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by El Garia
October 5th, 2015, 4:58 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: The Climbing Aneides - my favorite salamander family
Replies: 13
Views: 6242

Re: The Climbing Aneides - my favorite salamander family

Wow! What a great read, Jonathan … :thumb: Thanks for taking the time to put this together. Interesting how the habitat of A. lugubris varies so much from NorCal to SoCal. Because, in our area, a canyon like the one we took you to, is not the most ideal habitat for lugubris. In fact, aside from Amby...
by El Garia
August 29th, 2015, 5:16 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: TERRIBLE NEWS
Replies: 10
Views: 4184

Re: TERRIBLE NEWS

I'm very saddened to hear this. Kent has such a beautiful soul.
Sending my thoughts and prayers to Kent and his family.

Derek
by El Garia
July 27th, 2015, 5:10 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2015 Field Photography 1
Replies: 11
Views: 2240

Re: 2015 Field Photography 1

Great shots. I'm really diggin' the 'macros'

Fantastic post, Porter! :beer:

-Derek
by El Garia
July 27th, 2015, 4:59 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Western Pond Turtle Dog Days of Summer
Replies: 12
Views: 2870

Re: Western Pond Turtle Dog Days of Summer

Very enjoyable post, Brian! :thumb:
by El Garia
July 21st, 2015, 1:40 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: SoCal guy goes to Hong Kong
Replies: 6
Views: 2423

Re: SoCal guy goes to Hong Kong

Excellent video, Lou! Thoroughly enjoyed it! :beer:

-Derek
by El Garia
July 4th, 2015, 10:32 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: The Past Few Months
Replies: 6
Views: 1785

Re: The Past Few Months

Very cool post, Jeremy! Great variety of critters, too :thumb:

That Santa Cruz Gartersnake sure looks like a beast!


-Derek
by El Garia
June 30th, 2015, 6:32 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: U. S Fish and Wildlife anounces findings on 6 species
Replies: 2
Views: 1227

Re: U. S Fish and Wildlife anounces findings on 6 species

Thanks for sharing this.

-Derek
by El Garia
May 20th, 2015, 12:05 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Garter ID?
Replies: 12
Views: 2756

Re: Garter ID?

Yup... that's an infernalis.
by El Garia
May 19th, 2015, 10:21 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: regulations question
Replies: 24
Views: 6555

Re: regulations question

If I did keep animals, and I had 2 at home , could I legally capture a third in the field, even if only to collect specimen data? My understanding of the regulations is that you would not be able to handle or capture a third in the field, if you possessed two at home. Possession is an easily defina...
by El Garia
May 8th, 2015, 12:43 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: NW Herpers Storm the Border - California side
Replies: 13
Views: 5766

Re: NW Herpers Storm the Border - California side

That Shasta Allie is insanely good looking. Thoroughly enjoyed the post, Jonathan! Great job on the records, too :beer:

Derek





What the... :lol: Hoping that nobody enters a Bipes from Cali :lol: :lol:
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by El Garia
May 5th, 2015, 12:20 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Soquel Demonstration State Forest 2015 Spring Survey
Replies: 20
Views: 4076

Re: Soquel Demonstration State Forest 2015 Spring Survey

Nice job, all! Sounds like a very successful survey. :beer:
Good crew, too! I really wish I had been able to make it out with you all.

Nice find on the FYLF. Those are some good photos, Lawrence. The tadpole/egg shots are awesome!

Derek
by El Garia
May 3rd, 2015, 1:23 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Yesterday with our USGS partners
Replies: 8
Views: 2819

Re: Yesterday with our USGS partners

That's awesome, guys… :beer:
by El Garia
May 3rd, 2015, 1:21 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A couple significant finds for me
Replies: 9
Views: 2376

Re: A couple significant finds for me

Nice finds, Dave. Neat looking speck you have there, and great shot of the rosy :thumb:

Derek
by El Garia
April 30th, 2015, 11:37 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Rattlesnake ID
Replies: 44
Views: 8756

Re: Rattlesnake ID

So let me get this straight. I post a picture for a 100% I.D. of a rattler which more than likely was dropped off by someone who wanted it as a pet and I am seeing other herpers wanting to go out and kill it because it might not make it anyways and possibly might hurt someone (might as kill every o...
by El Garia
April 25th, 2015, 10:53 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Salamander IDs (Marin County)
Replies: 8
Views: 2040

Re: Salamander IDs (Marin County)

Although they're not encountered as often as slenders, newts, and Ensatinas, they are common throughout their range, in the appropriate habitat. Still, very nice finds :)
by El Garia
April 25th, 2015, 9:44 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Elkhorn Tigers UPDATE
Replies: 23
Views: 5692

Re: Elkhorn Tigers UPDATE

Nice!! Thanks for sharing this with us, Dave.
by El Garia
April 25th, 2015, 9:26 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Salamander IDs (Marin County)
Replies: 8
Views: 2040

Re: Salamander IDs (Muir Woods)

You may want to remove the location of your finds, as locality data on the forum is limited to the county level.

Also, California Giants are Species of Special Concern in California, which means that touching or handling of the species is prohibited.

Thanks, IReallyLikeHerping

Derek
by El Garia
April 25th, 2015, 9:21 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Salamander IDs (Marin County)
Replies: 8
Views: 2040

Re: Salamander IDs (Muir Woods)

The salamanders, including the larva are California Giant Salamanders (Dicamptodon ensatus)

Derek
by El Garia
April 21st, 2015, 8:21 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: My Life As A Herper (with photos now)
Replies: 11
Views: 2700

Re: My Life As A Herper (with photos now)

-sorry, accidentally double-posted
by El Garia
April 21st, 2015, 8:14 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: My Life As A Herper (with photos now)
Replies: 11
Views: 2700

Re: My Life As A Herper (with photos now)

Great post, Jeremy! It was a pleasure to meet You and your Dad down in the desert. And, I'm glad that you found and saw a nice assortment of herps.

I'm looking forward to seeing you guys at some Bay Area get-togethers and the NAFHA Surveys!

Happy Herpin', Jeremy :thumb:

Derek
by El Garia
April 21st, 2015, 7:52 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Western Pond Turtle endangered?
Replies: 14
Views: 3183

Re: Western Pond Turtle endangered?

Geeez… took you long enough, Brian.

I think I need to go back to troll school. :lol:
by El Garia
April 17th, 2015, 5:17 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: My FIRST in situ photographs - POST YOURS
Replies: 33
Views: 10158

Re: My FIRST in situ photographs - POST YOURS

Great story and pics, John! Patient observation isn't for everyone, but as you know, is very rewarding if given the chance.

Cool post, John!

-Derek
by El Garia
April 16th, 2015, 9:14 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: you might be done herping for the day...
Replies: 15
Views: 3812

Re: you might be done herping for the day...

When you come to the horrific realization that your sd card has more pics of this guy on it, than herps… you might be done for the day ;)
ImageBadLuckJim by Mo'o, on Flickr
by El Garia
April 16th, 2015, 1:56 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Western Pond Turtle endangered?
Replies: 14
Views: 3183

Re: Western Pond Turtle endangered?

IMO, WPT populations are in peril statewide. It's been over 30 years since I've seen juvenile WPTs in waters that are easily accessible to the public. Though, I have seen juveniles in ponds that are closed to the public, where gamefish and bullfrogs were not present. In the early '90s I spent severa...
by El Garia
April 2nd, 2015, 6:51 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Lifer Z 'cincta
Replies: 11
Views: 3652

Re: Lifer Z 'cincta

Good job, Zach! I'm happy for you, man :beer:
by El Garia
March 27th, 2015, 8:13 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Article by Greg Pauly on exotic species among us
Replies: 3
Views: 1169

Re: Article by Greg Pauly on exotic species among us

When I tried to get the pdf to load, the screen appeared in pdf format but the screen was blank.
by El Garia
March 23rd, 2015, 1:31 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: San Diego County – Fall 2014 to Spring 2015
Replies: 21
Views: 6233

Re: San Diego County – Fall 2014 to Spring 2015

Very nice primer post for the National Meet, Jeff! Neat variety and nice pics :beer:

-Derek
by El Garia
March 23rd, 2015, 1:07 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: To my NorCal friends..
Replies: 4
Views: 1195

Re: To my NorCal friends..

pm sent...
by El Garia
March 11th, 2015, 8:04 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: The Cali NAFHA Event Fri 4-10-15 thru Sun 4-12-15 Updated
Replies: 157
Views: 40324

Re: The Cali Chapter NAFHA Event Fri 4-10-15 thru Sun 4-12-1

Fundad wrote:Good News

Dr Robert Fisher from the USGS and Laura Patterson from the CDFW are planning on attending this event. It is an honor to have them with us.

Fundad
An honor, indeed! That's great news!

Derek
by El Garia
March 10th, 2015, 12:15 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: The Cali NAFHA Event Fri 4-10-15 thru Sun 4-12-15 Updated
Replies: 157
Views: 40324

Re: The Cali Chapter NAFHA Event Fri 4-10-15 thru Sun 4-12-1

Jonathan - You won't be needing to make reservations. The tent camping area is huge, and is already reserved for the group.

Looking forward to seeing you two :thumb:

-Derek
by El Garia
March 10th, 2015, 10:52 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Southern CA and Baja Trip
Replies: 13
Views: 3064

Re: Southern CA and Baja Trip

On a side note I am a tall white Ginger that LOVES Balut. Do any of you have an SD recommendation for Filipino restaurants that make/serve Balut? In Spokane there are no restaurants that have Balut, I have to go to the Asian market and make it myself. How do I not respond to a tall white Ginger sea...
by El Garia
February 28th, 2015, 11:46 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Your most significant find in 2015
Replies: 32
Views: 5148

Re: Your most significant find in 2015

Arboreals; definitely my favorite gummy. Especially so, when they get beefy and megacephalic. This was the beefiest individual I've found, and measured 6 1/4" tl with a svl of 3 3/8". He was patternless too, which I much prefer to the spotted individuals. Can't speak to it's "significance", but defi...
by El Garia
February 28th, 2015, 11:46 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Your most significant find in 2015
Replies: 51
Views: 17203

Re: Your most significant find in 2015

Arboreals; definitely my favorite gummy. Especially so, when they get beefy and megacephalic. This was the beefiest individual I've found, and measured 6 1/4" tl with a svl of 3 3/8". He was patternless too, which I much prefer to the spotted individuals. Can't speak to it's "significance", but defi...
by El Garia
February 20th, 2015, 2:51 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Google Earth
Replies: 23
Views: 5166

Re: Google Earth

I can't even imagine how you old guys herped without GoogleEarth before. Aerial photographs from city hall, really? OMG :lol: Robert A lot more time spent hiking was necessary to find spots back then. Sometimes you hit, sometimes you missed. The best part was not knowing what was around the next be...
by El Garia
January 27th, 2015, 7:59 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Better late than never: 2014 in N. CA (and some Ecuador)
Replies: 13
Views: 3783

Re: Better late than never: 2014 in N. CA (and some Ecuador)

What an excellent post! Great variety, great photos, great narration… :beer:
Thanks for putting this together, Elliot. Any goals or quests lined up for 2015?

Derek
by El Garia
January 27th, 2015, 7:59 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Better late than never: 2014 in N. CA (and some Ecuador)
Replies: 13
Views: 2300

Re: Better late than never: 2014 in N. CA (and some Ecuador)

What an excellent post! Great variety, great photos, great narration… :beer:
Thanks for putting this together, Elliot. Any goals or quests lined up for 2015?

Derek
by El Garia
January 20th, 2015, 9:52 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: January Soquel Demo Forest Survey
Replies: 19
Views: 4713

Re: January Soquel Demo Forest Survey

Well done, guys :thumb: Looks like a great day in the field.

Excellent Elgaria shot, Lawrence!

-Derek
by El Garia
January 16th, 2015, 2:10 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Ca County Database totals 2014
Replies: 15
Views: 4986

Re: Ca County Database totals

Nice list, Matt. Thanks for putting this together! :beer:
by El Garia
January 5th, 2015, 9:50 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: My 2014 Year in Review
Replies: 10
Views: 3202

Re: My 2014 Year in Review

Great summary of your year, Lawrence. I really enjoyed this post. A lot of herp variety, herpers, Baxter, and an otter - sweet!
That SC Black looks like a beast - nice head!


-Derek


And, as others have said, Thank You, for all that you do!
Have a great 2015, Lawrence. :beer:
by El Garia
January 5th, 2015, 9:50 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: My 2014 Year in Review
Replies: 10
Views: 1894

Re: My 2014 Year in Review

Great summary of your year, Lawrence. I really enjoyed this post. A lot of herp variety, herpers, Baxter, and an otter - sweet!
That SC Black looks like a beast - nice head!


-Derek


And, as others have said, Thank You, for all that you do!
Have a great 2015, Lawrence. :beer:
by El Garia
December 14th, 2014, 5:36 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Elkhorn Tigers UPDATE
Replies: 23
Views: 5692

Re: Elkhorn Tigers

Hey Dave,

Very nice night, you had there. … skunked again on the Eryops, I see.

-Derek
by El Garia
December 14th, 2014, 5:25 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: November 2014- A Review
Replies: 8
Views: 2426

Re: November 2014- A Review

Hey Zach,

Very nice month you had! As always, you have a nice diversity of herps.
Octopus was cool, too, but I'm really diggin' those nudibranchs!

-Derek
by El Garia
December 14th, 2014, 5:16 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Fall/Winter Highlights
Replies: 7
Views: 1633

Re: Fall/Winter Highlights

Fantastic post, Jim, with a lot of really nice shots! … a true naturalist's delight.
I really like the T. s. tetrataenia, D. tenebrosus, A. californiense, and the Elgaria; all great captures.

Oh yeah, I can't forget the newt staredown - that is a cool image. :beer:


-Derek
by El Garia
November 28th, 2014, 1:48 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: My Year
Replies: 12
Views: 2489

Re: My Year

My! What a big, blue belly you have there...

Very nice year-end post, Jim! :thumb:
by El Garia
November 28th, 2014, 1:48 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: My Year
Replies: 12
Views: 1523

Re: My Year

My! What a big, blue belly you have there...

Very nice year-end post, Jim! :thumb:
by El Garia
November 20th, 2014, 4:47 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: California Chapter Secretary Nomination 2015
Replies: 8
Views: 2006

Re: California Chapter Secretary Nomination 2015

Thank you for the nomination and endorsements, Guys. I'm honored to accept the nomination.

Derek Holt
by El Garia
November 18th, 2014, 1:41 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: InSitu Rattlesnakes
Replies: 48
Views: 22569

Re: InSitu Rattlesnakes

Excellent post, Brendan. Love the variety of sp., as well as the 'feeding shots'.

Always refreshing to see in-situ posts... :beer:


Derek


btw - Superb photography
by El Garia
November 7th, 2014, 7:12 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: California Chapter Conservation Officer Nominations 2015
Replies: 7
Views: 1703

Re: California Chapter Conservation Officer Nominations 2015

I second the nomination of Lawrence Erickson for Conservation Officer
by El Garia
October 31st, 2014, 4:39 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: The Cali NAFHA Event Fri 4-10-15 thru Sun 4-12-15 Updated
Replies: 157
Views: 40324

Re: The Cali Chapter NAFHA Event Fri 4-10-15 thru Sun 4-12-1

Couldn't agree with Robert more… :beer:

Derek