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by corey.raimond
June 26th, 2012, 11:28 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: WI Herpotpourri, pt. 2: The Boys from CA & Hogs Nest Early
Replies: 8
Views: 3183

Re: WI Herpotpourri, pt. 2: The Boys from CA & Hogs Nest Ear

Not trying to be a jerk but it really is the same area. Here is an example to illustrate what I am talking about. If you were at one end of a national park at a rock face and you saw a sign that said "no rockclimbing in xxxxx national park" would you assume that you could go to the other end of the ...
by corey.raimond
June 25th, 2012, 1:16 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: WI Herpotpourri, pt. 2: The Boys from CA & Hogs Nest Early
Replies: 8
Views: 3183

Re: WI Herpotpourri, pt. 2: The Boys from CA & Hogs Nest Ear

You have great finds in there and your photography is excellent. The pink flower is the prairie fame flower Talinium (Phemeranthus) rugospermus it is listed as special concern in the state. Having said that, I feel I must say something about this picture. http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7114/742886693...
by corey.raimond
June 18th, 2012, 1:56 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Somewhat off-topic- Why is it important to study ecology?
Replies: 9
Views: 2289

Somewhat off-topic- Why is it important to study ecology?

I am going to be student teaching middle school students biology amongst other sciences and am hoping to throw in as much ecology/natural history as they will let me. So my question is this: how should I explain to students, parents and administrators why ecology/natural history is an important thin...
by corey.raimond
June 2nd, 2012, 9:43 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: More yard herps
Replies: 15
Views: 3340

Re: More yard herps

Justin- go to the share tab and copy the image link http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7079/7320815902_845f8bf3e3_z.jpg Bull Snake by Justin.Michels , on Flickr http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8020/7320816358_7413721584_z.jpg Bull Snake by Justin.Michels , on Flickr http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8163/73208...
by corey.raimond
May 23rd, 2012, 11:33 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Blandings turtles nesting yet?
Replies: 6
Views: 1501

Re: Blandings turtles nesting yet?

I saw a DOR painted turtle very far from water yesterday.

-Corey
by corey.raimond
May 17th, 2012, 5:18 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Possible county record?
Replies: 13
Views: 1635

Re: Possible county record?

It is all about having a museum/university/some other institution voucher. You have to find an institution that takes audio specimens and saves them. I don't personally know of any but I'm sure there are some. For example when I did a county record with a photo I wanted to submit it to University of...
by corey.raimond
May 9th, 2012, 6:23 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: What is it?
Replies: 8
Views: 1798

Re: What is it?

What gila-91 said.

-Corey
by corey.raimond
April 16th, 2012, 6:17 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Identification help please.
Replies: 3
Views: 629

Re: Identification help please.

I concur with Andy.

-Corey
by corey.raimond
April 12th, 2012, 5:33 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Please help Idenify this Salamander
Replies: 10
Views: 1490

Re: Please help Idenify this Salamander

Looks like Desmognathus ochrophaeus complex.

-Corey
by corey.raimond
March 30th, 2012, 6:48 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Future Mega Millions losers :D
Replies: 32
Views: 3901

Re: Future Mega Millions losers :D

Most land needs to be managed extensively (especially prairies) or it goes to crap. I think groups like the Mississippi Valley Conservancy, Nature Conservancy and The Prairie enthusiasts, could manage land much better than I could.

-Corey
by corey.raimond
March 30th, 2012, 5:15 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Future Mega Millions losers :D
Replies: 32
Views: 3901

Re: Future Mega Millions losers :D

I would donate a lot of it to organizations that protect wild areas.

-Corey
by corey.raimond
March 24th, 2012, 11:29 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: better picture(revised)
Replies: 6
Views: 1517

Re: better picture

Cool, is it at the Green Bay zoo?

-Corey
by corey.raimond
March 21st, 2012, 8:09 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Some of 2012's herps, or "Fruit at Bottom"
Replies: 10
Views: 3826

Re: Some of 2012's herps, or "Fruit at Bottom"

I can't see any of the pictures. It says your photobucket bandwidth is exceeded and wants you to go pro.

-Corey
by corey.raimond
March 12th, 2012, 4:35 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Salamanders & Friends | Christian County, MO | 3-11-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 1232

Re: Salamanders & Friends | Christian County, MO | 3-11-2012

I saw a few cave salamanders that looked like the mystery one while I was in Missouri. I would assume that is what that one is as well.

-Corey
by corey.raimond
March 11th, 2012, 7:59 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Tiger Salamander Migration March 7th in Madison WI
Replies: 1
Views: 841

Tiger Salamander Migration March 7th in Madison WI

Hello everybody, I noticed no one else from the area posted so here is my report. Last Wednesday the conditions were looking good for amphibians. It was in the high 50s and raining, I didn't see very many salamanders, so I think it was just a partial migration with only the brave ones moving. I saw ...
by corey.raimond
March 7th, 2012, 7:32 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Tiger Salamander
Replies: 6
Views: 1462

Re: Tiger Salamander

Nice looking salamander!

-Corey
by corey.raimond
March 7th, 2012, 12:44 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Okeefenokee in March Report
Replies: 13
Views: 2371

Re: Okeefenokee in March Report

I'd go along with that all of them squirrels. They all look to be the same species and I think I got some misleading clue to the size from the picture. Also not as probable that all four would lack a distinct line of they were cinerea.

-Corey
by corey.raimond
March 6th, 2012, 7:32 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Okeefenokee in March Report
Replies: 13
Views: 2371

Re: Okeefenokee in March Report

Cool report. For your IDs Squirrel's sometimes confuse me but I think all four are cinerea. The next (brown) one is hard to tell. Look at the thigh. It is either a squirrel or a pinewoods. If there are dots on the inner thigh it is a pinewoods. The one after the green treefrog in hand looks like a s...
by corey.raimond
March 3rd, 2012, 9:25 am
Forum: Reading Room
Topic: Herp Review question
Replies: 2
Views: 2162

Re: Herp Review question

Thanks for the info.

-Corey
by corey.raimond
March 2nd, 2012, 7:10 am
Forum: Reading Room
Topic: Herp Review question
Replies: 2
Views: 2162

Herp Review question

I know Herp Review comes out in March, but does anyone know the exact date? Or is it just whenever they get it finished?

Thanks,

-Corey
by corey.raimond
February 29th, 2012, 9:59 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Rich Mountain Wildneress Area, North Georgia
Replies: 14
Views: 4966

Re: Rich Mountain Wildneress Area, North Georgia

I disagree about the first one. Looks like a sure D. ochrophaeus complex.

I agree the second and third are spring salamanders.

-Corey
by corey.raimond
February 4th, 2012, 3:04 pm
Forum: Board Line
Topic: neet find saw gater snake crossing washington st at the 163
Replies: 23
Views: 8725

Re: neet find saw gater snake crossing washington st at the

In one of my classes we had to read the autobiography of a someone who grew up in the ghetto on the south side of Chicago.There was a paragraph in there about how he and his friends would find "garden snakes" in the empty lot, but they didn't go there too often because it was gang territory.

-Corey
by corey.raimond
February 4th, 2012, 7:17 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: God's Country 2011...
Replies: 59
Views: 11117

Re: God's Country 2011...

That three lined salamander is interesting looking, also really cool with all of those Kirtland's.

-Corey
by corey.raimond
January 31st, 2012, 6:44 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: So whats stopping them?
Replies: 31
Views: 4380

Re: So whats stopping them?

That you asked this question shows that you fundamentally don't understand biology. Why don't we get rid or rats, house mice, lice, bed bugs or any invasive species? Because it is nearly impossible.

-Corey
by corey.raimond
January 30th, 2012, 8:41 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Ornate Box Turtles
Replies: 5
Views: 1651

Re: Ornate Box Turtles

Can't help you out, the only place I've seen people post ornates from IL is the NW part of the state and I think Kankakee region. Honestly I didn't even know they occurred elsewhere in the state until this post.

-Corey
by corey.raimond
January 18th, 2012, 7:33 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herps on ice
Replies: 30
Views: 6461

Re: Herps on ice

To answer your question newts are the only salamander (in the eastern US) that are poisonous, the mole salamanders (Ambystoma) and stream salamanders (Desmognathus) are sometimes used as bait, but that might be illegal depending on your state regulations. Tiger salamander larvae are often used as ba...
by corey.raimond
January 17th, 2012, 8:18 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herps on ice
Replies: 30
Views: 6461

Re: Herps on ice

Newts have toxic secretions and would likely make bad fishing bait as a result.

-Corey
by corey.raimond
January 2nd, 2012, 4:37 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: BullfrogXGreen frog hybrid?
Replies: 12
Views: 2020

Re: BullfrogXGreen frog hybrid?

I know it keys out to clamitans, but everything about it besides the fold looks like a bullfrog to me.

-Corey
by corey.raimond
January 2nd, 2012, 10:54 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: BullfrogXGreen frog hybrid?
Replies: 12
Views: 2020

Re: BullfrogXGreen frog hybrid?

What do people think about this frog? From Racine county Wisconsin?

Image
Interesting Frog by corey.raimond, on Flickr

-Corey
by corey.raimond
January 1st, 2012, 7:01 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Last Herp of the Year
Replies: 4
Views: 962

Re: Last Herp of the Year

Cool, looks like you got yourself a cricket frog. You can find frogs under rocks in streams in the winter, but probably pretty atypical for them to be out and about now.

-Corey
by corey.raimond
December 8th, 2011, 8:27 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Mud Salamander help!
Replies: 7
Views: 2124

Re: Mud Salamander help!

I found a mud salamander the first and only day I spent in South Carolina. http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2769/4194556333_90b88743ff_b.jpg Mud Salamander by corey.raimond , on Flickr http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4047/4198057788_85b00e54b2_b.jpg Mud Salamander Larva Head by corey.raimond , on Flickr ...
by corey.raimond
December 2nd, 2011, 7:41 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Maybe a dumb question....
Replies: 35
Views: 5625

Re: Maybe a dumb question....

There are some insects that only come out in the winter when the temp is below freezing. They are also thought of as "ectothermic." I agree with others, it depends on the biology of the group in question.

-Corey
by corey.raimond
November 20th, 2011, 8:47 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: I just went back in time...(museum fail)
Replies: 13
Views: 1836

Re: I just went back in time...(museum fail)

It is supposed to be yes. I am going to send them a letter about it. What do you guys think? I am writing to you in regards to your exhibit about reptiles and amphibians. I visited the field museum in 2006 and I noticed the reptile and amphibian exhibit was extremely out of date and contained much i...
by corey.raimond
November 20th, 2011, 6:08 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: I just went back in time...(museum fail)
Replies: 13
Views: 1836

I just went back in time...(museum fail)

Went to the field museum in Chicago today and for a few minutes I wondered if I hopped in the DeLorean back to 1955. Check this out. http://a5.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/380386_10150941035215018_774470017_21397947_2122952568_n.jpg http://a3.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/s720x720/312...
by corey.raimond
November 17th, 2011, 9:58 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herpetofauna Survey Job Openning For NPS On Cape Cod
Replies: 11
Views: 2156

Re: Herpetofauna Survey Job Openning For NPS On Cape Cod

I worked/volunteered for NPS at Cape Cod National Seashore and they literally put me up in a million dollar home with the ocean as my backyard.

-Corey
by corey.raimond
November 14th, 2011, 7:27 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Smooth Green Snake
Replies: 7
Views: 1815

Re: Smooth Green Snake

Illinois?

-Corey
by corey.raimond
November 12th, 2011, 6:41 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: New Topic of Interest on MEMBERS ONLY FORUM
Replies: 5
Views: 893

Re: New Topic of Interest on MEMBERS ONLY FORUM

I know I was a member before the forum crash, now I must not be?

-Corey
by corey.raimond
November 8th, 2011, 6:46 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: My Summer in Michigan (Repost From Main Forum)
Replies: 1
Views: 2070

Re: My Summer in Michigan (Repost From Main Forum)

I like the variety. I can't believe racers are in bogs in Michigan. In WI, I usually only find them in high quality sand prairies or bluffs. That and the ribbon snakes and massasaugas, both virtually extirpated from WI. Your orchid looks like S. cernua.

-Corey
by corey.raimond
November 8th, 2011, 5:54 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: New Topic of Interest on MEMBERS ONLY FORUM
Replies: 5
Views: 893

Re: New Topic of Interest on MEMBERS ONLY FORUM

I can't access it either despite logging in hundreds of records to the database.

-Corey
by corey.raimond
November 7th, 2011, 6:57 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Really, has it come to this?
Replies: 190
Views: 28474

Re: Really, has it come to this?

To desertwalker,

I agree with most of the people posting, better to be safe than sorry. I don't tell people where I find animals, nor do I expect/want/need anyone to tell me where they found theirs.

-Corey
by corey.raimond
November 1st, 2011, 6:06 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Southern Illinois was awesome!
Replies: 6
Views: 3171

Re: Southern Illinois was awesome!

Nice post, glad you saw so much. For the IDs. 1) both southern leopards- they are variable 2) yep fowler's toad 3) nerodia sipedon 4) yep sirtalis 5) all cricket frogs- they are warty and pseudacris are smooth 6) yep zig zag 7) not 100% sure but it looks like a musk turtle with those 2 lines on the ...
by corey.raimond
October 31st, 2011, 5:11 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Lake Erie Watersnakes
Replies: 22
Views: 4133

Re: Lake Erie Watersnakes

Did you take pics of the ones that look like tiger salamanders?

-Corey
by corey.raimond
October 29th, 2011, 3:22 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Quick So. Il. Post
Replies: 13
Views: 2812

Re: Quick So. Il. Post

I love the watersnakes, an underappreciated group for sure.

-Corey
by corey.raimond
October 28th, 2011, 3:36 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Serious Question
Replies: 49
Views: 9559

Re: Serious Question

Interesting replies, it seems like half the people see the bias I am talking about and the other half don't. For those that don't is there a book dedicated to smooth green snakes or racers like the common kingsnake book? If there was a post about finding a rat snake den would it have dozens of repli...
by corey.raimond
October 27th, 2011, 5:34 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Serious Question
Replies: 49
Views: 9559

Serious Question

Why are people on this forum (or perhaps herpers in general) obsessed with milks and common kingsnakes? I seriously do not understand it. What is interesting about them? I find fox snakes, smooth greens, bullsnakes. hognose and heck even racers to be more interesting. Even within that genus, I am mo...
by corey.raimond
October 22nd, 2011, 7:15 pm
Forum: Invertebrate Forum
Topic: Inverts- Virgin Islands National Park
Replies: 15
Views: 4562

Re: Inverts- Virgin Islands National Park

Thanks for the ID tips.

-Corey
by corey.raimond
October 21st, 2011, 3:43 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Virginia herping in december?? (SUCCESS!)
Replies: 24
Views: 4167

Re: Virginia herping in december??

Salamanders should be able to be found especially near springs/seeps/streams- Euryceae, Desmognathus, Gyrinophilus, maybe even Pseudotriton.

-Corey
by corey.raimond
October 20th, 2011, 3:46 pm
Forum: Invertebrate Forum
Topic: Inverts- Virgin Islands National Park
Replies: 15
Views: 4562

Re: Inverts- Virgin Islands National Park

Hi Tom,

Yes I was on St. John for two weeks Jan 2011. Thanks for the ID!

-Corey