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by JBBoiler
March 18th, 2018, 1:47 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Chicago Field Herping
Replies: 4
Views: 4469

Re: Chicago Field Herping

Let me know next time you want to herp the Chicago area and I will try to get you some more species.
by JBBoiler
March 10th, 2017, 2:53 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2016 Wisconsin, Texas, MO, IL
Replies: 11
Views: 7410

Re: 2016 Wisconsin, Texas, MO, IL

You had an amazing year and documented it with awesome shots!!!

Thanks for allowing me to tag along on some of these trips. I look very forward to 2017.

JB
by JBBoiler
November 4th, 2016, 11:42 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Laowa 15mm herp shots
Replies: 12
Views: 7229

Re: Laowa 15mm herp shots

WOW!!! I have so much to learn about photography. I am an amateur, but really incredible shots. I am amazed at the lighting you achieve in these shots. I have some studying to do over the winter.
by JBBoiler
October 21st, 2016, 1:38 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Labor Day Hatchling Craziness!
Replies: 4
Views: 3020

Re: Labor Day Hatchling Craziness!

Great to be able to see the entire cycle from the eggs to hatchlings. Thanks for sharing. It is also awesome to get the neighbors involved. The kids and adults will hopefully have a better understanding of how incredible nature is and that we need to do our best to save these creatures. Who knows, m...
by JBBoiler
November 13th, 2015, 9:59 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: From your your neck of the woods. Caution...Thamnophis heavy
Replies: 16
Views: 13180

Re: From your your neck of the woods. Caution...Thamnophis h

Love those orange garters!!! As stated by others, please post the milks and fox snakes. If they are as interesting as the garters we have to see them!!!

John B.
by JBBoiler
October 22nd, 2015, 2:59 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Eastern Tiger Sal vs. Midland Brown Snake
Replies: 7
Views: 4729

Re: Eastern Tiger Sal vs. Midland Brown Snake

Thanks! Martti - The photos were taken in the field. I guess I would define "in situ" as no disruption at all. In this case, I flipped a railroad tie to find the salamander and snake. I am not sure this would qualify as "in situ" or not. Dave - To be honest I cannot say for sure the id on the snake....
by JBBoiler
October 20th, 2015, 4:16 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Tiger Sal vs Midland Brown Snake - Same as posted on Forum
Replies: 1
Views: 1795

Tiger Sal vs Midland Brown Snake - Same as posted on Forum

These photos were put on the topic of Wild Herps Feeding, but I wondered if anyone else has ever witnessed a salamander eating a snake verses the opposite occurring? This was not a baby brown snake and a large meal for this salamander, however, he was handling it well. Tiger Sal vs. Midland Brown Sn...
by JBBoiler
October 20th, 2015, 4:15 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Eastern Tiger Sal vs. Midland Brown Snake
Replies: 7
Views: 4729

Eastern Tiger Sal vs. Midland Brown Snake

These photos were put on the topic of Wild Herps Feeding, but I wondered if anyone else has ever witnessed a salamander eating a snake verses the opposite occurring? This was not a baby brown snake and a large meal for this salamander, however, he was handling it well. Tiger Sal vs. Midland Brown Sn...
by JBBoiler
October 20th, 2015, 4:08 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Post photos of wild herps feeding
Replies: 56
Views: 34446

Re: Post photos of wild herps feeding

Tiger Sal vs. Midland Brown Snake: http://i305.photobucket.com/albums/nn221/JBBoiler/DSC03260.jpg http://i305.photobucket.com/albums/nn221/JBBoiler/DSC03262.jpg http://i305.photobucket.com/albums/nn221/JBBoiler/DSC03259.jpg Chomp: http://i305.photobucket.com/albums/nn221/JBBoiler/DSC03256.jpg Green ...
by JBBoiler
August 23rd, 2015, 3:23 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Below the Mason Dixon
Replies: 13
Views: 4077

Re: Below the Mason Dixon

Wow! So many great finds and photos. Copperbellies and Saugas in Indiana are definitely top goals of mine. I hope to herp with you again in the future.

John B
by JBBoiler
July 20th, 2015, 11:22 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Bioko Snake ID (Equatorial Guinea)
Replies: 3
Views: 2803

Re: Bioko Snake ID (Equatorial Guinea)

I can't help on the id, but wanted to comment on what a beautiful looking snake that is.

John B
by JBBoiler
July 20th, 2015, 11:19 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Indiana Timber Rattlesnake
Replies: 11
Views: 6040

Re: Indiana Timber Rattlesnake

Looks to me as if you found a rookery. If you are careful to just observe the snakes and not disturb them, you can probably find them there for years into the future. I would keep the location to yourself. If too many people disturb the snakes or have ulterior reasons to find them, it would not be g...
by JBBoiler
July 20th, 2015, 11:13 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Help in Ohio
Replies: 5
Views: 2779

Re: Help in Ohio

Thanks for asking Jason. I am back home now and didn't get a chance to search for anything. Central Ohio is pretty empty in the data base. I would have been happy to find a garter snake, but again, I didn't get a chance on this trip. I am not sure when Jerry, the original poster will be in town. I w...
by JBBoiler
July 17th, 2015, 7:16 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Help in Ohio
Replies: 5
Views: 2779

Re: Help in Ohio

I was hoping someone would help you. I am in Columbus now and would love to find a few snakes even if they are common creatures. It can be more rewarding to find things on your own even if much more difficult in a new area. Best of luck!
by JBBoiler
July 17th, 2015, 7:12 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Indiana Timber Rattlesnake
Replies: 11
Views: 6040

Re: Indiana Timber Rattlesnake

It is an awesome reward when hard work pays off. Congratulations on finding such a beautiful snake. Now that you have seen one, the next few will hopefully be easier.
by JBBoiler
June 27th, 2015, 8:28 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Kankakee Sands
Replies: 3
Views: 1886

Re: Kankakee Sands

Good to see you had success even with the water logged conditions. That is a very nice looking bullsnake.
by JBBoiler
June 27th, 2015, 8:25 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: More Florida Snakes & Stuff
Replies: 3
Views: 2092

Re: More Florida Snakes & Stuff

Wow! Great photos. The rattler and scarlet snake really pop and I love the pose of the soft shell.

John B
by JBBoiler
June 1st, 2015, 11:01 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: ok, help me out guys/gals
Replies: 2
Views: 2176

Re: ok, help me out guys/gals

Hello Ben: I wish I could help, but I use Photobucket which has gotten easier to use. So, I don't know Flicker. Please figure it out as I would love to see your post.

Good luck!

John B.
by JBBoiler
May 29th, 2015, 7:21 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Nerodia ID Help, Please
Replies: 2
Views: 1281

Re: Nerodia ID Help, Please

Thanks for the help. It is very appreciated!
by JBBoiler
May 27th, 2015, 11:08 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Nerodia ID Help, Please
Replies: 2
Views: 1281

Nerodia ID Help, Please

The following water snake was found in a temporary area of water, but only approximately 50 feet from a permanent creek. It was in Jefferson County, Kansas. Both Northern Water Snakes (Nerodia sipedon sipedon) and Blotched Water Snakes (Nerodia erythrogaster transversa) are known to be in this count...
by JBBoiler
May 20th, 2015, 10:59 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: New to the forum
Replies: 4
Views: 2148

Re: New to the forum

Welcome Will! The best advice I can give is to learn as much as you can about the species you hope to find. It can be quite a bit of work, but when you find your target it is much more rewarding than simply being taken or told about a location. Continue to post on this site and build some trust. For...
by JBBoiler
April 29th, 2015, 3:46 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A few finds from Cincinnati
Replies: 1
Views: 1162

Re: A few finds from Cincinnati

Very pretty salamander and black rats are always fun to see.
by JBBoiler
April 29th, 2015, 3:39 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Some Michigan Spring Finds
Replies: 6
Views: 2661

Re: Some Michigan Spring Finds

Great stuff. Please keep posting your finds as the year progresses.

John B
by JBBoiler
April 29th, 2015, 3:36 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Results from Chicago
Replies: 5
Views: 2461

Re: Results from Chicago

It was great you were able to see a bull snake. Thanks for posting the photos. Hopefully the weather will be better for your next visit and you can see several more species.

John B
by JBBoiler
April 20th, 2015, 1:30 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Going to Chicago
Replies: 3
Views: 1398

Re: Going to Chicago

Noah: I would say that flipping is your best bet. There are a few areas you can cruise, but quite a bit farther south and you will be much more productive flipping. I would love to meet up with you, but I am heading out to Kansas on Friday 4/24 and do not return until Tuesday 4/28. If you are around...
by JBBoiler
April 18th, 2015, 2:17 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Aberrant Salamander
Replies: 1
Views: 1296

Aberrant Salamander

I had a chance to make a quick stop to check for some two-lined salamanders last weekend. I remembered finding them at this location 35 years ago when I was a kid. Two-lined salamanders can be really common in the Southern part of Indiana, but this location is just about as far north as they can be ...
by JBBoiler
March 18th, 2015, 3:47 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A few coming out for spring in Southern Ohio
Replies: 3
Views: 1502

Re: A few coming out for spring in Southern Ohio

Great to see things are moving. Hopefully just another week or so in my area. Thanks for posting. I was hoping to see what others are finding.
by JBBoiler
March 13th, 2015, 10:35 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Warm Enough?
Replies: 6
Views: 2025

Re: Warm Enough?

Wow, how fast the forecast can change. 90% chance of rain to 7%. A low temp of 46 and it is 44 at 1:30 pm. Looks as if I will stick with the cabin fever a while longer.
by JBBoiler
March 12th, 2015, 9:58 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Warm Enough?
Replies: 6
Views: 2025

Re: Warm Enough?

Thank you very much for the insights! The forecast is still showing 90% chance of rain, but the expectation dropped from 1/2" to 1/4". I will keep an eye on the radar tomorrow and make a last minute decision on whether or not to make the trip. That cabin fever will probably get me out. I will let yo...
by JBBoiler
March 11th, 2015, 10:59 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Warm Enough?
Replies: 6
Views: 2025

Warm Enough?

In a typical year, I am too late to find a salamander migration. The reason being that I don't like to go too early and get skunked. I am thinking the weather looks pretty good for Friday evening. I have researched a location that I believe will produce, but it is an hour and a half drive. I know th...
by JBBoiler
February 23rd, 2015, 12:12 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Visiting Chicago in May
Replies: 2
Views: 1394

Re: Visiting Chicago in May

Hello Dave: Your visit will be a good time of year for your targets. I am in Northwest Indiana, around 45 minutes from Downtown Chicago in good traffic. If you can make it that far, I could help you. Brown snakes and tiger sals should be pretty easy. Green snakes are not quite as predictable, but th...
by JBBoiler
January 20th, 2015, 6:50 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Bull Snake stuff
Replies: 5
Views: 3006

Re: Bull Snake stuff

You can get state and county information with voucher photos on naherp.com. Here is one for you.

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by JBBoiler
January 20th, 2015, 6:50 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Bull Snake stuff
Replies: 4
Views: 1381

Re: Bull Snake stuff

You can get state and county information with voucher photos on naherp.com. Here is one for you.

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by JBBoiler
January 18th, 2015, 5:07 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Chapter Officer Nominations Needed
Replies: 24
Views: 12656

Re: Chapter Officer Nominations Needed

Great, I second James Mick as V.P. Also, I thought Justin (Tuataunifer) was our Pres. Jeremy declined as V.P.
by JBBoiler
December 31st, 2014, 12:58 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Hot Stove Herping, 2014
Replies: 28
Views: 15530

Re: Hot Stove Herping, 2014

With a current temperature of 19 degrees and windchill at 4, I needed the hot stove. Thank you! Most of us have life lists of creatures we would like to find, but one of my life lists is the people that I would love to meet and have the opportunity to learn from in the field. You sir, are at the top...
by JBBoiler
December 14th, 2014, 6:35 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Chapter Officer Nominations Needed
Replies: 24
Views: 12656

Re: Chapter Officer Nominations Needed

Okay, if it is necessary, since he is willing, I will second the nomination of Justin for President. I nominate Jeremy Schumacher as Vice President. I apologize that I did not check with you Jeremy. I hope you will continue to be involved as VP. I already nominated Ben for Conservation Officer I nom...
by JBBoiler
December 8th, 2014, 12:39 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Chapter Officer Nominations Needed
Replies: 24
Views: 12656

Re: Chapter Officer Nominations Needed

Jefferson - please go to nafha.org/bylaws. There you will see a description of what is expected from each position.
by JBBoiler
December 8th, 2014, 12:17 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Chapter Officer Nominations Needed
Replies: 24
Views: 12656

Re: Chapter Officer Nominations Needed

Okay, since he is willing and very capable, I nominate Ben (muskiemagnet) for Conservation Officer. Dane, what position do you nominate Justin for and is he willing?
by JBBoiler
December 3rd, 2014, 10:20 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Chapter Officer Nominations Needed
Replies: 24
Views: 12656

Re: Chapter Officer Nominations Needed

Two weeks and no nominations? Is anyone interested in any of these positions? If so, please speak up. I don't want to inconvenience anyone by nominating them if they do not wish to be involved. Personally, I have two more summers of baseball and softball with the kids. After that maybe I will have m...
by JBBoiler
November 18th, 2014, 12:39 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2014 in review: The Midwest
Replies: 14
Views: 7392

Re: 2014 in review: The Midwest

Great post Zach. Salamanders can be difficult to photograph and you seem to have mastered it. I would love to show you around Northwest IN and also visit your area. A good goal for 2015.

JB
by JBBoiler
November 9th, 2014, 7:19 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A few pics from Wisconsin
Replies: 13
Views: 5948

Re: A few pics from Wisconsin

Mike - Your posts are very appreciated!!! Please don't stop posting. I don't believe Ben is trying to nitpick. I know Ben pretty well and that isn't his purpose. There are all levels of knowledge on the forum and a novice like myself can learn a lot from a post like this. Please don't be offended in...
by JBBoiler
November 9th, 2014, 7:19 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A few pics from Wisconsin
Replies: 13
Views: 3864

Re: A few pics from Wisconsin

Mike - Your posts are very appreciated!!! Please don't stop posting. I don't believe Ben is trying to nitpick. I know Ben pretty well and that isn't his purpose. There are all levels of knowledge on the forum and a novice like myself can learn a lot from a post like this. Please don't be offended in...
by JBBoiler
October 21st, 2014, 6:10 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Nafha Shirts
Replies: 4
Views: 2204

Re: Nafha Shirts

I would buy one or two. Do you have a picture of the shirt or graphics? Let me know how to purchase them.

JB
by JBBoiler
October 11th, 2014, 6:43 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Skinks, hoggie, rare frog and hatchling turtles
Replies: 9
Views: 3224

Re: Skinks, hoggie, rare frog and hatchling turtles

Thank you very much! Awesome!!!
by JBBoiler
October 11th, 2014, 6:43 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Skinks, hoggie, rare frog and hatchling turtles
Replies: 9
Views: 1252

Re: Skinks, hoggie, rare frog and hatchling turtles

Thank you very much! Awesome!!!
by JBBoiler
September 2nd, 2014, 11:08 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Skinks, hoggie, rare frog and hatchling turtles
Replies: 9
Views: 3224

Re: Skinks, hoggie, rare frog and hatchling turtles

Yes, you had a great weekend! The baby snapper looks as if it is ready to pounce. What is left in Wisconsin that you have not found? Haven't seen you post a lined snake yet??? Maybe next weekend.

I always enjoy your posts!
by JBBoiler
September 2nd, 2014, 11:08 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Skinks, hoggie, rare frog and hatchling turtles
Replies: 9
Views: 1252

Re: Skinks, hoggie, rare frog and hatchling turtles

Yes, you had a great weekend! The baby snapper looks as if it is ready to pounce. What is left in Wisconsin that you have not found? Haven't seen you post a lined snake yet??? Maybe next weekend.

I always enjoy your posts!
by JBBoiler
August 19th, 2014, 2:22 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Part I: Pawnee, IN
Replies: 2
Views: 1195

Re: Part I: Pawnee, IN

Great description of much of Indiana. There are some good areas with decent diversity. Nice finds on the queen snakes. The greatest finds are those that surprise us.
by JBBoiler
August 19th, 2014, 2:22 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Part I: Pawnee, IN
Replies: 2
Views: 737

Re: Part I: Pawnee, IN

Great description of much of Indiana. There are some good areas with decent diversity. Nice finds on the queen snakes. The greatest finds are those that surprise us.