Start of 2019 field season

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Richard F. Hoyer
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Start of 2019 field season

Post by Richard F. Hoyer » January 30th, 2019, 8:50 am

Yesterday, Jan. 29., I observed one adult male Rubber Boa and four Common Sharp-tailed Snakes. Every years since 1971, my field season, here in northwestern Oregon, has begun during the months of January or February.

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Re: Start of 2019 field season

Post by BillMcGighan » January 30th, 2019, 2:55 pm

That is really cool (no pun intended), Richard.
Here in the northern southeast, we start in January, but it's 99.9% Amphibs.

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Re: Start of 2019 field season

Post by OkanaganSFLT » January 30th, 2019, 4:00 pm

Woot! Let the pacific northwest 2019 season begin!

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Re: Start of 2019 field season

Post by Richard F. Hoyer » January 30th, 2019, 10:56 pm

Bill,
I am not into herping amphibians but merely ecounter frogs, toads, and salamanders incidental to my field efforts with snakes. But here on the west coast, amphibitans can be found all months of the year despending on species and localities being searched. This is particularly true I believe for the forms that are mostly associated with water.

And Okanagan, a note published in the Can. Field Naturalist in 1969 by James Grant describes three Rubber Boas being found basking on talus at 56 degrees on Fe 24, 1968 near Westwold, B.C.

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Re: Start of 2019 field season

Post by OkanaganSFLT » January 31st, 2019, 12:32 pm

Richard, that's great to hear. I actually found a DOR rubber boa last year right near Westwold. Perhaps I will find a live one in the area this season.

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