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by Jeffreyrichard
May 3rd, 2017, 7:04 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Visiting Boston April 20-23, 2017
Replies: 2
Views: 1348

Re: Visiting Boston April 20-23, 2017

Just noticed the dates of the visit ... sorry. Hopefully you got out
by Jeffreyrichard
May 2nd, 2017, 6:22 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Visiting Boston April 20-23, 2017
Replies: 2
Views: 1348

Re: Visiting Boston April 20-23, 2017

You can walk around the Fens near Fenway Park ... turtles (RES). Easy to get to from Cambridge.

A much more exciting local is Blue Hills ... hike the "mountains". Google the fauna ... there are several unique species in the park. You can get there via bus/subway
by Jeffreyrichard
July 29th, 2016, 6:16 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: What is going on here ... more accurately NOT going on here
Replies: 10
Views: 3087

What is going on here ... more accurately NOT going on here

Guys ... I live my herp-life vicariously through this forum ... why is there no action going on? No body herping? (I'm not ...) No one posting? I have gotten out exactly once ... in FL back in March ... and I just ran into my 1st 2 snakes of the year in my backyard and while walking the dog (garters...
by Jeffreyrichard
July 11th, 2016, 7:44 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: More Backyard Herps...(6-20-16)
Replies: 4
Views: 2357

Re: More Backyard Herps...(6-20-16)

Your backyard? Do you charge admission to view these guys?
by Jeffreyrichard
June 27th, 2016, 9:56 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: New to central Maryland
Replies: 6
Views: 2384

Re: New to central Maryland

Not from MD, but I understand Copperheads are plentiful ... as are Black Rat Snakes. Timber Rattlesnakes are also in your area. Perhaps you can find a corn snake, hognose, and either of the 2 king snake species Here are some guides on line https://reptilesalive.wordpress.com/2008/11/19/the-10-most-c...
by Jeffreyrichard
June 1st, 2016, 11:03 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: rattlesnake island?
Replies: 12
Views: 2935

Re: rattlesnake island?

mikez wrote:
Jeffreyrichard wrote:Hey Mike ... you going to be doing any Spring Migration Striper fishing down here in RI?
Will do. Been meaning to check out a green snake spot near James town.
Did you make it down? We need to get together ..
by Jeffreyrichard
May 25th, 2016, 8:23 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: DNA Confirms Nile Crocs in Florida
Replies: 16
Views: 6021

Re: DNA Confirms Nile Crocs in Florida

Well, I certainly think whoever released them should be ashamed but a pet peeve of mine is speculation without any facts. Anyone could have released them for any reason and certainly there have been releases by people just to stir the political pot in regards to animal keeping, so who knows. Did I ...
by Jeffreyrichard
May 23rd, 2016, 5:00 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: South Carolina vacation
Replies: 4
Views: 3096

Re: South Carolina vacation

pete wrote:You had some good luck! That corn looks like a monster! Alway nice to see campers in habitat instead of the usual trophy shot :lol:
Hey Pete ... how are things going? Any herping recently? I'll be down starting this coming weekend for the summer (weekends) lets get together ... fishing too
by Jeffreyrichard
May 3rd, 2016, 6:39 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: NJ pine Barrens and regulations
Replies: 19
Views: 7940

Re: NJ pine Barrens and regulations

Yo Jeff how's it going! Long time, what 4 years at least now? Coming down anytime soon? Hey Gary ... going fine, except for the herping (limited) ... I'd love to get down to Jersey again ... was in touch with Lt Mike about visiting this Spring, unfortunately too many job and house responsibilities....
by Jeffreyrichard
April 27th, 2016, 9:29 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: NJ pine Barrens and regulations
Replies: 19
Views: 7940

Re: NJ pine Barrens and regulations

And I thought no one had opinions or passion anymore ... :D IMO, and that's just an opinion ... if you are looking like you are hunting and/or collecting herps, you are putting yourself at risk with LE (and with other herpers too how may feel you are pouching) ... you are basically at the mercy of t...
by Jeffreyrichard
April 13th, 2016, 6:27 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: NJ pine Barrens and regulations
Replies: 19
Views: 7940

Re: NJ pine Barrens and regulations

I was admonished here (rightfully so) a while back for posting pics of me hold a pine snake ... so I believe that there are regs in place which do not allow handling most reptiles. Someone else here will know the laws better than I ... I was told not to have anything remotely associated with collect...
by Jeffreyrichard
April 5th, 2016, 5:22 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: rattlesnake island?
Replies: 12
Views: 2935

Re: rattlesnake island?

Hey Mike ... you going to be doing any Spring Migration Striper fishing down here in RI? Yes sir! I'm at the point in my life where my older boys are taking ME fishing. We'll be down last week in April/early May. Been thinking of making a combo trip - hit the beach before sunrise then swing by that...
by Jeffreyrichard
March 28th, 2016, 10:58 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: rattlesnake island?
Replies: 12
Views: 2935

Re: rattlesnake island?

Hey Mike ... you going to be doing any Spring Migration Striper fishing down here in RI?
by Jeffreyrichard
March 24th, 2016, 9:18 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: rattlesnake island?
Replies: 12
Views: 2935

Re: rattlesnake island?

My interest is two part, well beyond the obvious herp related aspect, one is the hate. I was shocked and I think state of Ma was shocked by the hate. For me it got personal when I got in a debate on a fishing forum and haters crossed some lines this old time internet veteran found extreme. Kinda st...
by Jeffreyrichard
March 23rd, 2016, 5:08 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Visiting Amelia Island next week (Mar 12)
Replies: 8
Views: 1761

Re: Visiting Amelia Island next week (Mar 12)

Thanks for the trip report, glad you made it down & out. I've always appreciated your stuff on the NE page What is your technique for exploring palm frond piles? not sure I want to stick my hands in a pile ... No, that's not a great idea, unless you want to get stabbed by a pigmy. Oh, the indignity...
by Jeffreyrichard
March 21st, 2016, 7:41 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: rattlesnake island?
Replies: 12
Views: 2935

Re: rattlesnake island?

Please expand on this conversation ...
by Jeffreyrichard
March 18th, 2016, 10:17 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Visiting Amelia Island next week (Mar 12)
Replies: 8
Views: 1761

Re: Visiting Amelia Island next week (Mar 12)

Only ended up with about 2 hours to trek around ... ended up walking on Eagan Creek Greenway ... great place. 2 Water Snakes (not moccasins), a ga-zillion cooters, one alligator.

What is your technique for exploring palm frond piles? not sure I want to stick my hands in a pile ...
by Jeffreyrichard
March 8th, 2016, 9:10 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Visiting Amelia Island next week (Mar 12)
Replies: 8
Views: 1761

Re: Visiting Amelia Island next week (Mar 12)

If you're staying at one of the resorts like Amelia Island Plantation, use your access to the land, golf courses, water courses, and beaches, especially at night if temps are good. I've found 4 of your 6 right on the plantation: Corn, Yellow Rat, Coral, EDB. Check with grounds keepers for places th...
by Jeffreyrichard
March 7th, 2016, 8:47 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Visiting Amelia Island next week (Mar 12)
Replies: 8
Views: 1761

Visiting Amelia Island next week (Mar 12)

Hi ... NE Chapter member, I've queried here before. Looking for some general locals on/near Amelia for some snakes to photograph ... parks, trails, etc where I can walk around and have a decent chance to observe something... wish list Corn, Yellow Rat, King, Coral, EDB, Pigmy. PM me with any suggest...
by Jeffreyrichard
January 8th, 2016, 6:16 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Sea Turtle Stranding Beach Patrol (Cape Cod, MA)
Replies: 10
Views: 4456

Re: Sea Turtle Stranding Beach Patrol (Cape Cod, MA)

Excellent adventure Andrea ... I've been meaning to get out and walk the beaches of Dennis and Brewster, but haven't made it yet. The Wellfleet Audubon is an extremely "turtle friendly" place ... they have a lot of programs around Diamondback Terrapins, Box Turtles and Sea Turtles. Don Lewis is a ma...
by Jeffreyrichard
July 9th, 2015, 5:48 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: July 2015 Species Counts
Replies: 3
Views: 1959

Re: July 2015 Species Counts

July 10
Norfolk County, MA, 7:00 AM

1 female spotted turtle, nesting
by Jeffreyrichard
July 9th, 2015, 5:45 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Are turtles nesting later this year?
Replies: 5
Views: 1786

Are turtles nesting later this year?

I was playing golf this AM when we ran across a nesting spotted turtle ... wish I had my phone with me for a pic, but no ... thought it was kind of late in the season. The I was thinking how cold in general it's been ... has the nesting season been pushed off? BTW, one of the best finds for me this ...
by Jeffreyrichard
July 1st, 2015, 6:21 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: June 2015 Species Counts
Replies: 5
Views: 1521

Re: June 2015 Species Counts

June 27 - Franklin County, MA 2 American Toads 2 Eastern Redbacked Salamanders 2 Eastern Garter Snakes 1 Eastern Hognose Snake (!!!!) 8 Northern Dusky Salamanders 3 Northern Two-Lined Salamanders 1 Eastern Painted Turtle 1 Northern Green Frog Nice find with the Hog ... you should contact Mass Wildl...
by Jeffreyrichard
June 25th, 2015, 10:32 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: can't wait to get out today!
Replies: 6
Views: 1695

Re: can't wait to get out today!

USUALLY snappers that are on land are females nesting (coming or going) ... given that was during nesting season (June) that's probably what she was doing
by Jeffreyrichard
June 25th, 2015, 10:27 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Horridus in the News
Replies: 3
Views: 1224

Re: Horridus in the News

MassHorridus wrote:My White Whale!

http://boston.cbslocal.com/2015/06/24/5 ... lue-hills/

A 4 footer found in Blue Hills.
Dude ... you back? or still in Dallas?
by Jeffreyrichard
June 15th, 2015, 12:47 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Chapter Meetup 2015 - I dropped the ball. :(
Replies: 8
Views: 2378

Re: Chapter Meetup 2015 - I dropped the ball. :(

Perhaps a single day outing ... central location, week before or after Labor Day. Maybe Western CT/Hudson River Valley ... easily reachable by Eastern New Englanders, NJ, NY,PA, MD. Or NJ (Northern or Pine Barrens). Targets Black Rats, Copperheads, Milk, Greens, Hogs, Wood and Spotted Turtles That'...
by Jeffreyrichard
May 30th, 2015, 5:35 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Chapter Meetup 2015 - I dropped the ball. :(
Replies: 8
Views: 2378

Re: Chapter Meetup 2015 - I dropped the ball. :(

Perhaps a single day outing ... central location, week before or after Labor Day. Maybe Western CT/Hudson River Valley ... easily reachable by Eastern New Englanders, NJ, NY,PA, MD. Or NJ (Northern or Pine Barrens). Targets Black Rats, Copperheads, Milk, Greens, Hogs, Wood and Spotted Turtles
by Jeffreyrichard
May 20th, 2015, 8:40 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: black rat snakes in MA/CT/RI
Replies: 5
Views: 1832

Re: black rat snakes in MA/CT/RI

While they are listed as residing in RI, I have never seen one here. However, I have found them over the boarder in Eastern CT. Pick a State Park in the southern 1/2 of the state that has ridges, and do some hiking through it ... you should find some.

Where are you coming from? Send me a PM ...
by Jeffreyrichard
May 12th, 2015, 5:59 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Visiting (again) Tucson from the East in Mid May
Replies: 11
Views: 3152

Re: Visiting (again) Tucson from the East in Mid May

So I'm heading to Tucson tomorrow (Wed) ... if anyone has any updated suggestions I'd joyously accept them :P ... wish me luck, I hope to "bag" a camera full of herping memories
by Jeffreyrichard
April 6th, 2015, 9:02 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Visiting (again) Tucson from the East in Mid May
Replies: 11
Views: 3152

Re: Visiting (again) Tucson from the East in Mid May

Actually I have a couple aces up my sleeve. Jefferyrichard I do hope you get to see a Gila Monster, I really do. Sometimes it just takes a very magical kind of day. I see them so rarely, so when I do I just tend to drop everything and follow them around a bit if they are cool with that. You will se...
by Jeffreyrichard
March 11th, 2015, 10:57 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: salamander migration
Replies: 61
Views: 12383

Re: salamander migration

As of Sunday my yard had over 2 feet of snow ...
by Jeffreyrichard
February 18th, 2015, 10:55 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Welcome To Arizona - Info for the Traveler and the Newbies
Replies: 37
Views: 22028

Re: Welcome To Arizona - Info for the Traveler and the Newbi

Would one be required to optain a license to hike a State park, and "happen" to take pictures of reptiles with no intention of collecting? (no bag or hook)
by Jeffreyrichard
February 18th, 2015, 10:33 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Northeast NAFHA accomplishments in 2014 - complete list
Replies: 18
Views: 3436

Re: Northeast NAFHA accomplishments in 2014 - complete list

My wife and I repeated our annual participation in the MassWildlife Headstarting program for Northern Red Bellied Cooters; hatchlings are from Plymouth Co MA. We raised 13 and they were release in May. We currentlyhave another batch (12) for release this coming May.
by Jeffreyrichard
February 6th, 2015, 7:38 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Visiting (again) Tucson from the East in Mid May
Replies: 11
Views: 3152

Visiting (again) Tucson from the East in Mid May

My daughter is graduating from UA in May, and wanted to get a couple of hikes in and hopefully some pictures of your wonderful herps (Gila please???). How is mid-May generally speaking? I pretty much do my herping while hiking the parks; any strategies for time-of-day? Last time I was out in April '...
by Jeffreyrichard
December 22nd, 2014, 10:16 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Cape Cod Turtle Deaths (Article)
Replies: 2
Views: 1036

Re: Cape Cod Turtle Deaths (Article)

This might be an opportunity for MA/RI members to do some "off-season" herping ... maybe next year we can organize some beach coming for stranded turtles on several of the Nov/Dec weekends ...
by Jeffreyrichard
November 28th, 2014, 10:48 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: November Species Counts
Replies: 4
Views: 1618

Re: November Species Counts

November 9 Providence Co, RI, 4:30 PM
Eastern Garter Snake ...

Walking the dog through some town conservation property ... this is the latest I've ever found a snake
by Jeffreyrichard
September 4th, 2014, 8:22 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Northeast Member Biographies- Introduce Yourselves!
Replies: 32
Views: 10565

Re: Northeast Member Biographies- Introduce Yourselves!

hi, Got into herping with this year my son,. who is 10. He has always been into animals of all sorts, but got really into snakes as he discovered some living behind his schoolyard this spring. He has actually gotten me to appreciate snakes. We enjoy looking for snakes and turtles in RI, southern Ma...
by Jeffreyrichard
September 4th, 2014, 7:13 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Creek Connections Creek Camp
Replies: 2
Views: 1167

Re: Creek Connections Creek Camp

Nice ... sounds like fun

BTW, in RI we call those waterways you have pictured "rivers" ... creeks are the pesky 1/2 foot wide semi dry flows ...
by Jeffreyrichard
September 4th, 2014, 7:09 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Photos from Worcester County
Replies: 3
Views: 1474

Re: Photos from Worcester County

Glad to see you got out ... sorry I was unable to join you. Perhaps some time in the future ...

Any snakes?
by Jeffreyrichard
July 8th, 2014, 6:04 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: RFI: Wachusett Mountain State Reservation
Replies: 9
Views: 2377

Re: RFI: Wachusett Mountain State Reservation

Let me see if I can put something together ... I have several herp pals from Central MA who know the area better than I. If I'm not down on the Cape (Cod) that weekend, perhaps we can get together ... maybe even Madam Prez (???) can partake ... I always appreciate other chapter's members helping me ...
by Jeffreyrichard
July 8th, 2014, 4:54 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: RFI: Wachusett Mountain State Reservation
Replies: 9
Views: 2377

Re: RFI: Wachusett Mountain State Reservation

What date(s) are you looking at and will you have a car?
by Jeffreyrichard
July 6th, 2014, 6:04 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: so, in MA, what would opinions be if I handled a black rat s
Replies: 7
Views: 1350

Re: so, in MA, what would opinions be if I handled a black r

pete wrote:Well that's just silly ;)
... or something else ... seems strange to me
by Jeffreyrichard
June 8th, 2014, 5:33 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: so, in MA, what would opinions be if I handled a black rat s
Replies: 26
Views: 4448

Re: so, in MA, what would opinions be if I handled a black r

They are considered "endanger" in MA, and I believe that means you cannot harass them intentionally ... that means handling them. Having found numerous black rats in CT, I have no qualms with reasonably handling individuals ... they usually are docile and don't seem to mind being picked up. Again, I...
by Jeffreyrichard
May 8th, 2014, 6:37 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: first snakes of the year!
Replies: 3
Views: 969

Re: first snakes of the year!

nice memento of the occasion ... my 3rd snake this year was a water snake
by Jeffreyrichard
May 5th, 2014, 6:58 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: May 2014 Species Count
Replies: 14
Views: 2133

Re: May 2014 Species Count

May 2 Kent County RI
northern water snake (on golf course ... I taunted my foursome with this vicious little guy)
by Jeffreyrichard
April 29th, 2014, 5:08 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Invitation - Eastern CT Herping Sunday April 13
Replies: 9
Views: 2742

Re: Invitation - Eastern CT Herping Sunday April 13

Yah, I don't mean to twist this into an ethical debate. I'm trying to open my eyes to points of view I have not given enough credit in the past. Those pics contained details that were just too recognizable for general publication. I thought of myself back in my early days researching spots. I promi...
by Jeffreyrichard
April 23rd, 2014, 6:44 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: If humans were to go extinct ...
Replies: 4
Views: 1019

If humans were to go extinct ...

You know, zombie plague or such ... what would take over?

- cockroaches?
- red back sallies?
- green frogs?

my vote is the Eastern Painted Turtle ... they are everywhere