State-by-State Status of County Records on H.E.R.P.

Dedicated exclusively to field herping.

Moderator: Scott Waters

Post Reply
User avatar
ZantiMissKnit
Posts: 1037
Joined: September 14th, 2012, 8:43 am
Location: Boston area, MA

State-by-State Status of County Records on H.E.R.P.

Post by ZantiMissKnit »

This is just a list of each state in the Northeast Chapter and what counties, if any, are without records on H.E.R.P.

I realize that NAFHA and H.E.R.P. are now separate entities, but hope that all NAFHA members continue to contribute.

Connecticut
All counties have records.

Delaware
All counties have records.

District of Columbia
All counties have records.

Maine
All counties have records (most have few).

Maryland
All counties have many records.

Massachusetts
Counties without records: Dukes, Nantucket

New Hampshire
All counties have records.

New Jersey
All counties have records.

New York
Counties without records: Clinton, Fulton, Kings, Montgomery, Niagara, Rensselear, Schenectady, Schoharie, Seneca, Wyoming, Yates

Pennsylvania
Counties without records: Adams, Armstrong, Fulton, Jefferson

Rhode Island
All counties have records.

Vermont
All counties have records.

Virginia
Counties without records: Alexandria City, Alleghany, Amelia, Appomattox, Arlington, Bedford City, Bland, Bristol City, Buckingham, Buena Vista City, Charlotte, Charlottesville City, Colonial Hights City, Covington City, Craig, Cumberland, Danville City, Dinwiddie, Fairfax City, Falls Chuch City, Floyd, Fluvanna, Franklin City, Franklin County, Galax City, Hampton City, Harrisburg City, Hopewell City, Lexington City, Louisa, Lunenburg, Lynchburg City, Manassas City, Manassas Park City, Martinsville City, Mecklenburg, Norfolk City, Norton City, Nottoway, Orange, Patrick, Petersburg City, Pittsylvania, Poquoson City, Portsmouth City, Powhatan, Pulaski, Radford City, Roanoke City, Salem City, Staunton City, Tazewell, Waynesboro City, Winchester City

West Virginia
Counties without records: Barbour, Berkeley, Braxton, Cabell, Calhoun, Clay, Doddridge, Gilmen, Hampshire, Hardy, Harrison, Jackson, Lewis, Lincoln, Logan, Mason, McDowell, Mercer, Mineral, Monroe, Morgan, Pleasants, Putnam, Roane, Summers, Taylor, Upshun, Webster, Wyoming

User avatar
spinifer
Posts: 2388
Joined: June 7th, 2010, 9:48 am
Location: Delmarva

Re: State-by-State Status of County Records on H.E.R.P.

Post by spinifer »

You know about this link, right?

Counties with no vouchered records: http://www.naherp.com/util/unvouchered.php

User avatar
ZantiMissKnit
Posts: 1037
Joined: September 14th, 2012, 8:43 am
Location: Boston area, MA

Re: State-by-State Status of County Records on H.E.R.P.

Post by ZantiMissKnit »

D'oh.

I thought there was something but couldn't find it. Thank you, Nate! I probably should have asked first. :oops:

User avatar
Herpin_Time
Posts: 102
Joined: June 8th, 2010, 2:34 pm
Location: PA
Contact:

Re: State-by-State Status of County Records on H.E.R.P.

Post by Herpin_Time »

Awesome Nate

User avatar
incuhead2000
Posts: 670
Joined: November 16th, 2010, 11:04 am
Location: Germantown, Maryland
Contact:

Re: State-by-State Status of County Records on H.E.R.P.

Post by incuhead2000 »

I plan to knock some of these off the list this season...

User avatar
mtratcliffe
Posts: 533
Joined: January 19th, 2014, 4:34 pm
Location: Springfield, VA

Re: State-by-State Status of County Records on H.E.R.P.

Post by mtratcliffe »

I'm surprised VA has such a poor showing on H.E.R.P.

User avatar
kyle loucks
Posts: 3148
Joined: June 8th, 2010, 12:40 am
Location: Pennsylvania- Bucks Co. near Phila.

Re: State-by-State Status of County Records on H.E.R.P.

Post by kyle loucks »

Piedmont is a tough sell, no one wants to go look for the common stuff. I plan on a trip to those "white" counties in the spring.

User avatar
Jared Cain
Posts: 221
Joined: September 18th, 2012, 6:39 pm
Location: FL/WV

Re: State-by-State Status of County Records on H.E.R.P.

Post by Jared Cain »

kyle loucks wrote:Piedmont is a tough sell, no one wants to go look for the common stuff. I plan on a trip to those "white" counties in the spring.

Is it really that boring? I noticed it was being discussed in another thread. Ive been researching some areas in the peidmont in Loudoun and Fairfax counties. Seems like some really cool stuff can be found there. I know what may be common for one person isnt for another but...

eastern cricket frog
green treefrog
spadefeet
white spotted slimy
mud sal
spotted turtle
wood turtle
mud turtle
hognose
mole king
eastern king
rough greens
corns
ribbon snake

All seem like pretty cool animals to me and definitely not common for me or in my areas of WV and MD that I have herped. At least that I know of. Man, you guys are discouraging :( I will certainly get into the areas I have been looking at regardless though :thumb: I wont be that far from those two counties when I get back to MD.

I am also planning out a 2 or 3 day WV trip to different areas to find endemic salamanders and snakes that have very little range into WV. Actually, I hope to get to take a couple of those type trips in WV so a bunch of those counties should have at least some redback vouchers by the end of the year :lol:

User avatar
ZantiMissKnit
Posts: 1037
Joined: September 14th, 2012, 8:43 am
Location: Boston area, MA

Re: State-by-State Status of County Records on H.E.R.P.

Post by ZantiMissKnit »

Seven of the species you list would be lifers for me, Jared, so...what you said about common.

I think the effort would be worthwhile.

User avatar
Jared Cain
Posts: 221
Joined: September 18th, 2012, 6:39 pm
Location: FL/WV

Re: State-by-State Status of County Records on H.E.R.P.

Post by Jared Cain »

ZantiMissKnit wrote:Seven of the species you list would be lifers for me, Jared, so...what you said about common.

I think the effort would be worthwhile.

I think it will be worthwhile also :D 12 of those would be lifers for me. At least as far as "adult lifers". Who knows what Ive seen when I was a very young lad messing around in the creeks and woods. It seems in that area once you cross the Potomac River it turns into a whole different ball game. Its just too enticing for me to get to that area since it will only take about 35 minutes from where I will be at to get across the river into Loudoun County. Though, its not enticing enough to get me to leave this warmer FL weather until spring once work starts again in MD :P

User avatar
JAMAUGHN
Posts: 1131
Joined: May 14th, 2011, 11:16 pm
Location: Santa Cruz, CA
Contact:

Re: State-by-State Status of County Records on H.E.R.P.

Post by JAMAUGHN »

Seneca Co. NY is off the list.

JimM

User avatar
jonathan
Posts: 3660
Joined: June 7th, 2010, 7:39 am
Contact:

Re: State-by-State Status of County Records on H.E.R.P.

Post by jonathan »

So many counties checked off in the Northeast...someone should start a "all the counties with 10 species recorded" list or something.

Post Reply