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by todd battey
April 5th, 2018, 9:42 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Upcoming Tejon Ranch Herping Photo Safari
Replies: 11
Views: 8629

Re: Upcoming Tejon Ranch Herping Photo Safari

This Tejon Ranch trip that was planned for April 7 is cancelled due to predicted rain. The next visit to Tejon Ranch is currently planned for April 22, 2018.

Todd
by todd battey
March 31st, 2018, 5:29 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Upcoming Tejon Ranch Herping Photo Safari
Replies: 11
Views: 8629

Upcoming Tejon Ranch Herping Photo Safari

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3945/33377344142_9708eaaae4_k.jpg Blonde with Valley Oak Backdrop by Todd Battey , on Flickr We are approaching the April 7 Tejon Ranch trip in southern California. If interested in attending any of these trips, you can contact me through this Forum PM or FB messenger...
by todd battey
April 19th, 2017, 10:31 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: April 22 (Sa) Tejon Ranch Trip Cancelled
Replies: 0
Views: 2743

April 22 (Sa) Tejon Ranch Trip Cancelled

The Tejon Ranch trip that was tentatively planned for April 22 (Sa) has been cancelled due to limited interest and competing priorities. Another date may be added later this season.

Enjoy your spring herping.

Todd
by todd battey
April 19th, 2017, 10:29 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Tejon Ranch Trips for 2017
Replies: 23
Views: 8206

Re: Tejon Ranch Trips for 2017

The trip that was tentatively planned for April 22 (Sa) has been cancelled due to limited interest and competing priorities. Another date may be added later this season.

Enjoy your spring herping.

Todd
by todd battey
April 15th, 2017, 3:25 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Tejon Ranch Trips for 2017
Replies: 23
Views: 8206

Re: Tejon Ranch Trips for 2017 - last trip of 2017?

We have one more Tejon Ranch trip on the calendar for April 22, which happens to be Earth Day. Please send me a private message through the Field Herp Forum if you are interested in attending. If you have not already given me your full name, email, and cell phone number this season, please provide t...
by todd battey
April 5th, 2017, 7:59 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Tejon Ranch Trips for 2017
Replies: 23
Views: 8206

Re: Tejon Ranch Trips for 2017

I'm bumping this post back up to the top of the list to see if there are any others interested in attending the trip this Sunday, April 9.

Todd
by todd battey
March 27th, 2017, 4:21 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: The next Tejon Ranch trip is April 9, 2017
Replies: 0
Views: 1971

The next Tejon Ranch trip is April 9, 2017

Please refer to the post titled "Tejon Ranch Trips for 2017" for details.

Todd
by todd battey
March 27th, 2017, 4:18 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Tejon Ranch Trips for 2017
Replies: 23
Views: 8206

Re: Tejon Ranch Trips for 2017

Nice shots Robert. Thanks for sharing them. Our next trip will be Sunday, April 9. We plan to go to the high country. More specifically, Blue Ridge. We'll start on the Antelope Valley side, probably hit a few ponds in the foothills where we might find some Sierra Gartersnakes. Then head up Gato Mont...
by todd battey
March 17th, 2017, 4:57 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Tejon Ranch Trips for 2017
Replies: 23
Views: 8206

Re: Tejon Ranch Trips for 2017

Mark, that's a classic shot. Note to self: don't rely on Jim to spot you when backing up in tall grass with the occasional hidden boulder.
by todd battey
March 14th, 2017, 10:19 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Tejon Ranch Trips for 2017
Replies: 23
Views: 8206

Re: Tejon Ranch Trips for 2017

We'll meet at the Tejon Ranch Conservancy at 8 AM on Saturday, March 18. I will email a map to those that provided me their email address through a FHF Private Message (PM). We have a good-sized group at this point.

Todd
by todd battey
March 8th, 2017, 2:54 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Tejon Ranch Trips for 2017
Replies: 23
Views: 8206

Re: Tejon Ranch Trips for 2017

The current plan for the March 18 trip is to go to the San Joaquin Valley side of the Ranch where the wildflowers should be good-great. We'll meet at the TR Conservancy headquarters, then drive to the north side of Bear Mountain. After exploring that area, we may visit another nearby site and then d...
by todd battey
February 17th, 2017, 12:15 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Tejon Ranch Trips for 2017
Replies: 23
Views: 8206

Tejon Ranch Trips for 2017

Hello all, The presently planned 2017 dates for herping trips to Tejon Ranch are the following: - March 18 (Sa) - April 9 (Su) - April 22 (Sa) More specific destinations will be worked out depending on weather and road conditions. If you're interested in attending any of these trips, please PM me yo...
by todd battey
November 19th, 2016, 2:10 pm
Forum: Reading Room
Topic: new European field guide
Replies: 7
Views: 9987

Re: new European field guide

I have the book and it is phenomenal! If you're heading to Europe, you need to get this field guide. If you're not planning to go, get it to see why you need to go. Well done Jeroen, Wouter, Bobby, Jan, and Ilian. I wish we had something this current and beautifully illustrated for the US. Todd
by todd battey
November 10th, 2016, 8:08 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Possible Tejon Ranch Trip November 20
Replies: 2
Views: 1968

Possible Tejon Ranch Trip November 20

I am planning a possible off-season trip to the high country of Tejon Ranch on Sunday, November 20. It is off-season relative to herps and wildflowers, but it's always a beautiful area to visit. The main purpose is to maintain some of our artificial cover arrays up on Blue Ridge to prepare for prime...
by todd battey
November 10th, 2016, 7:49 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Nicholas wins international photography competition
Replies: 18
Views: 7072

Re: Nicholas wins international photography competition

Way to go Nicholas. Another well-deserved tribute to just a few of your many fine images. I remember that day.

Todd
by todd battey
September 24th, 2016, 4:34 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: When is habitat restoration for herps a good thing?
Replies: 42
Views: 15859

Re: When is habitat restoration for herps a good thing?

Awesome work Sam! Keep up the good fight.
by todd battey
May 20th, 2016, 5:44 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Pelonnese solo quickie
Replies: 16
Views: 7944

Re: Pelonnese solo quickie

Wow! It looks like you found just about all the snakes of that area. Well done!
by todd battey
May 17th, 2016, 12:52 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2016 Tejon Ranch - May 28 Trip Cancelled
Replies: 50
Views: 15498

Re: 2016 Tejon Ranch - May 28 Trip Cancelled

I'm pulling the plug on the May 28 trip due to a personal conflict. We did two trips to TR this year and the last one was a bit disappointing due to the extremely dry conditions, even up on Blue Ridge. The next opportunity to do another trip to the Ranch will be in the fall. Anyone interested it tha...
by todd battey
May 12th, 2016, 12:51 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2016 Tejon Ranch - May 28 Trip Cancelled
Replies: 50
Views: 15498

Re: 2016 Tejon Ranch - May 14 Trip - All Set for this Saturd

This morning I emailed a map with directions and meeting time to all those signed up for the Tejon Ranch trip this Saturday, May 14. If you think you're signed up for the trip and did not get the email, please PM me immediately.

Thank you.

Todd
by todd battey
May 11th, 2016, 1:22 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2016 Tejon Ranch - May 28 Trip Cancelled
Replies: 50
Views: 15498

Re: 2016 Tejon Ranch - May 14 Trip - Sign Up Now if Interest

Jim, the docents have been through the appropriate training, including wilderness first aid training. Before anyone volunteers to spot a vehicle as it backs up, we'll have to be sure they have been through the "spotter training" module. ;)
by todd battey
May 9th, 2016, 11:34 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2016 Tejon Ranch - May 28 Trip Cancelled
Replies: 50
Views: 15498

Re: 2016 Tejon Ranch - May 14 Trip - Sign Up Now if Interest

And.... - Jim Bass I registered everyone who contacted me on the TRC self registration webpage, so you will probably get an email to confirm your confirmation (if I got an email address from you). The email says time, date, and that directions will be distributed a week prior to event. Please disreg...
by todd battey
May 9th, 2016, 7:51 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2016 Tejon Ranch - May 28 Trip Cancelled
Replies: 50
Views: 15498

Re: 2016 Tejon Ranch - May 14 Trip - Sign Up Now if Interest

Today I need to register our attendees for the May 14 strip (this Saturday). Here is the current list: - Todd Battey - Ben Witzke - Amy Patten - Robert Hess - Nicholas Hess - Jeff Mintz - Lynda Foley - Brian Hinds (maybe) - Charles ("Ben") DeLancey - Mark Buck - Phil Buck - Matt Gruen If you hope to...
by todd battey
May 6th, 2016, 12:31 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Stepping Down as President of the Chapter at the end of Year
Replies: 13
Views: 4696

Re: Stepping Down as President of the Chapter at the end of

Well let me be the first to say (on this post) thank you for your many years of service. You have done much to build and strengthen relationships with CA agencies such as the Department of Fish and Wildlife and USGS researchers. Your passion and energy will be missed, but I can certainly understand ...
by todd battey
May 6th, 2016, 9:12 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2016 Tejon Ranch - May 28 Trip Cancelled
Replies: 50
Views: 15498

Re: 2016 Tejon Ranch - May 14 Trip - Sign Up Now if Interest

Fanmaster (and anyone else that wants to attend the May 14 trip), I need the info requested above (5/04/16 reply) for you, Lynda, and anyone else riding with you by Sunday night. I need to enter all this info a TRC webpage to get the permit we need (new process). RobertO, I got your info. Thanks. Todd
by todd battey
May 4th, 2016, 9:37 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2016 Tejon Ranch - May 28 Trip Cancelled
Replies: 50
Views: 15498

Re: 2016 Tejon Ranch - May 14, 2016 Trip - Sign up if intere

Our next trip to the Tejon Ranch (TR) is scheduled for Saturday, May 14, 2016. The plan to is to try to drive from the Antelope Valley side up to the "Black Oak outcrop", try to take the logging road to the north side of Blue Ridge for salamanders, and then proceed to the Blue Ridge high country. Th...
by todd battey
April 21st, 2016, 7:08 am
Forum: Reading Room
Topic: CA Rattlesnake App
Replies: 0
Views: 5653

CA Rattlesnake App

An app for California Rattlesnakes is now available for 99 cents for Apple and Android devices. This app is optimized for smart phones to provide a portable guide for the field. It does not require internet connectivity, but additional features are available with an internet connection. The app cont...
by todd battey
April 21st, 2016, 6:57 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: CA Rattlesnake App
Replies: 1
Views: 1268

CA Rattlesnake App

An app for California Rattlesnakes is now available for 99 cents for Apple and Android devices. This app is optimized for smart phones to provide a portable guide for the field. It does not require internet connectivity, but additional features are available with an internet connection. The app cont...
by todd battey
April 5th, 2016, 2:44 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2016 Tejon Ranch - May 28 Trip Cancelled
Replies: 50
Views: 15498

Re: 2016 Tejon Ranch - April 10 trip cancelled

The trip to Tejon Ranch tentatively planned for April 10 is cancelled due to weather. The forecast currently shows rain Friday through Sunday. The roads to the high country have not been graded since October 2015 and there are many downed trees making roads impassable. Tejon Ranch is not planning to...
by todd battey
March 17th, 2016, 9:14 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2016 Tejon Ranch - May 28 Trip Cancelled
Replies: 50
Views: 15498

Re: 2016 Tejon Ranch - Tentative Dates

TR Field Trippers (03/19/16 Trip), We're all set for a long day of herping in the San Joaquin Valley portion of Tejon Ranch. It looks like we'll have a big group. We'll meet at the Tejon Ranch Conservancy headquarters in Lebec at 7:30 AM on Saturday, March 19, 2016. I emailed a map with directions t...
by todd battey
March 12th, 2016, 3:39 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2016 Tejon Ranch - May 28 Trip Cancelled
Replies: 50
Views: 15498

Re: 2016 Tejon Ranch - Tentative Dates

Hope you can make it Jim. We'll meet at the Tejon Ranch Conservancy at 7:30 AM, then drive north to a second meeting option for any coming from the north. I will email details to people that have notified me they are going and have provided me with their contact info. Jim, are you still using your y...
by todd battey
March 12th, 2016, 10:24 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2016 Tejon Ranch - May 28 Trip Cancelled
Replies: 50
Views: 15498

Re: 2016 Tejon Ranch - Tentative Dates

Anyone else interested in the 03/19/16 (next Saturday) trip to the San Joaquin Valley side of Tejon Ranch?
by todd battey
March 9th, 2016, 8:36 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2016 Tejon Ranch - May 28 Trip Cancelled
Replies: 50
Views: 15498

Re: 2016 Tejon Ranch - Tentative Dates

The 03/19/16 trip to the San Joaquin Valley side of Tejon Ranch is coming up, so please PM me if you are interested and have not yet contacted me. We have a bunch of boards to check and the flowers should be going off.

Todd
by todd battey
January 26th, 2016, 1:49 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2016 Tejon Ranch - May 28 Trip Cancelled
Replies: 50
Views: 15498

2016 Tejon Ranch - May 28 Trip Cancelled

Here are the currently planned dates and destinations for 2016 NAFHA trips to Tejon Ranch. - 03/19/16 (Sa) - north side of Bear Mountain and Deer Trail (San Joaquin Valley) boards and natural cover - 04/10/16 (Su) - Blue Ridge (if the roads to the high country are open by then) or alternate destinat...
by todd battey
October 10th, 2015, 12:47 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: The Climbing Aneides - my favorite salamander family
Replies: 13
Views: 5540

Re: The Climbing Aneides - my favorite salamander family

Lot's of great info and personal experiences in this salamander post. Way to go, Jonathan!
by todd battey
June 13th, 2015, 8:54 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Last Call for Tejon Ranch this Season
Replies: 2
Views: 1426

Re: Last Call for Tejon Ranch this Season

Jim, sorry to hear you couldn't round up any takers from the High D area. The Victorville area herpers dominated the previous March 28 trip.
by todd battey
June 8th, 2015, 10:23 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Last Call for Tejon Ranch this Season
Replies: 2
Views: 1426

Last Call for Tejon Ranch this Season

We have critical mass for the Tejon Ranch trip on Sunday, June 14, 2015, so that trip is on. We will go to Comanche Point and look for San Joaquin Valley species. If you are interested and have not yet sent me a private message, please send me a PM with your real name, email, USPS mailing address, a...
by todd battey
May 29th, 2015, 5:11 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Tejon Ranch in Spring 2015? Tentative Dates Announced.
Replies: 26
Views: 6458

Re: Tejon Ranch in Spring 2015? Updated 5/29/15.

Hello, As our strange spring season winds on, I am providing this update on our final planned trip to Tejon Ranch. The trip we had scheduled this weekend is being cancelled, leaving our last planned trip on 06/14/15. To summarize.... - 05/31/15 (Su) - Cancelled for a number of reasons. Sorry for the...
by todd battey
April 21st, 2015, 7:56 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Tejon Ranch photos
Replies: 12
Views: 3860

Re: Tejon Ranch photos

You're welcome, Dave. Thanks for sharing your photos. It was great to meet you on this trip.

Todd
by todd battey
April 17th, 2015, 11:43 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: NAFHA National meeting post - lots of photos
Replies: 24
Views: 6393

Re: NAFHA National meeting post - lots of photos

It looks like you guys had a blast. Nice shots!
by todd battey
April 10th, 2015, 7:26 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Tejon Ranch in Spring 2015? Tentative Dates Announced.
Replies: 26
Views: 6458

Re: Tejon Ranch in Spring 2015? Tentative Dates Announced.

We have a new possible date for a Tejon Ranch field trip. Please see the separate post: "Tejon Ranch Bio Blitz on May 9 with Possible Camping." If interested, follow the instructions in that post. On a more general note, if you want to go on a future TR trip, it is important to contact my by PM with...
by todd battey
April 9th, 2015, 4:58 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Tejon Ranch Bio Blitz on May 9 with Possible Camping
Replies: 0
Views: 1300

Tejon Ranch Bio Blitz on May 9 with Possible Camping

Please let me know if you are interested in herping at Tejon Ranch on May 9, when the Tejon Ranch Conservancy is planning a bio blitz. They will have other teams at the ranch looking for other types of animals and they are interested in a NAFHA team to document herps. This trip may have the first op...
by todd battey
April 9th, 2015, 4:47 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Roll Call for 04/19/15 Tejon Ranch Trip
Replies: 2
Views: 1378

Roll Call for 04/19/15 Tejon Ranch Trip

I'm checking to see what the interest level is for the Tejon Ranch Trip currently planned for Sunday, April 19. The plan is to herp our way up Tejon Canyon all the way up to El Paso Creek (low to moderately high elevations). So far I have 5 people that have indicated they will attend: Robert, Nichol...
by todd battey
March 27th, 2015, 8:12 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: TR Roll Call for 03/28/15 Trip
Replies: 13
Views: 3436

Re: TR Roll Call for 03/28/15 Trip

We're off to the Ranch tomorrow with the Victorville crew. Everyone attending this San Joaquin Valley trip tomorrow are from the high desert. We've got old boards to flip and new ones to place. With the early dry-out this season, this trip will be the best bet for some species, like the salamanders ...
by todd battey
March 25th, 2015, 11:36 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: TR Roll Call for 03/28/15 Trip
Replies: 13
Views: 3436

Re: TR Roll Call for 03/28/15 Trip

Robert, I don't think it's going to work to move the trip to Sunday at this point. I tried to do a mix of Sat and Sun trips this year, because some people can only do one or the other. The trip this weekend is the only open NAFHA trip planned on a Saturday. I'm leaving town Sat night, so Sunday is o...
by todd battey
March 22nd, 2015, 5:12 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: TR Roll Call for 03/28/15 Trip
Replies: 13
Views: 3436

TR Roll Call for 03/28/15 Trip

Roll call for TR trips. Most specifically, if you are planning to attend the March 28 trip (this coming Saturday), please PM me with contact info (phone, email, mailing address). We'll be going to the north side of Bear Mountain where we have a few boards to check, more boards to put out, and probab...
by todd battey
February 19th, 2015, 4:54 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: What's the point of doing surveys this year?
Replies: 10
Views: 1966

Re: What's the point of doing surveys this year?

I just took too long to put together a post and lost all the info I entered. I hate that! I know, I know, do it in Word and past into the reply. I'll try again later.
by todd battey
February 13th, 2015, 12:04 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Tejon Ranch Trips for 2015
Replies: 0
Views: 945

Tejon Ranch Trips for 2015

The dates and destinations planned at Tejon Ranch for 2015 have been added to the sticky topic "Tejon Ranch in Spring 2015? Tentative Dates Announced" above. Please see that sticky for details.

Todd
by todd battey
February 13th, 2015, 12:00 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Tejon Ranch in Spring 2015? Tentative Dates Announced.
Replies: 26
Views: 6458

Re: Tejon Ranch in Spring 2015? Tentative Dates Announced.

Here are the currently planned trips to Tejon Ranch open to NAFHA members. The goal is to sample a variety of habitats and, for the last 2 trips, collect herp data as part of an ongoing TR Conservancy study on the effects of cattle grazing on the Blunt-nosed Leopard Lizard (no collecting, touching, ...
by todd battey
January 8th, 2015, 8:49 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Tejon Ranch in Spring 2015? Tentative Dates Announced.
Replies: 26
Views: 6458

Tejon Ranch in Spring 2015? Tentative Dates Announced.

Happy New Year, California Chapter. I'm interested in finding out from chapter members the interest level in trips to Tejon Ranch in the spring of 2015. Please let me know if you think you would attend one or more trips and what area(s) you would like to visit (or what species you would be intereste...
by todd battey
December 13th, 2014, 12:08 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: summer 2014- Massasaugas and more
Replies: 14
Views: 5165

Re: summer 2014- Massasaugas and more

Great shots, Bill. Your photography skills are an inspiration. Thanks for helping me get my first S. c. edwardsii (and first Massasauga in general) this year.