasa albums. Many of my best photos have ended up in posts on the forums here.

Cheers,

Fil
by PNWHerper
May 5th, 2013, 12:54 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Year-as-it-Happened Post (End of the Year Edition)
Replies: 24
Views: 3258

Re: Year-as-it-Happens Post (More or less the same as Forum

Jim, Love your post! Its great to get to see your photos document your herp journey through the year. There are many great shots included here. Some of my favorites are: the NorPac in dappled light, the tail of the patch-nosed snake disappearing down a hole, the coast horned lizard, the red-eyed Pac...
by PNWHerper
April 27th, 2013, 12:17 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Ophiophagus dessertii
Replies: 10
Views: 1667

Re: Ophiophagus dessertii

Travis,

That is amazing! You have some serious skill in making cakes. Wow! :shock: :beer:

What is the gray, clay-like stuff you used to sculpt the snake?
by PNWHerper
April 27th, 2013, 11:30 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: New Herper from Spokane
Replies: 4
Views: 1072

Re: New Herper from Spokane

Dave,

Welcome to the NW Chapter forum.

Post some pics of your finds as you come across them. I would love to see more photos of the bull snakes in your area. I think they are awesome.

Are you joining us for the central WA trip next week?
by PNWHerper
April 27th, 2013, 9:26 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: First Buzztail of the Year
Replies: 3
Views: 879

Re: First Buzztail of the Year

Nate, great post! I somehow missed this post before. I dig the 2 male fence lizards fighting, and the nice rattlesnake under the rocky ledge. :thumb: The landscape shots look pretty epic. Its great that you have a good looking girlfriend to joining you in the sun on your field herping adventures. Du...
by PNWHerper
April 25th, 2013, 5:30 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: AZ trip
Replies: 24
Views: 2502

Re: AZ trip

Robert and Nicholas, Excellent post! Love your story-telling and photo combo. The male eastern collared is just eye-popping gorgeous. And yes, even when he is pooping... :shock: https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8252/8662600887_88d43058af_c.jpg Wish I was there to record that poop. Haha. And see all th...
by PNWHerper
April 25th, 2013, 10:21 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Jeff's Desert Adventure - April 2013
Replies: 11
Views: 2434

Re: Jeff's Desert Adventure - April 2013

Jeff, Your photography skills just keep getting better and better. Amazing stuff here! Dunno how I missed this post. I really enjoyed seeing some of my favorite sites in your photos. Did not recognize the canyon at the beginning, but certainly did see a lot of other lovely places that I miss visitin...
by PNWHerper
April 22nd, 2013, 4:53 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Family Camping Weekend in Anza-Borrego DSP – April 2013
Replies: 24
Views: 4525

Re: Family Camping Weekend in Anza-Borrego DSP – April 2013

Wow, Jeff! Excellent stuff here. Looks like your had a great trip. Love the colors on the shovel-nosed and long-nosed snakes. http://i1118.photobucket.com/albums/k610/jnordland/family%20camping%20trip%20to%20Anza%20Borrego%20April%202013/Trevorwatchingfrogsinoasis1b_zps35734b6e.jpg That is such a cl...
by PNWHerper
April 18th, 2013, 2:38 pm
Forum: Bird Forum
Topic: Red Tail Near Miss
Replies: 8
Views: 4268

Re: Red Tail Near Miss

Wow Scott, I think this is the coolest bird post I have ever seen here! :shock: :beer: What a great photographic capture of a near-miss and a great record of the hunting red-tailed hawks will do in pairs! Your photos are beautiful, crisp and exciting. Excellent work! :thumb: The expression on the fa...
by PNWHerper
April 18th, 2013, 11:10 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Some pics of recent outing in S. Utah
Replies: 16
Views: 2008

Re: Some pics of recent outing in S. Utah

PNW - You may use some photos from my flickr account for your book, as long as you credit properly and share 50% of your earnings when the book goes to print... just kidding. A free copy of the book might be nice if you have any extra. The photos should be downloadable from flickr, but if you cant ...
by PNWHerper
April 17th, 2013, 2:33 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Short Herp Trip
Replies: 4
Views: 1149

Short Herp Trip

Sorry for no posts for a while. Work has gotten rather insane lately, and I have hardly even been on the forums for a while, even to scan the posts from everyone else. I got to meet up with randimal not to long ago for a few hours on a Saturday. We got to spend a little bit of time herping together....
by PNWHerper
April 17th, 2013, 2:10 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Oregon and Norcal...and back again. Part 1
Replies: 5
Views: 1416

Re: Oregon and Norcal...and back again. Part 1

Love the pics, Phil! The orange striped ordinoides is lovely. And your posed shot of the rough-skinned newt is nice. Cool that you put it on the feeding station of a Douglas squirrel. Your treefrogs are Pseudacris regilla or Northern Pacific Treefrog (Chorus frog) according to your location. Yeah, w...
by PNWHerper
April 15th, 2013, 11:25 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Long-toed salamander pics
Replies: 8
Views: 1336

Re: Long-toed salamander pics

Andy, Great shots! :thumb: Your rig must be pretty sweet. I have been thinking about getting a new Canon body sometime in the future, and would love any advice you might have. I use a 20D right now, which is a workhorse but limited in low-light conditions. Gardening and herping... good combo. :beer:...
by PNWHerper
April 8th, 2013, 3:10 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Official NW Chapter Memberlist (2013)
Replies: 13
Views: 2286

Re: Official NW Chapter Memberlist (2013)

Jim and others,

I would love to add you but have not learn how to yet.

Fundad, Andy, Psyon, anyone else can you please PM me regarding adding new members??
by PNWHerper
April 5th, 2013, 2:43 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: CA Trip March 2013 (Part I)
Replies: 5
Views: 865

Re: CA Trip March 2013 (Part I)

Thanks, Porter! I appreciate your comments. :D

Also thank Will and Reako45. Glad you enjoyed viewing the pics. :)
by PNWHerper
April 2nd, 2013, 9:55 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Some pics of recent outing in S. Utah
Replies: 16
Views: 2008

Re: Some pics of recent outing in S. Utah

Cameron, I am wondering regarding the evidence if there were associated punctures underneath? Also, if you get a chance to see this shell again can you measure the distance between the 2 main holes on the top? Or you could just photograph it with a tape measurer on the shell. There is a great chart ...
by PNWHerper
April 1st, 2013, 3:28 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Some pics of recent outing in S. Utah
Replies: 16
Views: 2008

Re: Some pics of recent outing in S. Utah

Cameron, Beautiful post! Love your photos, they are always incredible. :thumb: Glad to see you back on here, it seems like its been a while. Glad to see things are picking up again in your area. Love that beautiful red rock country out your way. :D The tortoise shell looks like it may have been crus...
by PNWHerper
April 1st, 2013, 7:50 am
Forum: N.A.F.H.A. - Announcements/Inquiries
Topic: Memebership Issues
Replies: 9
Views: 2899

Re: Memebership Issues

Psyon, Thanks for your help. The weird thing is I didn't input my name in the box, all I did was change my old password. That must have done the trick. Anyway, thanks for the patience and help! I can see the International Board now, so I should be set. Now I just need to learn how to add new members...
by PNWHerper
March 31st, 2013, 8:43 pm
Forum: N.A.F.H.A. - Announcements/Inquiries
Topic: Memebership Issues
Replies: 9
Views: 2899

Re: Memebership Issues

Psyon and Spinifer, Thanks for the visual, and I did understand what was meant the first time. But, that is the proper name in the line. My name in that line indicated is PNWHerper . Could the problem be that I am part of 2 chapters (Northwest and Rocky Mountains)? Because that is what it says up to...
by PNWHerper
March 31st, 2013, 1:07 pm
Forum: N.A.F.H.A. - Announcements/Inquiries
Topic: Memebership Issues
Replies: 9
Views: 2899

Re: Memebership Issues

Brian,

That's already the case. I am aware they are separate accounts.

My usernames on both naherp and FHF have been the same for over a year. My FHF username on naherp is "PNWHerper." Am I not understanding something obvious here?
by PNWHerper
March 31st, 2013, 9:30 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Winter's Grip is Loosed ~ Spring Outing May 2-5, 2013
Replies: 19
Views: 3598

Re: Winter's Grip is Loosed ~ Spring Outing May 2-5, 2013

John, The dates are solid for me. I will be there, and will likely head home early on Sunday May 5th to prep for work the next day. Soon, we might wanna start talking about the itinerary a bit more via PM. I definitely have certain places in mind and certain species I wanna find. As I am sure you gu...
by PNWHerper
March 31st, 2013, 8:37 am
Forum: N.A.F.H.A. - Announcements/Inquiries
Topic: Memebership Issues
Replies: 9
Views: 2899

Re: Memebership Issues

Psyon,

Fundad told me the same thing a while ago, but that is not what I see on my screen. There is some kind of error. Because, I can clearly see it when I look at my profile in naherp as "PNWHerper" under the FHF Username box.

What should I do??
by PNWHerper
March 31st, 2013, 6:39 am
Forum: N.A.F.H.A. - Announcements/Inquiries
Topic: Memebership Issues
Replies: 9
Views: 2899

Memebership Issues

Hey, To anyone who can help me figure this out. I have been trying to figure out why I do not have official membership in the NW Chapter. I was supposedly added, but I can not see the international boards nor add others to the member list. I have been a member of and posting to naherp.com for some t...
by PNWHerper
March 31st, 2013, 6:35 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Official NW Chapter Memberlist (2013)
Replies: 13
Views: 2286

Re: Official NW Chapter Memberlist (2013)

Right, and I am still not sure why I was not added. I did what was required of me and am still not able to do that. Anyone out there that can help?
by PNWHerper
March 30th, 2013, 5:11 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Official NW Chapter Memberlist (2013)
Replies: 13
Views: 2286

Re: Official NW Chapter Memberlist (2013)

Yes, you can.

Fundad or Andy, how do I add new members?
by PNWHerper
March 30th, 2013, 11:36 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: NW Chapter Members Introductions
Replies: 1
Views: 1622

Re: NW Chapter Members Introductions

Okay, I can start. My name is Filip T., and I am the currently acting as the Pres for this chapter. I have been passionate about herps since I was a little kid, and though I have studied many different aspects of the natural world, herps still remain my favorite group of critters. I spent many years...
by PNWHerper
March 30th, 2013, 7:31 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: NW Chapter Members Introductions
Replies: 1
Views: 1622

NW Chapter Members Introductions

I thought it would be great to hear some introductions from all the members, old and new in the NW Chapter. Some of you have been here much longer than I, and others are brand new. Some of you I feel I have gotten to know somewhat, others I know nothing about. As our May 2-5 NW Chapter Trip is comin...