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by Southwest wanderer
July 22nd, 2016, 8:05 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: anyone want to meet for trip July 30th through Aug 6th
Replies: 1
Views: 1338

Re: anyone want to meet for trip July 30th through Aug 6th

Travis, Not too many folks are active on the Arizona Chapter forum anymore. I for one am busy on the dates you mentioned; however, I think you all will do just fine on your own exploring our wonderful state of Arizona. You will be in the right place at the right time. Just go outside at reasonable t...
by Southwest wanderer
May 7th, 2016, 2:03 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: My California Kingsnake segment on Discovery Digital Network
Replies: 36
Views: 10801

Re: My California Kingsnake segment on Discovery Digital Net

Good job Zach! I enjoyed the clip. You have a nice style behind the camera; calm, reserved, less crazed. I like that you slipped in comments about putting boards and logs and stuff back into it's same position before flipped. Thumbs up!

J9
by Southwest wanderer
November 20th, 2015, 6:38 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: New member, photos from Phoenix, AZ, East Coast, etc...
Replies: 5
Views: 2597

Re: New member, photos from Phoenix, AZ, East Coast, etc...

I love your Speckled Rattlesnake perched in a creosote bush.

J9
by Southwest wanderer
November 20th, 2015, 6:31 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herping Arizona this November
Replies: 6
Views: 3670

Re: Herping Arizona this November

I'm so sorry I missed this post. I really have drifted far afield this season from the herping & the herp forums. I hope to correct that. 2016 should be a much more simple year for me and I hope to get out to some new areas and explore what is out there. David, I hope your trip was successful. Maybe...
by Southwest wanderer
September 1st, 2015, 6:42 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: .
Replies: 17
Views: 4730

Re: What's up AZ ??

Another impressive thing about your photo Brian Hubbs are those cute little sprigs sticking out of the water framing the Leopard frog. That is a native aquatic plant. Don't ask me what it is, I forgot the name. But I am just happy to see native aquatics every now and then. Although the floaty stuff ...
by Southwest wanderer
September 1st, 2015, 6:36 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Recent AZ trip with some ID requests
Replies: 3
Views: 1797

Re: Recent AZ trip with some ID requests

Great trip report!!! I guess you got your questionable stuff answers correctly already. Yes to the Gila Woodpecker, and yes t the Earless lizard. I love love your AZ Black Rattlesnake pics & the Phrynosoma pics too. We have had marginally decent monsoon activity in much of Southeastern AZ, although ...
by Southwest wanderer
August 13th, 2015, 8:41 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: .
Replies: 17
Views: 4730

Re: What's up AZ ??

Wow 48 people viewed this, but no reply....... How much do you want to bet that those 48 views were not AZ members. AZ forum is getting LAME!!!!!!!!!!!! I know, myself included. I think it would be better to consolidate CA AZ and NM in one forum. I'm kind of naughty for thinking these things out lo...
by Southwest wanderer
August 13th, 2015, 8:22 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Night road-cruising in AZ
Replies: 9
Views: 4659

Re: Night road-cruising in AZ

I do not recall where I read this information, but I have heard that you may not shine a flashlight out the window of a vehicle; rather, you have to be outside the vehicle to use the flashlight. This little tidbit may not be related to what you are talking about, but I am careful to not shine my fla...
by Southwest wanderer
July 14th, 2015, 7:16 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Recent trip photos
Replies: 2
Views: 2365

Recent trip photos

No one is going to read this anyway so I don't mind sharing locality info. Navajo Nation, AZ Canyon de Chelly. I really love the Navajo nation and herping there. All the cultural parks are pretty amazing. I found some of the common lizards started to look pretty different from what I am used to seei...
by Southwest wanderer
April 6th, 2015, 7:35 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: The Cali NAFHA Event Fri 4-10-15 thru Sun 4-12-15 Updated
Replies: 157
Views: 41917

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

Anyone experiencing extreme cold can visit my tent site at anytime in the middle of the night, and we
will see to it that we get you warm.
Yowza!!!! Bow chicka bow wow.
Sounds like an event for the books.

Good luck y'all
J9
by Southwest wanderer
April 6th, 2015, 7:12 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: The Cali Chapter NAFHA Event Fri 4-10-15 thru Sun 4-12-15
Replies: 11
Views: 4675

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

Wish I could attend. Family stuff right now. Hope the event is a wonderful success.

J9
by Southwest wanderer
April 6th, 2015, 7:10 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Visiting (again) Tucson from the East in Mid May
Replies: 11
Views: 3863

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

Oh my goodness, OUCH! That does hurt. I'll tell you, I 've missed a lot of badass snakes by a few minutes. Just keep coming back. Keep doing more hikes. Something new will always present itself. That is what I love so much about Arizona.

J9
by Southwest wanderer
April 6th, 2015, 7:05 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herps in the Prescott area
Replies: 5
Views: 2884

Re: Herps in the Prescott area

You're going to friggin' love it!!! Great herping area. Have fun.

J9
by Southwest wanderer
March 7th, 2015, 8:57 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A look back at my 2014 AZ trips
Replies: 2
Views: 2230

Re: A look back at my 2014 AZ trips

Thanks for sharing those trip photos. I really love the Phrynosoma pic in front of the wildflowers, that is awesome. They photograph much better when we get down to their level. Although, that statement usually is true with most herps we photo. The Sonoran mud turtle is a unique shot too. I have see...
by Southwest wanderer
February 12th, 2015, 9:32 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Visiting (again) Tucson from the East in Mid May
Replies: 11
Views: 3863

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

Actually I have a couple aces up my sleeve. Let me see if I understand this correctly… A. Hubbs is just being sarcastic :o B. We just exploited Sabino Canyon & Saguaro National Park (over 91,000 acres) ;) Run Gilas run! Jefferyrichard I do hope you get to see a Gila Monster, I really do. Sometimes i...
by Southwest wanderer
February 6th, 2015, 6:01 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herp Movie
Replies: 17
Views: 4386

Re: Herp Movie

Lou, That was outstanding! I am very impressed with your milt-tasking skills (holding the camera while wrangling a snake, or flipping objects while holding a camera) I have tried that and usually fumble the camera. The video captivated me. Just the fact that you are walking around at night showing p...
by Southwest wanderer
February 6th, 2015, 10:53 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Visiting (again) Tucson from the East in Mid May
Replies: 11
Views: 3863

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

I have lived in and explored extensively southern AZ for about 22 years. I've never actually been able to find Gila Monsters intentionally. I have just seen them randomly, and usually just a couple each year. Obviously you will want to do early mornings and nighttime searches in May. I think activit...
by Southwest wanderer
January 16th, 2015, 10:10 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herping New Mexico, 2014 end of year report
Replies: 10
Views: 5018

Re: Herping New Mexico, 2014 end of year report

I really enjoyed this recap of your year. Congratulation on a new family member. Hope you have a great 2015.

Janine
by Southwest wanderer
December 31st, 2014, 4:13 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Arizona's NAFHA accomplishments in 2014 - complete list!
Replies: 3
Views: 1939

Re: Arizona's NAFHA accomplishments in 2014 - looking for in

There was a Sabino Canyon trip talked about early in the spring but I think it full through. I was not able to go, but there may have been a couple participants show up.

But that is all I can think of.

J9
by Southwest wanderer
December 25th, 2014, 8:56 am
Forum: N.A.F.H.A. - Announcements/Inquiries
Topic: First Annual Summer Herp Count (Results)
Replies: 11
Views: 6668

Re: First Annual Summer Herp Count (Results)

That is pretty cool stuff. Thanks for doing that. As the database gains momentum it may be interesting to see what happens next June by comparison.

J9
by Southwest wanderer
December 25th, 2014, 8:45 am
Forum: N.A.F.H.A. - Announcements/Inquiries
Topic: Cali Chapter Contest/Scorecard-Rules and Links Updated.
Replies: 81
Views: 35138

Re: 2014 Cali Chapter Contest/Scorecard-Rules and Links Upda

Well well, the scorecard is looking interesting.
by Southwest wanderer
December 2nd, 2014, 10:13 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: NOMINATIONS FOR 2015 CHAPTER OFFICERS
Replies: 20
Views: 6841

Re: NOMINATIONS FOR 2015 CHAPTER OFFICERS

PM was in my spam folder Why not, I accept.

J9
by Southwest wanderer
November 11th, 2014, 7:10 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Nafha Shirts
Replies: 4
Views: 2076

Re: Nafha Shirts

Sure, I'd buy one.
by Southwest wanderer
September 7th, 2014, 12:26 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: What is this DOR snake??
Replies: 4
Views: 2409

What is this DOR snake??

Hi herpers, While driving to a local bird spot this morning I found this DOR on the road. What I find very interesting is that it doesn't look at all like a wild arizona snake. Is it someone's pet? Plus the way it is split down the middle of the dorsal side. Did someone dissect the snake deliberatel...
by Southwest wanderer
September 7th, 2014, 12:26 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: What is this DOR snake??
Replies: 4
Views: 1271

What is this DOR snake??

Hi herpers, While driving to a local bird spot this morning I found this DOR on the road. What I find very interesting is that it doesn't look at all like a wild arizona snake. Is it someone's pet? Plus the way it is split down the middle of the dorsal side. Did someone dissect the snake deliberatel...
by Southwest wanderer
September 7th, 2014, 12:18 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: HL on my AZ property, so happy.
Replies: 9
Views: 4293

Re: HL on my AZ property, so happy.

Awesome find! I know how it feels to find Phrynosoma on the property. Looks like a little guy.

J9
by Southwest wanderer
September 7th, 2014, 12:18 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: HL on my AZ property, so happy.
Replies: 9
Views: 2219

Re: HL on my AZ property, so happy.

Awesome find! I know how it feels to find Phrynosoma on the property. Looks like a little guy.

J9
by Southwest wanderer
April 21st, 2014, 8:14 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: National Park Week, April 19-27
Replies: 1
Views: 1031

Re: National Park Week, April 19-27

Just by chance I got to visit 3 Nation Parks in the Camp Verde region. All quite awesome, and loaded with herps. I still chucked a couple dollars in the donation box none the less.

Montezuma Castle
Tuzigoot
Montezuma Well

Highly recommend checking any or all out when in that area.

J9
by Southwest wanderer
April 12th, 2014, 7:02 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: The "Copy" button on your data entries
Replies: 6
Views: 1709

Re: The "Copy" button on your data entries

Remind me again why we would even want to leave AZ?

So that copy button sure is nice. Thanks for pointing that out.

J9
by Southwest wanderer
April 6th, 2014, 7:45 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Sabino Trip
Replies: 31
Views: 8762

Re: Sabino Trip

Terry, So sorry I did not see this message til just now. If you don't mind I would like to keep your number and give you a call when I go herping down your way. I will be doing some house sitting for friends near Amado in early May. Always a good home base to use for that area for road cruising if i...
by Southwest wanderer
April 5th, 2014, 8:35 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: The "Copy" button on your data entries
Replies: 6
Views: 1709

Re: The "Copy" button on your data entries

Son of a #@!>@! :oops:

This might help from time to time. Thanks Brian.

J9
by Southwest wanderer
April 5th, 2014, 6:09 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Sabino Trip
Replies: 31
Views: 8762

Re: Sabino Trip

Not sure if anyone is still going……….I must bow out too. Actually my family wants to go to Madera Canyon since they just went to Sabino while I was at work this week. It is such a struggle deciding between two awesome canyons. Well, since the family is just leaving AZ soon I guess i will go to Mader...
by Southwest wanderer
March 28th, 2014, 10:01 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Sabino Trip
Replies: 31
Views: 8762

Re: Sabino Trip

I think I am still in………. :? I may have to post my decision just a day or two before the outing, hope that is not a problem.

J9
by Southwest wanderer
March 24th, 2014, 9:00 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Sabino Trip
Replies: 31
Views: 8762

Re: Sabino Trip

Well I do hope I can go. I will have folks visiting me first week of April. Not totally sure when they are moving on down the road. For that reason I am going to hang in as a "maybe". Of course I have thought about seeing if they want to go to Sabino. Recently I was in the nearby Rattlesnake Canyon ...
by Southwest wanderer
February 6th, 2014, 6:17 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Friend Challenge !
Replies: 9
Views: 1911

Re: Friend Challenge !

It's totally an OCD thing. Just find people with OCD that like snakes, lizards, etc. and love using computers. It's all over after that. Hopefully they will also have a lot of extra free time on their hands. That person may be a rare find. So hopefully they will find the database on their own. I fou...
by Southwest wanderer
January 19th, 2014, 2:47 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Sabino Trip
Replies: 31
Views: 8762

Re: Sabino Trip

Since I live 13 miles from Sabino Canyon, I'd be interested.

Janine
by Southwest wanderer
January 1st, 2014, 11:31 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Snake Entry #3,000 for me
Replies: 19
Views: 4147

Re: Snake Entry #3,000 for me

:beer: Way to go Fundad!! Very inspiring. You sure have seen some great snakes.

Janine
by Southwest wanderer
December 9th, 2013, 8:52 pm
Forum: N.A.F.H.A. - Announcements/Inquiries
Topic: Cali Chapter Contest/Scorecard-Rules and Links Updated.
Replies: 81
Views: 35138

Re: 2013 Cali Chapter Contest/Scorecard-Rules and Links Upda

Don't give up Matt, you are too close. Stick it to the man!
by Southwest wanderer
November 23rd, 2013, 9:14 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Unknown Whiptail for ID
Replies: 1
Views: 932

Unknown Whiptail for ID

http://i847.photobucket.com/albums/ab33/J9McCabe/DSC00511_zps7af22d7c.jpg http://i847.photobucket.com/albums/ab33/J9McCabe/DSC00501_zps7f671cd2.jpg Hi folks, I am having a challenging time determining the identity of one whiptail sighting from my august trip to New Mexico this summer. This is the o...
by Southwest wanderer
November 23rd, 2013, 7:57 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2014 Officer Nominations
Replies: 19
Views: 4644

Re: 2014 Officer Nominations

Arizona chapter members I am going to have to decline Fundad's nomination of myself for Conservation Officer. I will definitely consider it next year though.

Thank you.
Janine
by Southwest wanderer
November 6th, 2013, 8:45 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Entering massive quantities of data
Replies: 18
Views: 2334

Re: Entering massive quantities of data

Here is my fun little map Brian Hubbs taught me how to make. I'm a nerd. Totally addicted.
Image
HERP US by Lampropeltis2012, on Flickr
Looks like I need to travel more.
by Southwest wanderer
November 4th, 2013, 7:30 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: My Vote for AZ Member of the year 2013
Replies: 3
Views: 1374

Re: My Vote for AZ Member of the year 2013

I'M NOT WORTHY!!!!

Yeah, but watch out……Monty will probably lay on a dollop of records in December. Should be close.

Either way, it has been a fun year so far.

J9
by Southwest wanderer
November 3rd, 2013, 6:24 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Invitation to Take the 2013 Herpers Survey
Replies: 2
Views: 1238

Re: Invitation to Take the 2013 Herpers Survey

It took me 50 minutes. Pass me a beer please.
by Southwest wanderer
September 21st, 2013, 8:40 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: AZ Republic Story about Herping and Herpers
Replies: 10
Views: 3274

Re: AZ Republic Story about Herping and Herpers

Yes, very nice article. Great read.
by Southwest wanderer
September 19th, 2013, 7:05 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Go to this link and Vote!!!!
Replies: 2
Views: 1051

Re: Go to this link and Vote!!!!

Says I'm not authorized to read this forum. Have I been banned for doing something naughty? 8-)
by Southwest wanderer
August 2nd, 2013, 6:47 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Member Biographies
Replies: 44
Views: 26154

Re: Member Biographies

Hi everyone, My name is Janine McCabe and I now reside in Tucson, AZ. I grew up in Minnesota; however, after 22 years of winters there I finally got wise and got out of there. After college I passed the days climbing rocks. My boyfriend at the time (now husband) and I took a rock climbing trip to th...
by Southwest wanderer
July 30th, 2013, 8:05 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Which parts of AZ will you NOT hunt due to safety reasons?
Replies: 46
Views: 13176

Re: Which parts of AZ will you NOT hunt due to safety reason

***This book is NOT for the squeamish.***
I was afraid of that. Got it on reserve from the library. Thanks.
by Southwest wanderer
July 30th, 2013, 10:56 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Which parts of AZ will you NOT hunt due to safety reasons?
Replies: 46
Views: 13176

Re: Which parts of AZ will you NOT hunt due to safety reason

I would love to read that book Kris.
by Southwest wanderer
July 29th, 2013, 3:01 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Which parts of AZ will you NOT hunt due to safety reasons?
Replies: 46
Views: 13176

Re: Which parts of AZ will you NOT hunt due to safety reason

As far as road cruising goes, I feel comfortable going most anywhere. But then I usually have my sidekick with me. http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7325/9394673739_b6bc0c7f8c_z.jpg He is more bark than bite, but he does put on a good show when anyone approaches the vehicle. Which so far has been border...
by Southwest wanderer
July 3rd, 2013, 12:24 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: God speed
Replies: 7
Views: 2154

Re: God speed

Many of us in AZ feel the hurt from this tragedy. I for one used to serve on a wildland firefighting crew 20 years ago almost to this date. We were a tightly bonded group of people doing this hazardous type of work for many different reasons. Feeling like I lost 19 brothers, I appreciate the links y...