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by Noah M
December 4th, 2015, 8:56 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: "Pick one thing"
Replies: 115
Views: 40705

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: 40705

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: 40705

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: 4396

Re: A Little Thanksgiving Salamander Love

You should post your pics on here. Herps and bats!
by Noah M
December 3rd, 2015, 5:52 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Elections
Replies: 18
Views: 6172

Re: Elections

Whoops, this wasn't supposed to get posted.
by Noah M
December 2nd, 2015, 5:21 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A Little Thanksgiving Salamander Love
Replies: 15
Views: 4396

Re: A Little Thanksgiving Salamander Love

Cool. I've always wanted to head up to the caverns. Do you have pictures of the bat?
by Noah M
December 1st, 2015, 4:02 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2016 Annual Meeting
Replies: 99
Views: 48787

Re: 2016 Annual Meeting

Mena, April 29 - May 1 At the very least I feel like there should be a public, official annoucement of this so that people can start to plan. I think most people in other chapters will realize that final details are still being worked on, and may be for some time. But by making the announcement, an...
by Noah M
December 1st, 2015, 9:53 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Elections
Replies: 18
Views: 6172

Re: Elections

Anybody?
by Noah M
December 1st, 2015, 9:51 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Elections
Replies: 7
Views: 4512

Re: Elections

Anybody?
by Noah M
December 1st, 2015, 9:49 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Elections
Replies: 10
Views: 4764

Re: Elections

Is there anybody who wants a role in the chapter? If you come forward, I'm sure somebody would nominate you.
by Noah M
November 30th, 2015, 3:50 pm
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: macro photo and video dslr?
Replies: 7
Views: 6189

Re: macro photo and video dslr?

I looked at the SL1. They're slick. But I had trouble wrapping/curling my hands around the body comfortably. I needed something bigger, which is weightier. But honestly, the 105mm macro lens adds a good chunk of weight too.
by Noah M
November 30th, 2015, 3:32 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A Little Thanksgiving Salamander Love
Replies: 15
Views: 4396

Re: A Little Thanksgiving Salamander Love

Was this your best day for sallies yet? Yes. But I hope to improve upon this. It seems that with each day of success you learn something new, and hopefully I can translate that into a better day in the future. That first pic...a Slimy, well dang man, I am envious. It is a great shot!!! Thank you. W...
by Noah M
November 29th, 2015, 7:45 pm
Forum: Bird Forum
Topic: I've Been Spotted
Replies: 9
Views: 15532

Re: I've Been Spotted

Female harrier on the hunt.

Image

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by Noah M
November 29th, 2015, 7:44 pm
Forum: Bird Forum
Topic: Some local birds ...updated with new photos
Replies: 115
Views: 167159

Re: Some local birds ...updated with new photos

I like the kestral shot. I have a great kestral spot close by, and I saw a harrier hunting there this weekend, but didn't have the telephoto to get a nice close up shot.
by Noah M
November 29th, 2015, 7:40 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2016 Annual Meeting
Replies: 99
Views: 48787

Re: 2016 Annual Meeting

You guys did great on this, but then it seems to have stalled. Please give us a location and date, and let us know what the permit situation is like, or any other pertinent information.
by Noah M
November 29th, 2015, 8:10 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Last 6 months - Southeast & Southwest
Replies: 10
Views: 5572

Re: Last 6 months - Southeast & Southwest

I like the gila monster myself. The alligator in front of your house is pretty too.
by Noah M
November 29th, 2015, 7:34 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A Little Thanksgiving Salamander Love
Replies: 15
Views: 4396

Re: A Little Thanksgiving Salamander Love

Tamara D. McConnell wrote:Noah, your post is beautiful. Love the crisp, clear photos.
Thanks. I've been working on improving my photography skills.
by Noah M
November 29th, 2015, 7:30 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A Little Thanksgiving Salamander Love
Replies: 15
Views: 4396

Re: A Little Thanksgiving Salamander Love

According to 4 people I know, 3 of whom are PhD herpetologists with experience searching for amphibians, the best way to get Amphiuma of any species is: once you know the habitat, get into the mud and shove your arms right into it and start groping around or shoveling mud onto land with your arms a...
by Noah M
November 28th, 2015, 3:32 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A Little Thanksgiving Salamander Love
Replies: 15
Views: 4396

Re: A Little Thanksgiving Salamander Love

I'd love to find a mud salamander. Any Pseudotriton in Florida is a big deal IMO. I'm kinda tired of D. apalachicola. I'd much rather find auriculatus here in Florida, as they seem to be really rare these days. Pholeter is high on my list too, but I haven't really actively been searching for them ye...
by Noah M
November 28th, 2015, 3:28 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herping the smokies
Replies: 14
Views: 4908

Re: Herping the smokies

Looks like you had a great time and saw some neat stuff. I've never been up there looking for salamanders, but when I eventually make it up there I'll know who to ask for tips and techniques!
by Noah M
November 28th, 2015, 11:12 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A Little Thanksgiving Salamander Love
Replies: 15
Views: 4396

Re: A Little Thanksgiving Salamander Love

Nobody else has love for the 'manders, or are ya'll too full of turkey to make it to the computer? :lol:
by Noah M
November 26th, 2015, 7:55 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A Little Thanksgiving Salamander Love
Replies: 15
Views: 4396

A Little Thanksgiving Salamander Love

Yesterday a friend of mine and myself went to the panhandle of Florida in search of some salamanders. We had a great time and turned up several species. The very first was a Southeastern Slimy Salamander ( P. grobmani ) http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j122/captainjack0000/2015Wildlife/IMG_0375-2_z...
by Noah M
November 25th, 2015, 8:15 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Tantilla!!!
Replies: 17
Views: 5801

Re: Tantilla!!!

Congrats on your finds Noah. Great looking tiny beasts! If in fact these are Tantilla coronata and what looks like a possible ' relicta ' this would reflect 'hybridization' and not intergradation. The second picture looks like a 'standard issue' SE Crowned Snake that I see up here in KY. That first...
by Noah M
November 24th, 2015, 6:15 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: China 2015: Western Yunnan and Eastern Tibet
Replies: 12
Views: 7567

Re: China 2015: Western Yunnan and Eastern Tibet

This was really fun to look through, esp. the Tibetan stuff.
by Noah M
November 22nd, 2015, 9:58 am
Forum: N.A.F.H.A. - Announcements/Inquiries
Topic: Like Field Herping?
Replies: 12
Views: 17199

Re: Like Field Herping?

My wife and I have one car. She doesn't really herp. A 3 day herp trip of any kind would be awesome for me, but I can't leave her without a car that long, and she'd never go along with the idea of a 3 day herp trip. Trust me on this one, I've looked at it and given my limited time and money, it isn'...
by Noah M
November 22nd, 2015, 9:15 am
Forum: Invertebrate Forum
Topic: Couple of Things
Replies: 4
Views: 11187

Re: Couple of Things

cbernz wrote:It's an excellent photo
I'm not dying to know the genus that badly, but that compliment made my day.
by Noah M
November 21st, 2015, 1:36 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Tantilla!!!
Replies: 17
Views: 5801

Re: Tantilla!!!

I can't seem to find much information on this species. The FLMNH says that Trr is found in Marion county southwrd following the central ridge. Bartlett's book says they range as far north as Melrose, which is north and east of where I found #2. The FLMNH also says there is a disjunct population of t...
by Noah M
November 20th, 2015, 11:01 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Tantilla!!!
Replies: 17
Views: 5801

Tantilla!!!

I'm SO excited. I have been hunting these for longer than I care to admit, just ask our own Daniel Dye. Anyway, I went to a friends place and we turned up this one. Tantilla spp. #1 http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j122/captainjack0000/2015Wildlife/IMG_0253-2_zps58thujpe.jpg~original http://i79.pho...
by Noah M
November 20th, 2015, 6:57 am
Forum: News
Topic: Bioflourescent Hawksbill Turtle
Replies: 5
Views: 4497

Re: Bioflourescent Hawksbill Turtle

I don't know. It looked to me like biofluorescent algae was growing on the turtle.
by Noah M
November 20th, 2015, 6:31 am
Forum: N.A.F.H.A. - Announcements/Inquiries
Topic: Like Field Herping?
Replies: 12
Views: 17199

Re: Like Field Herping?

I've scouted a few of the empty counties in Georgia like Atkinson and Ben Hill. I figured I could drive up the interstate and find at least a tree frog or toad in each of them. The farther north ones are still some hours away for me. I'm sure there are herpers in Atlanta, maybe even Macon. They coul...
by Noah M
November 19th, 2015, 3:24 pm
Forum: N.A.F.H.A. - Announcements/Inquiries
Topic: Like Field Herping?
Replies: 12
Views: 17199

Like Field Herping?

And finding you're getting tired of hitting the same spots over and over again?

Try a new county today! http://www.naherp.com/util/unvouchered.php

Be sure to submit your finds here: http://www.naherp.com/
by Noah M
November 18th, 2015, 3:38 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Enquiry about snake conservation volunteer.
Replies: 6
Views: 3285

Re: Enquiry about snake conservation volunteer.

Depending on what your degree is in, you may also look for intern positions at certain places. These may not pay you anything, and so you would be like a volunteer, but they may provide housing and/or food.
by Noah M
November 15th, 2015, 4:03 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Elections
Replies: 18
Views: 6172

Elections

It’s that time again; chapter officer nominations and elections. Each chapter is required to have at minimum a President and a International Board Member. The President also has IB privileges, making two elected positions with IB privileges. There are many other positions available, including Vice P...
by Noah M
November 15th, 2015, 4:02 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2016 Annual Meeting
Replies: 99
Views: 48787

Re: 2016 Annual Meeting

Any more progress on this?
by Noah M
November 15th, 2015, 4:01 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Elections
Replies: 21
Views: 8927

Elections

It’s that time again; chapter officer nominations and elections. Each chapter is required to have at minimum a President and a International Board Member. The President also has IB privileges, making two elected positions with IB privileges. There are many other positions available, including Vice P...
by Noah M
November 15th, 2015, 4:01 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Elections
Replies: 7
Views: 4512

Elections

It’s that time again; chapter officer nominations and elections. Each chapter is required to have at minimum a President and a International Board Member. The President also has IB privileges, making two elected positions with IB privileges. There are many other positions available, including Vice P...
by Noah M
November 15th, 2015, 4:01 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Elections
Replies: 10
Views: 4764

Elections

It’s that time again; chapter officer nominations and elections. Each chapter is required to have at minimum a President and a International Board Member. The President also has IB privileges, making two elected positions with IB privileges. There are many other positions available, including Vice P...
by Noah M
November 15th, 2015, 4:00 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Elections
Replies: 10
Views: 4848

Elections

It’s that time again; chapter officer nominations and elections. Each chapter is required to have at minimum a President and a International Board Member. The President also has IB privileges, making two elected positions with IB privileges. There are many other positions available, including Vice P...
by Noah M
November 15th, 2015, 3:52 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Turtle ID?
Replies: 4
Views: 2122

Re: Turtle ID?

Thanks. Slider it is.
by Noah M
November 14th, 2015, 6:30 pm
Forum: Bird Forum
Topic: I've Been Spotted
Replies: 9
Views: 15532

Re: I've Been Spotted

My guidebook doesn't show the Caspian as having a reduced black cap for the winter/non-breeding coloration. But you're right in that common terns have a black bill in winter, which my bird does not. The one bird that has a red bill and reduced cap is the Royal tern, and they're a bit smaller than Ca...
by Noah M
November 13th, 2015, 5:47 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Turtle ID?
Replies: 4
Views: 2122

Turtle ID?

I feel like I should be able to give a positive ID on this guy, but I'm struggling, maybe because I'm tired. It doesn't look like a slider to me because it was pretty big and the yellow on the neck, though faded, doesn't look like what I would expect for T. scripta . I usually see a big yellow "S", ...
by Noah M
November 12th, 2015, 6:57 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: So, I lied...
Replies: 4
Views: 2512

Re: So, I lied...

Glad to know things are going well and all is safe. I'm also waiting to see more from the UAE, herp or not. I really like the fox too!
by Noah M
November 12th, 2015, 5:55 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Save the Hellbenders
Replies: 5
Views: 3338

Save the Hellbenders

My wife sent this to me. I figure that since many of us may want the opportunity to see a hellbender in the wild, some of us would be willing to toss a few dollars towards this.

https://www.instrumentl.com/campaigns/h ... tle-giant/
by Noah M
November 9th, 2015, 3:34 pm
Forum: Bird Forum
Topic: I've Been Spotted
Replies: 9
Views: 15532

Re: I've Been Spotted

Thanks Jeroen. How the heck do you get a moving bird, and get them in focus? I struggled with this for a while too. And then I learned of AI Servo on my Canon. It continually updates what to focus on based on what is in the cross hares of you viewfinder when you have your shutter button half depress...
by Noah M
November 8th, 2015, 9:56 am
Forum: Invertebrate Forum
Topic: Couple of Things
Replies: 4
Views: 11187

Re: Couple of Things

Somebody present at the time called it an Anax, but I couldn't remember what they had said until you mentioned it.

It was a sand bottom pond, pretty small pond. I can't remember if this one was fishless or not. Some around there are, and others are not.
by Noah M
November 8th, 2015, 9:53 am
Forum: Bird Forum
Topic: I've Been Spotted
Replies: 9
Views: 15532

I've Been Spotted

Osprey http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j122/captainjack0000/2015Wildlife/IMG_9911-2_zpsksybmndw.jpg~original Wood Stork (seems like an uncomfortable pose) http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j122/captainjack0000/2015Wildlife/IMG_9696-2_zpsemo1yfex.jpg~original Shorebirds (including skimmers, terns a...
by Noah M
November 6th, 2015, 1:27 pm
Forum: Invertebrate Forum
Topic: Couple of Things
Replies: 4
Views: 11187

Couple of Things

Six-spotted fishing spider? http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j122/captainjack0000/2015Wildlife/IMG_9614-2_zpszpmtiysh.jpg~original Dragonfly larva from sandy upland habitat in central Florida. Can anybody get it to a family or genus? It was pretty long, around 2". http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/...
by Noah M
November 5th, 2015, 9:30 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Help with Salamander Migrations in Florida
Replies: 6
Views: 2348

Re: Help with Salamander Migrations in Florida

Or just pop a energy drink and come up to central/northern GA during any rain...
I have no clue where I would go. If I were to drive far enough north I would probably just hit the mountains and flip stuff. No need to wait for the rains.
by Noah M
November 5th, 2015, 5:32 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Help with Salamander Migrations in Florida
Replies: 6
Views: 2348

Re: Help with Salamander Migrations in Florida

Thanks guys. I will wait patiently for the next time rain and my free time overlap. I will also try to target a species; I've been mostly looking for roads that pass through habitat with cypress domes hoping for either a mole or marbled.