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by Frankvanbalken
February 18th, 2020, 11:11 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Reptile/ snake book for herping Cal/Nev/Utah
Replies: 5
Views: 2208

Re: Reptile/ snake book for herping Cal/Nev/Utah

Thanks guys

I see there is no straightforward answer to my question.
I really like to have a book with me so i think i will go with the stebbins although it is not totally up to date.
It will suit my needs of tourist herper
The calherps website is also a very good tip.


Thanks
by Frankvanbalken
February 16th, 2020, 12:26 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Reptile/ snake book for herping Cal/Nev/Utah
Replies: 5
Views: 2208

Reptile/ snake book for herping Cal/Nev/Utah

Hi Can anybody advice me a good book for identifiing reptiles for my trip to zion,vegas,mohave and california this summer?. I'm looking for a book that displays each reptile separate with a picture or drawing for identification and a range map. And also basic information for instance if the snake is...
by Frankvanbalken
December 31st, 2019, 6:55 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herping North Madagascar part 3 of 3
Replies: 8
Views: 3108

Re: Herping North Madagascar part 3 of 3

Hi Gecko Thanks for the information. That is very helpfull.. I will look into it. I always try to organize my own trip. I looks like a good idea to combine this with trips with local guides. Good to hear that they are very good in finding al sorts of animals . The summer holiday is already booked bu...
by Frankvanbalken
December 30th, 2019, 11:27 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herping North Madagascar part 3 of 3
Replies: 8
Views: 3108

Re: Herping North Madagascar part 3 of 3

Hi gecko Thanks for the pictures. I'm really jealous. Madagascar is a dream holiday for me. I didn't expect you would find so many leaf tailed gecko's. There so beautiful. And of course the cameleons. I can't help you with the identification but others maybe can. Did you plan your own trip or join a...
by Frankvanbalken
October 2nd, 2019, 6:42 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Adventures in Rattlesnake Photography
Replies: 4
Views: 10574

Re: Adventures in Rattlesnake Photography

Wow OkanaganSFLT ! That are some magnificent pictures and a great year story. You have seen some beautiful events happen.
Amazing to see pictures of adults with so many newborns.

Tanks for sharing
by Frankvanbalken
September 30th, 2019, 10:05 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herping tips holiday Utah California in july
Replies: 23
Views: 19981

Re: Herping tips holiday Utah California in july

Thanks Bob.. it's complicated i see..
I will stick to my rule of just photos in NPS that is the safest..

For Mohave i am looking forward like Jimi to your research results.. I m not interested in collecting just a little handling... would be nice if i can do that with a fishing license..
by Frankvanbalken
September 26th, 2019, 5:41 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herping tips holiday Utah California in july
Replies: 23
Views: 19981

Re: Herping tips holiday Utah California in july

haha.. good example with the oranges. Also a bit concerning but i get the idea. No fruit for us when we drive accross state borders ;-)

We will skip the I15 and go with the I40 instead.
by Frankvanbalken
September 25th, 2019, 4:52 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herping tips holiday Utah California in july
Replies: 23
Views: 19981

Re: Herping tips holiday Utah California in july

Thanks Jimi and Bob for your replies. I'm getting there.

In Holland we only have one kind of national park so I wasn't aware of true NP and national recreation areas.
Good to know.

I will look into the new rules in 2020 and see what i can and cannot do.
by Frankvanbalken
September 20th, 2019, 2:44 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herping tips holiday Utah California in july
Replies: 23
Views: 19981

Re: Herping tips holiday Utah California in july

Thanks Jonathan

That makes things clear for California. I will ask for the NP rules when i am there.

Any other members that can help me with licensing in Utah and Neveda?
by Frankvanbalken
September 19th, 2019, 9:27 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Tips for Costa Rica, please!
Replies: 8
Views: 18293

Re: Tips for Costa Rica, please!

Hi Hans I have been to CR last year. Not especialy for snakes but birds and reptiles. Monteverde is beautifull i recommend that. Arenal observatory lodge is also beautifull. They have a frog pond. You can go there by night and find lots of frogs and snakes. The saripiqui area has lots of places to g...
by Frankvanbalken
September 19th, 2019, 5:29 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herping tips holiday Utah California in july
Replies: 23
Views: 19981

Re: Herping tips holiday Utah California in july

Hi Jimi Thanks for your reply Sweet Jesus, Yermo is an armpit . I would not take my family there. I do not know the other place, it's in Arizona right? When I try to map it I'm shown a town south of Laughlin, near Bullhead City - is that right? We will definitly stop somewhere near Mojave just becau...
by Frankvanbalken
September 17th, 2019, 10:38 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herping tips holiday Utah California in july
Replies: 23
Views: 19981

Re: Herping tips holiday Utah California in july

Thanks for the information. I will look into the places you mentioned and see if I can make a stop there. We will stay 2 nights near Mohave.. At the coast we will stay near moss landing. Any areas nearby that are good for kingsnakes.. or do i just look for grassland and water and walk around in the ...
by Frankvanbalken
September 17th, 2019, 11:02 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herping tips holiday Utah California in july
Replies: 23
Views: 19981

Re: Herping tips holiday Utah California in july

Wow thanks.. glad you keep detailed notes. ;) You make me happy again. I am not used to seeing reptiles daily and I have had several holidays where i saw only one or two snakes in 3 weeks. So if i find half the stuff you saw in 2 days back in 2008 i will be extremely happy. I have for instance never...
by Frankvanbalken
September 17th, 2019, 6:21 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herping tips holiday Utah California in july
Replies: 23
Views: 19981

Re: Herping tips holiday Utah California in july

Thanks Jonathan It is my first time in the United States out of the big cities, so that will be an experience on its own. I'm looking forward to the desert with or without the snakes . And I'm also a big tortoise and lizard fan. A horned lizard would be awesome. If I decide to go night driving, will...
by Frankvanbalken
September 17th, 2019, 2:29 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herping tips holiday Utah California in july
Replies: 23
Views: 19981

Re: Herping tips holiday Utah California in july

Thanks Jimi for your extensive response. It helps a lot. I will get into the rules of every state en NP. Good to know. And will definitly plan some early morning walks and focus on the mountains and coast and waters. It is ashame we are there in the worst month. School holidays leave us no other opt...
by Frankvanbalken
September 15th, 2019, 9:45 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herping tips holiday Utah California in july
Replies: 23
Views: 19981

Herping tips holiday Utah California in july

Hello My name is Frank and I'm a herping enthousiast from Holland. Unortunatly herping in Holland is very limited so I have to use my holidays for the hobby. Next summer we have 3 weeks in Utah and California with my family stopping at las Vegas, Zyon, Mohave desert, santa cruz, and yosemite. I woul...