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by ThamnElegans24
November 30th, 2016, 6:34 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2017 California Chapter Nominations Time- Do we Continue?
Replies: 11
Views: 8826

Re: 2017 California Chapter Nominations Time- Do we Continue

I'm not sure how the other chapter forums are doing, but the AZ Chapter has had less than 30 new threads since the last election. It's definitely not looking good right now. If we don't get the required officers then I think it might be time to do away with the chapter(s) and just keep the main foru...
by ThamnElegans24
October 3rd, 2016, 9:42 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: First 3/4 of 2016- part three, to Arizona and back
Replies: 12
Views: 6335

Re: First 3/4 of 2016- part three, to Arizona and back

Great stuff as usual Bill! Thanks for coming out and doing the presentation. It was an honor to meet you.
by ThamnElegans24
August 26th, 2016, 12:34 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Finally wrapped up Lampropeltis for Florida.
Replies: 5
Views: 2572

Re: Finally wrapped up Lampropeltis for Florida.

Congratulations!
by ThamnElegans24
August 26th, 2016, 12:28 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Tucson Trip During Monsoon
Replies: 3
Views: 2109

Re: Tucson Trip During Monsoon

Great stuff. I really dig the Tigers. Thanks again for sharing.
by ThamnElegans24
August 26th, 2016, 12:25 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: tucson herping in monsoon season (same as main forum)
Replies: 5
Views: 3031

Re: tucson herping in monsoon season (same as main forum)

Congratulations on a successful trip. Thanks for sharing.
by ThamnElegans24
August 5th, 2016, 11:41 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Trip Summary, June 18-25, 2016
Replies: 15
Views: 6315

Re: Trip Summary, June 18-25, 2016

After taking a good second look at your photos, I believe them both to be Chiricahuas. The color on the second one is a little unusual compared to what I'm used to seeing, but everything else matches up.
by ThamnElegans24
July 29th, 2016, 7:18 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Trip Summary, June 18-25, 2016
Replies: 15
Views: 6315

Re: Trip Summary, June 18-25, 2016

Congrats on a good trip. It look like you were truely able to make the best of the terrible conditions we had at that time.

In regards to the frog, it's possibly a Lowlands Leopard Frog.
by ThamnElegans24
July 5th, 2016, 3:46 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Arizona Sistrurus
Replies: 8
Views: 3864

Re: Arizona Sistrurus

Congratulations on a great find! They are such cool little critters.
by ThamnElegans24
May 13th, 2016, 5:47 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Photos please...
Replies: 6
Views: 2928

Re: Photos please...

There's nothing fictional about Tucson Shovel-nose, other than the subspecies not being recognized anymore by a lot of people. Personally, as long as it's a valid subspecies in the database, I'll use it. Even if it's just to identify the color phase. As for them being "extinct", that's only in the T...
by ThamnElegans24
May 7th, 2016, 10:45 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Photos please...
Replies: 6
Views: 2928

Re: Photos please...

Here's a little something for you. I'd post more, but I'm having issues uploading to photobucket at the moment. Tucson Shovel-nosed Snakes http://i1159.photobucket.com/albums/p640/ThamnElegans/2016%20Field%20Herping/Tucson%20Shovel-nosed%20Snake%202%204-21-2016_zpsukmfiney.jpg http://i1159.photobuck...
by ThamnElegans24
April 11th, 2016, 7:31 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Nevada Dept Of Wildlife Data Request
Replies: 2
Views: 1754

Re: Nevada Dept Of Wildlife Data Request

Thanks Brian.
by ThamnElegans24
March 6th, 2016, 6:38 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A few from FEB and MAR, Phoenix area
Replies: 5
Views: 2542

Re: A few from FEB and MAR, Phoenix area

Nevermind this double post lol
by ThamnElegans24
March 6th, 2016, 6:37 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A few from FEB and MAR, Phoenix area
Replies: 5
Views: 2542

Re: A few from FEB and MAR, Phoenix area

Good stuff GThomas, thanks for sharing.
by ThamnElegans24
February 28th, 2016, 7:54 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Advice for new visitors to this forum
Replies: 9
Views: 3191

Re: Advice for new visitors to this forum

And Brian, telling people that we don't want them here isn't really going to help our chapter any. :)
by ThamnElegans24
February 28th, 2016, 7:52 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Advice for new visitors to this forum
Replies: 9
Views: 3191

Re: Advice for new visitors to this forum

Wow Brian, don't hold back, tell us how you really feel :lol: I think it should be said for all those would be advice seekers who read this, that while Brian's sentiment is shared by most people here, it's not shared by all. By all means feel free to ask questions. Just be ready to receive more nega...
by ThamnElegans24
February 28th, 2016, 7:43 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: AZ visit June 27 2016
Replies: 6
Views: 2564

Re: AZ visit June 27 2016

Now now Brian, we've all got to play nice. Or so I've been told. ;)
I have no problem with requests like this one. After all he's just asking about lodging. And he thanked us up front for any responses.
by ThamnElegans24
February 25th, 2016, 5:31 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Feb 2015 to Feb 2016- Wanderings
Replies: 7
Views: 3068

Re: Feb 2015 to Feb 2016- Wanderings

Great post, thanks for sharing!
by ThamnElegans24
February 25th, 2016, 5:16 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Field Herping Arizona 2015 (Same as Main Forum)
Replies: 5
Views: 3394

Re: Field Herping Arizona 2015 (Same as Main Forum)

Your dedication to catching that turtle was very inspiring :lol:
by ThamnElegans24
February 13th, 2016, 11:06 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2016 AZ Scorecard for Database Contest
Replies: 5
Views: 4364

Re: 2016 AZ Scorecard for Database Contest

You're welcome Terry.
by ThamnElegans24
February 4th, 2016, 2:05 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Field Herping Arizona 2015
Replies: 4
Views: 2614

Re: Field Herping Arizona 2015

Thanks Steve. It was indeed a great year.
by ThamnElegans24
February 4th, 2016, 2:01 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Field Herping Arizona 2015 (Same as Main Forum)
Replies: 5
Views: 3394

Re: Field Herping Arizona 2015 (Same as Main Forum)

Thanks. I intentionally focus on diversity every year. Because after all variety is the spice of life. :)
by ThamnElegans24
February 1st, 2016, 4:22 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Field Herping Arizona 2015
Replies: 4
Views: 2614

Re: Field Herping Arizona 2015

Thanks Daniel. They are one of my favorites too.
by ThamnElegans24
January 31st, 2016, 9:15 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: AZ visit June 27 2016
Replies: 6
Views: 2564

Re: AZ visit June 27 2016

I agree with Fieldherper on this one. June usually isn't a great month here. Although every once in awhile we get some June showers like last year, and it's not so unbearable. It's a good thing that you set your limit at only seven species of rattlesnakes, because that's all there are within 50 mile...
by ThamnElegans24
January 31st, 2016, 8:54 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Field Herping Arizona 2015 (Same as Main Forum)
Replies: 5
Views: 3394

Field Herping Arizona 2015 (Same as Main Forum)

This is a nearly complete list of every species I was lucky enough to see last year. Most are from Arizona, although there is a little sprinkle of California and Utah mixed in too. Some of these have already been posted, but there should be enough fresh material to keep it interesting. Sorry for som...
by ThamnElegans24
January 31st, 2016, 8:39 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Field Herping Arizona 2015
Replies: 4
Views: 2614

Field Herping Arizona 2015

This is a nearly complete list of every species I was lucky enough to see last year. Most are from Arizona, although there is a little sprinkle of California and Utah mixed in too. Some of these have already been posted, but there should be enough fresh material to keep it interesting. Sorry for som...
by ThamnElegans24
January 12th, 2016, 3:39 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A Sweet Little Fall AZ Trip
Replies: 13
Views: 6291

Re: A Sweet Little Fall AZ Trip

Great stuff! Love the ringneck. Thanks for sharing.
by ThamnElegans24
January 8th, 2016, 6:13 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: McDowell Sonoran Preserve, Scottsdale AZ Survey
Replies: 2
Views: 3479

Re: McDowell Sonoran Preserve, Scottsdale AZ Survey

That's great Dave! Let me know when you need some extra eyes in the field.
by ThamnElegans24
January 3rd, 2016, 7:30 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Arizona summer trip
Replies: 2
Views: 3638

Re: Arizona summer trip

I suggest late July or August. Avoid the moon. And set specific goals rather than wondering around aimlessly.
by ThamnElegans24
September 13th, 2015, 7:44 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A Celebration of the Life of Kent VanSooy
Replies: 1
Views: 1710

Re: A Celebration of the Life of Kent VanSooy

Thanks. I don't think I ever met him, but I know he meant alot to alot of people.
by ThamnElegans24
September 11th, 2015, 2:35 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: AZ and CA 2014-2015
Replies: 6
Views: 2483

Re: AZ and CA 2014-2015

Congrats on the klaub. Nice finds, thanks for sharing.
by ThamnElegans24
August 31st, 2015, 8:50 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Recent AZ trip with some ID requests
Replies: 3
Views: 1685

Re: Recent AZ trip with some ID requests

Congratulations on a successful trip! Looks like you had a good time.

I believe the lizard in the 16th photo down is an Elegant Earless Lizard and I have no clue about the bird.
by ThamnElegans24
August 14th, 2015, 7:27 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Night road-cruising in AZ
Replies: 9
Views: 4193

Re: Night road-cruising in AZ

My understanding with using a flashlight from a vehicle is that you have to have at least one foot on the ground.
by ThamnElegans24
August 6th, 2015, 6:07 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Heading to Arizona for a few days...
Replies: 2
Views: 1963

Re: Heading to Arizona for a few days...

That's a pretty vague question. I'm not really sure how to answer it. Are you looking for roads, trails, or both? What are your target species? And where is it you plan on hunting, Phoenix or Tucson? Being a little more specific might get you more responses.
by ThamnElegans24
August 6th, 2015, 5:55 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Best springtime month to visit Arizona
Replies: 2
Views: 1729

Re: Best springtime month to visit Arizona

Late April and May. Good luck!
by ThamnElegans24
July 29th, 2015, 7:07 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Night road-cruising in AZ
Replies: 9
Views: 4193

Re: Night road-cruising in AZ

Head lights are exceptible. It's things like kc lights and light bars that are not permitted. The regs also state that hunting from a vehicle is unlawful, which I guess technically makes road cruising illegal. But I've never heard of anyone getting fined for it.
by ThamnElegans24
July 7th, 2015, 12:04 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: .
Replies: 3
Views: 1764

Re: C. tigris... My favorite crote; same as main forum

Nice Tigers! They are one of my favorites too (tied with cerbs). Here's one I saw a few nights ago.

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by ThamnElegans24
June 1st, 2015, 12:25 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Help with Nightsnake ID
Replies: 9
Views: 3948

Re: Help with Nightsnake ID

Just because that's the way you have it in your book, doesn't mean that's the way it should be.
by ThamnElegans24
May 24th, 2015, 8:45 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Help with Nightsnake ID
Replies: 9
Views: 3948

Re: Help with Nightsnake ID

According to the reptilesofaz site, which is back up, your Graham County Hyp. is likely a jani. And the 2 from Gila County are chlorophaea.
by ThamnElegans24
May 13th, 2015, 7:55 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Phoenix area
Replies: 3
Views: 2227

Re: Phoenix area

You should do fine then.
by ThamnElegans24
May 8th, 2015, 9:15 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: My Buddy 'Chester'
Replies: 10
Views: 2509

Re: My Buddy 'Chester'

Wow, I don't think I'd remain calm enough to take photos while being attacked by a rabid bat. You sir are a better man than I am. I would have freaking LOST IT.
by ThamnElegans24
April 28th, 2015, 7:21 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Checking in with some stuff from 2015
Replies: 4
Views: 2318

Re: Checking in with some stuff from 2015

Yes YOU named it Babycakes lol.
by ThamnElegans24
April 26th, 2015, 11:53 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Phoenix area
Replies: 3
Views: 2227

Re: Phoenix area

How early in June will you be here? It looks like the full moon will be on the 3rd. Which means road cruising won't be very productive until probably the 6th or so. Fortunately for you winders are one of our easiest snakes to find. And they can usually be found in good numbers. Look in the flats sou...
by ThamnElegans24
April 23rd, 2015, 1:57 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Question re future Interstate 11
Replies: 11
Views: 3326

Re: Question re future Interstate 11

MCHerper, there are Gila Monsters and Desert Tortoises in the project area, but it won't make a difference. Blacktara, I spoke with someone who works in the Right-of-Way department of Arizona DOT today about this. He said that Congress still hasn't approved the funding for the project. He doesn't th...
by ThamnElegans24
April 21st, 2015, 6:08 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Question re future Interstate 11
Replies: 11
Views: 3326

Re: Question re future Interstate 11

Yes, yes it will. That whole road will be gone.
by ThamnElegans24
April 20th, 2015, 9:27 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: My FIRST in situ photographs - POST YOURS
Replies: 33
Views: 9589

Re: My FIRST in situ photographs - POST YOURS

Great idea for a thread. Unfortunately I don't have my older stuff on hand at the moment, but here are some more recent things. Black-tailed Rattlesnake http://i974.photobucket.com/albums/ae223/ThamnElegans24/2015/Black-tailed%20Rattlesnake%204-13-2015_zps8gr48fnf.jpg Common Side-blotched Lizard htt...
by ThamnElegans24
April 20th, 2015, 8:38 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Interesting Chuckwalla
Replies: 7
Views: 3658

Re: Interesting Chuckwalla

Wow nice Chuck!
by ThamnElegans24
April 20th, 2015, 8:32 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Arizona Herping Help Please
Replies: 11
Views: 3160

Re: Arizona Herping Help Please

I agree with what these other gentleman have said. I'd also like to add that it is getting a little too late for flipping rocks in the desert. And that there's no real need to climb mountains to see snakes. Most snakes I see while hiking are actually around the base of mountains, in washes, under bu...
by ThamnElegans24
April 2nd, 2015, 11:38 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Four Corners lizard ID
Replies: 3
Views: 1548

Re: Four Corners lizard ID

That's a male Side-blotched Lizard.
by ThamnElegans24
April 2nd, 2015, 9:57 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: The Cali Chapter NAFHA Event Fri 4-10-15 thru Sun 4-12-15
Replies: 11
Views: 4444

Re: The Cali Chapter NAFHA Event Fri 4-10-15 thru Sun 4-12-1

Well it appears that Jeff may have changed my mind. If there are any AZ people who plan on attending, and would like someone to split the travel costs with, please let me know.