Well I've been extremely busy the last few months with work, expanding my Hognose breeding, and working on my dogs.
I haven't had time nor money to get out much, plus this funky weather has put a bit of a damper on herping up in Northern California. Luckily I have a few trips in the near future planned out.
Back in January I joined Natalie out in her neck of the woods to find a lifer that has escaped me a handful of times, California Giant Salamander.
So I took out a young prospecting herper to go find some!
California Giant Salamander (Dicaptodon ensatus
Danielle and I went and scoped out some spots in the inner Central Coast. Only thing we seen was this buck. Sorry taken with a 90mm macro on full frame from 200 yards...
Natalie hit me up as she was itching to get out as was I. So I contacted Mike Westphal to go find some Northern California Yucca Night Lizards (Xantusia vigilis
) among other species.
We did have luck in finding Nights, but not much else due to the cooler windy weather we had.
Mike and Natalie photographing our find.
Coyote that we seen on the way out.
A parting moon shot when I got home.