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by jonathan
June 17th, 2010, 5:56 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: The Colorado Desert Trip
Replies: 14
Views: 4829

Re: The Colorado Desert Trip

That's a cool-looking chuck spot! I've never been there, wherever it is.
by jonathan
June 17th, 2010, 2:12 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Grand Slam on one rd?
Replies: 80
Views: 15102

Re: Grand Slam on one rd?

I also like 10 herp days - last time it was: Sharp-tailed, Mountain Garter, Sierran Treefrog, Western Toad, American Bullfrog, Western Fence, Southern Alligator, Western Skink, Western Pond, Red-eared Slider. Total numbers are my thing too. I hit 20 in one day in NorCal the week before last: Roughs...
by jonathan
June 14th, 2010, 6:24 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: NAFHA trip to the Delmarva Peninsula
Replies: 20
Views: 6183

Re: NAFHA trip to the Delmarva Peninsula

ElliotH wrote:Haha, it was actually Blake who was scared of those birds. O and it's just the one t on my name.. everyone makes that mistake no biggy. That was a good time and I hope to be able to make it out again. May be moving again though so these Northeast trips may be harder to make unfortunately.
Fixed!
by jonathan
June 14th, 2010, 6:24 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: NAFHA trip to the Delmarva Peninsula
Replies: 18
Views: 4737

Re: NAFHA trip to the Delmarva Peninsula

ElliotH wrote:Haha, it was actually Blake who was scared of those birds. O and it's just the one t on my name.. everyone makes that mistake no biggy. That was a good time and I hope to be able to make it out again. May be moving again though so these Northeast trips may be harder to make unfortunately.
Fixed!
by jonathan
June 14th, 2010, 6:15 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Funky Masticophis lateralis lateralis
Replies: 19
Views: 5297

Re: Funky Masticophis lateralis lateralis

So what identifies Alameda racers as Alameda other than stripe width?
by jonathan
June 14th, 2010, 6:05 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A Few Desert Herps from San Diego County.
Replies: 16
Views: 4685

Re: A Few Desert Herps from San Diego County.

dezertwerx wrote:California Legless Lizard. didn't realize they could be found in the part of the desert I was in.
I'd be interested to know how far out into the desert you found that legless. I was wondering if they could possibly be found in Imperial County.
by jonathan
June 14th, 2010, 5:11 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Bay Area Summer Trip
Replies: 13
Views: 5978

Re: Bay Area Summer Trip

Jonathan, You are a crazy person. http://samxmurray.smugmug.com/photos/901416694_ZDcTY-L.jpg Hypsiglena . :lol: :lol: :lol: Yeah, that was what I was assuming it was. I can't help it that I was going to show it to you, and then it accidentally fell under a seat and made the trip to LA with me. :lol...
by jonathan
June 14th, 2010, 4:17 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Bay Area Summer Trip
Replies: 13
Views: 5978

Re: Bay Area Summer Trip

Pretty sure it's some kind of weasel or other mustelid (muskrats have scaly tails). You're right - I wasn't looking at close-ups of muskrat pictures. I've never seen one except for swimming in the water. I had looked at weasel pictures, but I somehow was thinking that they had a more obvious dorsal...
by jonathan
June 14th, 2010, 3:42 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Bay Area Summer Trip
Replies: 13
Views: 5978

Re: Bay Area Summer Trip

No one's bit on the DOR ID yet. I'll go ahead with my guess - is that a muskrat?
by jonathan
June 14th, 2010, 8:40 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Skiltons in Beaverton?
Replies: 14
Views: 4716

Re: Skiltons in Beaverton?

I would like to note that this discussion has been interesting. While I have flipped some under logs, going through my records, most of the skinks I have flipped were flipped under rocks or in areas that had lots of rocks. I would have to agree that they aren't necessary, but rocks do seem to be ha...
by jonathan
June 14th, 2010, 8:39 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Bay Area Summer Trip
Replies: 13
Views: 5978

Re: Bay Area Summer Trip

Thanks much everyone! awsome john the only 2 snakes ive not seen in cali rubber and morman and you scored both very nice You've seen a Baja rat?! :lol: Those were actually two snakes I'd seen before, but never in Cali, so it was nice to get both of them (especially the racer). The Santa Cruz garter,...
by jonathan
June 13th, 2010, 9:21 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: NAFHA trip to the Delmarva Peninsula
Replies: 20
Views: 6183

Re: NAFHA trip to the Delmarva Peninsula

wouldn't that be an intergrade copperhead???.. :? ..or just a very light northern????.. :? its not even a integrade purely 100% northern in my book ,right? just a goodole flatland copper The copperheads down there are supposed to be integrades, and just like the ringnecks, may show all northern cha...
by jonathan
June 13th, 2010, 9:21 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: NAFHA trip to the Delmarva Peninsula
Replies: 18
Views: 4737

Re: NAFHA trip to the Delmarva Peninsula

wouldn't that be an intergrade copperhead???.. :? ..or just a very light northern????.. :? its not even a integrade purely 100% northern in my book ,right? just a goodole flatland copper The copperheads down there are supposed to be integrades, and just like the ringnecks, may show all northern cha...
by jonathan
June 13th, 2010, 7:42 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Alright, time for something different (DUW)
Replies: 34
Views: 8131

Re: Alright, time for something different (DUW)

Nice post! I like the first rattler too.
by jonathan
June 13th, 2010, 7:14 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Bay Area Summer Trip
Replies: 13
Views: 5978

Bay Area Summer Trip

Okay Natalie, here's another NorCal thread. :D Last weekend my wife and I drove up to the Bay Area for an all-weekend conference my wife had to go to. It was basically a road trip together both ways, with her conferencing and me herping while we were up there. :thumb: I dropped my wife off with a co...
by jonathan
June 13th, 2010, 3:00 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: NAFHA trip to the Delmarva Peninsula
Replies: 20
Views: 6183

Re: NAFHA trip to the Delmarva Peninsula

dude......that green frog got some really weak dorsal lateral folds......does it warrent possible id re-evaluation????.....looks awful bullfrogish ot me.....but WTF.....i'm 61 with head trauma... :? :sleep: :sleep: :sleep: No, that's clearly a bullfrog. Just a case of labeling things overly quickly...
by jonathan
June 13th, 2010, 3:00 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: NAFHA trip to the Delmarva Peninsula
Replies: 18
Views: 4737

Re: NAFHA trip to the Delmarva Peninsula

dude......that green frog got some really weak dorsal lateral folds......does it warrent possible id re-evaluation????.....looks awful bullfrogish ot me.....but WTF.....i'm 61 with head trauma... :? :sleep: :sleep: :sleep: No, that's clearly a bullfrog. Just a case of labeling things overly quickly...
by jonathan
June 12th, 2010, 11:20 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: NAFHA trip to the Delmarva Peninsula
Replies: 20
Views: 6183

Re: NAFHA trip to the Delmarva Peninsula

Yeah, nice job. That first turtle is a redbelly. Really? Stupid east coast turtles - I have no clue. Now I'm going to have to have you check this one too: http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff45/Jonathan_Daehnke/IMG_2414.jpg http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff45/Jonathan_Daehnke/IMG_2408.jpg
by jonathan
June 12th, 2010, 11:20 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: NAFHA trip to the Delmarva Peninsula
Replies: 18
Views: 4737

Re: NAFHA trip to the Delmarva Peninsula

Yeah, nice job. That first turtle is a redbelly. Really? Stupid east coast turtles - I have no clue. Now I'm going to have to have you check this one too: http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff45/Jonathan_Daehnke/IMG_2414.jpg http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff45/Jonathan_Daehnke/IMG_2408.jpg
by jonathan
June 11th, 2010, 10:25 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: NAFHA trip to the Delmarva Peninsula
Replies: 20
Views: 6183

NAFHA trip to the Delmarva Peninsula

For those who don't know, Kyle Loucks (with important help from Nate "spinifer" Nazdrowicz) organized a NAFHA trip to the Delmarva peninsula for the first weekend in May. The purpose of the trip was to collect data for the NAFHA database from the somewhat underreported peninsula, try to find some ne...
by jonathan
June 11th, 2010, 10:25 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: NAFHA trip to the Delmarva Peninsula
Replies: 18
Views: 4737

NAFHA trip to the Delmarva Peninsula

For those who don't know, Kyle Loucks (with important help from Nate "spinifer" Nazdrowicz) organized a NAFHA trip to the Delmarva peninsula for the first weekend in May. The purpose of the trip was to collect data for the NAFHA database from the somewhat underreported peninsula, try to find some ne...
by jonathan
June 11th, 2010, 1:29 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: the most effort I've ever put into a single stupid frog
Replies: 11
Views: 3897

Re: the most effort I've ever put into a single stupid frog

Awesome! I have so much respect for people who put in that much work to get a record of a species. Do you stick your finds in the naherp database too?
by jonathan
June 11th, 2010, 1:24 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Lifer spadefoot
Replies: 8
Views: 3572

Re: Lifer spadefoot

Awesome! I got my lifer spadefoot adult (well, sub-sdult, but close enough) last weekend too! I remember how we were both hoping but failed to see a spadefoot at Delmarva.
by jonathan
June 11th, 2010, 9:14 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Im so jealous of all you guys finding 'shovelnose" !!!!
Replies: 42
Views: 9670

Re: Im so jealous of all you guys finding 'shovelnose" !!!!

This is a joke, right? I see 5-10 0f those things every time I go to the desert; I don't even stop for them anymore; leaf nose either. I went two straight years without seeing a leafnose, including 5 trips to Anza-Borrego, 2 trips to the Mojave, and a couple times lookings around the Coachella Vall...
by jonathan
June 11th, 2010, 9:09 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Northwestern Oregon herps (with lots of habitat shots)
Replies: 5
Views: 4933

Re: Northwestern Oregon herps (with lots of habitat shots)

Nice work! That is probably the worst looking Boa I've seen. It was huge though! A solid 30". There was an extensive discussion on it the first time I posted the thread. The overall consensus (most solidly supported by Richard Hoyer) was that it had probably had a litter last year just before winte...
by jonathan
June 10th, 2010, 8:32 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: San Diego County freaks - why I go out when nobody else does
Replies: 43
Views: 12408

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

Jeff Lemm wrote: Shovel-nosed snakes do very well on crickets, even baby ones

Interesting - I've never actually seen a snake eat a cricket. All my little snakes have either been wormers or pinkie eaters.
by jonathan
June 10th, 2010, 5:02 pm
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: Profile
Replies: 4
Views: 3121

Re: Profile

In Picasa you have to go to "file" and then "export picture to folder" to get to the resizing capabilities.
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: 12408

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: 3432

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: 7403

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: 1369

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: 7545

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: 7545

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: 4063

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: 6340

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: 5190

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: 7403

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: 4716

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: 3956

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: 1369

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: 1534

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: 1969

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: 4716

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: 7083

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: 10276

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: 10276

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: 10276

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: 10276

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: 3432

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: 22905

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.