Search found 70 matches

by s_stocking
August 5th, 2014, 8:16 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Window of Opportunity?
Replies: 13
Views: 3219

Re: Window of Opportunity?

Jimi, I'm definitely game. With enough lead time I can probably support any southern areas along the border. I'm trying to make time to hit the Virgin Mtns late this week Fri or Sat-

Steve
by s_stocking
July 31st, 2014, 12:22 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Mostly Crotes 2014
Replies: 12
Views: 2808

Re: Mostly Crotes 2014

I believe the May sidewinder is Crotalus cerastes- Cerastes cerastes is an old world viper found in the Sahara :)
by s_stocking
July 17th, 2014, 11:12 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Petition to List P. mcallii as Endangered
Replies: 21
Views: 6082

Re: Petition to List P. mcallii as Endangered

I'm not familiar with the California Endangered species act, but if it is modeled on the Federal law, I assume state listing invokes some sort of "critical habitat" protection as in the federal law? I believe that's the crux of the matter, because listing will invoke habitat protection. The way the ...
by s_stocking
June 26th, 2014, 2:50 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herping road trip; could use some advice...
Replies: 7
Views: 2273

Re: Herping road trip; could use some advice...

Thanks Jimi for the corrections and additions that I neglected; all great advice.

I have spent very little time in Southern Utah, and none in the areas you mentioned. Bottom line you sold me, I'm going to have to plan a trip to the area, perhaps late summer-
by s_stocking
June 25th, 2014, 9:14 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herping road trip; could use some advice...
Replies: 7
Views: 2273

Re: Herping road trip; could use some advice...

Yeah House of Reptiles in Tigard, I know it, I lived in Portland for 3 years.

You need a fishing license to Herp in California. I'm over the state line frequently enough that I bought an annual license, but you should be able to buy a short-term license pretty cheap-
by s_stocking
June 25th, 2014, 5:43 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herping road trip; could use some advice...
Replies: 7
Views: 2273

Re: Herping road trip; could use some advice...

Welcome Entomancer, The important thing to know about the Mojave desert (from extreme SW Utah down into CA) this time of year is it will be HOT. (Be sure to carry lots of water as you travel the Mojave) Rattlers and Coleonyx will be nocturnal, and road cruising will be your best bet- fortunately sid...
by s_stocking
April 15th, 2014, 6:20 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Upcoming 2014 Field Trips
Replies: 41
Views: 15983

Re: Upcoming 2014 Field Trips

Not to pile on, but the Bundy ranch is just off of hwy 170, the I-15 exit just south of Mesquite. It looks like BLM has backed down for now to try to defuse the situation, but I heard the exit on I-15 was closed briefly over the weekend during a scuffle.
by s_stocking
April 7th, 2014, 10:00 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Member Biographies
Replies: 44
Views: 26028

Re: Member Biographies

Greetings All, My name is Steve Stocking, and I've been a reptile enthusiast and conservationist for more than 30 years. Born and raised in Albuquerque, I cultivated my interest in Herps with the New Mexico Herpetological Society. I went to college at the University of Arizona in the 80's where I ha...
by s_stocking
March 19th, 2014, 2:07 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Morro Bay data point
Replies: 22
Views: 4628

Re: Morro Bay data point

Copy all, likewise I was there for only 2 evenings of searching, and conditions were quite cool- but still there were periodic sightings reported for many years, now no reported sightings since 2010....
by s_stocking
March 7th, 2014, 2:08 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Trip to South Florida in March
Replies: 6
Views: 1371

Re: Trip to South Florida in March

I will also be visiting the Cape Coral area 18-25 March; I previously lived in Broward county for a year and a half and have been to the Ft Myers/Cape Coral area a number of times, although most of your desired snakes are on my lifer list as well. I also know of a couple of spots with veiled chamele...
by s_stocking
March 7th, 2014, 1:26 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Morro Bay data point
Replies: 22
Views: 4628

Re: Morro Bay data point

Nice looking male :) How long ago did you find him?
by s_stocking
February 24th, 2014, 8:57 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Morro Bay data point
Replies: 22
Views: 4628

Re: Morro Bay data point

This is consistent with what mwentz and I noted- no sightings since 2008-2009....
by s_stocking
February 21st, 2014, 7:18 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Morro Bay data point
Replies: 22
Views: 4628

Re: Morro Bay data point

How recent was your visit and talk with the residents?
by s_stocking
February 20th, 2014, 7:10 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Morro Bay data point
Replies: 22
Views: 4628

Re: Morro Bay data point

I agree, I support removal as long as one doesn't get the cops called on them for trespassing. No argument here, I don't think the trees are Eucalyptus, but I could be wrong. The trees to the right and at top in the background do appear to be eucalyptus. Such fog could make conditions suitable, even...
by s_stocking
February 19th, 2014, 10:53 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Morro Bay data point
Replies: 22
Views: 4628

Re: Morro Bay data point

I saw both posts you mention. The nearby trees in the photos are not eucalyptus. I tried to to find this location driving around Morro Bay but could not locate it, perhaps the owners have changed the landscaping. I also found this photo online, also from 2008: http://www.flickr.com/photos/doliveck/4...
by s_stocking
February 19th, 2014, 8:07 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Morro Bay data point
Replies: 22
Views: 4628

Re: Morro Bay data point

Hmmm....Hwy 1 is further east than we searched- we searched along the west side of the state park, golf course, bayside and tidelands parks, and along Main Street. The drought posting is also interesting....if Morro Bay Area typically gets 25-30 inches/yr of rain, but only received 1.78 inches in th...
by s_stocking
February 18th, 2014, 9:21 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Morro Bay data point
Replies: 22
Views: 4628

Re: Morro Bay data point

Also of note there are a lot of eucalyptus in the state park and around the golf course- given its toxic qualities, it may not be a suitable habitat-
by s_stocking
February 17th, 2014, 6:34 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Morro Bay data point
Replies: 22
Views: 4628

Morro Bay data point

Greetings California Herpers, I saw a discussion on this post a few weeks ago about Jackson's Chameleons in Morro Bay, and since we stayed here for the Presidents Day weekend, thought we would try our luck. Bottomline we searched 2 consecutive nights, a total of 8 man-hours of searching, with negati...
by s_stocking
December 17th, 2013, 9:09 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: An outing with Josh Holbrook.
Replies: 9
Views: 1731

Re: An outing with Josh Holbrook.

Josh, Josh H., and Jason W, what a great trip with great finds- I sure miss herping in December :(
by s_stocking
June 11th, 2013, 6:10 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Ft. Lauderdale, Florida Friday June 14th
Replies: 5
Views: 1785

Re: Ft. Lauderdale, Florida Friday June 14th

Your window doesn't really leave much time time to go very far, esp. For nocturnal Herps. It gets dark about 8:30pm. I assume you have to be back to the airport by 10:30?