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by Zach_Lim
November 12th, 2015, 8:27 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Tigers on the road
Replies: 5
Views: 2933

Re: Tigers on the road

Excellent! I gotta make my way down there soon for some T action!
by Zach_Lim
November 9th, 2015, 3:09 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: some recent salamanders found in San Diego
Replies: 7
Views: 2641

Re: some recent salamanders found in San Diego

Awesome finds, Jeff! Lovely Tiger- how common are they down in Southern California?
by Zach_Lim
November 5th, 2015, 6:29 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Salamandering San Francisco
Replies: 1
Views: 1289

Re: Salamandering San Francisco

Well, I live near CAS and I love manders. Shoot me a pm
by Zach_Lim
November 5th, 2015, 12:34 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Rainy day salamanders in Mendocino County
Replies: 12
Views: 3932

Re: Rainy day salamanders in Mendocino County

Derek- I wouldn't mind a road trip up there again! Owen- That is so awesome! Jeff- Please post the pics! If you are up here for 'manders, I can show you the spots! Weather is starting to look good up here in the Bay, would would be best with some rain. I am interested in all Salamanders, Jeff! Any c...
by Zach_Lim
November 3rd, 2015, 1:28 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Salamander Searching- Rhyacotriton
Replies: 6
Views: 2310

Re: Salamander Searching- Rhyacotriton

Cool beans, you're making me nostalgic. I lived in Ft Bragg for 6 years and really enjoyed it - the work, the surf, the freediving, the climate, the funky counterculture - everything. I'm actually finishing a Rasputin right now; my nickname for it is Black Death. Not a summer brew, but it's finally...
by Zach_Lim
November 3rd, 2015, 1:20 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Rainy day salamanders in Mendocino County
Replies: 12
Views: 3932

Re: Rainy day salamanders in Mendocino County

Thanks everyone for the kind words! Elliot- dude, that Torrent was so awesome! I was surprised as to how large it was (about the size of a large Ensatina or medium SC Black in length). Lawrence- that first Giant was the first one of the day that I found on the crawl. It was strikingly beautiful. Owe...
by Zach_Lim
November 2nd, 2015, 3:59 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Salamander Searching- Rhyacotriton
Replies: 6
Views: 2310

Salamander Searching- Rhyacotriton

Hey everyone, Hope the onset of Fall has been treating everyone well! It is getting colder here in California (well, slightly, still somewhat warm here in San Francisco) and Northern California even saw a tiny bit of rain! Seeing a forecast of rain, my girlfriend and I spent the Halloween weekend up...
by Zach_Lim
November 2nd, 2015, 3:58 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Rainy day salamanders in Mendocino County
Replies: 12
Views: 3932

Rainy day salamanders in Mendocino County

Hey everyone, Hope the onset of Fall has been treating everyone well! It is getting colder here in California (well, slightly, still somewhat warm here in San Francisco) and Northern California even saw a tiny bit of rain! Seeing a forecast of rain, my girlfriend and I spent the Halloween weekend up...
by Zach_Lim
October 30th, 2015, 3:49 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Toronto, Ontario, Canada Herpers!
Replies: 6
Views: 2910

Re: Toronto, Ontario, Canada Herpers!

Hey thats awesome you saw all your herps on tour? Who were you playing with? It rules to see another dude involved in the HC, Metal, Punk or Oi scene out there herping like that! I am from upstate NY, your band ever make it out to the north east coast? You into any bands from Albany or Troy NY? A g...
by Zach_Lim
October 30th, 2015, 9:02 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Toronto, Ontario, Canada Herpers!
Replies: 6
Views: 2910

Re: Toronto, Ontario, Canada Herpers!

So I was able to get out for about 5 hours close to hotel I was staying. The oak savannah habitat that I helped and hiked was gorgeous and seeing the changing leaves was enough for me! I did manage one herp in Toronto, a Red-backed Salamander! http://www.naherp.com/vouchers/241547-314156.jpg http://...
by Zach_Lim
October 19th, 2015, 9:30 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: San Francisco Bay Area Salamanders
Replies: 5
Views: 2773

San Francisco Bay Area Salamanders

Hey guys, Hope everyone is doing well. To begin, my condolences to Kent's family and friends. I never met him but respected him a lot. I haven't really been posting much, as I have been busy with work and getting ready to fly out to Toronto this week for a few days to play a punk festival. I was abl...
by Zach_Lim
October 19th, 2015, 9:29 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Some Bay Area Salamanders from this weekend
Replies: 6
Views: 2762

Some Bay Area Salamanders from this weekend

Hey guys, Hope everyone is doing well. To begin, my condolences to Kent's family and friends. I never met him but respected him a lot. I haven't really been posting much, as I have been busy with work and getting ready to fly out to Toronto this week for a few days to play a punk festival. I was abl...
by Zach_Lim
October 19th, 2015, 9:03 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Toronto, Ontario, Canada Herpers!
Replies: 6
Views: 2910

Re: Toronto, Ontario, Canada Herpers!

Unfortunately, come Sunday morning, I'll be on a flight back to San Francisco!
by Zach_Lim
October 16th, 2015, 2:03 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Toronto, Ontario, Canada Herpers!
Replies: 6
Views: 2910

Toronto, Ontario, Canada Herpers!

Hello! My name is Zach and I am a California Chapter regular here on the Forum. My band Scalped (http://www.scalped415.bandcamp.com) will be playing Not Dead Yet Fest in Toronto from Oct 22-25 (I will be there from the 23rd to the 25th- playing Saturday) and I was hoping to get some herping in! With...
by Zach_Lim
September 23rd, 2015, 9:37 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Need some advice regarding San Francisco peninsula
Replies: 11
Views: 2970

Re: Need some advice regarding San Francisco peninsula

Besides visually telling the two species of Elgaria apart by patter, an easy way is flipping them over and looking at the lines on their ventral scales. If the line goes through the middle of each ventral scales- Middle-M-Multicarinata If the lines are parallel to the scales- Side-S-SF Gator (coerul...
by Zach_Lim
September 22nd, 2015, 8:52 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Need some advice regarding San Francisco peninsula
Replies: 11
Views: 2970

Re: Need some advice regarding San Francisco peninsula

Luke is spot on- it has been very dry (and occasionally, very hot) here in the Bay Area- Marin, SF, Santa Clara, San Mateo, Santa Cruz, Alameda, Contra Costa counties, you name it. My best advice is to wait until things get wet again. You may be able to walk a trail along the coast or mountains and ...
by Zach_Lim
September 15th, 2015, 10:42 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Post photos of wild herps feeding
Replies: 56
Views: 32496

Re: Post photos of wild herps feeding

CA Giant Salamander (Dicamptodon ensatus) with Banana Slug (Ariolimax californicus)

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by Zach_Lim
September 14th, 2015, 1:58 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Your all-time best rattlesnake shots
Replies: 37
Views: 13926

Re: Your all-time best rattlesnake shots

I just picked up a 100mm macro lens for my Canon Rebel t3i and really enjoyed these shots of a Northern Pacific Rattlesnake from this weekend.

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by Zach_Lim
September 14th, 2015, 9:52 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: What are your favorite shots from this year?
Replies: 17
Views: 4712

Re: What are your favorite shots from this year?

I decided to focus on becoming a better photographer this year. Specifically, I was trying to both perfect my style of "field guide" looking shot as well as try "non-field guide" shots, as well (contradictory, I know). I also picked up a 100mm Macro Lens for my Canon Rebel T3i about a week ago and h...
by Zach_Lim
September 11th, 2015, 9:15 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Who on the forum would you most like to meet in person...
Replies: 44
Views: 53552

Re: Who on the forum would you most like to meet in person..

The three I'd most like to meet, and go on a field herp expedition is..., Not specifically in this order, all equal :) Brian Hinds Zack Lim KichiMark Hey John, This can happen anytime haha! Let's organize something and we can hit the field- Ukiah aint that far from me and I do need to add some of t...
by Zach_Lim
September 4th, 2015, 1:28 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Sydney Snakes!
Replies: 31
Views: 12688

Re: Sydney Snakes!

Excellent array of snakes and jaw dropping photography. Welcome aboard!
by Zach_Lim
September 4th, 2015, 9:54 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Your all-time best rattlesnake shots
Replies: 37
Views: 13926

Re: Your all-time best rattlesnake shots

Great photos and great thread. Due to the California drought, I have been much more interested in Rattlesnakes- they are easy to find and do not require flipping (which during this drought would surely damage the habitat). Here is a shot I particularly like, sans the damned grass in the way. "Green"...
by Zach_Lim
August 31st, 2015, 11:21 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herping USA- cross country / post tour reflection
Replies: 2
Views: 1358

Herping USA- cross country / post tour reflection

Hey Everyone! It has been a very long time since I have made any real post here on the Forum- especially in the CA Chapter. As many of you know, I recently toured the United States (and a few stops in Canada) with my band Scalped this summer. On the road for over a month and a half, I was able to vi...
by Zach_Lim
August 31st, 2015, 11:18 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herping the USA- post Tour reflection
Replies: 5
Views: 2184

Herping the USA- post Tour reflection

Hey Everyone! It has been a very long time since I have made any real post here on the Forum- especially in the CA Chapter. As many of you know, I recently toured the United States (and a few stops in Canada) with my band Scalped this summer. On the road for over a month and a half, I was able to vi...
by Zach_Lim
August 31st, 2015, 10:14 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Our prayers are with you
Replies: 12
Views: 2844

Re: Our prayers are with you

My thoughts go out to Kent and his family.
by Zach_Lim
July 26th, 2015, 8:58 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: My first Zonata
Replies: 14
Views: 5069

Re: My first Zonata

I'll hike it with ya!

Great find and great in situ photo. Takes a lot of restraint to not go for the grab- especially with a z. Still need to check z z off my list :)
by Zach_Lim
July 26th, 2015, 8:53 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2015 Field Photography 1
Replies: 11
Views: 2163

Re: 2015 Field Photography 1

Amazing photos porter, especially the sky shots.
by Zach_Lim
July 3rd, 2015, 12:26 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Wanted to say Hi!
Replies: 1
Views: 1154

Wanted to say Hi!

Hey guys! I finally have some time away from the tour life (8 hour van rides, playing shows, drinking beers, living off truck stop fried chicken gizzards, and begging the band to chill for an hour or two so I can attempt to Herp). Just wanted to make a post letting you all know that I am still alive...
by Zach_Lim
July 3rd, 2015, 12:15 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: marin county anyone?
Replies: 2
Views: 1220

Re: marin county anyone?

Joseph,

I received your pm and tried to reply but it failed- reception is poor on my
Phone. I am still on my usa tour with my band so I can't really go in depth ( I hate typing on my iPhone) but I'll be back in 5 days and help out then.

Zach
by Zach_Lim
June 6th, 2015, 11:57 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Gartersnake Game - what am I?
Replies: 8
Views: 2550

Re: Gartersnake Game - what am I?

Diablo, Santa Cruz, and um maybe a Diablo?
by Zach_Lim
June 2nd, 2015, 11:36 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Getting ready for tour- some recent Bay Area finds
Replies: 11
Views: 3401

Re: Getting ready for tour- some recent Bay Area finds

Wow, Zach, that's an ambitious tour. I hope it's great for you. It would have been nice to be able to say Hi when you're in Cincinnati but I leave the morning of your show there for South Carolina. I know you're moving at a rapid pace but if you have any questions about the city let me know. Terry ...
by Zach_Lim
June 1st, 2015, 3:09 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Getting ready for tour- some recent Bay Area finds
Replies: 11
Views: 3401

Re: Getting ready for tour- some recent Bay Area finds

Owen wrote:Good luck on the tour!

That Dicamp is seriously lumpy :?

Your Santa Cruz Garter is beefy... 32"???
Thank you!

Yes, that giant was almost warty.

Massive Diablo from Contra Costa County!
by Zach_Lim
June 1st, 2015, 12:52 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Leaving for tour- some California finds to hold me over
Replies: 1
Views: 1248

Leaving for tour- some California finds to hold me over

Hey guys, I am leaving for my band Scalped's USA Tour in 2 days and since I haven't posted anything in a while, decided to throw some photos up here. I have not been spending as much time in the field as I would like the last couple of months. Tour preparations, playing shows, work and a relationshi...
by Zach_Lim
June 1st, 2015, 12:49 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Getting ready for tour- some recent Bay Area finds
Replies: 11
Views: 3401

Getting ready for tour- some recent Bay Area finds

Hey guys, I am leaving for my band Scalped's USA Tour in 2 days and since I haven't posted anything in a while, decided to throw some photos up here. I have not been spending as much time in the field as I would like the last couple of months. Tour preparations, playing shows, work and a relationshi...
by Zach_Lim
May 26th, 2015, 9:26 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Coalinga Horned Toad Derby
Replies: 81
Views: 20186

Re: Coalinga Horned Toad Derby

Sponsored by Bud Light? I'd figured it would have been Coors or something haha
by Zach_Lim
May 26th, 2015, 9:23 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: CA, OR, NV, AZ Rattlesnake herpers ... GET IN HERE...!!!
Replies: 8
Views: 2777

Re: CA, OR, NV, AZ Rattlesnake herpers ... GET IN HERE...!!!

I see at least one almost every time I head out into the Diablo Range or SC Mountains here in the SF Bay Area. Year round.
by Zach_Lim
May 21st, 2015, 10:24 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Yolo Bypass Herp Survey - March 28
Replies: 29
Views: 6117

Re: Yolo Bypass Herp Survey - March 28

Amazing find, porter. Your photographs are stunning, too. You seem to have finding obscure snakes on lock down!!!!
by Zach_Lim
May 13th, 2015, 7:27 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Early May in NorCal
Replies: 8
Views: 4303

Re: Early May in NorCal

Great meeting up with you again, like always, Tim!

Great legless!

I'm going to steal that shot of me walking for my blog, if you don't mind- credit will be given, of course!
by Zach_Lim
May 8th, 2015, 8:21 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Blue Coral Snake - Raw Footage
Replies: 2
Views: 1274

Re: Blue Coral Snake - Raw Footage

I really like the footage. Still amazing that you have found a handful of these snakes.
by Zach_Lim
May 4th, 2015, 10:10 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: First one this year
Replies: 3
Views: 1947

Re: First one this year

Lovely lateralis and photos!
by Zach_Lim
May 4th, 2015, 10:09 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Soquel Demonstration State Forest 2015 Spring Survey
Replies: 20
Views: 3957

Re: Soquel Demonstration State Forest 2015 Spring Survey

Looks like a great day, Lawrence and the rest!

I am very sorry that I couldn't make the survey- I really do appreciate you taking the time to set them up.

Great YLF finds!

I hope to make the upcoming ones, when my band schedule settles down (after tour)
by Zach_Lim
April 29th, 2015, 7:49 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Lifer Japanese Rat Snake
Replies: 6
Views: 3793

Re: Lifer Japanese Rat Snake

great find and video, lou
by Zach_Lim
April 27th, 2015, 8:33 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Airport Herping
Replies: 57
Views: 14561

Re: Airport Herping

From what I have seen, let's just say that everything looked a bit too perfect. ..
by Zach_Lim
April 27th, 2015, 8:55 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Soquel Demonstration State Forest 2015 Spring Survey
Replies: 20
Views: 3957

Re: Soquel Demonstration State Forest 2015 Spring Survey

Hey Lawrence,

Once again, being in a band has impeded by herping...

I have to be back in SF by 330 to play a show that night.

Do you think that there will be any opportunity to leave the survey early?

Thanks,

Zach
by Zach_Lim
April 22nd, 2015, 8:03 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Soquel Demonstration State Forest 2015 Spring Survey
Replies: 20
Views: 3957

Re: Soquel Demonstration State Forest 2015 Spring Survey

I should be there. Thanks again Lawrence
by Zach_Lim
April 21st, 2015, 8:57 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: My Life As A Herper (with photos now)
Replies: 11
Views: 2634

Re: My Life As A Herper (with photos now)

Great finds, Jeremy!

Welcome to the Forum, as well!

Robert- let me know if you want some company!
by Zach_Lim
April 17th, 2015, 10:20 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: you might be done herping for the day...
Replies: 15
Views: 3726

Re: you might be done herping for the day...

I am never done herping.
by Zach_Lim
April 14th, 2015, 10:37 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Am I doing something wrong? Zonata Search
Replies: 4
Views: 1662

Re: Am I doing something wrong? Zonata Search

You will find one eventually. Just please make sure to replace all the rocks back exactly as you found them, as I've been seeing tons of rock damage, displaced rocks and cover, and generally man-made disturbances in San Mateo, Santa Cruz, and Santa Clara county where Z's are. Get Hubbs' book on moun...
by Zach_Lim
April 6th, 2015, 3:16 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: New Mexico Gas-Payer
Replies: 6
Views: 2270

Re: New Mexico Gas-Payer

I know Neil personally and can vouch for him. Great guy, very knowledgable, and very ethical.

-Zach, CA Chapter