Search found 1358 matches

by Steve Bledsoe
May 13th, 2015, 6:45 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: My Buddy 'Chester'
Replies: 26
Views: 4736

Re: My Buddy 'Chester'

speaking of stakes... it's off the hook how HBO feeds people on these shoots... for lunch that day we had Filet Mignon with mushrooms in a port wine sauce & Coconut Shrimp... the day before it was Tempora Ahi and Chicken Cordon Bleu.... :shock: ... sooo Soooo Good So, how is it that they picked you...
by Steve Bledsoe
May 12th, 2015, 8:50 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: My Buddy 'Chester'
Replies: 26
Views: 4736

Re: My Buddy 'Chester'

Just in case, big Jim, I'd carry a wooden stake and a mallet with me if I were you...... just sayin' :roll:
by Steve Bledsoe
April 25th, 2015, 9:03 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Salamander IDs (Marin County)
Replies: 8
Views: 2046

Re: Salamander IDs (Muir Woods)

You're welcome.
Glad I could help you with photo posting, because I don't know squat about salamanders - can't help you there! :lol:
by Steve Bledsoe
April 25th, 2015, 8:43 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Elkhorn Tigers UPDATE
Replies: 23
Views: 5704

Re: Elkhorn Tigers UPDATE

That is so cool! :thumb:
by Steve Bledsoe
April 25th, 2015, 8:41 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Salamander IDs (Marin County)
Replies: 8
Views: 2046

Re: Salamander IDs (Muir Woods)

What you want to do is use IMG files.
If you upload your photos to Photobucket, you can simply copy the image from there and paste it into your message here.
by Steve Bledsoe
April 23rd, 2015, 3:40 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Girl Scouts
Replies: 10
Views: 3050

Re: Girl Scouts

A gaggle of giggling young girls, and handsome big brother Chance flexing and wrestling a giant snake ..... how could it get any better than that? lol

Chance has really grown since the last time I saw him. I guess it was a few years ago.

Good going Lou, and nice photos.
by Steve Bledsoe
April 19th, 2015, 7:28 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Safety in the field
Replies: 18
Views: 4488

Re: Safety in the field

This is of course great advice, but doesn't help against the occasional viper that pops its head out of a hole after you've already inspected the area (ahem). That's why in addition to an abundance of caution, it's good to have some sort of plan in place: Who are you going to call? What's your next...
by Steve Bledsoe
April 11th, 2015, 3:37 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: WTF is the matter with people?
Replies: 23
Views: 4228

Re: WTF is the matter with people?

I've had the same experience lately as well. Kent and I have a few sites together where this same thing happens quite often. The only sites we have that go undisturbed are on fenced, posted and patrolled private property where we have written permission to conduct our surveys, and keys to locked gat...
by Steve Bledsoe
March 30th, 2015, 6:56 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Airport Herping
Replies: 57
Views: 14949

Re: Airport Herping

I think all you guys are being duped!
This looks like an attempt for Lou to kick off one of his life dreams ...... the launching of Blue Coral Airlines! :lol:
by Steve Bledsoe
March 30th, 2015, 6:47 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Iggy or Lep?
Replies: 10
Views: 1892

Re: Iggy or Lep?

My guess is juvenile Iguana. Leopards usually have dark spots on a lighter background. This poor critter has light spots on a dark background - typical of Dipsosaurus.

What's with all the dead bodies lying around in the other shot? Looks like a killing field!
by Steve Bledsoe
February 27th, 2015, 3:35 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Your most significant find in 2015
Replies: 32
Views: 5177

Re: Your most significant find in 2015

Here's my meager "Most Significant Find" so far for 2015. I found this adult Western Black-headed Snake under a cover board at one of our newest study sites in Mission Viejo in Orange County. It's the first Tantilla I've ever seen near the coast. The habitat is primarily grasslands. It's also one of...
by Steve Bledsoe
February 27th, 2015, 3:35 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Your most significant find in 2015
Replies: 51
Views: 17331

Re: Your most significant find in 2015

Here's my meager "Most Significant Find" so far for 2015. I found this adult Western Black-headed Snake under a cover board at one of our newest study sites in Mission Viejo in Orange County. It's the first Tantilla I've ever seen near the coast. The habitat is primarily grasslands. It's also one of...
by Steve Bledsoe
February 21st, 2015, 9:02 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: "insitu" under AC
Replies: 20
Views: 5096

Re: "insitu" under AC

Here's a short sequence of insitu shots taken from one of my favorite finds under AC http://i234.photobucket.com/albums/ee226/Steve_Bledsoe/Lgcaliforinae1373_zps953408d4.jpg http://i234.photobucket.com/albums/ee226/Steve_Bledsoe/Lgcaliforinae1375_zpsd7d2e36c.jpg http://i234.photobucket.com/albums/ee...
by Steve Bledsoe
February 21st, 2015, 9:02 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: "insitu" under AC
Replies: 22
Views: 5924

Re: "insitu" under AC

Here's a short sequence of insitu shots taken from one of my favorite finds under AC http://i234.photobucket.com/albums/ee226/Steve_Bledsoe/Lgcaliforinae1373_zps953408d4.jpg http://i234.photobucket.com/albums/ee226/Steve_Bledsoe/Lgcaliforinae1375_zpsd7d2e36c.jpg http://i234.photobucket.com/albums/ee...
by Steve Bledsoe
January 11th, 2015, 7:09 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Should EIR's account for SSC's???
Replies: 4
Views: 1659

Re: Should EIR's account for SSC's???

Unfortunately, Jim, we can't stop "progress", which is a loosely used term that includes habitat destruction and species eradication. About all we can hope for is to slow it down enough to ensure that there's still some wildlife left before we die.
by Steve Bledsoe
January 10th, 2015, 3:08 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Should EIR's account for SSC's???
Replies: 4
Views: 1659

Re: Should EIR's account for SSC's???

SSC's don't seem to carry much weight when it comes to big money. Interesting how this project started out as the Rancho Las Flores Project with a plan to build 9,100 homes, was abandoned, and now has been resurrected as the Tapestry Project with a plan to build 19,396 homes. What environmental impa...
by Steve Bledsoe
January 3rd, 2015, 7:40 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: My 2014 Year in Review
Replies: 10
Views: 3209

Re: My 2014 Year in Review

That Regal Ring-neck is a beast!
Of all of the really cool herps one can find in Arizona, for some reason big Regals are at the top of my list of favorites.

Very nice post. :thumb:
by Steve Bledsoe
January 3rd, 2015, 7:40 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: My 2014 Year in Review
Replies: 10
Views: 1897

Re: My 2014 Year in Review

That Regal Ring-neck is a beast!
Of all of the really cool herps one can find in Arizona, for some reason big Regals are at the top of my list of favorites.

Very nice post. :thumb:
by Steve Bledsoe
December 22nd, 2014, 6:50 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: CAL DFG Regulations Question
Replies: 5
Views: 1726

Re: CAL DFG Regulations Question

Jim and Craig - Thank you for the info. I was pretty sure that herps were added to the Lacey Act in 1969/1970, but I couldn't find any history on when California included them into CA state law. The reason I asked is that a few of my non-herping geezer friends, whom I shoot sporting clays with on Su...
by Steve Bledsoe
December 21st, 2014, 3:51 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: CAL DFG Regulations Question
Replies: 5
Views: 1726

CAL DFG Regulations Question

Does anyone know what year California included the taking of native herps in the DFG Regulations?
by Steve Bledsoe
November 24th, 2014, 9:40 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: The Cali NAFHA Event Fri 4-10-15 thru Sun 4-12-15 Updated
Replies: 157
Views: 40370

Re: The Cali Chapter NAFHA Event Fri 4-10-15 thru Sun 4-12-1

Robert Fisher found a DOR Great Basin Ratsnake last year in the general vicinity.
Maybe you should add P. emoryi to your list too! :lol: :lol:
by Steve Bledsoe
November 24th, 2014, 9:02 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: The Cali NAFHA Event Fri 4-10-15 thru Sun 4-12-15 Updated
Replies: 157
Views: 40370

Re: The Cali Chapter NAFHA Event Fri 4-10-15 thru Sun 4-12-1

Unless you believe in Unicorns, I'd scratch Bogertophis from the first list! :lol:
by Steve Bledsoe
November 24th, 2014, 8:49 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: My reasons that NAFHA exists
Replies: 8
Views: 2317

Re: My reasons that NAFHA exists

My mechanical brain tends to look at things a little differently than some others do, and to me the word 'Organization' implies structure and control. I tend to view NAFHA as more of what it's name implies - an Association. However, it can be semantically argued that the two words, organization and ...
by Steve Bledsoe
November 21st, 2014, 2:18 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: My reasons that NAFHA exists
Replies: 8
Views: 2317

Re: My reasons that NAFHA exists

Jonathan, All of the points you have made are true, and all are positive benefits stemming from the creation of NAFHA and the HERP database. But, I think that in order to answer the question of why NAFHA exists, one must understand what NAFHA is. I have a bit of a different view than you and others ...
by Steve Bledsoe
November 12th, 2014, 5:32 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Blue Coral # 5 (video added)
Replies: 8
Views: 3001

Re: Blue Coral # 5

Blue is such a rare color on snakes, those things don't even look real.
Amazingly beautiful animal.
by Steve Bledsoe
November 11th, 2014, 10:05 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Southern California Nov-Dec
Replies: 14
Views: 3085

Re: Southern California Nov-Dec

It the snakes aren't moving, we can still cruise. Lots of fun. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j7TwsOl39Z4 You're having way too much fun, Lou! :lol: I was a pilot in my younger days, but if I ever found myself upside down in an airplane, it wouldn't have been intentional! Awesome video. :thumb:
by Steve Bledsoe
November 7th, 2014, 6:07 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: McDowell Sonoran Conservancy Project
Replies: 309
Views: 115430

Re: McDowell Sonoran Conservancy Project

Just checking.
It's listed above as G. agassizii.

Of course, in today's taxonomy world, it could be something totally different tomorrow! :crazyeyes:
by Steve Bledsoe
November 1st, 2014, 12:08 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: McDowell Sonoran Conservancy Project
Replies: 309
Views: 115430

Re: McDowell Sonoran Conservancy Project

Isn't the Sonoran Desert Tortoise currently recognized as Gopherus morafkai?
by Steve Bledsoe
November 1st, 2014, 7:30 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: The Cali NAFHA Event Fri 4-10-15 thru Sun 4-12-15 Updated
Replies: 157
Views: 40370

Re: The Cali Chapter NAFHA Event Fri 4-10-15 thru Sun 4-12-1

That has nightmare written all over it, if something went wrong.. Imagine the press. NAFHA Members arrested for collecting on National Monument news at 11. Not everyone that shows up to the event will be "dedicated" NAFHA members, heck some might not even be members at all, or citizen science data ...
by Steve Bledsoe
October 31st, 2014, 1:58 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: The Cali NAFHA Event Fri 4-10-15 thru Sun 4-12-15 Updated
Replies: 157
Views: 40370

Re: The Cali Chapter NAFHA Event Fri 4-10-15 thru Sun 4-12-1

Why not change the venue to a State or National Park or Monument?
That way you don't need any "no collection rules". The state and the feds will take care of that for you.

Just a suggestion :)
by Steve Bledsoe
October 21st, 2014, 6:08 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Nafha Shirts
Replies: 4
Views: 2052

Re: Nafha Shirts

What happened to the original NAFHA Logo? Was it abandoned?

Image
by Steve Bledsoe
September 26th, 2014, 1:01 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: hybrid speck×red !?
Replies: 57
Views: 19032

Re: hybrid speck×red !?

Field herpin' is a lot like scanning a beach with a metal detector ........ you never know what you're gonna find! ;)
by Steve Bledsoe
September 26th, 2014, 12:30 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Why entering data matters
Replies: 18
Views: 5551

Re: Why entering data matters

Jonathan, Ever since you left SoCal, I've had this visual of you slaving away in some steamy remote jungle, building shelters, planting crops and digging wells with your bare hands. But - from what it must have taken to put this initial post together, it appears that you have waaay too much spare ti...
by Steve Bledsoe
September 26th, 2014, 10:32 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: SoCal Herp App Now Available for Android Devices
Replies: 10
Views: 2916

Re: SoCal Herp App Now Available for Android Devices

Looks like maybe the 3rd time's a charm (or more like the 4th or 5th time!). I connected to Google Play directly with my phone (again) and gave it another shot - it downloaded to my phone this time. I have no idea why it wouldn't work before, but it's on there now and I'm not going to question it. :...
by Steve Bledsoe
September 26th, 2014, 9:46 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: SoCal Herp App Now Available for Android Devices
Replies: 10
Views: 2916

Re: SoCal Herp App Now Available for Android Devices

I only have one account with Google, so I don't think there's any problem there.
I've tried several times to download it directly onto my phone from Google, but with no success.

I'll give it another go.
Thanks for your help.
by Steve Bledsoe
September 26th, 2014, 8:27 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: SoCal Herp App Now Available for Android Devices
Replies: 10
Views: 2916

Re: SoCal Herp App Now Available for Android Devices

Purchased it from Google Play via my PC. Don't recall seeing the "Install to my phone" option. When I purchased it and downloaded it, it displayed the "will be installed on your device soon" banner. I've seen this with other apps I've downloaded and they all appear on my phone. This is the only app ...
by Steve Bledsoe
September 26th, 2014, 6:08 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: SoCal Herp App Now Available for Android Devices
Replies: 10
Views: 2916

Re: SoCal Herp App Now Available for Android Devices

Don,
It isn't downloading at all to my phone. It's nowhere to be found.
I'm thinking the problem might be with a setting on my phone rather than the app itself, but I have no idea what it could be.
by Steve Bledsoe
September 19th, 2014, 8:56 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: SoCal Herp App Now Available for Android Devices
Replies: 10
Views: 2916

Re: SoCal Herp App Now Available for Android Devices

I purchased this app thru the link Todd posted above, but I can't get it onto my Galaxy S5 phone. At the Google Play site, where I purchased it via my computer, it appears in the My Apps folder and shows up as INSTALLED, but I can't get it to download to my phone either by the internet, by wifi or w...
by Steve Bledsoe
September 11th, 2014, 9:50 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: So far in SoCal 2014 - a tale of drought and fire
Replies: 19
Views: 6412

Re: So far in SoCal 2014 - a tale of drought and fire

Another in a long line of excellent VanSooy posts.

Nice work, Kent. :beer:
by Steve Bledsoe
September 5th, 2014, 2:07 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: hybrid speck×red !?
Replies: 57
Views: 19032

Re: hybrid speck×red !?

Here's a spec with a high contrast banded tail that Hellihooks found on a survey outing in Escondido. Photos by Kent VanSooy The "ruber-like" black and white tail markings are not all that uncommon on this species. http://i234.photobucket.com/albums/ee226/Steve_Bledsoe/Cmpyrrhus004g-VanSooy_zpse8512...
by Steve Bledsoe
September 5th, 2014, 9:29 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: hybrid speck×red !?
Replies: 57
Views: 19032

Re: hybrid speck×red !?

C. cerastespyrruber or C. cerastespyrratrox :crazyeyes:
by Steve Bledsoe
September 1st, 2014, 3:34 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Atrox or Scute? Hooded?
Replies: 9
Views: 2686

Re: Atrox or Scute? Hooded?

I agree with Fieldnotes - scute

Scutulatus often has broken or dorsally mismatched black tail bands.
The saddles on your snake also look like scutulatus to me.
by Steve Bledsoe
September 1st, 2014, 3:34 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Atrox or Scute? Hooded?
Replies: 9
Views: 1082

Re: Atrox or Scute? Hooded?

I agree with Fieldnotes - scute

Scutulatus often has broken or dorsally mismatched black tail bands.
The saddles on your snake also look like scutulatus to me.
by Steve Bledsoe
August 16th, 2014, 9:27 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A few amphibians...
Replies: 29
Views: 6736

Re: A few amphibians...

Rye - Excellent photo of the Baja Treefrog Terry - I know of a little lake, not too far from where you live, that's insanely overpopulated with bullfrogs. We should organize a NAHERP Frog-Leg BBQ one weekend! :) On an even more serious note ..... I was thinking it may not be a bad idea to post the e...
by Steve Bledsoe
August 16th, 2014, 9:27 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A few amphibians...
Replies: 29
Views: 4759

Re: A few amphibians...

Rye - Excellent photo of the Baja Treefrog Terry - I know of a little lake, not too far from where you live, that's insanely overpopulated with bullfrogs. We should organize a NAHERP Frog-Leg BBQ one weekend! :) On an even more serious note ..... I was thinking it may not be a bad idea to post the e...
by Steve Bledsoe
August 14th, 2014, 6:48 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A few amphibians...
Replies: 29
Views: 6736

Re: A few amphibians...

A few more from previous years .... Red-spotted Toad, Anaxyrus punctatus http://i234.photobucket.com/albums/ee226/Steve_Bledsoe/Apunctatus0021_zpsce966635.jpg http://i234.photobucket.com/albums/ee226/Steve_Bledsoe/Apunctatus0023_zps6694ea1f.jpg Canyon Treefrog, Hyla arenicolor http://i234.photobucke...
by Steve Bledsoe
August 14th, 2014, 6:48 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A few amphibians...
Replies: 29
Views: 4759

Re: A few amphibians...

A few more from previous years .... Red-spotted Toad, Anaxyrus punctatus http://i234.photobucket.com/albums/ee226/Steve_Bledsoe/Apunctatus0021_zpsce966635.jpg http://i234.photobucket.com/albums/ee226/Steve_Bledsoe/Apunctatus0023_zps6694ea1f.jpg Canyon Treefrog, Hyla arenicolor http://i234.photobucke...
by Steve Bledsoe
August 13th, 2014, 5:39 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A few amphibians...
Replies: 29
Views: 6736

Re: A few amphibians...

Hey Terry - I have a few more fairly nice photos of some other AZ species if you don't mind more photos from years past. I'd be happy to post them. That Tiger Sally is a great find. Something I don't expect to see on my occasional AZ visits. I'm a little confused about the entire Arizona Tiger Salam...
by Steve Bledsoe
August 13th, 2014, 5:39 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A few amphibians...
Replies: 29
Views: 4759

Re: A few amphibians...

Hey Terry - I have a few more fairly nice photos of some other AZ species if you don't mind more photos from years past. I'd be happy to post them. That Tiger Sally is a great find. Something I don't expect to see on my occasional AZ visits. I'm a little confused about the entire Arizona Tiger Salam...
by Steve Bledsoe
August 13th, 2014, 11:55 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A few amphibians...
Replies: 29
Views: 6736

Re: A few amphibians...

Hey Terry, Here are a few photos to add to your string of some recent AZ finds, and a few from a couple of previous seasons Great Plains Toad, Anaxyrus cognatus http://i234.photobucket.com/albums/ee226/Steve_Bledsoe/Acognatus0043_zps467f5574.jpg Western Green Toad, Anaxyrus debilis isidior http://i2...