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by Mike Pingleton
July 25th, 2012, 5:41 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Now for Something a Little Different - Come see me!
Replies: 7
Views: 2082

Re: Now for Something a Little Different - Come see me!

Hey, that's cool! Congrats!

-Mike
by Mike Pingleton
July 25th, 2012, 2:12 pm
Forum: N.A.F.H.A. - Announcements/Inquiries
Topic: NAFHA 2012 Meeting - up on the web
Replies: 45
Views: 11158

NAFHA 2012 Meeting - up on the web

I made a fact-finding trip down to S. Illinois a short while back - took some pictures, did some homework, made some decisions. Here's the web page with the basic information on when and where. I'll update with your suggestions, info, etc. I'll ask Don to either link to this page from naherp, or to ...
by Mike Pingleton
May 21st, 2012, 6:56 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: China post #39 - Hong Kong. Final China post
Replies: 40
Views: 14825

Re: China post #39 - Hong Kong. Final China post

Damn. What a ride.

thanks again, Kevin, for taking the time.

-Mike
by Mike Pingleton
March 23rd, 2012, 7:06 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Peruvian Amazon = amazing
Replies: 33
Views: 26990

Re: Peruvian Amazon = amazing

Great post! I'm envious of the things you found that I missed on my trip (including the sloth!).

very cool.

Mike
by Mike Pingleton
March 21st, 2012, 10:46 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Possible Country Records for the US
Replies: 181
Views: 85991

Re: Possible Country Records for the US

I'm glad to see this great thread resurrected!
-Mike
by Mike Pingleton
March 15th, 2012, 7:03 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Another Stupid Ohio Post
Replies: 6
Views: 1448

Re: Another Stupid Ohio Post

Love those Ohio sirtalis....

I was gonna say there are no stupid Ohio posts, but didn't want to leave that open-ended :D

-Mike
by Mike Pingleton
March 15th, 2012, 1:11 pm
Forum: N.A.F.H.A. - Announcements/Inquiries
Topic: Orianne Society Plans Herp Database...
Replies: 31
Views: 5416

Re: Orianne Society Plans Herp Database...

To recap the call: Chris Jenkins and Heidi Hall from discussed some of the goals, projects, and plans of Project Orianne. Chris Smith, Kyle, Don and I gave an overview of NAFHA and the database project - how it came to be, how it works, where we are headed, etc. Orianne is considering a citizen-scie...
by Mike Pingleton
March 14th, 2012, 4:59 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: One fewer guy killing herps on TV
Replies: 24
Views: 3895

Re: One fewer guy killing herps on TV

JAMAUGHN wrote:Go easy, Jonathan. I'm sure he always drank his own urine while staying at the motels.
:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
by Mike Pingleton
March 11th, 2012, 1:48 pm
Forum: Reading Room
Topic: Herp books for sale
Replies: 10
Views: 4548

Re: Herp books for sale

thanks! :thumb:
dwarfboakeeper wrote:
Mike Pingleton wrote:Pat, do you still have the Wright & Wright set? If so, can I get 'em from you at the March HHS meeting?

thanks, Mike
I will bring them along. I better set it by the door now so I don't forget.

Nice king. Hopefully I will get to see one in the wild someday.
by Mike Pingleton
March 9th, 2012, 7:34 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herping in Taiwan - The Book - DONE!
Replies: 52
Views: 47116

Re: Herping in Taiwan - The Book - DONE!

cool!
by Mike Pingleton
March 8th, 2012, 2:38 pm
Forum: Reading Room
Topic: Herp books for sale
Replies: 10
Views: 4548

Re: Herp books for sale

Pat, do you still have the Wright & Wright set? If so, can I get 'em from you at the March HHS meeting?

thanks, Mike
by Mike Pingleton
March 8th, 2012, 2:29 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Peepers
Replies: 7
Views: 1720

Re: Peepers

awesome! I missed them this year :(

-Mike
by Mike Pingleton
March 8th, 2012, 2:28 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Prairie Ring-neck "Same as the Forum"
Replies: 4
Views: 1082

Re: Prairie Ring-neck "Same as the Forum"

nice!
-Mike
by Mike Pingleton
March 8th, 2012, 2:27 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Snake Rd. Question
Replies: 2
Views: 559

Re: Snake Rd. Question

Are there any chances of seeing snakes along snake rd. in July or Aug. I have more time in the summer. I'd say you have a pretty good chance of seeing serpents - not in the numbers that fall brings, but there will be some, especially near water. Keep an eye out for gravid trapjaws waddling across t...
by Mike Pingleton
March 8th, 2012, 2:24 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Advice for a quick daytrip in the Chicago area
Replies: 16
Views: 1727

Re: Advice for a quick daytrip in the Chicago area

Good to meet you Jim!

-Mike
by Mike Pingleton
March 8th, 2012, 2:23 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Tiger Salamander
Replies: 6
Views: 1341

Re: Tiger Salamander

Dan, that's one of the nicest ones I've seen posted from Illinois.

-Mike
by Mike Pingleton
March 8th, 2012, 8:31 am
Forum: N.A.F.H.A. - Announcements/Inquiries
Topic: Andrew Holycross
Replies: 2
Views: 1359

Re: Andrew Holycross

thanks, Dave. All too sad.
-Mike
by Mike Pingleton
March 8th, 2012, 4:53 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Okeefenokee in March Report
Replies: 13
Views: 2095

Re: Okeefenokee in March Report

Okefenokee is awesome. If you ever get the chance, do a multi-day canoe trip thru the swamp.

Congrats on the pine cone! :thumb:
-Mike
by Mike Pingleton
March 7th, 2012, 6:33 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Turtle I.D. request; New Pix added.
Replies: 13
Views: 1793

Re: Turtle I.D. request

peninsularis is a pretty good guess.

Poor little turkles, so far from home....
-Mike
by Mike Pingleton
March 7th, 2012, 4:26 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Weirdest Flip?
Replies: 34
Views: 5058

Re: Weirdest Flip?

mikemike wrote: I've definitely flipped my fair share or porn. Late last year I flipped a, what we'll call a "male oriented" sex toy... much larger than a fleshlight.
Much larger than a what?
by Mike Pingleton
March 7th, 2012, 4:11 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Drought Double Down
Replies: 14
Views: 3350

Re: Drought Double Down

awesome! Great photography. I've always wanted to do a west coast salamander slam. Those juvie flavipunctatus are incredible!

-Mike
by Mike Pingleton
March 7th, 2012, 3:56 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Mexico - Herped hard, saw little
Replies: 25
Views: 2832

Re: Mexico - Herped hard, saw little

I was gonna guess Kentuky, but I don't remember it having an ocean.

congrats on getting affianced! Too bad about the snakes though.

-Mike
by Mike Pingleton
February 23rd, 2012, 7:53 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Snake Road hike
Replies: 7
Views: 2355

Re: Snake Road hike

BillMcGighan wrote:Pretty good for Feb 22 in Illinois
yup! Your enthusiasm is infectious, Jeremy!

-Mike
by Mike Pingleton
February 20th, 2012, 6:00 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Hot Stove Herping Part Three
Replies: 43
Views: 4477

Re: Hot Stove Herping Part Three

thanks for the comments, everyone. I like to share the joy, so to speak. One more installment and then it's time to get back in the field again.

-Mike
by Mike Pingleton
February 20th, 2012, 5:53 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Dan Krull Show - 02/15/12. Guests include one of our own....
Replies: 8
Views: 1392

Re: Dan Krull Show - 02/15/12. Guests include one of our own

I enjoyed the DKS. Dan is a natural!

-Mike
by Mike Pingleton
February 14th, 2012, 6:04 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Some red milks and update on our 8 year red milk
Replies: 27
Views: 2611

Re: Some red milks and update on our 8 year red milk

good to see another syspila update Gary.

Like Cub fans say - maybe next year?

-Mike
by Mike Pingleton
February 14th, 2012, 6:01 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Hot Stove Herping Part Three
Replies: 43
Views: 4477

Re: Hot Stove Herping Part Three

thanks Mike. Marty and I did the same late night paddle - awesome experience! Mike, you've had an incredible past couple of years! Thanks for sharing them. I know you had a good time in the north country, that place is amazing. Curtis got me my first mink frog up there late one night while the MVH s...
by Mike Pingleton
February 14th, 2012, 6:00 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Hot Stove Herping Part Three
Replies: 43
Views: 4477

Re: Hot Stove Herping Part Three

You never forget your first moose :thumb:
joeysgreen wrote:Man, you get everywhere don't you? Excellent post. Tonnes of moose up here if they excite you that much :) We can go chase them and some bison while looking for boreal toads!

Ian
by Mike Pingleton
February 14th, 2012, 5:59 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Hot Stove Herping Part Three
Replies: 43
Views: 4477

Re: Hot Stove Herping Part Three

LouB747 wrote:Cool Luna Moth. Do you see many of those?
I saw four last year, including this one up in Boundary Waters:

Image

Image

Pretty cool to run across them at night!
-Mike
by Mike Pingleton
February 14th, 2012, 5:56 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Hot Stove Herping Part Three
Replies: 43
Views: 4477

Re: Hot Stove Herping Part Three

thanks, Gary! The color changing is one of the cool things about GTFs. -Mike As always great series! Big congrats on the moose! So much more impressive before they shed! :lol: Interesting about the tree frog changing like that. I have seen them in our flowers by the house and several years ago used ...
by Mike Pingleton
February 14th, 2012, 5:54 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Hot Stove Herping Part Three
Replies: 43
Views: 4477

Re: Hot Stove Herping Part Three

Nice job, Mike! And Portage Cam was awesome. I love the accompanying grunts and groans. It really captures the overall of the place. The disappointment when you turn a corner and instead of seeing the lake you see more boulder strewn trail to traverse. And of course that first glimpse of water betw...
by Mike Pingleton
February 11th, 2012, 4:02 pm
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: High quality point and shoot, which one?
Replies: 17
Views: 5887

Re: High quality point and shoot, which one?

After breaking my last camera by dropping it in a swamp, I wanted a good field camera that would be waterproof/shockproof and still take good quality photos - I got the Canon D10 and love it. The D10 is great - I have one too. Between that, and my trusty Panasonic Lumix FZ20, I get along pretty goo...
by Mike Pingleton
February 11th, 2012, 2:39 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Where most field guides fail..
Replies: 15
Views: 2122

Re: Where most field guides fail..

Some state field guides have a "invalid / questionable taxa" section that may include species close to the border. Speaking of Boa constrictor , is there any serpent species in the western hemisphere with a larger contiguous range? -Mike ( imperator boa from Sonora, just for fun) http://www.pingleto...
by Mike Pingleton
February 11th, 2012, 7:03 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Hot Stove Herping Part Three
Replies: 43
Views: 4477

Re: Hot Stove Herping Part Three

Nice post. So how far did you have to walk with the canoe on your back? That looks like work. The longest portage was 1.3 miles; most were much shorter. It was a challenge (especially with a knee brace) but it was still fun. Or maybe it was fun because it was a challenge. The canoes are Kevlar and ...
by Mike Pingleton
February 11th, 2012, 6:55 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Hot Stove Herping Part Three
Replies: 43
Views: 4477

Re: Hot Stove Herping Part Three

JAMAUGHN wrote:Well, that was just excellent.

JimM
Thanks Jim!

Daniel, grazie, mio amico! Cordiale saluti!

Justin, thanks! Gotta get your butt up to BW some year.

-Mike
by Mike Pingleton
February 11th, 2012, 6:13 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Hot Stove Herping Part Three
Replies: 43
Views: 4477

Re: Hot Stove Herping Part Three

In case you are interested, your chipmunk is a Least Chimpunk, a mostly western species that follows the boreal forest east to Quebec, and your ducks are Common Mergansers. Andy thanks, Andy. We had chipmunks at nearly every campsite. The mergansers were cool, but the loons were just magnificent to...
by Mike Pingleton
February 10th, 2012, 4:43 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Hot Stove Herping Part Three
Replies: 43
Views: 4477

Re: Hot Stove Herping Part Three

ugh wrote:Wow how close were you to that moose,what's the story there?
uh, We were 80 feet away maybe? I was prepared to run, I tells ya.

here's 90 seconds of the munching male moose.

-Mike
by Mike Pingleton
February 10th, 2012, 4:37 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Hot Stove Herping Part Three
Replies: 43
Views: 4477

Re: Hot Stove Herping Part Three

BillMcGighan wrote:
:?: In MO, was that Gray treefrog right there on that leaf and that color?????
that leaf, and that color, yes.

Here's what it looked like when we got back to the car, hours later:

Image

:crazyeyes:
by Mike Pingleton
February 10th, 2012, 4:34 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Hot Stove Herping Part Three
Replies: 43
Views: 4477

Re: Hot Stove Herping Part Three

Thanks Bernd! The western Crotaphytus collaris are much prettier than the ones in the midwest US. -Mike Hello Mike Thank you for this nice report of your "few" herpetological journeys in 2011. From the shivering higher elevations to the plains. So many beautiful landscapes and so many herps. The Cro...
by Mike Pingleton
February 10th, 2012, 4:32 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Hot Stove Herping Part Three
Replies: 43
Views: 4477

Re: Hot Stove Herping Part Three

TimCO wrote:It was a good summer wasn't it?
It was epic!
by Mike Pingleton
February 10th, 2012, 9:24 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Hot Stove Herping Part Three
Replies: 43
Views: 4477

Hot Stove Herping Part Three

“Summer’s ready when you are” - the Breeders Ah, Summer. I can't wait for you to come back to me! In late May I flew out to Denver to participate in the NAFHA Rocky Mountain Chapter’s herp survey of the Four Corners area (where Colorado, Utah, Arizona and New Mexico come together). Tim Warfel and Da...
by Mike Pingleton
February 6th, 2012, 5:05 pm
Forum: N.A.F.H.A. - Announcements/Inquiries
Topic: 2011 NAFHA Contest Results
Replies: 13
Views: 2413

Re: 2011 NAFHA Contest Results

And I think it's safe to say she had a blast doing so :thumb: congrats Tamara! But Tamara I must congratulate you on beating me, it takes a true dedication to do that, as I am pretty serious about entering data.. I tried to catch you, and every time I would get close you would pull away.. :shock: :t...
by Mike Pingleton
February 6th, 2012, 5:02 pm
Forum: N.A.F.H.A. - Announcements/Inquiries
Topic: 2011 NAFHA Contest Results
Replies: 13
Views: 2413

Re: 2011 NAFHA Contest Results

KingCam wrote:Well I didn't accomplish that much, but I'm still kinda stoked about seeing my name on two of those lists on my very first year of doing this :D
Your efforts are just as important - congrats!
-Mike
by Mike Pingleton
February 4th, 2012, 12:37 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Hot Stove Herping Part Two
Replies: 45
Views: 5338

Re: Hot Stove Herping Part Two

chad ks wrote:Nice post Mike, thanks. Hope to see you out there. :)
thanks, Chad. backatcha.
by Mike Pingleton
February 4th, 2012, 12:01 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Some winter sals
Replies: 3
Views: 601

Re: Some winter sals

wow. are you seeing a lot of Jeffs?

I'm thinking back to last Feb, when my neck of the woods was a plate of ice for the whole month....

-Mike
by Mike Pingleton
February 4th, 2012, 11:59 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Late Winter Herping!
Replies: 4
Views: 1178

Re: Late Winter Herping!

Nice! Where???

-Mike
by Mike Pingleton
February 4th, 2012, 11:58 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herper Bios
Replies: 92
Views: 46740

Re: Herper Bios

Hey Jeremy! Nice to see you here! Have I mentioned recently how envious I am of your new location? :mrgreen: -Mike Hi everyone! My name is Jeremy Schumacher and I am beyond excited to be finally able to go field herping, as I please, in probably the best place to do it in Illinois. A bit about me: I...
by Mike Pingleton
February 4th, 2012, 11:57 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herper Bios
Replies: 92
Views: 46740

Re: Herper Bios

Welcome Fil! Keep us posted on your book! -Mike Hello all! Filip Tkaczyk here. I go by Fil, to most of my friends. I am 29 years old. I am a full-time outdoor educator at a school NE of Seattle called Alderleaf Wilderness College. I have a B.S. in Wildlife Science from UW, Seattle and have done fiel...
by Mike Pingleton
February 4th, 2012, 10:48 am
Forum: N.A.F.H.A. - Announcements/Inquiries
Topic: Where is the National Contest totals and winners?
Replies: 6
Views: 1511

Re: Where is the National Contest totals and winners?

I see some incredible work in there...some of you guys are data monsters :thumb: FYI - I'm not sure if everyone know this, but you can sort the results of the query Don posted by clicking on the category fields at the top. Click twice to get a high-to-low sort. If you sort by New Species, you'll see...