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TimCO
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NAFHA Four Corners Survey

Post by TimCO » June 2nd, 2011, 11:23 am

I'm pleased to report the NAFHA survey of the Four Corners region was a success. 24 species were observed and 197 NAFHA records were created, mostly in counties that were unreported.

Animals recorded include:

Spea multiplicata
Anaxyrus woodhousii
Anaxyrus punctatus
Hyla arenicolor
Crotaphytus collaris
Gambelia wislizenii
Sceloporus graciosis
Sceloporus magister
Sceloporus tristichus
Urosaurus ornatus
Uta stansburiana
Aspidoscelis tigris
Aspidoscelis velox
Eumeces gaigeae
Arizona elegans
Pantherophis emoryi
Hypsiglena chlorophaea
Lampropeltis getula
Lampropeltis triangulum
Coluber taeniatus
Pituophis catenifer
Thamnophis elegans
Crotalus concolor
Crotalus viridis



The field crew consisted of:

Travis Dockter
Doug Dockter
Jeremy Westerman
Thomas Wilder
Jimi Gragg
Josh Emms
Nikki Emms
Daniel Dye
Mike Pingleton
John Ruyak
Alex Krohn
Tim Warfel


The area is notoriously difficult to herp, yet everyone worked together and had a great time. Due to the success of this trip, we will be planning a fall survey.

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herpseeker1978
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Re: NAFHA Four Corners Survey

Post by herpseeker1978 » June 2nd, 2011, 5:40 pm

Here are my favorite pics from the trip:

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California Kingsnake (Lampropeltis getula californiae)
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Painted Desert Glossy Snake (Arizona elegans philipi)
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Desert Striped Whipsnake (Coluber taeniatus taeniatus)
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Prairie Rattlesnake (Crotalus viridis)
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Prairie Rattlesnake (Crotalus viridis)
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Eastern Collared Lizard (Crotaphytus collaris)
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Prairie Rattlesnake (Crotalus viridis)
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Prairie Rattlesnake (Crotalus viridis)
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Midget Faded Rattlesnake (Crotalus oreganus concolor)
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Midget Faded Rattlesnake (Crotalus oreganus concolor)
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Prairie Rattlesnake (Crotalus viridis)
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Prairie Rattlesnake (Crotalus viridis)
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Our Group

And a video of an extra-curricular activity :lol:


Josh

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Re: NAFHA Four Corners Survey

Post by herpseeker1978 » June 2nd, 2011, 5:41 pm

Nikki's favorites:
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Nikki :D

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Daniel D Dye
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Re: NAFHA Four Corners Survey

Post by Daniel D Dye » June 2nd, 2011, 6:04 pm

I can't begin to tell you all what a great time I had. Meeting these guys and herping their backyard was and experience I won't soon forget.

I added nearly 30 lifers to my list!

Special thanks to Tim Warfel and Mike Pingleton for putting up with this old man from Florida.

Here's my day one favorites.

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New Mexico Spadefoot (Spea multiplicata) by dydmd, on Flickr

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Western Whiptail (Aspidoscelis tigris)3 by dydmd, on Flickr

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Western Whiptail (Aspidoscelis tigris)2 by dydmd, on Flickr

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Sunspider, solpugid, windscorpion by dydmd, on Flickr

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Western Whiptail (Aspidoscelis tigris) by dydmd, on Flickr
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Striped Whipsnake (Coluber taeniatus) by dydmd, on Flickr

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Striped Whipsnake (Coluber taeniatus)2 by dydmd, on Flickr

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Sceloporus spp2 by dydmd, on Flickr

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Sceloporus spp by dydmd, on Flickr

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Gopher Snake (Pituophis catenifer) by dydmd, on Flickr

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Gopher Snake (Pituophis catenifer)2 by dydmd, on Flickr

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Night Snake (Hypsiglena torquata) by dydmd, on Flickr

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DSC_4645_filtered by dydmd, on Flickr

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DSC_4642 by dydmd, on Flickr

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Collarded Lizard (Crotaphytus collaris)4 by dydmd, on Flickr

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Long-nosed leopard Lizard (Gambelia wislizenii) by dydmd, on Flickr

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Collarded Lizard (Crotaphytus collaris)3 by dydmd, on Flickr

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Collarded Lizard (Crotaphytus collaris)2 by dydmd, on Flickr

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Side-blotched Lizard (Uta stansburiana) by dydmd, on Flickr

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Collarded Lizard (Crotaphytus collaris) by dydmd, on Flickr

Daniel


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Re: NAFHA Four Corners Survey

Post by Mike Pingleton » June 3rd, 2011, 5:16 pm

Wow, Daniel, those pix really pop!

-Mike

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Re: NAFHA Four Corners Survey

Post by Daniel D Dye » June 3rd, 2011, 5:24 pm

Mike Pingleton wrote:Wow, Daniel, those pix really pop!

-Mike

Thanks, Mike. I'm looking forward to viewing your photos.

I'm working on day three.

DDD

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Re: NAFHA Four Corners Survey

Post by jonathan » June 5th, 2011, 4:39 am

Way to go! It's awesome that you guys took an area that doesn't get as much coverage and really worked hard on it.

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Re: NAFHA Four Corners Survey

Post by hellihooks » June 5th, 2011, 6:19 am

Very cool guys. So similar overall, yet strikingly different from what I'm used to seeing... AWESOME!

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Re: NAFHA Four Corners Survey

Post by monklet » June 5th, 2011, 6:56 am

Lovely, stunning images! :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:

Interesting "gopher", for me anyway. Looks like a P. c. sayi X P. c. deserticola.
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Re: NAFHA Four Corners Survey

Post by Steve Bledsoe » June 6th, 2011, 7:51 am

Congratulations,
Beautiful photos and wonderful work by all.

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Re: NAFHA Four Corners Survey

Post by Josh Holbrook » June 6th, 2011, 3:22 pm

Excellent!

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Re: NAFHA Four Corners Survey

Post by hellihooks » June 6th, 2011, 6:05 pm

Any chance someone could fill in the Ssp? inquiring minds want to know... :roll: :lol: :lol: I'm not lazy...just REAL busy... :roll: jim

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