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by Fieldnotes
December 11th, 2015, 11:10 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Thorny Devil Dreaming: Part 2, Alice Springs to Yulara
Replies: 25
Views: 14372

Re: Thorny Devil Dreaming: Part 2, Alice Springs to Yulara

Either, Australia has the most photogenic herps or the best photographers visit and live in Australia... hmmmmm

Awesome expedition with some great shots too!! :thumb:
by Fieldnotes
December 4th, 2015, 11:13 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: "Pick one thing"
Replies: 115
Views: 38414

Re: "Pick one thing"

Carbon dioxide (chemical formula CO2) is a colorless, odorless gas vital to life on Earth.

--- I'd like to produce more of this life-giving substance :crazyeyes:
by Fieldnotes
November 28th, 2015, 6:55 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Bioflourescent Hawksbill Turtle
Replies: 5
Views: 4310

Re: Bioflourescent Hawksbill Turtle

Looks like their cameras are broken because EVERYTHING, including the turtle is bioflourescent or is it simply over done with color saturation. Im going with the latter.
by Fieldnotes
November 25th, 2015, 1:45 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Sea turtle seen near Stockton
Replies: 8
Views: 3167

Re: Sea turtle seen near Stockton

:lol: Nice observation
by Fieldnotes
November 18th, 2015, 11:01 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Sea turtle seen near Stockton
Replies: 8
Views: 3167

Re: Sea turtle seen near Stockton

This is shocking news, thanks for posting the link.
by Fieldnotes
November 17th, 2015, 11:59 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: SurfinHerp's Hawaiian Summer Vacation 2015
Replies: 6
Views: 3915

Re: SurfinHerp's Hawaiian Summer Vacation 2015

Dang, looks like a fantastic trip. That lady at the Botanical Garden also told me I wasnt likely to see the Chameleons, but in two hours or so I counted five. The Gecko from Kaua'i is a Mourning Gecko The others are -- Gecko#1 - Common House Gecko#2 - Mourning Gecko#3 - Common House When living in H...
by Fieldnotes
November 6th, 2015, 6:23 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Tiger Keelback Snake
Replies: 3
Views: 2091

Re: Tiger Keelback Snake

WoW, interesting poison and venom. Looking forward to the Singapore video. :thumb:
by Fieldnotes
October 30th, 2015, 1:23 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Notomas Basin ‎August‎ ‎30‎, ‎2015
Replies: 16
Views: 3500

Re: Notomas Basin ‎August‎ ‎30‎, ‎2015

Before Chytrid Fungus and Bulldozers, drought was the greatest threat to amphibians. Ephemeral ponds often dry, killing thousands of metamorphosing Tiger Salamanders, Western Toads, Red-legged Frogs, and others. Over the eons those species have adapted to drought or paid the price. Bullfrogs monopol...
by Fieldnotes
October 29th, 2015, 12:19 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Notomas Basin ‎August‎ ‎30‎, ‎2015
Replies: 16
Views: 3500

Re: Notomas Basin ‎August‎ ‎30‎, ‎2015

Bye-bye-Bullfrogs, a bonus from California's drought. Native wildlife have adopted to withstand such occurrences. I can only imagine the stench and muddy-stickiness, must have been fun, nice pics too :thumb:
by Fieldnotes
October 27th, 2015, 12:11 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: First time in the SW US and got to do a little herping!
Replies: 3
Views: 2557

Re: First time in the SW US and got to do a little herping!

Dang that was awesome. Well done video. Did you have a plan ready incase the drone crashed in the hot mud? How about the ladder, did you find that left behind in the desert? That Owl call was great! :thumb:
by Fieldnotes
October 25th, 2015, 3:57 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Snake ID help near Tucson
Replies: 6
Views: 1792

Re: Snake ID help near Tucson

In some areas of Arizona there are black Coachwhips.
by Fieldnotes
October 25th, 2015, 2:40 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Costa Rica frog, Need ID?
Replies: 2
Views: 1801

Costa Rica frog, Need ID?

Image

It was photographed at La Quinta Sarapiqui, Viejo de Sarapiqui, Heredia, Costa Rica
by Fieldnotes
October 23rd, 2015, 5:07 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Redwood National Park October 17-19th
Replies: 8
Views: 2587

Re: Redwood National Park October 17-19th

Christmas is a good time for exploring the Redwoods. Being next to the coast, the low elevation forests never get too cold and by December everything is usually soaked. You should be able to find pretty much everything you'd like, minus some reptiles.
by Fieldnotes
October 21st, 2015, 9:19 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Which is Better?
Replies: 10
Views: 3308

Re: Which is Better?

Doesn't really matter, because your going to win that contest with either picture. If you have to submit them in print form, the color will change some, most likely darker. I'd go with the one that is highest resolution and, if their both the same, i choose the bottom one. Good luck, but i don't thi...
by Fieldnotes
October 20th, 2015, 2:12 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: So now that night temps are dropping...
Replies: 39
Views: 7763

Re: So now that night temps are dropping...

I generally stop, once the temperature drops below 69 F when seeking reptiles; considerably lower, 39 F, for amphibians.
by Fieldnotes
October 19th, 2015, 1:19 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Not My Find, but I Wish...
Replies: 30
Views: 9226

Re: Not My Find, but I Wish...

Look at all that sea grass for Green Sea Turtles to eat. Makes me think, are there sufficient sponges in California waters to sustained a miss-guided Hawksbill for any period of time? So Elliot, let me make sure I got this correct, you have been seeing Green Sea Turtles at Santa Catalina Island from...
by Fieldnotes
October 19th, 2015, 1:05 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Bay Area garter snakes needed by Dr.Chris Feldman at UN Reno
Replies: 1
Views: 1248

Re: Bay Area garter snakes needed by Dr.Chris Feldman at UN

Jeff, I got a thank you letter from Chris, thanking you and everyone else for their help. Please continue the efforts. Many more field herpers are needed, for Chris' research is extremely thorough. If you think you can help, even in the slightest, please get in contact with him.
by Fieldnotes
October 19th, 2015, 12:06 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Not My Find, but I Wish...
Replies: 30
Views: 9226

Re: Not My Find, but I Wish...

If sea snakes are flowing our way, to California, then Pacific Ridley and more Green Turtles should also be on their way. Interestingly, a Hawksbill Sea Turtle has never been confirmed in California's waters, perhaps this will be that year. When seeking marooned Yellow-bellies in Costa Rica, people ...
by Fieldnotes
October 19th, 2015, 11:52 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: San Francisco Bay Area Salamanders
Replies: 5
Views: 2771

Re: San Francisco Bay Area Salamanders

Holy Cow, that is a huge Water Bug. I never imagined they got that size, without the in hand shot, it would have just appeared as an typical waterbug. Good ID to get that in hand shot.
by Fieldnotes
October 18th, 2015, 2:40 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Not My Find, but I Wish...
Replies: 30
Views: 9226

Re: Not My Find, but I Wish...

Matt, Not okay? why would it be bad?
by Fieldnotes
October 18th, 2015, 2:37 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Fall in Montana
Replies: 2
Views: 1794

Re: Fall in Montana

That second insect shot is amazing!
by Fieldnotes
October 18th, 2015, 10:53 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Pelamis found in Cali.. pretty cool!
Replies: 6
Views: 2295

Re: Did He Really say that?

Antonsrkn wrote:
mtratcliffe wrote:What is even the context here? Gah.
A few too many beers on a Saturday night?
Bingo! :beer:
by Fieldnotes
October 18th, 2015, 2:34 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Pelamis found in Cali.. pretty cool!
Replies: 6
Views: 2295

Pelamis found in Cali.. pretty cool!

Dang, im still in shock. Im about to head to bed now, yet this post and the discovery is heavy on my mind. All i have to say is, sweet dreams -- and i'm going to find one in Cali soon {{wishful thinking}}. http://www.californiaherps.com/snakes/images/pplaturuscrwflax11102.jpg BTW according to the S...
by Fieldnotes
October 18th, 2015, 12:34 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Not My Find, but I Wish...
Replies: 30
Views: 9226

Re: Not My Find, but I Wish...

Dang, im still in shock. Im about to head to bed now, yet this post and the discovery is heavy on my mind. All i have to say is, sweet dreams -- and i'm going to find one in Cali soon {{wishful thinking}}. http://www.californiaherps.com/snakes/images/pplaturuscrwflax11102.jpg BTW according to the S...
by Fieldnotes
October 17th, 2015, 8:15 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Not My Find, but I Wish...
Replies: 30
Views: 9226

Re: Not My Find, but I Wish...

Amazing, my wife woke me early this morning to tell me what was on the TV-news, a Yellow-bellied Sea Snake, and I sprang up shouting... "Holy Ship!" well, maybe I pronounced ship wrong at that time, but simply WoW! If any one else hears of more, please take note of the beach and post it ... Who, wha...
by Fieldnotes
October 15th, 2015, 10:23 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Redwood National Park October 17-19th
Replies: 8
Views: 2587

Re: Redwood National Park October 17-19th

Jedediah Smith is one of my favorite places to herp, especially for salamanders. I haven't been watching the weather for Del Norte County, but i imagine they have got some rain. If you don't already have plans to night search, do so, and put it high on your list of "to do's"; Giants, Tailed Frogs, E...
by Fieldnotes
October 14th, 2015, 10:45 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Redwood National Park October 17-19th
Replies: 8
Views: 2587

Re: Redwood National Park October 17-19th

Where are you camping staying near? nearly everything can be found, especially terrestrial Dicamptodon. They are extremely common in autumn and can outnumber the combined discovery of Batrachoseps and Ensatina. Do you have some target species in mind?
by Fieldnotes
October 14th, 2015, 1:06 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Night Stalking San Diego – Summer 2015
Replies: 15
Views: 5866

Re: Night Stalking San Diego – Summer 2015

Awesome, the only thing that could have made that post even better would have been night-walking a switaki. You guys (including Nate, Frank, etc.) make San Diego look like the best place to live in California, if you're a herper. Long-nosed Snake, tantilla, Thread Snakes - by night walking too cool....
by Fieldnotes
October 10th, 2015, 4:42 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: So now that night temps are dropping...
Replies: 39
Views: 7763

Re: So now that night temps are dropping...

I could explain all of that to you, but someone would just disagree with me...so I won't. LOL But, clouds are better than no clouds, and they hide the moon... approaching warm fronts are good, cold fronts are bad... Not very confident in your answer, Mr. Brian Sir, but you are right, someone would ...
by Fieldnotes
October 4th, 2015, 1:27 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Ringed Wall Gecko? Wha...whaa... What happened
Replies: 24
Views: 7412

Re: Ringed Wall Gecko? Wha...whaa... What happened

Being Politically Correct always means having to say sorry. :beer:
I'm still working on that last part. If its any consolation, I love their fries
by Fieldnotes
October 3rd, 2015, 8:50 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Ringed Wall Gecko? Wha...whaa... What happened
Replies: 24
Views: 7412

Re: Ringed Wall Gecko? Wha...whaa... What happened

American's don't follow the French, my Great Grandfather (god rest his sole) who fought i'm WWII knows this well, and his words were, "the f rench follow no one cause they are too busy running." So now, someone says that we should follow the f rench because of some cowardice, old literature that mak...
by Fieldnotes
October 2nd, 2015, 2:23 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Has anyone seen one of these before? ...possible hybrid
Replies: 20
Views: 4679

Re: Has anyone seen one of these before? ...possible hybrid

That is Stebbins' Ensatina drawing from his field guides... :crazyeyes:
by Fieldnotes
October 2nd, 2015, 2:19 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Ringed Wall Gecko? Wha...whaa... What happened
Replies: 24
Views: 7412

Re: Ringed Wall Gecko? Wha...whaa... What happened

With all due respect to Common names, Scientific names are shifting just as fast, if not faster. For example, the Western Pond Turtle is referred to as Actinemys, Emys, or Clammy, depending on the scientist you are communicating with. The Sonoran Desert Toad has shifted names three times in the last...
by Fieldnotes
October 1st, 2015, 12:44 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Road cruising on Indian reservations
Replies: 61
Views: 12710

Re: Road cruising on Indian reservations

I'd encourage checking with the people concerned before I entered any reservation lands for herping (collecting or not) & suggest caution even on well-recognized state or federal roads passing through a reservation. I have not been stopped on a reserve and as mentioned above I was reiterating infor...
by Fieldnotes
September 30th, 2015, 8:20 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Ringed Wall Gecko? Wha...whaa... What happened
Replies: 24
Views: 7412

Ringed Wall Gecko? Wha...whaa... What happened

Ringed Wall Gecko? Wha...whaa... What happened to its orginal name White-spotted Wall Gecko?? Does anyone know how, Tarentola annularis went from being called the White-spotted Wall Gecko to now being labeled the Ringed Wall Gecko? Is there any logic behind the name change? Most people easily recog...
by Fieldnotes
September 30th, 2015, 8:14 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Need I'd please !!
Replies: 13
Views: 3522

Re: Need I'd please !!

About Tarentola annularis does anyone know how, it went from being called the White-spotted Wall Gecko to now being labeled the Ringed Wall Gecko? Is there any logic behind the name change? Most people easily recognized the four-white spots on its back, but a ring or rings? Am I missing something or...
by Fieldnotes
September 27th, 2015, 7:05 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Road cruising on Indian reservations
Replies: 61
Views: 12710

Re: Road cruising on Indian reservations

"No vertebrate animal completes its life cycle or has its entire home range on asphalt. A reasonable person will usually concede the animal lives on the land beside the road." This is true, but many animals do take their last breath on asphalt, so IMO they are better off collected than roadkill. Per...
by Fieldnotes
September 25th, 2015, 10:26 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Road cruising on Indian reservations
Replies: 61
Views: 12710

Re: Road cruising on Indian reservations

This question has been brought up on other forums, many years ago. Its a good question that i don't have the legal response for, so as you, I'll be watching the thread for a legal response. However on old forums, I recall someone stating that, if its not an indian road, meaning its a popular-public ...
by Fieldnotes
September 24th, 2015, 2:38 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Queensland over Xmas...yes, 9 months late - Frogs (w/audio)
Replies: 11
Views: 4680

Re: Queensland over Xmas...yes, 9 months late - Frogs (w/aud

Frog calls together with pictures... incredibly cool. I feel i'm looking at the future of frog posts, including sound.
by Fieldnotes
September 21st, 2015, 4:55 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: One last post from prairie Canada - lots of rattlesnakes
Replies: 19
Views: 8983

Re: One last post from prairie Canada - lots of rattlesnakes

That was a post that i'm glade I didnt pass-by, great shots of some interesting creatures :thumb:
by Fieldnotes
September 20th, 2015, 7:51 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herping 2015 So Far
Replies: 5
Views: 2372

Re: Herping 2015 So Far

That post was AWESOME!! :thumb: :thumb:
by Fieldnotes
September 20th, 2015, 11:59 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Introduced Aspidoscelis sonorae, or is it something else??
Replies: 10
Views: 3028

Re: Introduced Aspidoscelis sonorae, or is it something else

Pretty much everyone has changed to Lampropeltis caliorniae.
by Fieldnotes
September 20th, 2015, 11:54 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: NAFHA Booth and LA County Fair in Sept, anyone want to help
Replies: 23
Views: 5056

Re: NAFHA Booth and LA County Fair in Sept, anyone want to h

I was there Labor Day Weekend and checkout the hill, but didnt see any NAFHA or HERP signs. I did see a collection of reptiles, but the people there were volunteers for BLM. Is NAFHA sharing the responsibility with BLM?
by Fieldnotes
September 19th, 2015, 6:45 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: NAFHA Booth and LA County Fair in Sept, anyone want to help
Replies: 23
Views: 5056

Re: NAFHA Booth and LA County Fair in Sept, anyone want to h

I looked for the booth when i was there, but did find it. Where abouts is it?
by Fieldnotes
September 18th, 2015, 10:58 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: So now that night temps are dropping...
Replies: 39
Views: 7763

Re: So now that night temps are dropping...

"So now that night temps are dropping..." ...They are probably better than ever, well perhaps not that good, but with the recent rains, I'm wishing I was out there right now. Any night with temp above 70 F and without a bright moon should be great, especially since there is so much moisture still li...
by Fieldnotes
September 18th, 2015, 9:09 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Introduced Aspidoscelis sonorae, or is it something else??
Replies: 10
Views: 3028

Re: Introduced Aspidoscelis sonorae, or is it something else

I'm pretty sure i accidentally came across this population last month. However, before i heard about this iNaturalist report, I thought they were Orange-throated Whiptails adapting to an urban environment. Now, i'm thinking i need to head back for a second look, perhaps they were not Orange-throats ...
by Fieldnotes
September 18th, 2015, 8:53 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: new invasives
Replies: 7
Views: 2573

Re: new invasives

Interesting paper about Christmas Tree hitch-hikers and I'm surprise to have had a related encountered, which happened at La Habra, CA, over 20 years ago.
by Fieldnotes
September 18th, 2015, 12:48 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Need I'd please !!
Replies: 13
Views: 3522

Re: Need I'd please !!

I'm going with Tarentola annularis :thumb:
by Fieldnotes
September 15th, 2015, 11:29 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Borneo (Part 2)
Replies: 11
Views: 5050

Re: Borneo (Part 2)

Great stuff, very impressive photos :thumb: