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Start of 2019 field season

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

Richard F. Hoyer (Corvallis, Oregon)

Re: Start of 2019 field season

Posted: January 30th, 2019, 2:55 pm
by BillMcGighan
That is really cool (no pun intended), Richard.
Here in the northern southeast, we start in January, but it's 99.9% Amphibs.

Re: Start of 2019 field season

Posted: January 30th, 2019, 4:00 pm
by OkanaganSFLT
Woot! Let the pacific northwest 2019 season begin!

Re: Start of 2019 field season

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

Richard F. Hoyer

Re: Start of 2019 field season

Posted: January 31st, 2019, 12:32 pm
by OkanaganSFLT
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.

Re: Start of 2019 field season

Posted: March 5th, 2019, 5:47 pm
by DRDAN
I found 7 C.occipitalis yesterday within about 15 minutes at the Riverside/Imperial county line so things are starting to move...or at least bask under AC.

Re: Start of 2019 field season

Posted: March 22nd, 2019, 11:19 pm
by dylan1422
@DRDAN That's insane :crazyeyes: Teach me

Re: Start of 2019 field season

Posted: March 22nd, 2019, 11:22 pm
by dylan1422
DRDAN wrote:
March 5th, 2019, 5:47 pm
I found 7 C.occipitalis yesterday within about 15 minutes at the Riverside/Imperial county line so things are starting to move...or at least bask under AC.
That's insane :crazyeyes: Teach me.

Re: Start of 2019 field season

Posted: March 27th, 2019, 12:11 pm
by DRDAN
my consulting fees are pretty steep, and the daily rate is beyond the pale; better to spend 30-40 years learning the ropes like I did. :beer: