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by intermedius
January 14th, 2015, 6:02 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: End of Year 2014
Replies: 16
Views: 6803

Re: End of Year 2014

Great post! Thanks for showing us some NJ appreciation. That PBTF is a stunner.

- Justin
by intermedius
January 13th, 2015, 4:20 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: The Belated 2014 End of Year Post: NJ and some Florida
Replies: 3
Views: 1550

The Belated 2014 End of Year Post: NJ and some Florida

The 2014 field herping season was quite an unbelievable year for me. Many people gave superb help and advice along the way, and all deserve my sincere thanks and gratitude. Without them, this year would have never be so memorable. I shall focus on the highlights I found in New Jersey, with some herp...
by intermedius
January 13th, 2015, 7:57 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Short trip to Panama December 2014
Replies: 14
Views: 4420

Re: Short trip to Panama December 2014

Beautiful pictures and frogs. I believe your Black Racer is a Chironius grandisquamis

- Justin
by intermedius
January 11th, 2015, 2:52 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Costa Rica field guide - Recommendations?
Replies: 15
Views: 4552

Re: Costa Rica field guide - Recommendations?

Alejandro Solorzano's 2004 "Snakes of Costa Rica" is also a great guide for the snakes.
by intermedius
January 8th, 2015, 3:36 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: St Lucia, Kwa Zulu Natal - South Africa. First Trip of 2015.
Replies: 6
Views: 3888

Re: St Lucia, Kwa Zulu Natal - South Africa. First Trip of 2

Fantastic post. Bonus points for that awesome Amblyodipsas
by intermedius
January 3rd, 2015, 5:53 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: The ABC's of 2014 - A-G, UPDATED 1/6/15
Replies: 6
Views: 2317

Re: The ABC's of 2014 - A-C

A stunning array of herps. Great photography. Love to common species indeed. Hope to see more!
by intermedius
January 3rd, 2015, 7:54 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Andrea & Mike's 2014 Wrap-up - The Snakes
Replies: 6
Views: 3439

Re: Andrea & Mike's 2014 Wrap-up - The Snakes

That Splendida is splendid indeed. What an awesome year!

- Justin
by intermedius
January 3rd, 2015, 7:51 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: An ending or a fresh start?
Replies: 3
Views: 1704

Re: An ending or a fresh start?

As a subscriber and viewer, I enjoyed the series from start to finish. It's videos like these that gets us young folk fired up to go outside and explore. I can't wait to see what comes next for 2015.

- Justin
by intermedius
December 16th, 2014, 8:18 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: End of the year Snake post 2014
Replies: 7
Views: 2412

Re: End of the year Snake post 2014

Fantastic post Mike. Great photos and snakes. Looks like you guys had a great year :thumb:
by intermedius
December 4th, 2014, 8:52 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Late Season Snakes
Replies: 7
Views: 1721

Re: Late Season Snakes

I also found a Northern Brown Snake late in this season. On November 24th, I found one on the crawl on a warm spell. This was also found in my home county of Mercer (NJ), where they are relatively rare. https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7530/15870759622_ca008eafec_c.jpg Northern Brown Snake by Justin (...
by intermedius
October 16th, 2014, 12:57 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Snake identification from Colombia
Replies: 14
Views: 3716

Re: Snake identification from Colombia

This is indeed Atractus sanctaemartae. The genus is the largest in the snake world, with around 137 known species, most being fossorial burrowers. Many also have very small distributions. While many are rare in a statistical and numerical matter, they may not be as rare as we think due to their secr...
by intermedius
October 16th, 2014, 8:04 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Snake identification from Colombia
Replies: 14
Views: 3716

Re: Snake identification from Colombia

El Dorado is out of range for crassicaudatus. This species is Atractus sanctaemartae. The color pattern matches the descriptions of the species, and it's in range. The species exhibits a lot of sexual dimorphism, and the males were previously considered a distinct species. Males have a dark dorsum w...
by intermedius
October 7th, 2014, 6:34 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Your favorite find of the month - September 2014
Replies: 12
Views: 3076

Re: Your favorite find of the month - September 2014

I flipped this yearling Eastern Hognose Snake on a bliss Sunday afternoon in Southern New Jersey. My second Hognose found in NJ this year!

ImageEastern Hognose Snake by Justin (NoNameKey), on Flickr
by intermedius
September 22nd, 2014, 7:32 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Uganda, Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo 2014
Replies: 13
Views: 5874

Re: Uganda, Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo 2014

I believe your mystery Dasypeltis is D. atra. Sometimes they can be plain orange like yours.

Great finds
by intermedius
June 6th, 2014, 5:23 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Costa Rica Herping, 2012.
Replies: 4
Views: 2611

Re: Costa Rica Herping, 2012.

your Coniophanes sp is actually Rhadinaea decorata

Great photos and post. The butterflies were amazing.
by intermedius
May 5th, 2014, 4:51 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: May 2014 Species Count
Replies: 14
Views: 2708

Re: May 2014 Species Count

Mercer Co. NJ - May 4th

5 Leadbacks
3 Two Lineds
2 Pickerel Frogs
2 RES
by intermedius
April 8th, 2014, 6:46 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: April 2014 Species Count
Replies: 27
Views: 5476

Re: April 2014 Species Count

MCHerper wrote:
intermedius wrote:April 6th - Central NJ

5 redback salamanders
2 peeper choruses
8 spotted salamander egg masses
6 wood frog egg masses
2 northern leopard frogs calling
2 gartersnakes
Northern Leopard frogs?
Misidentified
by intermedius
April 7th, 2014, 6:10 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: April 2014 Species Count
Replies: 27
Views: 5476

Re: April 2014 Species Count

April 6th - Central NJ

5 redback salamanders
2 peeper choruses
8 spotted salamander egg masses
6 wood frog egg masses
2 gartersnakes

April 7th - same locale

3 peeper choruses
3 aor peepers
1 spotted salamander
5 wood frogs
1 american toad
by intermedius
March 29th, 2014, 6:59 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: March 2014 Species Counts
Replies: 22
Views: 4905

Re: March 2014 Species Counts

Hunterdon County - March 29

Wood Frogs (too many to count)
2 dozen spotted salamanders
A few Spring Peepers
1 American Toad
by intermedius
March 24th, 2014, 9:42 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Road Cruisin' Music
Replies: 26
Views: 4866

Re: Road Cruisin' Music

I often listen to Rock and Acoustic music (Jimi Hendrix, Pink Floyd, Yes, Cat Stevens, Beatles, Led Zeppelin, System of A Down, AC DC, Santana and Queen) however if Amphibians that vocalize are main targets I usually turn off the music.

Additionally Soundtracks from Lord of The Rings and The Hobbit.
by intermedius
March 6th, 2014, 6:49 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Movement in southern maryland
Replies: 11
Views: 2340

Re: Movement in southern maryland

cbernz wrote:Where are you intermedius? Up here in north Jersey we're not even getting to 30 in the daytime. Last night it was 4.
I think i meant somewhere in mid-march. I just forgot to add the date. My apologies
by intermedius
March 4th, 2014, 3:51 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Movement in southern maryland
Replies: 11
Views: 2340

Re: Movement in southern maryland

The problem is the night drops here. 50 in the morning, 30 at night.

No Bueno
by intermedius
March 1st, 2014, 8:49 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Countdown to Spotted Salamanders!
Replies: 65
Views: 15239

Re: Countdown to Spotted Salamanders!

Image

This vernal was frozen a few inches down. With 6-12 inches of snow in the way, it's just going to delay things even more
by intermedius
February 25th, 2014, 5:23 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: What I Learned About Life from Field Herping
Replies: 154
Views: 26635

Re: What I Learned About Life from Field Herping

Hans Breuer (twoton) wrote:Thank you! And Jeans on the Road? :-)
Road cruising can produce some interesting things :lol:
by intermedius
February 25th, 2014, 12:40 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Thought this was interesting... at first
Replies: 13
Views: 2264

Re: Thought this was interesting... at first

When a species is differentiated from the rest by blotch avergage, distribution and nucleotides (Pantherophis ramspotti)....

As long as nobody breaks The Code
by intermedius
February 20th, 2014, 3:42 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: What I Learned About Life from Field Herping
Replies: 154
Views: 26635

Re: What I Learned About Life from Field Herping

To appreciate every species you find on a trip, and the great sights you see on the way (Robert Is Here, Jeans on the road, Grand Canyon)
by intermedius
February 19th, 2014, 5:16 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Countdown to Spotted Salamanders!
Replies: 65
Views: 15239

Re: Countdown to Spotted Salamanders!

March 18th for Peepers, Blue Spots and Wood Frogs
March 25th for Chorus and Spotties
by intermedius
February 9th, 2014, 8:50 pm
Forum: Bird Forum
Topic: Fun at Forsythe
Replies: 5
Views: 2666

Re: "Ipswich" Savannah Sparrow + Fun at Forsythe

It's definitely a Song Sparrow. Savannah is more finely streaked, with a smaller bill. Ipswich Savannah should be much paler overall than your bird. Sparrows can be tough even for experienced birders. Nice shot of the Cooper's Hawk at the end. Thank you. Nice to know it wasn't that much of a blunder
by intermedius
February 9th, 2014, 9:45 am
Forum: Bird Forum
Topic: Fun at Forsythe
Replies: 5
Views: 2666

Re: "Ipswich" Savannah Sparrow + Fun at Forsythe

Your sparrow looks more like a Song Sparrow and your Brant looks to be a female Bufflehead. That said, I am jealous of your location. Try Barnegat Lighthouse next...harlequin ducks, scoters, long-tailed ducks...and I think there may be a snowy owl or two hanging out there. Not far from Forsythe! ht...
by intermedius
February 8th, 2014, 10:22 pm
Forum: Bird Forum
Topic: Fun at Forsythe
Replies: 5
Views: 2666

Fun at Forsythe

I recently began Birding this fall, and ever since I saw my first Red-Tail Hawk, I was hooked. Now with the Snowy Owl Invasion and me finding out about Ebird and ABA, Forsythe was on my bucket list of places to visit. While we didn't see any Snowies, It was a blast! http://i1289.photobucket.com/albu...
by intermedius
January 30th, 2014, 5:36 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herping Goals for 2014
Replies: 23
Views: 5950

Re: Herping Goals for 2014

I just checked my Northern Red off this year. All would be lifers - NJ Longtail's, Spring's, and Blue-Spot's (Jeff Complex) - PB Treefrogs, Cricket, and Chorus Frogs - at least one more pine barrens special (mostly a pine or coastal) - Wood, Spotted, and Map Turtles - A Mercer County record (anything)
by intermedius
January 19th, 2014, 6:53 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: January Species Counts
Replies: 8
Views: 2877

Re: January Species Counts

Morris County - January 19th with MCHerper

12 Duskies (5 vouched, 2 larvae, 6+ juvies)
5 Two-Lines (None Vouchered)
1 Northern Red
1 Unidentified Larvae (possibly Spring or Dusky)
by intermedius
January 13th, 2014, 12:01 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: South Jersey Gas and the Pinelands
Replies: 7
Views: 1741

Re: South Jersey Gas and the Pinelands

Would have been tragic to see more of the pines attacked. Very good news
by intermedius
January 5th, 2014, 8:58 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: End of the year post...4 days too late
Replies: 12
Views: 3228

Re: End of the year post...4 days too late

What's interesting is F. Publia alive like that is a real treat. Almost all of the ones recorded are DOR's.
by intermedius
January 5th, 2014, 4:38 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: End of the year post...4 days too late
Replies: 12
Views: 3228

Re: End of the year post...4 days too late

You're Sibon (Tropidodipsas) sartorii is actually Ficimia publia. The rostral and saddles give it away. T. sartorii have white, yellow or red thin bands (2-4 scale rows wide)
by intermedius
December 28th, 2013, 7:32 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Polishing the Unpolishable - Christmas in Southern Florida
Replies: 6
Views: 1669

Polishing the Unpolishable - Christmas in Southern Florida

I've been dead recently, but I wanted to make a small little post on my vacation down in Palm Beach County. Although the temperatures, astronomy, climate and overall time we had didn't work well Herp-wise, I got four nights/days of nature time. Which was much better than staring at the skyscrapers a...
by intermedius
December 9th, 2013, 12:40 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: If you were to go rediscover a Herp, which one would it be?
Replies: 43
Views: 13402

Re: If you were to go rediscover a Herp, which one would it

Regina septemvittata as well as Virginia valeriae in NJ

Elapsoidea broadleyi
Cercophis auratus
any species from Toxicocalamus
Thamnophis proximus alpinus
by intermedius
November 24th, 2013, 6:04 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Anacondas in the Glades
Replies: 12
Views: 1750

Re: Anacondas in the Glades

apparently sightings. But i bet its just another attempt to scare people to believe in News and Hollywood drama. *sigh*
by intermedius
November 18th, 2013, 10:43 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: November Species Counts
Replies: 20
Views: 5929

Re: November Species Counts

Somerset Co. NJ -

2 redbacks
1 two lined
1 garter
by intermedius
November 18th, 2013, 10:38 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: ID for this Snake from Mexiceo
Replies: 3
Views: 1350

Re: ID for this Snake from Mexiceo

Looks like leptophis diplotropis
by intermedius
November 17th, 2013, 5:53 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: End of the Year 2013... #2 - LAMEST LIFER
Replies: 24
Views: 8279

Re: End of the Year 2013... #2 - LAMEST LIFER

I was finished with school and walked over to a field and found a board. Flipped it and i finally got my milk.

Image
by intermedius
November 14th, 2013, 7:13 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Maryland snakes.
Replies: 7
Views: 1598

Re: Maryland snakes.

That rainbow snake is a screamer :thumb:
by intermedius
November 13th, 2013, 7:45 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: End of the Year 2013... #1 - FAVORITE FIND
Replies: 32
Views: 10004

Re: End of the Year 2013... #1 - FAVORITE FIND

Pretty abundant but still really unique nonetheless In florida, i never really had much time to go herping since we'd focus on other matters. But i had done my homework and hit a spot right before a t-storm was coming. I was hoping for at least a few watersnakes. It was our fifth round back, we were...
by intermedius
November 11th, 2013, 7:36 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: The past year. (Nov 2012-Nov 2013)
Replies: 10
Views: 2595

Re: The past year. (Nov 2012-Nov 2013)

Great year for you. Oh and happy birthday : )
by intermedius
October 10th, 2013, 4:10 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Mercer County - 2013
Replies: 2
Views: 887

Mercer County - 2013

Autumn has arrived, and i've been doing a lot of Herping lately. So the salamanders were out and i tried to spend as much time to flip for as many species as i can, and managed to find three species in my county. To make a long story short, three is pretty good. Here are some pics from the last week...
by intermedius
October 10th, 2013, 3:42 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: “Extinct” Pinocchio Lizard Found in Ecuador
Replies: 5
Views: 1193

Re: “Extinct” Pinocchio Lizard Found in Ecuador

Now if only they could find Atelopus longirostris :lol:
by intermedius
October 6th, 2013, 9:36 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Possible Country Records for the US
Replies: 181
Views: 88540

Re: Possible Country Records for the US

Pretty sure a single specimen of Thamnophis sirtalis (or maybe elegans?) was found in Alaska not too long ago. Up in haines there was a record of a DOR ordinoides, but it was believed to be captive based on mtDNA. Then in Tongass NF, there are "sightings" or either Sirtalis of Elegans but no detail...
by intermedius
October 6th, 2013, 7:29 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Possible Country Records for the US
Replies: 181
Views: 88540

Re: Possible Country Records for the US

There was a new county record of the Green Treefrog in Georgia not a long while back. Has anyone considered Canada and Alaska? Thamnophis elegans has been proposed in the NE area of BC T. sirtalis may reach Great Slave Lake and apparently they have been introduced to Newfoundland. Apparently up so f...
by intermedius
September 14th, 2013, 6:16 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Old field guides
Replies: 7
Views: 1157

Re: Old field guides

I'm not sure.. Check the venter.
by intermedius
September 13th, 2013, 6:24 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: If herps could talk
Replies: 24
Views: 4252

Re: If herps could talk

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