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by Noah M
April 7th, 2016, 7:11 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herping sunday. pics added
Replies: 11
Views: 4201

Re: Herping sunday. pics added

Very nice pictures. Thank you for posting them. You said in the text that the Pygmy rattlesnake is the most common snake in Florida, is that true? Both it, and the cottonmouth had beautiful coloration. I don't think any studies have been done regarding what is most abundant. But, pygmies, ribbons, ...
by Noah M
March 29th, 2016, 10:51 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herping sunday. pics added
Replies: 11
Views: 4201

Re: Herping sunday.

Oh man I want to, but I don't think I can this weekend. Best of luck to ya though!
by Noah M
March 26th, 2016, 6:23 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herpetology Conference in Gainesville
Replies: 2
Views: 1648

Re: Herpetology Conference in Gainesville

"the Gainesville Herp Society is long dead"

They had a new meeting to see if there was interest in getting this back together that I attended a few weeks back. The first official meeting is to take place today.
by Noah M
March 26th, 2016, 6:19 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A Few Things
Replies: 2
Views: 1164

Re: A Few Things

Yes, Lauren and I took a weekend to visit the Everglades City area. Water levels are up from El Nino and we didn't see as much as we have in years past, especially concerning birds.
by Noah M
March 24th, 2016, 4:39 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: help needed-midwesterner coming to Venice Florida area
Replies: 2
Views: 1202

Re: help needed-midwesterner coming to Venice Florida area

Sorry, I don't have anything for ya. I think I've only been to the Venice area once. I'm originally from Indiana so I know what it is like to come down here. If its not too hot, you could try hiking a local state park.
by Noah M
March 23rd, 2016, 5:44 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A Few Things
Replies: 2
Views: 1164

A Few Things

Sorry guys I haven't been around more. I've been super busy trying to wrap things up so I can graduate. Here is a very small selection of some things from this year so far. Northern Mole Skink http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j122/captainjack0000/2016%20Wildlife/IMG_3657-2_zpsqyegcak6.jpg Apalachic...
by Noah M
March 6th, 2016, 7:58 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: South Carolina Salamander ID Needed
Replies: 8
Views: 3012

Re: South Carolina Salamander ID Needed

I said "dwarf" when I saw it...if it matters at this point.

I have seen two types, but both kinds have the "snow flecks" on them.
by Noah M
February 19th, 2016, 5:42 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: How Old?
Replies: 3
Views: 1560

Re: How Old?

Thanks!
by Noah M
February 16th, 2016, 3:27 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: How Old?
Replies: 3
Views: 1560

How Old?

My garden boards turned up this little Tantilla the other day. Can anybody put an age on it? I photographed it next to a quarter to help, and it was small enough to completely curl up on the quarter, but it didn't want to. I would say it was <5" total. I'm thinking it is a juvenile, but I don't know...
by Noah M
February 16th, 2016, 3:16 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Tiger Salamander (Long Read)
Replies: 14
Views: 3392

Re: Tiger Salamander (Long Read)

Congrats. I enjoyed the read. Sometimes it seems like the harder you look, the less likely you are to find whatever you were looking for.
by Noah M
February 3rd, 2016, 6:03 am
Forum: N.A.F.H.A. - Announcements/Inquiries
Topic: 2016 NAFHA National Field Trip - Mena, AR - Apr 29 to May 1
Replies: 10
Views: 14396

Re: 2016 NAFHA National Field Trip - Mena, AR - Apr 29 to Ma

YAY! I'm happy this came together! I know organizing it took a lot of work. Thanks to everybody who put forth the effort :thumb:
by Noah M
February 2nd, 2016, 7:21 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: RFI-Apalachicola NF
Replies: 1
Views: 753

Re: RFI-Apalachicola NF

Not much really to tell you, though I haven't been there much. It's a big place and I think if you look around you'll find some neat stuff.
by Noah M
January 11th, 2016, 7:45 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2016 OFFICER ELECTIONS - PLEASE VOTE
Replies: 15
Views: 6900

Re: 2016 OFFICER ELECTIONS - PLEASE VOTE

Voted. Been busy, sorry if it came late.
by Noah M
December 31st, 2015, 6:31 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: December is the new April
Replies: 4
Views: 1527

Re: December is the new April

Yeah, it has been warmer than usual, but I haven't found anything out of the ordinary yet. Glad to see you're turning stuff up. Also, FYI, tailing snakes like you are doing in the first picture is frequently frowned upon. Many people prefer to see a substantial portion of the snake's body supported ...
by Noah M
December 27th, 2015, 6:56 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Gopher tortoise combat
Replies: 4
Views: 2588

Re: Gopher tortoise combat

I asked a tortoise expert friend of mine and he wrote, "Most likely head bobbing to impress a female Gopher. They usually do that behavior on the apron of the burrows looking down at the female within the burrow." When pressed to explain the head-butting specifically, he said, "Tortoise mating is pr...
by Noah M
December 21st, 2015, 12:23 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Tantilla!!!
Replies: 17
Views: 5477

Re: Tantilla!!!

I've never seen a ringer under my boards. I used to turn up Rhadinaea quite frequently though. I haven't seen that many this year. But I'll gladly take a Tantilla now and again instead of more Rhadinaea.
by Noah M
December 21st, 2015, 12:10 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Elections
Replies: 18
Views: 5936

Re: Elections

Just a friendly reminder that elections need to be held this month.
by Noah M
December 21st, 2015, 12:09 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Elections
Replies: 21
Views: 8476

Re: Elections

Just a friendly reminder that elections need to be held this month.
by Noah M
December 21st, 2015, 12:08 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Elections
Replies: 7
Views: 4379

Re: Elections

Just a friendly reminder that elections need to be held this month.
by Noah M
December 21st, 2015, 12:08 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Elections
Replies: 10
Views: 4604

Re: Elections

Just a friendly reminder that elections need to be held this month.
by Noah M
December 21st, 2015, 12:07 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Elections
Replies: 10
Views: 4668

Re: Elections

Just a friendly reminder that elections need to be held this month.
by Noah M
December 21st, 2015, 12:03 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Tantilla!!!
Replies: 17
Views: 5477

Re: Tantilla!!!

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by Noah M
December 21st, 2015, 11:57 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Tantilla!!!
Replies: 17
Views: 5477

Re: Tantilla!!!

I found it again. I feel like it is very likely to be the same one I found earlier in my garden. It has the same short tail, the same scarring or discoloration behind the head, and it was found under the exact same board. Or stubby tails are pretty common, and the board is a great micro habitat for ...
by Noah M
December 18th, 2015, 7:29 am
Forum: Bird Forum
Topic: A Day at the Wetlands
Replies: 5
Views: 12116

Re: A Day at the Wetlands

P.S. I have no idea why the images are this big on the post. When I veiw them at full resolution on my computer they're much smaller.

Edit: I tried making them smaller, but Photobucket is not being cooperative.
by Noah M
December 18th, 2015, 7:25 am
Forum: Bird Forum
Topic: A Day at the Wetlands
Replies: 5
Views: 12116

A Day at the Wetlands

Glossy ibis. Several of these were around, often at a distance and/or in the weeds. http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j122/captainjack0000/2015Wildlife/IMG_1327-2_zpslcsgyrts.jpg http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j122/captainjack0000/2015Wildlife/IMG_1788-2_zpsedcrkolm.jpg Literally hundreds of Amer...
by Noah M
December 16th, 2015, 11:41 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Mummified Frog In Box Of Pasta. Buon Gusto!
Replies: 7
Views: 4354

Re: Mummified Frog In Box Of Pasta. Buon Gusto!

I think the woman just bought the wrong box. That pasta was clearly designed for Heterodon shoppers. :lol:
by Noah M
December 12th, 2015, 5:40 pm
Forum: Invertebrate Forum
Topic: Tiger Beetle?
Replies: 2
Views: 9802

Re: Tiger Beetle?

Noah, did you catch the color of the mandibles and the other moth parts? Were there white spots at the end of the elytra? Because of the time of year, it's probably Cicindela scutellaris unicolor. Daniel What you see is what I saw. There was the beetle so I pointed the camera and started firing awa...
by Noah M
December 12th, 2015, 5:35 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Orlando in January
Replies: 5
Views: 1618

Re: Orlando in January

PM sent
by Noah M
December 12th, 2015, 6:33 am
Forum: Invertebrate Forum
Topic: Tiger Beetle?
Replies: 2
Views: 9802

Tiger Beetle?

Found in xeric habitat in North Central Florida Cicindela sexguttata? Photographed more or less in situ. My hiking may have disturbed it, but after this one and only photograph, it flew away. The sugar sand and deer moss give you an idea of the habitat. http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j122/captain...
by Noah M
December 10th, 2015, 8:48 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: "Pick one thing"
Replies: 115
Views: 38438

Re: "Pick one thing"

Kelly Mc wrote:Its very difficult for human beings to sustain interest in far future goals and conditions - far future meaning; beyond own personal future, or that of their children.
Some call it "intergenerational genocide"
by Noah M
December 9th, 2015, 2:59 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herping Bonaire
Replies: 3
Views: 1602

Re: Herping Bonaire

A couple of your geckos look to be H. mabouia. The 5th and maybe the 6th pictures.

Cool stuff. I love the Caribbean.
by Noah M
December 9th, 2015, 2:56 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Where do snakes winter if there isn't a rocky den place?
Replies: 35
Views: 14421

Re: Where do snakes winter if there isn't a rocky den place?

I see decomposing spaces being nice because I thought microbial activity raised temperatures (think of a compost bin). So hiding under a well seated log may help with cooler temperatures, at least for a while. Certainly freezing solid would stop microbial generated heat, no? In this case, the snake ...
by Noah M
December 9th, 2015, 2:50 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: "Pick one thing"
Replies: 115
Views: 38438

Re: "Pick one thing"

https://www.wfp.org/hunger/causes I can find more if needed. I'm familiar with Ehrlich and do not agree with him (see my earlier posts). Many people don't agree with him. There are many elements of disagreement with Ehrlich. I'm less familiar with Fuller's work on population and agriculture. Fisheri...
by Noah M
December 9th, 2015, 12:01 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: "Pick one thing"
Replies: 115
Views: 38438

Re: "Pick one thing"

In terms of food supply it is most definitely not a distribution issue it is a numbers game, one that we are losing rapidly because there is not enough food to sustain the number of people on this planet. When I was born there were around 3billion, now we have over 7billion and by 2024 (only 9 year...
by Noah M
December 9th, 2015, 6:41 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: "Pick one thing"
Replies: 115
Views: 38438

Re: "Pick one thing"

Boycotting those companies that abuse environmental laws is one Action I was hoping to see but I didn't see it? I've tried finding a major corporation that hasn't abused the environment and environmental laws. I was not able to. Has anybody else? If we include all kinds of fraud, just to avoid play...
by Noah M
December 6th, 2015, 4:12 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: "Pick one thing"
Replies: 115
Views: 38438

Re: "Pick one thing"

VanAR wrote:http://www.pnas.org/content/111/46/16610.short

Relevant to this discussion...

Thanks. I really appreciate you sharing it.
by Noah M
December 6th, 2015, 7:25 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: "Pick one thing"
Replies: 115
Views: 38438

Re: "Pick one thing"

Kelly Mc wrote:Natural process... Factory farming????

Yeah, this isn't Old McDonald's farm anymore. :lol:
by Noah M
December 6th, 2015, 7:24 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: "Pick one thing"
Replies: 115
Views: 38438

Re: "Pick one thing"

Re: the population Watch some videos by Hans Rosling about the population. We're currently experiencing a boom, but this is forecast by experts to not continue forever. Yes, Earth does have limits, but we're nowhere near needing turbines at Yosemite. That's not to say things like that have not been ...
by Noah M
December 5th, 2015, 10:23 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: "Pick one thing"
Replies: 115
Views: 38438

Re: "Pick one thing"

Our method, the Western industrialized method, is highly unsustainable. The amount of inputs required per output is ridiculous. A good number of the crops grown in the US are used as animal feed because it takes SO much grain to keep a cow happy. But, globally speaking most people don't eat meat lik...
by Noah M
December 5th, 2015, 7:32 am
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: Twin light, ring, or mounted?
Replies: 8
Views: 4781

Re: Twin light, ring, or mounted?

I bought an external hot shoe mounted flash and have loved every second of it.
by Noah M
December 5th, 2015, 7:13 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: "Pick one thing"
Replies: 115
Views: 38438

Re: "Pick one thing"

No Kelly, I didn't watch the documentary. I'm not avoiding it, but I am not seeking it out either. I haven't had a subscription to cable for years, and I didn't know about it until this thread. There is data out there, yes, and I have seen some of it and have had instructors lecture to me about some...
by Noah M
December 5th, 2015, 7:05 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Elections
Replies: 18
Views: 5936

Re: Elections

I typed my rant up, and then thought I backed off from it without posting it because I sounded like a cranky old man. But I guess I hit the wrong button. Oops. I'm entering into the last year of my degree and I've announced elsewhere I will not be seeking re-election as IC. I'm not ready to commit t...
by Noah M
December 4th, 2015, 8:59 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: "Pick one thing"
Replies: 115
Views: 38438

Re: "Pick one thing"

The Chinese are going through the same growing pains that other industrialized nations went through back when the population of the entire planet was only a billion people. With the abandonment of their one child policy to correct gender/generational gaps they may very well end up with millions of ...
by Noah M
December 4th, 2015, 8:56 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: "Pick one thing"
Replies: 115
Views: 38438

Re: "Pick one thing"

I suspect he was referring to the Chinese farmers et. al who haven't yet made the jump to the middle class and who still live a basic agrarian existence. The Chinese industrialists are undoubtedly destructive to the environment. Yes, I was. China has ~1.3 billion people. The way I've heard it descr...
by Noah M
December 4th, 2015, 11:03 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: "Pick one thing"
Replies: 115
Views: 38438

Re: "Pick one thing"

Decrease the rate of human reproduction as a whole on the planet. All these issues lead to the one basic caveat that most environmental scientists/ecologists agree upon: "there's too many people…" I think a critical review of this is necessary. Yes there are still a substantial number of people who...
by Noah M
December 3rd, 2015, 7:10 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: "Pick one thing"
Replies: 115
Views: 38438

Re: "Pick one thing"

If I could pick one thing, it would probably be to herp more! My automobile emissions, while bad, are a drop in the bucket compared to the emissions from power generation, industry, and land use/land cover change. Lobbying for better fuel economy, and or investing in green power production would be ...
by Noah M
December 3rd, 2015, 5:53 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A Little Thanksgiving Salamander Love
Replies: 15
Views: 4107

Re: A Little Thanksgiving Salamander Love

You should post your pics on here. Herps and bats!