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by MichaelCravens
December 6th, 2015, 9:36 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2015 year in review
Replies: 13
Views: 5013

Re: 2015 year in review

Heck of a year Justin! Let's not wait so long this time before getting together again. I want to meet those boys of yours.

Michael
by MichaelCravens
January 18th, 2014, 8:47 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Hot Stove Herping: 2013 EOY post
Replies: 41
Views: 15286

Re: Hot Stove Herping: 2013 EOY post

Wow Mike! You've had one amazing year. I couldn't be happier for you.

Michael Cravens
by MichaelCravens
January 18th, 2014, 8:25 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: The Journey Continues: 2013 in East Texas (UPDATED 1/6/14)
Replies: 48
Views: 20882

Re: The Journey Continues: 2013 in East Texas (UPDATED 1/6/1

Unbelievable! Those tan racers are on my most wanted list.

Michael Cravens
by MichaelCravens
January 18th, 2014, 8:19 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: My 2013 Year in Review...
Replies: 10
Views: 2531

Re: My 2013 Year in Review...

Some amazing photographs in there.

Michael Cravens
by MichaelCravens
January 18th, 2014, 8:16 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Southeast Ohio, 2013
Replies: 29
Views: 8368

Re: Southeast Ohio, 2013

Wow, that was a hell of a post. Well done!
by MichaelCravens
January 18th, 2014, 8:11 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Chuckwalla Skull
Replies: 10
Views: 2883

Re: Chuckwalla Skull

Very Cool, thanks for posting!

Michael Cravens
by MichaelCravens
September 21st, 2013, 8:57 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: My year so far - Picture Heavy
Replies: 9
Views: 3124

Re: My year so far - Picture Heavy

Very well done. Beautiful images, they made me homesick.

Michael Cravens
by MichaelCravens
July 18th, 2013, 1:29 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Rains begin
Replies: 12
Views: 2896

Re: Rains begin

Well done, I enjoyed this very much.

Michael Cravens
by MichaelCravens
July 16th, 2013, 10:05 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Arkansas - First Half of 2013, Part 3
Replies: 10
Views: 3063

Re: Arkansas - First Half of 2013, Part 3

Wow! Excellent on all accounts.

Michael Cravens
by MichaelCravens
July 15th, 2013, 5:11 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: My Spring in the Southwest (this is a long one)
Replies: 18
Views: 4379

Re: My Spring in the Southwest (this is a long one)

Will, thanks a lot. We have fun now, but it will be a bit easier to take him out when he's not permanently attached to mom.

Terry, thanks!

Mike, I sure with I was going to Peru with you :( have a great trip.

Michael Cravens
by MichaelCravens
July 13th, 2013, 5:03 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: My Spring in the Southwest
Replies: 6
Views: 2696

Re: My Spring in the Southwest

Thanks Dave, doing the AZ strip now.
by MichaelCravens
July 10th, 2013, 8:51 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: My Spring in the Southwest (this is a long one)
Replies: 18
Views: 4379

Re: My Spring in the Southwest (this is a long one)

Hey Dell, I sold my telephoto to pay for that Costa Rica trip, therefore no owl shots from me. This is also why I never have any lizard shots from this great state. I'll be sure to ask Kris about the Mexican hot dogs.

Tim, thanks!

Michael Cravens
by MichaelCravens
July 9th, 2013, 9:29 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: My Spring in the Southwest (this is a long one)
Replies: 18
Views: 4379

Re: My Spring in the Southwest (this is a long one)

Kyle, thank you very much! Josh, thanks for the ID. Kris, thanks buddy. How about this weekend? Matt, thank you! Both were cool finds. I can't take credit for the long-eared owl photo, it's Jeff's image. Jim, I tried, unsuccessfully, flipping early in the season. The rest of the spring I either road...
by MichaelCravens
July 9th, 2013, 8:58 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: My Spring in the Southwest
Replies: 6
Views: 2696

Re: My Spring in the Southwest

Terry, thank you very much for the comment! Jason, thanks so much for the kind words. I highly recommend Clear Creek Wilderness. I would like to hike the length of the creek to where it empties into the Verde. The entire creek is enclosed in wilderness area and runs all the way from ponderosa pine f...
by MichaelCravens
July 8th, 2013, 7:40 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: My Spring in the Southwest
Replies: 6
Views: 2696

My Spring in the Southwest

This has been my second spring in the southwest and it has differed from last spring in a couple of ways. One, is that I’m father now and that can really put a dent into your field time, and funds, and the other is that last year I had checked lot of common AZ herps off of my life list. For both of ...
by MichaelCravens
July 8th, 2013, 7:39 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: My Spring in the Southwest (this is a long one)
Replies: 18
Views: 4379

My Spring in the Southwest (this is a long one)

This has been my second spring in the southwest and it has differed from last spring in a couple of ways. One, is that I’m father now and that can really put a dent into your field time, and funds, and the other is that last year I had checked lot of common AZ herps off of my life list. For both of ...
by MichaelCravens
June 28th, 2013, 12:48 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A little taste of AZ
Replies: 17
Views: 4546

Re: A little taste of AZ

Well done Ben!

Michael Cravens
by MichaelCravens
June 27th, 2013, 2:42 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: So Far in SoCal - 2013
Replies: 18
Views: 6087

Re: So Far in SoCal - 2013

Great job of representing southern CA and its amazing herps. I enjoyed it very much.

Michael Cravens
by MichaelCravens
June 19th, 2013, 12:31 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Very cool slow mo footage from the Discovery Channel
Replies: 8
Views: 1915

Re: Very cool slow mo footage from the Discovery Channel

Having recently visited some dunes in search of fringe-toed lizards, that was especially enjoyable. Talk about exceptional videography! Thanks.

Michael Cravens
by MichaelCravens
June 12th, 2013, 10:44 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: SoCal Spring and some Arizona
Replies: 7
Views: 1209

Re: SoCal Spring and some Arizona

Some really amazing photos in here. Thanks!

Michael Cravens
by MichaelCravens
June 12th, 2013, 10:40 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herping the Big Sky.
Replies: 33
Views: 6053

Re: Herping the Big Sky.

Dell, you never fail to impress!

Michael Cravens
by MichaelCravens
June 12th, 2013, 10:36 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Helping a visitor complete quite the herping feat
Replies: 13
Views: 2273

Re: Helping a visitor complete quite the herping feat

Great post Andy! It looks like you guys had a blast.

Michael Cravens
by MichaelCravens
June 12th, 2013, 10:34 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Spring- this is long, put couple beers on ice!
Replies: 21
Views: 4268

Re: Spring- this is long, put couple beers on ice!

So much good stuff here, well done.

Michael Cravens
by MichaelCravens
June 5th, 2013, 7:26 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: The Journey Continues: 2013 in East Texas (UPDATED 1/6/14)
Replies: 48
Views: 20882

Re: The Journey Continues: 2013 in (mostly) East Texas

Hands down, the best post I've seen from East Texas.

Thanks,

Michael Cravens
by MichaelCravens
March 12th, 2013, 5:02 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Peruvian Amazon January 2013 Part 1, Amphibians
Replies: 20
Views: 25865

Re: Peruvian Amazon January 2013 Part 1, Amphibians

What a trip! I've been looking forward to someone posting from this one. Great start with some beautiful photos!

Michael Cravens
by MichaelCravens
February 24th, 2013, 7:17 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Washed in the Blood 2012...
Replies: 57
Views: 7090

Re: Washed in the Blood 2012...

Dave, You are welcome here anytime, bring the family. We'll put you and yours up for as long as you like. I'm still PLANNING on getting a lot of herping in this season. I think I can balance being an attentive father and getting enough field time in. I've over estimated myself before though. This mo...
by MichaelCravens
February 21st, 2013, 6:54 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Washed in the Blood 2012...
Replies: 57
Views: 7090

Re: Washed in the Blood 2012...

Dave, all I can say is, exceptional post. I hope to get to herp with you someday.

Michael Cravens
by MichaelCravens
February 21st, 2013, 6:52 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: NM & AZ w/ some Chile (S.America) - too long, so scroll fast
Replies: 28
Views: 5453

Re: NM & AZ w/ some Chile (S.America) - too long, so scroll

Far too much to to comment on here, wow! I spent a couple evenings enjoying the the Gila Hot Springs, while passing through on the CDT, myself.

Michael Cravens
by MichaelCravens
February 7th, 2013, 8:22 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: It’s About Time I Introduced This Guy
Replies: 22
Views: 2814

Re: It’s About Time I Introduced This Guy

MCHerper,

Thanks so much!

Scott,

Thanks, and I'll get one this year, a triv too! Please let me know if you get back this way this spring.

dery,

I just ordered it. Thank you very much for the recommendation.

Michael Cravens
by MichaelCravens
January 29th, 2013, 5:07 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Since we are introducing babies on the forum...
Replies: 13
Views: 1513

Re: Since we are introducing babies on the forum...

She's gorgeous! We waited on discovering the sex as well. Much more fun that way, I think. I'll be looking forward to seeing her in your future posts.

Michael Cravens
by MichaelCravens
January 29th, 2013, 5:03 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Some Belated Favorites from 2012
Replies: 26
Views: 5263

Re: Some Belated Favorites from 2012

Matt,

Splendid, as usual. Beautiful herps, beautiful fish, and a beautiful family! You're a lucky man.

Michael Cravens
by MichaelCravens
January 29th, 2013, 4:59 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: It’s About Time I Introduced This Guy
Replies: 22
Views: 2814

Re: It’s About Time I Introduced This Guy

Justin, I hope you're right, because much of the night he looks like this https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-DN3OK5b4M9w/UQhwVXNS9DI/AAAAAAAAA_k/T7FhX_XzC1M/s800/IMG_0438.jpg Dave, Thank you! I look forward to him getting big enough to get around on his own two feet, but until then, I don't mind tot...
by MichaelCravens
January 28th, 2013, 4:07 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: It’s About Time I Introduced This Guy
Replies: 22
Views: 2814

Re: It’s About Time I Introduced This Guy

Thank you all very much! I'm a very proud, and tired, new dad. His name has nothing to do with fieldherping, although it fits my hobby nicely He was named after my grandfather's best friend, Fielding Chandler. He was big name in scouting and lived to be the oldest scout ever at one hundred something...
by MichaelCravens
January 26th, 2013, 11:34 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: It’s About Time I Introduced This Guy
Replies: 22
Views: 2814

It’s About Time I Introduced This Guy

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-GQI_rQpMhxQ/UQQuJYXBLtI/AAAAAAAAA-U/pQ0VXX3yb5E/s800/IMG_0204.JPG Meet Fielding Cravens, he was born December 10th here in our home in Phoenix, Arizona. I’m certain he will be a staple in my future herping posts. We’ve already been practicing for the upcoming fiel...
by MichaelCravens
January 26th, 2013, 10:38 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: The Alaskan Transplant 1: 2012-2013 California and Arizona
Replies: 22
Views: 3512

Re: The Alaskan Transplant 1: 2012-2013 California and Arizo

Welcome Jamez! Steller Photography.

Michael Cravens
by MichaelCravens
December 6th, 2012, 5:40 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: My EOY for 2012 - Same as Main Forum (DUW)
Replies: 33
Views: 8351

Re: My EOY for 2012 - Same as Main Forum (DUW)

Congrats on a great year and thanks for sharing.

Michael Cravens
by MichaelCravens
December 6th, 2012, 5:29 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Rosy Boas
Replies: 25
Views: 3951

Re: Rosy Boas

Very nice! I can't wait for spring.

Michael Cravens
by MichaelCravens
November 4th, 2012, 9:35 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Best place to live for herping and every day life
Replies: 114
Views: 19202

Re: Best place to live for herping and every day life

Andy, If you'd like to come out to Arizona, you're welcome to crash with us until you find work. I could get you on as an adventure guide; the pay sucks but the work is fun. Phoenix kinda blows, but like Gerry said, its much better than eastern cities. I moved out here for the same reasons you are l...
by MichaelCravens
October 10th, 2012, 9:16 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Snake Road N.A.F.H.A. Report
Replies: 71
Views: 15230

Re: Snake Road N.A.F.H.A. Report

Looks like I missed out on Saturday night but I can say without a doubt that I had enough fun Friday night to make this one of my most memorable herping adventures...and I only saw one snake too. There are some really great people that make up this community.

Michael Cravens
by MichaelCravens
October 1st, 2012, 11:19 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Indonesia and Komodo Dragons
Replies: 6
Views: 3043

Re: Indonesia and Komodo Dragons

Great trip! This is one I've wanted to do for a long time. Sorry you missed the pythons but, just the same, it looks like you had an incredible time.

Michael Cravens
by MichaelCravens
October 1st, 2012, 11:05 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Snake Road...
Replies: 26
Views: 5330

Re: Snake Road...

Well done Andy. I'm glad your trip was successful. Those talpodium are super cool!

Michael Cravens
by MichaelCravens
September 29th, 2012, 12:18 pm
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: Not my pictures but you need to see these...
Replies: 10
Views: 2887

Re: Not my pictures but you need to see these...

Those were great! Made me home sick...and want an underwater housing.


Michael Cravens
by MichaelCravens
September 25th, 2012, 12:23 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Snake Road Help...
Replies: 5
Views: 1517

Re: Snake Road Help...

Andy,

I wish you were going to make it for the big weekend. I can likely help out with some of those, if you want to give me a call. That would be a lot of typing.

Michael Cravens
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by MichaelCravens
September 25th, 2012, 12:19 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: New Herper Introduction...
Replies: 15
Views: 3545

Re: New Herper Introduction...

Way to go!
by MichaelCravens
September 12th, 2012, 9:53 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: More from the Monsoon Season
Replies: 10
Views: 4405

Re: More from the Monsoon Season

Thanks Vic! I'm pretty sure that tiger was full of babies and about to pop.

Michael Cravens
by MichaelCravens
September 11th, 2012, 12:47 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: More from the Monsoon Season (Same in Main Forum)
Replies: 9
Views: 3229

Re: More from the Monsoon Season (Same in Main Forum)

Thanks all for the replies! Norman, I was in an offshoot of the main canyon twice this year. On the first trip, the habitat seemed to be in pretty good condition. On the second trip, I was very disappointed to see many rocks haphazardly flipped with no intention of being even half assedly put back i...
by MichaelCravens
September 11th, 2012, 12:35 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: More from the Monsoon Season
Replies: 10
Views: 4405

Re: More from the Monsoon Season

Thank you all for the comments, they are very much appreciated!

Michael Cravens
by MichaelCravens
September 11th, 2012, 12:18 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Mountain Kingsnakes in Arizona
Replies: 49
Views: 19218

Re: Mountain Kingsnakes in Arizona

Wow, that was great! Thanks for the link to the paper. I had heard about this but didn't know exactly where the division between the species occurred...I guess I haven't seen pyromelana after all. That's cool though, I'll take knoblochi and keep looking for pyromelana. Thanks again and you have some...
by MichaelCravens
September 10th, 2012, 11:40 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: More from the Monsoon Season (Same in Main Forum)
Replies: 9
Views: 3229

More from the Monsoon Season (Same in Main Forum)

Taking an opportunity to meet a few herp people working for the Arizona Game and Fish Department, and just for fun, I volunteered to help out on a desert tortoise project one day in August. The day was a success finding three tortoises, one Western diamond-backed rattlesnake, and one black-tailed ra...
by MichaelCravens
September 10th, 2012, 11:39 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: More from the Monsoon Season
Replies: 10
Views: 4405

More from the Monsoon Season

Taking an opportunity to meet a few herp people working for the Arizona Game and Fish Department, and just for fun, I volunteered to help out on a desert tortoise project one day in August. The day was a success finding three tortoises, one Western diamond-backed rattlesnake, and one black-tailed ra...