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by Noah M
March 12th, 2013, 4:47 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Most Difficult Herp to Photograph in the SE US
Replies: 11
Views: 2099

Re: Most Difficult Herp to Photograph in the SE US

Most difficult to find or most difficult to photograph? Both in a sense. Hard to find herps I would bet are harder to photograph, though squirmy ones are too. I'm taking the advice of a member of this forum and picking a species and going for it, but I want a species that is hard to photograph. A r...
by Noah M
March 12th, 2013, 1:49 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Most Difficult Herp to Photograph in the SE US
Replies: 11
Views: 2099

Most Difficult Herp to Photograph in the SE US

As the title says, what is the most difficult herp to photograph in this region of the country? Most difficult snake, lizard, turtle or amphibian? What about in your neck of the woods? (because some species just don't exist in certain areas, which would make them very difficult to photograph....) An...
by Noah M
March 12th, 2013, 9:08 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Small Post.....But here is my first outing of 2013
Replies: 11
Views: 1489

Re: Small Post.....But here is my first outing of 2013

Thanks sir! Makes me sound so old :) Spring break has given me the herping itch. I'm supposed to be reading about how forests and jungles southeast asia played a role in military operations and the subjugation of people, but instead I'm reading the filed herp forum. I hope to find some salamanders ...
by Noah M
March 12th, 2013, 5:59 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Small Post.....But here is my first outing of 2013
Replies: 11
Views: 1489

Re: Small Post.....But here is my first outing of 2013

I remember around this time of year road cruisin in Indiana looking for salamanders. It seemed less like road cruisin and more like parking and walking because the peepers were so thick, and there were plenty of Ambystoma tigrinum to go around too. The road went right by a wetland, so close in fact ...
by Noah M
March 11th, 2013, 7:55 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Green Tree Frog
Replies: 6
Views: 1082

Re: Green Tree Frog

Thanks for the info. Does it fit with the time of year better as well? That is to say, are there other Hyla out and about in N. Central Florida in March?
by Noah M
March 11th, 2013, 5:29 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Corn Snakes & a Milksnake - But Not From the Field
Replies: 1
Views: 664

Corn Snakes & a Milksnake - But Not From the Field

Hopefully I'm not in too much violation for putting these up since they're not from 'the field'. They're all videos, and they're free to distribute to anybody for educational or non-profit purposes. If anybody makes any $$ off of these, I want a cut :D They're videos of my corn snakes shedding. Each...
by Noah M
March 11th, 2013, 5:21 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Cuban Tree Frog
Replies: 0
Views: 443

Cuban Tree Frog

This little girl moved into a pot on our balcony last June. Well, that is when I found her trying to harvest some oregano for dinner one evening. She stuck around for a while. Maybe she'll be back this year. I believe her to be Osteopilus septentrionalis . http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j122/capt...
by Noah M
March 11th, 2013, 5:12 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Green Tree Frog
Replies: 6
Views: 1082

Green Tree Frog

Say Hello to My Little Friend (photos taken Alachua County, 3-11-13) Is this just Hyla cinerea ? http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j122/captainjack0000/Wildlife/IMG_1409-1_zps89d6bb2d.jpg http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j122/captainjack0000/Wildlife/IMG_1411-1_zpsa92ffdbd.jpg http://i79.photobucke...
by Noah M
March 11th, 2013, 10:58 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A Little More Luck from the Gainesville Area
Replies: 5
Views: 1212

Re: A Little More Luck from the Gainesville Area

Thanks for the kind words. :D
by Noah M
March 10th, 2013, 5:09 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A Little More Luck from the Gainesville Area
Replies: 5
Views: 1212

A Little More Luck from the Gainesville Area

I went road cruisin in Levy county and found a cute little DOR eastern diamond back. I am not posting the photo here cuz it is a little gross, but the pattern is clearly Crotalus adamanteus . I did find this though after digging through some rocks. I think it is a Hentz striped, but I'm not sure. ht...
by Noah M
December 21st, 2012, 5:56 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Mud Turtle
Replies: 2
Views: 831

Mud Turtle

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I believe a Kinosternon subrubrum from around these parts.
by Noah M
November 24th, 2012, 6:15 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Gainesville Locations (Time and Place)
Replies: 19
Views: 4187

Re: Gainesville Locations (Time and Place)

I got back from NC today and had no luck. I'll admit though I didn't drive the Blue Ridge parkway. Actually about 5% of my time was spent looking for herps at certain parks in the area. Family stuff got in the way. The in-laws didn't seem to into what I wanted to do. It did look like perfect salaman...
by Noah M
November 17th, 2012, 6:33 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Gainesville Locations (Time and Place)
Replies: 19
Views: 4187

Re: Gainesville Locations (Time and Place)

I just found the mother of all herp books for Florida. It contains relatively detailed maps of every reptile and amphibian collected or photographed from 1980 to the present for museums and universities as well as unvouched for specimens pre 1980. I can just flip to the page of the species I'm looki...
by Noah M
November 14th, 2012, 7:50 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Gainesville Locations (Time and Place)
Replies: 19
Views: 4187

Re: Gainesville Locations (Time and Place)

One of the things I was thinking about was that I moved here last summer in the middle a drought that really wasn't lifted until TS Debby came around in June of this year. That means of the 16 months here, about 11 of them were drought or winter. Maybe things will pick up this spring. Thank you for ...
by Noah M
November 14th, 2012, 2:16 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Gainesville Locations (Time and Place)
Replies: 19
Views: 4187

Re: Gainesville Locations (Time and Place)

I am still at the office grading papers, so I cannot post pictures, but I do have access to my youtube videos. Here is a link to a video from around the area. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G3WnsY0Ixt4 And though this isn't "field" herping, it is another video I took while a bit farther south. http:...
by Noah M
November 14th, 2012, 12:34 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Gainesville Locations (Time and Place)
Replies: 19
Views: 4187

Re: Gainesville Locations (Time and Place)

From what I have read, it sounds like there is more time needed than I have to invest. I'm sorry if I came across as a brash newbie. I don't feel like a new person to herping. While at Purdue working on my BS in wildlife management, I hung out with the herpers and birders. I even attended an event a...
by Noah M
November 13th, 2012, 6:39 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Gainesville Locations (Time and Place)
Replies: 19
Views: 4187

Re: Gainesville Locations (Time and Place)

I am a student, and live in an apartment complex. I don't feel comfortable throwing scrap boards off the sides of roads or in parks to improve my chances of seeing a snake. If I had my own property, I would probably landscape that puppy into a herp heaven! I don't venture onto private property, so i...
by Noah M
November 13th, 2012, 4:49 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Gainesville Locations (Time and Place)
Replies: 19
Views: 4187

Gainesville Locations (Time and Place)

This is a repeat post from "The Forum" in hopes I might reach a wider audience better suited for the G'ville area. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Hello, I have been a field herper off and on for about 10 years. I started back in Indiana when in college....
by Noah M
November 13th, 2012, 4:42 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Florida and NC Herps
Replies: 3
Views: 1584

Florida and NC Herps

Old news & a dead email.