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by Zach_Lim
March 23rd, 2016, 10:12 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Winter Salamanders
Replies: 4
Views: 2426

Re: Winter Salamanders

Great find Tim!

Love the shot of the Four Toed!
by Zach_Lim
March 23rd, 2016, 10:11 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Just a few shots of some current finds
Replies: 14
Views: 4850

Re: Just a few shots of some current finds

Thanks everyone! I've been trying really hard with taking better photos (as Lawrence can vouch for haha) and have been shooting with an external flash and 100mm Macro lens. Still not the best, but I'm learning! I do really enjoy the "Field Guide" looking shots, although some may say that they are bo...
by Zach_Lim
March 22nd, 2016, 8:26 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Upper Cottonwood Creek Wildlife Area - March 26
Replies: 15
Views: 5472

Re: Upper Cottonwood Creek Wildlife Area - March 26

I should be available for this.
by Zach_Lim
March 21st, 2016, 1:18 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Striped Bronzeback
Replies: 1
Views: 1291

Re: Striped Bronzeback

Excellent lifer, Lou!
by Zach_Lim
March 21st, 2016, 9:17 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Just a few shots of some current finds
Replies: 14
Views: 4850

Just a few shots of some current finds

Hey everyone, Just wanted to share some finds and pics from the last few weeks. Just some common to uncommon species from around the Bay Area. Yellow-eyed Enatina - San Francisco, CA http://www.naherp.com/vouchers/248200-322806.jpg http://www.naherp.com/vouchers/249543-324508.jpg Western Skink - San...
by Zach_Lim
March 18th, 2016, 6:02 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Sharp-tailed Snake/Golden Gate Park/ATTN: HOYER
Replies: 30
Views: 6669

Re: Sharp-tailed Snake/Golden Gate Park/ATTN: HOYER

Thank you for all the tips, suggestions, and over all positive and productive words! It is reassuring to hear that many of you believe that the Sharp-tailed Snake should still be able to be found in SF. I have been focusing around the areas where the historical record was found based on the paper pr...
by Zach_Lim
March 13th, 2016, 10:24 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Sharp-tailed Snake/Golden Gate Park/ATTN: HOYER
Replies: 30
Views: 6669

Re: Sharp-tailed Snake/Golden Gate Park/ATTN: HOYER

Been trying hard to find one! I have been visiting the mentioned areas and surrounding areas. Will post update soon with habitat shots
by Zach_Lim
March 13th, 2016, 4:12 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herping in Russia, Dosang, Astrakhan region
Replies: 12
Views: 5718

Re: Herping in Russia, Dosang, Astrakhan region

Welcome to the forum! Amazing finds from an area that is so foreign to many of us!

How did you find the sand boa? Was it under some cover?

Zach
by Zach_Lim
March 7th, 2016, 10:24 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Sharp-tailed Snake/Golden Gate Park/ATTN: HOYER
Replies: 30
Views: 6669

Re: Sharp-tailed Snake/Golden Gate Park/ATTN: HOYER

Thank you all for the replies. I am now going to focus on herping within the City in order to find a Sharp-tailed, as well as other species that have not been recorded in a while or before. This will also help me save money on gas herping elsewhere haha. I've got boards laid out in different parts o...
by Zach_Lim
March 4th, 2016, 8:56 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Sharp-tailed Snake/Golden Gate Park/ATTN: HOYER
Replies: 30
Views: 6669

Sharp-tailed Snake/Golden Gate Park/ATTN: HOYER

Hey everyone, Yesterday, during one of my runs/workout sessions through Golden Gate Park, I noticed something crushed and dead on the sidewalk while heading home. I figured it was just an earthworm or a large Batrachoseps, as the City has been experiencing some moisture/drizzle for a few nights now....
by Zach_Lim
March 4th, 2016, 8:49 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: CA Chapter outing 2016
Replies: 56
Views: 23634

Re: CA Chapter outing 2016

I wouldn't mind the sierras!
by Zach_Lim
March 3rd, 2016, 7:31 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2016 Yolo Bypass Survey
Replies: 25
Views: 8732

Re: 2016 Yolo Bypass Survey

I'll be there Dave!
by Zach_Lim
February 26th, 2016, 11:49 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: just not sure
Replies: 15
Views: 3949

Re: just not sure

Nic- that shot of the slender is wonderful.
by Zach_Lim
February 24th, 2016, 1:08 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2015 California Member of the Year=Jeff Nordland
Replies: 12
Views: 3900

Re: 2015 California Member of the Year=Jeff Nordland

Congrats, Jeff!

Thank you for all your hard work keeping the world of naherp and herping alive!
by Zach_Lim
February 18th, 2016, 7:44 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Hybrid Evolving Morphological Theory
Replies: 83
Views: 16988

Re: Hybrid Evolving Morphological Theory

Duck x beaver x snake (for venom)= platypus I think your photographic proof has won me over from mwentz 's utter "silliness" of a post. Just a thought- didn't you believe that you found a new species of garter snake? Didn't you take dna or something to get it tested? Maybe you can try the same with ...
by Zach_Lim
February 17th, 2016, 9:32 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Hybrid Evolving Morphological Theory
Replies: 83
Views: 16988

Re: Hybrid Evolving Morphological Theory

Mwentz nailed it.

Also, you can refer to Hubbs' book for the ruthveni habitat and locality
by Zach_Lim
February 17th, 2016, 6:46 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Hybrid Evolving Morphological Theory
Replies: 83
Views: 16988

Re: Hybrid Evolving Morphological Theory

Ya know, you guys act like there aren't marshes in the foothills and lower mountain ranges. I can think of 3 off of the top of my head in the sierras, within kingsnake range, and a ton in the bay area where, you Zach, find all those Santa Cruse green belly striped color morph variation (my opinon)....
by Zach_Lim
February 17th, 2016, 11:43 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Hybrid Evolving Morphological Theory
Replies: 83
Views: 16988

Re: Hybrid Evolving Morphological Theory

Monklet's Striped GB Gopher

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by Zach_Lim
February 17th, 2016, 11:40 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: First snake of the year
Replies: 35
Views: 7419

Re: First snake of the year

Excellent kings, Elliot! Congrats on the find!

Also, this is the thread of hybrids in question:

http://www.fieldherpforum.com/forum/vie ... =6&t=23053
by Zach_Lim
February 17th, 2016, 11:35 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Hybrid Evolving Morphological Theory
Replies: 83
Views: 16988

Re: Hybrid Evolving Morphological Theory

Furthermore, who is to say that a striped mountain king (zonata, pyromelana, knoblochi, ruthveni) will never pop up? I already put up the picture of a striped Ruthveni (photo credit to Ryan Hoyer). There has been an Anery Coast Z found before. There are Sierra Z's that transition to black and white ...
by Zach_Lim
February 17th, 2016, 11:25 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Hybrid Evolving Morphological Theory
Replies: 83
Views: 16988

Re: Hybrid Evolving Morphological Theory

Ya know, you guys act like there aren't marshes in the foothills and lower mountain ranges. I can think of 3 off of the top of my head in the sierras, within kingsnake range, and a ton in the bay area where, you Zach, find all those Santa Cruse green belly striped color morph variation (my opinon)....
by Zach_Lim
February 17th, 2016, 11:11 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Hybrid Evolving Morphological Theory
Replies: 83
Views: 16988

Re: Hybrid Evolving Morphological Theory

I am lazy to dig through my old biology books from school, so here is the short, wikipedia (god, if my professors in college see that I am referencing wikipedia....) excerpt for causes of hermaphrodites in humans: Aside from having an ambiguous-looking external genitalia, true hermaphroditism in hum...
by Zach_Lim
February 17th, 2016, 7:44 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Hybrid Evolving Morphological Theory
Replies: 83
Views: 16988

Re: Hybrid Evolving Morphological Theory

From my understanding of biology, I figured that morphs just kind of happen. I seriously doubt that hybridization between two distinct species creates a morph. Example: You have a pair of kings, they mate and a couple of strange lined/striped/dashed whatever ones hatch out. The abberant hatchlings s...
by Zach_Lim
February 17th, 2016, 7:28 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: what up Norcal???
Replies: 5
Views: 2268

Re: what up Norcal???

thx Elliot... I'l probably be up there thurs afternoon... probably leave Sun morn. not purely a herping trip, so i'll be glad to see whatever i see... may leave a day early and go look for some rare slenders in Kern. My phone makes and takes calls (no internet and i don't text) anybody wanna hit th...
by Zach_Lim
February 15th, 2016, 10:27 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: First snake of the year
Replies: 35
Views: 7419

Re: First snake of the year

Nicholas- your rosy is stunning and so is your photo. I love the pose and lighting.

Porter- are you saying that you believe many snakes look similar to other snakes or have patterns and or coloration that are akin to one or more other snakes are all past hybrids? Really?
by Zach_Lim
February 9th, 2016, 10:36 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Xantusia vigilis vigilis
Replies: 22
Views: 7174

Re: Xantusia vigilis vigilis

Beautiful shots of a wonderful lizard! Great post
by Zach_Lim
February 4th, 2016, 7:18 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: My California Kingsnake segment on Discovery Digital Network
Replies: 36
Views: 10037

Re: My California Kingsnake segment on Discovery Digital Net

If you look into his shows, he collects info on snapping turtles for a few of the same areas in his gone area of Ohio. So he is running into the same ones
by Zach_Lim
February 3rd, 2016, 11:58 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: My California Kingsnake segment on Discovery Digital Network
Replies: 36
Views: 10037

Re: My California Kingsnake segment on Discovery Digital Net

Porter, I appreciate your enthusiasm and initial positivity and kind words, but you lost me in your last reply. I figured you were writing in a sort of stream of consciousness, so excuse me if I am wrong. The concern is not wether the film crew (two people, host and camera man- they film everything ...
by Zach_Lim
February 3rd, 2016, 11:44 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: My California Kingsnake segment on Discovery Digital Network
Replies: 36
Views: 10037

Re: My California Kingsnake segment on Discovery Digital Net

Thank you, all of you guys, for the kind words and for the reassurance that nothing too specific was revealed. Who would have known the California Kingsnakes are found in California. Furthermore, judging by NAHERP records, field guides, other resources, such as California Herps and even park brochur...
by Zach_Lim
February 3rd, 2016, 11:38 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Discovery Digital Network king snake segment
Replies: 2
Views: 1318

Re: Discovery Digital Network king snake segment

Muchobirdnerd wrote:How dare you tell people there are snakes in CA. haha

Well done.
Thank you. I was paranoid that I revealed that "Northern California" and a county has snakes, but I guess it is common knowledge that California Kingsnakes are indeed found in California haha
by Zach_Lim
February 2nd, 2016, 3:11 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Discovery Digital Network king snake segment
Replies: 2
Views: 1318

Discovery Digital Network king snake segment

Hey everyone, To begin, I sought the advice of a good friend on the Forum in regards to me making this post. I was very concerned with how the herping community would perceive me or my involvement with this video, as I know publicizing field herping is a gray area. Before agreeing to do this short s...
by Zach_Lim
February 2nd, 2016, 3:10 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: My California Kingsnake segment on Discovery Digital Network
Replies: 36
Views: 10037

My California Kingsnake segment on Discovery Digital Network

Hey everyone, To begin, I sought the advice of a good friend on the Forum in regards to me making this post. I was very concerned with how the herping community would perceive me or my involvement with this video, as I know publicizing field herping is a gray area. Before agreeing to do this short s...
by Zach_Lim
January 22nd, 2016, 10:17 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Dangerfield Herps
Replies: 21
Views: 10569

Re: Dangerfield Herps

Sierra Tree Frog (Pseudacris sierra)

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California Alligator Lizard (Elgaria multicarinata)

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Northern Pacific Rattlesnake (Crotalus oreganus)

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by Zach_Lim
January 20th, 2016, 7:38 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Ca herper, Singapore lifers
Replies: 10
Views: 2040

Re: Ca herper, Singapore lifers

Excellent stuff Lou!
by Zach_Lim
January 18th, 2016, 7:41 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Favorite Finds and/or Pictures of 2015
Replies: 10
Views: 4848

Re: Favorite Finds and/or Pictures of 2015

Favorite find: Sierra Mountain Kingsnake - El Dorado County, CA with Chad - exciting because it was the last snake of the day and I flipped it from under a rock when it was getting quite hot out! http://www.naherp.com/vouchers/219766-286332.jpg Favorite shot: Santa Cruz Black Salamander- Santa Cruz ...
by Zach_Lim
January 14th, 2016, 10:46 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Post your 1 best photo from 2015!
Replies: 61
Views: 36508

Re: Post your 1 best photo from 2015!

Santa Cruz Black Salamander (Aneides flavipunctatus niger)

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by Zach_Lim
January 12th, 2016, 9:14 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2015 in California (Same as main forum)
Replies: 8
Views: 3054

Re: 2015 in California (Same as main forum)

Spectacular, Elliot!

Those zonata, especially the white head, are just all amazing. you saw so many!

What lens are you using?

Let's herp soon!
by Zach_Lim
January 12th, 2016, 9:13 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2015 in California (Same as CA forum)
Replies: 5
Views: 3371

Re: 2015 in California (Same as CA forum)

What an amazing year you had , man!

Those Z's are all gorgeous.
by Zach_Lim
January 8th, 2016, 11:12 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herping Salamanders in the Bay
Replies: 13
Views: 5699

Re: Herping Salamanders in the Bay

Keep it up! Now is the time to find lot of amphibians in the Bay Area, as well as some of the more cold tolerant snake species- sharp-tailed snakes, ring-necked snakes, and even Rubber Boas. Remember to replace everything that you may have flipped over in your searches- make it look like it has neve...
by Zach_Lim
January 5th, 2016, 7:21 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Great start to the New Year
Replies: 6
Views: 2301

Re: Great start to the New Year

Hello Richard,

I just emailed you the photos as well as locality information.
by Zach_Lim
January 4th, 2016, 10:13 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Happy New Years from the Bay Area
Replies: 1
Views: 3236

Happy New Years from the Bay Area

Happy New Years! Just wanted to drop by and wish everyone a happy 2016. Got off to a good start helping locally in the Santa Cruz area. Leaving for tour this weekend- Bakersfield, Santa Cruz, Eugene, Portland, Seattle, Sacramento, and back home to SF! Hopefully I can add some early year herps to the...
by Zach_Lim
January 4th, 2016, 10:11 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Great start to the New Year
Replies: 6
Views: 2301

Great start to the New Year

Happy New Years! Just wanted to drop by and wish everyone a happy 2016. Got off to a good start helping locally in the Santa Cruz area. Leaving for tour this weekend- Bakersfield, Santa Cruz, Eugene, Portland, Seattle, Sacramento, and back home to SF! Hopefully I can add some early year herps to the...
by Zach_Lim
December 30th, 2015, 12:52 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Oreganus Question
Replies: 4
Views: 1693

Re: Oreganus Question

Greetings from the Midwest all, I'll be spending some time around Mendocino County and elsewhere nearby from January 19-22nd with MikeMike and Tuatarifer. We've pretty well got the itinerary nailed down, so I'm not looking for spots or anything. I am curious as to when is the latest in the year you...
by Zach_Lim
December 22nd, 2015, 10:26 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Elections
Replies: 10
Views: 4669

Re: Elections

We have a very solid board. :beer:
by Zach_Lim
December 15th, 2015, 1:27 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Aneides- the Climbing Salamanders
Replies: 9
Views: 4429

Re: Aneides- the Climbing Salamanders

Here is a horrible cell phone photo of "iecanus" that I found earlier this year when my girlfriend and I visited her hometown up in Shasta County.

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by Zach_Lim
December 14th, 2015, 12:01 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Aneides- the Climbing Salamanders
Replies: 9
Views: 4429

Aneides- the Climbing Salamanders

Hey everyone, Just wanted to swing by and share some shots of Aneides that I have taken recently (besides the SC Black) that I rather like. This genus has become my favorite local salamander to find and photograph. Please share your Aneides photos! Thanks for looking! Speckled Black Salamander - Son...
by Zach_Lim
December 14th, 2015, 11:50 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Just some Aneides shots that I like
Replies: 2
Views: 1569

Just some Aneides shots that I like

Hey everyone, Just wanted to swing by and share some shots of Aneides that I have taken recently (besides the SC Black) that I rather like. Thanks for looking! Speckled Black Salamander - Sonoma County, CA An 8 mile hike through oak grassland, redwood creek canyons, and rock out crops leading to the...
by Zach_Lim
December 9th, 2015, 9:55 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Thorny Devil Dreaming: Prelude and Part 1, Sydney area
Replies: 21
Views: 15953

Re: Thorny Devil Dreaming: Prelude and Part 1, Sydney area

Very entertaining read! Can't wait for the next part!
by Zach_Lim
November 16th, 2015, 11:14 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Just a few Salamanders and Snakes from November
Replies: 1
Views: 1915

Just a few Salamanders and Snakes from November

Hey everyone, Just wanted to swing by and post a few shots that I have taken this month that I am proud of. Nothing too crazy compared to the amazing photographers on the Forum! I recently picked up a macro lens so I've been trying to work with it. California Slender Salamander http://www.naherp.com...
by Zach_Lim
November 16th, 2015, 11:08 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Couple of shots I like- salamanders and a snake or two
Replies: 2
Views: 2476

Couple of shots I like- salamanders and a snake or two

I have been trying to get out as much as I can as of late to get some much needed camera practice in. I have been doing pretty well in terms of herping so far in November. Here are some finds and photos that I am stoked on. ***Sorry for my less than eloquent statement above. I am a tad hungover (Gui...