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by jonathan
June 10th, 2010, 5:00 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: San Diego County freaks - why I go out when nobody else does
Replies: 43
Views: 11769

Re: San Diego County freaks - why I go out when nobody else

People weren't nearly as excited about my freak uta that I found in the Los Padres last year. :(

What does a young shovelnose feed on in captivity?
by jonathan
June 10th, 2010, 10:05 am
Forum: N.A.F.H.A. - Announcements/Inquiries
Topic: naherp links of interest
Replies: 9
Views: 3335

Re: naherp links of interest

Okay, sweet, I think that it should work from the California chapter page now.
by jonathan
June 10th, 2010, 9:51 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Washington County, Oregon
Replies: 28
Views: 7180

Re: Washington County, Oregon

Put in database, as well as the rest of the stuff on my new computer. Nice. Looks like you threw in 4-5 county records and really updated a lot of other species. Plus, we can't see it, but you probably diversified the records in terms of where they are within Washington County as well. Now you just...
by jonathan
June 10th, 2010, 9:36 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2010 National Database Contest Scores!
Replies: 1
Views: 1317

Re: 2010 National Database Contest Scores!

I had posted the historical contest leaderboard the week before the crash, and I'm not going to do it again right now, but you can look at the full historical leaderboard (all of this year's entries, regardless of date seen) at this link: http://www.naherp.com/reports/national-contest-historical.php...
by jonathan
June 10th, 2010, 8:00 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Grandpa's property in central-eastern Missouri
Replies: 6
Views: 7449

Re: Grandpa's property in central-eastern Missouri

I'm sure this is a very different form of herping than you're used to. I have to give you credit for doing as well as you did. I know how hard SoCal was for me... I think you have a great piece of land there. Maybe contact some midwest guys next time you're in town to hone your skills a little. Tha...
by jonathan
June 9th, 2010, 5:36 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Grandpa's property in central-eastern Missouri
Replies: 6
Views: 7449

Re: Grandpa's property in central-eastern Missouri

Looks like you found a good chunk of what the property has to offer. I would be happy with many of those finds. Well done! Maybe a decent chunk. I think there's still a lot more than that: Sure things I missed: Copperheads, ribbon snakes, brown snakes (on the property, rather than just out in the f...
by jonathan
June 9th, 2010, 11:52 am
Forum: News
Topic: Snakes in Decline?
Replies: 8
Views: 3910

Re: Snakes in Decline?

I don't know how seriously this study should be taken considering the small sample size, time period, and limited background information. I am still skeptical; I think for a conclusion that precise there should be more data to back it up. I didn't see a "precise" conclusion. It seemed more like the...
by jonathan
June 9th, 2010, 10:52 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Rosy Boa Localities
Replies: 8
Views: 6008

Re: Rosy Boa Localities

Is Anza-Borrego all one locality, or is it different at 3500+ feet than it is on the desert floor? http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff45/Jonathan_Daehnke/100_3999.jpg http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff45/Jonathan_Daehnke/100_4002.jpg http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff45/Jonathan_Daehnke/100_...
by jonathan
June 9th, 2010, 10:47 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Awesome night in the Desert last night
Replies: 12
Views: 5034

Re: Awesome night in the Desert last night

Nice pics!

I'm just about tired of seeing pictures of blind snakes. I want to see one in real life!!! :lol:
by jonathan
June 9th, 2010, 6:59 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Washington County, Oregon
Replies: 28
Views: 7180

Re: Washington County, Oregon

Awesome sightings!

It'd be great to get those in the database - for some reason there are no records for Washington County in the NAFHA database for the last three years. And there are no records for skinks, racers, or southern alligator lizards in Washington County at all.
by jonathan
June 9th, 2010, 6:54 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Skiltons in Beaverton?
Replies: 14
Views: 4529

Re: Skiltons in Beaverton?

The NAFHA database doesn't have any records for skilton's in Washington County yet (among many other counties, of course). At least get them in there.
by jonathan
June 9th, 2010, 6:46 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: West Coast Herping Spring 2010
Replies: 11
Views: 3814

Re: West Coast Herping Spring 2010

Nice post Dave!
by jonathan
June 9th, 2010, 6:41 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2010 National Database Contest Scores!
Replies: 1
Views: 1317

2010 National Database Contest Scores!

Leaderboard update for the April-June contest can be seen on the NAFHA forum:

viewtopic.php?f=12&t=234



If you want to see the entire contest scores for everyone who's submitted a database entry, go to:

http://www.naherp.com/reports/quarterly.php
by jonathan
June 9th, 2010, 6:37 am
Forum: N.A.F.H.A. - Announcements/Inquiries
Topic: NAFHA 2010 Database Contest Update!
Replies: 3
Views: 1457

NAFHA 2010 Database Contest Update!

Here are the current scores for the April to June portion of 2010 National Database Contest. Only herps vouchered in April, May, and June count - you have until June 30th to see the herps and until July 31st to enter them into the database. The link for all the scores is http://www.naherp.com/report...
by jonathan
June 8th, 2010, 3:29 pm
Forum: N.A.F.H.A. - Announcements/Inquiries
Topic: New Data Request
Replies: 2
Views: 1922

Re: New Data Request

Man, there had been a great discussion about the data on the previous iteration of the forum. If you said something before about your data and this request, could you go ahead and say it again?
by jonathan
June 8th, 2010, 3:25 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Skiltons in Beaverton?
Replies: 14
Views: 4529

Re: Skiltons in Beaverton?

That's cool - I didn't know they got that far west.
by jonathan
June 8th, 2010, 2:42 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: The Moon
Replies: 15
Views: 6885

Re: The Moon

I went cruising on the 29th, 30th, and 31st of May. The moon looked nearly full on the 29th and 30th, and was only getting away from it a little on the 31st. The moon wasn't coming up until past 9-10pm, so that gave some cruising time before it took effect. Once the moon did come up, there seemed to...
by jonathan
June 8th, 2010, 2:23 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Memorial Day weekend in the low desert
Replies: 25
Views: 9977

Re: Memorial Day weekend in the low desert

Are you sure that is a Uta in that picture with the Gopher. Just one of those things to make you say hmmm. Great trip, lots of variety (no more thumbs up icon) :)^^^^^ Nice catch Will! I zoomed in and confirmed that it is actually a fence lizard. I had remembered it as a uta and typed up the post t...
by jonathan
June 8th, 2010, 2:21 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Memorial Day weekend in the low desert
Replies: 25
Views: 9977

Re: Memorial Day weekend in the low desert

Almost certainly Costa's. I'm fairly sure that I saw those drooping-down feathers on the sides, and the black-chinned looks unfamiliar enough to me that I think I would have remember if I had seen a hummingbird like that. Of course, that's assuming that the male hummingbird I remember seeing actuall...
by jonathan
June 8th, 2010, 12:17 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Memorial Day weekend in the low desert
Replies: 25
Views: 9977

Re: Memorial Day weekend in the low desert

Are you 100% on the Black-chinned diagnosis Robert? Well truth be told the only way to correctly identify between the female Black-chinned and Costa's is to observe a male as there aren't any distinguishing features between the females of both species. Either way it turns we are both pretty close :...
by jonathan
June 8th, 2010, 9:13 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Memorial Day weekend in the low desert
Replies: 25
Views: 9977

Re: Memorial Day weekend in the low desert

Correction: that is the very similar California Quail - note the scale pattern on the belly! Generally speaking Gambel's is the desert form while California is the coastal and mountain form (not to be confused with Mountain Quail). The hummer appears to be a Costa's but females are tough and I rare...
by jonathan
June 8th, 2010, 7:52 am
Forum: N.A.F.H.A. - Announcements/Inquiries
Topic: naherp links of interest
Replies: 9
Views: 3335

Re: naherp links of interest

Brian Hubbs wrote:I can't get it to show the county by county totals, it just keeps returning to the CA page.

Strange - it seems to be working for me when I click the link, but not when I try to go directly from the NAFHA page (even though that's how I originally got the link).


Psyon - something going on here?
by jonathan
June 8th, 2010, 7:35 am
Forum: Board Line
Topic: Detailed note about what happened, and the future of FHF....
Replies: 49
Views: 21835

Re: Detailed note about the data loss, and the future of FHF

google "ipower" and "complaints" and behold the plethora of unrest on the web.
by jonathan
June 8th, 2010, 7:25 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Grandpa's property in central-eastern Missouri
Replies: 6
Views: 7449

Grandpa's property in central-eastern Missouri

I've posted on this twice in the last two years, but I thought I'd throw in a mega-post to get things moving for the new board. In the last two years I took two short 3-5 day trips to visit my grandpa in Missouri, and since he lives in an awesome spot in the woods (the paradise of my childhood) I he...
by jonathan
June 8th, 2010, 6:16 am
Forum: N.A.F.H.A. - Announcements/Inquiries
Topic: naherp links of interest
Replies: 9
Views: 3335

Re: naherp links of interest

FunkyRes wrote:cool links I don't remember URL to:

One that had a nice table for California showing how many vouchered records existed by species and county.

http://www.nafha.org/california-chapter ... -by-county
by jonathan
June 7th, 2010, 9:52 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Northwestern Oregon herps (with lots of habitat shots)
Replies: 5
Views: 4855

Northwestern Oregon herps (with lots of habitat shots)

I'll repost a few herps from my last couple trips to Oregon. No stories this time, just the pictures and habitat. All this stuff was inputed to the NAFHA database (www.naherp.com). The Northwest is seriously underrepresented in the database. COLUMBIA RIVER GORGE There's a ton more herping I need to ...
by jonathan
June 7th, 2010, 9:22 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Memorial Day weekend in the low desert
Replies: 25
Views: 9977

Re: Memorial Day weekend in the low desert

Many of the photos won't load for me however I can identify your last two beetles. The beetle doing the headstand is Eleodes sp. and with there being over 120 different species west of the Mississippi I can't narrow it down any further. The last beetle is Nosoderma diabolicum a.k.a. Diabolical Iron...
by jonathan
June 7th, 2010, 8:38 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: This and that
Replies: 2
Views: 3252

Re: This and that

Thanks for posting Richard's article Funky! Overall I certainly agree with the point and message of the paper. Hopefully our database can start to make some small inroads into these processes, though in most investigations it will be more of a first step than anything else. I don't think that the ex...
by jonathan
June 7th, 2010, 8:22 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Saturday in the Sierras
Replies: 12
Views: 4607

Re: Saturday in the Sierras

That ensatina is gorgeous.
by jonathan
June 7th, 2010, 8:10 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Memorial Day weekend in the low desert
Replies: 25
Views: 9977

Memorial Day weekend in the low desert

I'll supplement the new Cali forum with pics from my recent trip to the low desert. I hadn't gotten to go to the desert all year this year (and needed to fill up the database), so I hit it hard for the whole Memorial Day weekend. MOUNTAINS On the way down, I stopped in the mountains to try to score ...
by jonathan
June 7th, 2010, 2:02 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: One Sweet Board... deja vu (updated picture 6-10-10)
Replies: 33
Views: 5976

Re: One Sweet Board... deja vu

I once flipped 4 ringnecks under the same board. And last weekend I got a rubber boa/coast garter double.

Yeah, that's all I got. :? 15+ snakes of multiple different species under the same board is freaking incredible.
by jonathan
June 7th, 2010, 2:00 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Lack of awareness killing thousands of snakebite victims
Replies: 1
Views: 1965

Lack of awareness killing thousands of snakebite victims

Thought I'd get the news board started with an important one. I was surprised that kraits cause such a high percentage of the snakebite cases in West Bengal.

http://sify.com/news/lack-of-awareness- ... fbbci.html
by jonathan
June 7th, 2010, 1:55 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Once, In a Former Life . . .
Replies: 40
Views: 9271

Re: Once, In a Former Life . . .

I like the trend towards using names. Will keep things less confusing when I meet people. Plus, I feel weird when I refer to people by their FHF screenname constantly because I can't remember their real name. :?
by jonathan
June 7th, 2010, 1:53 pm
Forum: Board Line
Topic: Message from Scott.......please read........
Replies: 54
Views: 24586

Re: Message from Scott.......please read........

reptile wrote:well, after mere minutes of being "the reptile" i hate it... can i change it? Anybody know how??

Thanks!

R~

PM Scott and he can do it for you.
by jonathan
June 7th, 2010, 1:50 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: One Sweet Board... deja vu (updated picture 6-10-10)
Replies: 33
Views: 5976

Re: One Sweet Board... deja vu

11 Eastern Garter Snakes
3 Brown Snakes
4 Eastern Garter Snakes
Should that second EGS be something else?
by jonathan
June 7th, 2010, 1:49 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2010 Goals Thread
Replies: 4
Views: 4825

Re: 2010 Goals Thread

See at least 120 distinct species and enter them into naherp.com by August. I'm at something like 97 now, but I have 13 or 14 more that I've vouchered in the last two weeks that I need to enter. I had more goals, but I forgot most of them. Here are a few: Find a Western Toad in the LA Basin - alread...
by jonathan
June 7th, 2010, 7:47 am
Forum: Board Line
Topic: Message from Scott.......please read........
Replies: 54
Views: 24586

Re: Message from Scott.......please read........

This sucks amazingly. I'm trying to remember if any absolutely essential NAFHA stuff is gone...I can think of a number of instructional threads and some important debates that we had about various issues.... I'll post on FHF soon and on NAFHA once those forums get back up. p.s. - as someone mentione...