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by Fieldnotes
March 21st, 2019, 9:32 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: [VIDEO] NWHO: SoCal Herping 2
Replies: 4
Views: 3910

Re: [VIDEO] NWHO: SoCal Herping 2

Pretty neat stuff for mid-September. I've enjoyed your Northwest videos, so when i saw one from SoCal, I had to watch. Sorry it took so long for someone to help with descriptions, but that's a Western Toad (Anaxyrus boreas), not A. punctatus. There was a time when this place was bustling with amazin...
by Fieldnotes
August 25th, 2018, 11:52 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: August Road cruising in SoCal
Replies: 4
Views: 4834

Re: August Road cruising in SoCal

DO NOT GO! Save your gas money or head into the mountains. Go to the SoCal mountains, Eastern Sierras, or as others said go to Arizona. If you head into California's desert now, you will only see geckos (if your lucky) and zebra-tails sleeping on the road. Monsoons with flash-floodings are awesome, ...
by Fieldnotes
January 19th, 2018, 11:03 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Gila Monster on Google Street View
Replies: 13
Views: 7316

Re: Gila Monster on Google Street View

Too cool! :beer:
by Fieldnotes
June 10th, 2017, 8:35 pm
Forum: Board Line
Topic: Am i missing something?
Replies: 6
Views: 6446

Re: Am i missing something?

Thanks Bryan, i missed that post about the change. I for one will miss having the California forum. Although i haven't been around as often as before, i still check in to see what, if anything, is new to California from time to time. Now, its going to be washed away in the sea of hodge-podge. For th...
by Fieldnotes
June 10th, 2017, 5:59 pm
Forum: Board Line
Topic: Am i missing something?
Replies: 6
Views: 6446

Am i missing something?

What happened to the California forum and others?
by Fieldnotes
May 12th, 2017, 11:42 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Photos of some recent sick herps
Replies: 20
Views: 9959

Re: Photos of some recent sick herps

...those herps don't look sick to me, great shots too. I hope you're feeling better. "Things that make you go hmmmm"
by Fieldnotes
May 2nd, 2017, 11:12 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Whole Lotta Leopard Lizards
Replies: 4
Views: 2136

Re: Whole Lotta Leopard Lizards

:beer:
by Fieldnotes
May 2nd, 2017, 11:11 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Collared Lizard Swarm at Joshua Tree
Replies: 19
Views: 6269

Re: Collared Lizard Swarm at Joshua Tree

WoW, incredible shots! looks like an interesting adventure :beer:
by Fieldnotes
March 9th, 2017, 5:57 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: More SoCal action
Replies: 7
Views: 3427

Re: More SoCal action

Very cool, as most of your videos are... :beer:
by Fieldnotes
January 14th, 2017, 5:52 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: First finds of 2017
Replies: 4
Views: 1867

Re: First finds of 2017

Nice post Jeremy, looks like one of my old stomping grounds, however I never found an Arboreal that awesome. Looks like a nice start to 2017
:beer:
by Fieldnotes
January 2nd, 2017, 2:16 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Favorite Herp Pics of 2016
Replies: 6
Views: 2400

Re: Favorite Herp Pics of 2016

Those are pictures to be proud of—they're amazing. Happy New Year :beer:
by Fieldnotes
December 26th, 2016, 11:32 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Gekko gecko
Replies: 2
Views: 1411

Re: Gekko gecko

Nice shots of one of the coolest geckos in the world, IMO. :thumb:
by Fieldnotes
December 24th, 2016, 11:17 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Inland Australia
Replies: 14
Views: 4904

Re: Inland Australia

Awesome! Has science discovered what the knob is for, on knob-tailed Geckos?
by Fieldnotes
December 21st, 2016, 11:07 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: ID this salamander larvae
Replies: 2
Views: 1390

Re: ID this salamander larvae

I'm going with Northwestern Salamander.
by Fieldnotes
December 17th, 2016, 11:23 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2016 Year in Review
Replies: 10
Views: 4738

Re: 2016 Year in Review

WoW, that was amazing—discoveries, as well as the pictures. :thumb:
by Fieldnotes
December 10th, 2016, 11:37 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2016 Review Part 3 (AZ)
Replies: 6
Views: 4364

Re: 2016 Review Part 3 (AZ)

:thumb: Amazing post and photography, I'm happy not to have past this post by. Perhaps i'm missing something, but isn't the Sonoran Desert Toad now referred to as Incilius alvarius?
by Fieldnotes
December 7th, 2016, 11:31 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Jim's Song - Dicamptodon (written by Jim Bass)
Replies: 18
Views: 4709

Re: Jim's Song - Dicamptodon (written by Jim Bass)

Ha, Ha, Ha, that was awesome, brought a huge smile to my face. :D
EVen the salamanders are smiling...
Image
by Fieldnotes
November 23rd, 2016, 11:13 am
Forum: News
Topic: Firefighter bitten by a decapitated rattlesnake's head
Replies: 6
Views: 6876

Re: Firefighter bitten by a decapitated rattlesnake's head

Sounds like Karma bit him in the asz, that is if you consider the finger his asz. On nature trail—I'm assuming to see nature with family. Then comes murder, venom, rocks, and blood... awesome learning experience for children. I really am tired and angered by assaults on Mother Nature simply due to o...
by Fieldnotes
November 21st, 2016, 10:29 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Namibian Field Herping Trip November 2016
Replies: 20
Views: 9035

Re: Namibian Field Herping Trip November 2016

Great post, loved the map too. I have watched wildlife movies from way back, when David Attenborough was the voice of the best wildlife documentaries around. There was one film about the Namib Desert and the Web-footed Gecko—Outstanding especially when seeing such amazing creatures for the first tim...
by Fieldnotes
November 16th, 2016, 8:12 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Kofa National Wildlife Refuge September 2016
Replies: 1
Views: 1627

Re: Kofa National Wildlife Refuge September 2016

Amazing how lush things appear once crossing over The River from California, even the insects get bigger and cooler. I would never have imagined Sonoran Desert Toads there; amazing trip. :beer:
by Fieldnotes
November 15th, 2016, 11:20 am
Forum: Bird Forum
Topic: Verdin
Replies: 4
Views: 6144

Re: Verdin

What in the world are you doing, wasting valuable herping time. Yeah, its a nice shot, it would be flipping you the bird if it had hands. Now get back to discovering prehistoric Pond Turtles and kings. :mrgreen:
by Fieldnotes
November 13th, 2016, 12:32 pm
Forum: Invertebrate Forum
Topic: Brown Recluse (Loxosceles reclusa)
Replies: 2
Views: 4972

Re: Brown Recluse (Loxosceles reclusa)

Amazing! those are the best shots of a Recluse on the net. Sometimes, I see "Desert Recluse" in the California desert, have any shots of those yet?
by Fieldnotes
November 5th, 2016, 6:12 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Which is best survival knife
Replies: 4
Views: 2183

Re: Which is best survival knife

:crazyeyes:
by Fieldnotes
October 9th, 2016, 12:43 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: HERP users WARNING
Replies: 1
Views: 1819

Re: HERP users WARNING

Dots on maps are far from publicizing precise locations, besides if every road was a Whitewater Road field herpers wouldn't have to converge on one place they would be scattered everywhere. Perhaps sharing locations wouldn't be so bad.
by Fieldnotes
October 9th, 2016, 11:06 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Advices for a California trip in September
Replies: 17
Views: 5356

Re: Advices for a California trip in September

I have found several Wandering Garter in the Mono Lake area and they have turned out to be Thamnophis e. vagrans. The yellow middorsal stripe can be bright and distinct at times, and the sides are grey often with a checkered pattern. A dark head cap is also suggestive of T. e. vagrans, and one pictu...
by Fieldnotes
October 9th, 2016, 10:53 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Mystery Snake from urban San Diego County
Replies: 31
Views: 5784

Re: Mystery Snake from urban San Diego County

Eimen, I agree it looks a lot like a Wandering Garter
by Fieldnotes
October 8th, 2016, 7:46 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Mystery Snake from urban San Diego County
Replies: 31
Views: 5784

Re: Mystery Snake

This snake is from a residential neighborhood in San Diego.

Jeremey could you posts those Two-stripe Garters snakes, espically if they have a middorsal stripe, like this one seems to have descending down the lateral portion of the body.
by Fieldnotes
October 8th, 2016, 10:44 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Mystery Snake from urban San Diego County
Replies: 31
Views: 5784

Re: Mystery Snake

I'm thinking its a checker-patterened Eastern Garter Snake. Lets give it another day or so for others to guess, then I'll post the3 location, which will only make this mystery snake harder to identify.
by Fieldnotes
October 7th, 2016, 10:25 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Mystery Snake from urban San Diego County
Replies: 31
Views: 5784

Mystery Snake from urban San Diego County

Anyone know what this snake is? Location will be kept secret for now, so not to cause bias
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by Fieldnotes
September 29th, 2016, 9:57 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Where to herp in India?
Replies: 9
Views: 3069

Re: Where to herp in India?

Bummer, India just got a bit less interesting, but the cuisine remains the best!
by Fieldnotes
September 28th, 2016, 2:36 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Advices for a California trip in September
Replies: 17
Views: 5356

Re: Advices for a California trip in September

WoW, you traveled extensively and got some pretty good shots too! Hard to tell from the "Mountain Garter" shot, but Mono Lake is in the Great Basin Desert and the realm of Thamnophis e. vagrans.
by Fieldnotes
September 28th, 2016, 2:33 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Where to herp in India?
Replies: 9
Views: 3069

Re: Where to herp in India?

I have yet to reach India, but I imagine the street markets have some interesting creatures for sale. Street herp'n, in addition to the above suggested wild locations.
by Fieldnotes
September 28th, 2016, 7:30 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: About as exhilarating/terrifying as a herping story gets
Replies: 22
Views: 7890

Re: About as exhilarating/terrifying as a herping story gets



Interesting story, reminds me of this video from youtube... :beer:
by Fieldnotes
September 13th, 2016, 7:57 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Amazing Predation by a Leopard Lizard
Replies: 6
Views: 2757

Amazing Predation by a Leopard Lizard

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BCLmuZqBn6w Posted on Youtube by Emily Taylor " On May 8, 2016, the Cal Poly Herpetology class observed an interesting predation event in the Mojave National Preserve. A large adult female long-nosed leopard lizard killed a small adult desert iguana, then pulled off ...
by Fieldnotes
September 11th, 2016, 11:52 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Highest elevation herp in Oregon?
Replies: 5
Views: 2228

Re: Highest elevation herp in Oregon?

Pretty neat observation—habitat shot looks cool too. Great place to explore during the summer. Herps include amphibians and they reach much higher than reptiles.
by Fieldnotes
September 11th, 2016, 11:48 pm
Forum: Fish Forum
Topic: Aquatic animal ID
Replies: 20
Views: 17050

Re: Aquatic animal ID

hmmm, Mola mola comes to mind.
by Fieldnotes
September 5th, 2016, 8:34 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Moorish Wall Geckos in LA County
Replies: 17
Views: 4578

Re: Moorish Wall Geckos in LA County

WoW, that must have been an incredible surprise. Great pictures too, especially for being inside a crevice. :thumb:
by Fieldnotes
August 26th, 2016, 9:45 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Queensland trips overview [pic heavy]
Replies: 16
Views: 5651

Re: Queensland trips overview [pic heavy]

Dang, your my idol, those pictures are incredible!! :beer: Any of those images, blown up, and framed, would look awesome on someone's wall.
by Fieldnotes
August 24th, 2016, 9:23 am
Forum: Reading Room
Topic: A field guide to the amphibians and reptiles of Sonora, MX
Replies: 3
Views: 4852

Re: A field guide to the amphibians and reptiles of Sonora,

There are many things that I appreciate about the book — the animal descriptions are great, even describing the fine details needed for distinguishing the very similar appearing whiptails; detailed range maps; filled with color pictures; contains every known species of the region, including small co...
by Fieldnotes
August 23rd, 2016, 4:32 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: "New" California rattlesnakes
Replies: 15
Views: 5441

Re: "New" California rattlesnakes

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From Idyllwild, Riverside County — Californiaherps.com

If others have pictures of 'Crotalus h. idyllwildi' from Idyllwild or San Jacinto Mtns please post.
by Fieldnotes
August 23rd, 2016, 11:05 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: "New" California rattlesnakes
Replies: 15
Views: 5441

Re: "New" California rattlesnakes

The more I research the Idyllwild rattlers, the more i'm intrigued — http://blogs.thatpetplace.com/thatrepti ... 7zuDrQvui5
by Fieldnotes
August 18th, 2016, 11:02 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Doi Suthep from top to bottom
Replies: 2
Views: 2600

Re: Doi Suthep from top to bottom

Amazing post, especially how creatively it is displayed. :thumb:
by Fieldnotes
August 18th, 2016, 10:59 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Craziest Border Patrol Story
Replies: 41
Views: 12206

Re: Craziest Border Patrol Story

I have a pretty cool border patrol and helicopter story from Imperial County, CA. While solo-herping next to the border with several bight flashlights, including one brighter than a car's headlight, I heard the darked-out (lights off) helicopter flying over the border toward me. Then it made what se...
by Fieldnotes
August 18th, 2016, 10:29 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: San Diego Alligator Lizard
Replies: 9
Views: 3061

Re: San Diego Alligator Lizard

Image
This is an old image from the eastern Sierra Nevada. It has much of the same red and it was found among cedar pine needles. Others with similar color have been found elsewhere in California, especially at higher elevations.
by Fieldnotes
August 18th, 2016, 10:22 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herping Yosemite
Replies: 12
Views: 4378

Re: Herping Yosemite

WoW, stunningly clear shots! Pretty soon the bears will be in the Valley, they seem to converge there in September before heading off to hibernate.
by Fieldnotes
August 10th, 2016, 9:11 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Santa Ana river
Replies: 17
Views: 5193

Re: Santa Ana river

A two-striped Garter and it looks to be from the rocky, higher portion of the Santa Ana River. Is that assumption correct?
by Fieldnotes
August 7th, 2016, 12:00 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Record elevation for Great Basin Collared Lizard
Replies: 13
Views: 4072

Re: Record elevation for Great Basin Collared Lizard

mwentz, thanks for the report. Sounds like an interesting hike, did you get plenty of pictures. The White Moutains are pretty awesome, mysterious too. Any shots of the 7000' leopard?
by Fieldnotes
August 4th, 2016, 11:31 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Collared Lizards in Mojave Desert National Preserve
Replies: 2
Views: 1566

Re: Collared Lizards in Mojave Desert National Preserve

The April and July thing is probably whats going on. July is the time to avoid California's Mojave and Sonoran Deserts, especially if no T-storms have hydrated the environment. Even then, T-storms produced very little activity, when compared to Arizona's flourishing systems. As for the Great Basin D...
by Fieldnotes
August 1st, 2016, 10:58 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Record elevation for Great Basin Collared Lizard
Replies: 13
Views: 4072

Re: Record elevation for Great Basin Collared Lizard

Steve, in California one was found at 6600' and we thought that was high, at 7545' thats a record breaker. Thanks for bringing that observation forward.