Greetings from the southwest

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Jordan T.
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Greetings from the southwest

Post by Jordan T. » January 15th, 2017, 4:54 pm

Hello everyone!

I used to post under the southeast chapter all the time as "Jordan S." I joined several years ago and made a few posts but never consistently. I kind of fell off the forum for a long time but now things have changed and I'm making it a resolution to put up some good posts from some trips. So, here is some catching up, I joined the United States Air Force in March 2016 and left my apartment in Gainesville, Florida to Lackland AFB in San Antonio for basic training. I then had my technical training at Randolph AFB in San Antonio then upon graduating there, I've been on a long TDY assignment here at Holloman AFB in southern New Mexico where I will be leaving here the beginning of March and move to my new permanent base in Las Vegas, Nevada! I got engaged last November and getting married next year so very much looking forward to that. Got an amazing woman that supports my hobby.
Anyway, so now that I got everyone caught up on where I am at and how life has been going, I've got a lot of amazing finds from this past 2016 to share with everyone. Obviously not everything, but here are some highlights from New Mexico, Arizona and Texas. I am really looking forward to moving to Nevada and herping out there, California and more of Arizona.
My car in southern New Mexico
Image2015 Honda Accord Coupe by Jordan Schmitt, on Flickr
Plains Hognose Snake in Hudspeth county, Texas
ImagePlains Hognose Snake by Jordan Schmitt, on Flickr
Desert Kingsnake in Dona Ana county, New Mexico
ImageDesert Kingsnake by Jordan Schmitt, on Flickr
Organ Mountains
ImageDried river bed in Organ Mts by Jordan Schmitt, on Flickr
Western Green Toad in Otero county, New Mexico
ImageWestern Green Toad by Jordan Schmitt, on Flickr
Sacremento Mountains Salamander in Otero county, New Mexico
ImageSacremento Mountain Salamander by Jordan Schmitt, on Flickr
The habitat of the Sacremento Mountains Salamander
ImageMeadow in Sacremento Mountains by Jordan Schmitt, on Flickr
Hiking in Arizona
ImageHiking streams for mountain kingsnakes in AZ by Jordan Schmitt, on Flickr
Mountain Short Horned Lizard in Grant county, New Mexico
ImageMountain Short Horned Lizard by Jordan Schmitt, on Flickr
Northern Black Tail Rattlesnake in the Black Range in western New Mexico
ImageNorthern Black Tailed Rattlesnake by Jordan Schmitt, on Flickr
Western Black Necked Garter Snake in Sierra county, New Mexico
ImageWestern Black Neck Garter Snake by Jordan Schmitt, on Flickr
Barred Tiger Salamander in Hildago county, New Mexico
ImageBarred Tiger Salamander by Jordan Schmitt, on Flickr
Texas Horned Lizard in Cochise county, Arizona
ImageTexas Horned Lizard by Jordan Schmitt, on Flickr
The ever plentiful atrox
ImageWestern Diamondback Rattlesnake by Jordan Schmitt, on Flickr

Be sure to check in for new posts occasionally, enjoy everyone and aim high,

Jordan Schmitt

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Re: Greetings from the southwest

Post by chris_mcmartin » January 15th, 2017, 7:19 pm

Awesome. Hope to see more adventures in the coming years.

And PM is en route. 8-)

Chris

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Re: Greetings from the southwest

Post by BillMcGighan » January 18th, 2017, 7:35 am

Good to see you back again, Jordan.

The forum is beginning to have some good old U.S. herping trip meat again with pics and script (our foreign friends have been holding it up very well).

We'll look forward to more.

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Re: Greetings from the southwest

Post by chrish » January 18th, 2017, 9:42 am

Cool to see the salamander. I used to live out there and never looked for it. :oops: I used to go up to cloudcroft several times a year to go birding as well. :oops:

Damn, that Blacktail won't have to eat for a while! Bunny? Squirrel?

AZherper
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Re: Greetings from the southwest

Post by AZherper » January 18th, 2017, 4:23 pm

Good stuff

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Re: Greetings from the southwest

Post by nhherp » January 22nd, 2017, 8:04 am

Jordan,
Very nice overview, and I like the Sac Mtn photo! That one is on my list still to see, but I honestly have made Zero effort to go looking.

Depending on when you leave in March, and the weather, you may still have a shot at a few last species here. Shoot me a text if you end up coming this way.
-N-

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