I can walk, but I will crawl there
Off to Philadelphia

I’m flying out to Philadelphia tonight for This Is Hardcore.

Hopefully I will have some free time to sight see and possibly hit the field and find some reptiles and amphibians.

Will be back on the 28th!

Skilton’s Skink (Plestiodon skiltonianus skiltonianus)- Santa Cruz County, CA

Creek - Santa Cruz County, CA
In a world heavily modified by man, one can still find the natural world if they take the time to look.

Creek - Santa Cruz County, CA

In a world heavily modified by man, one can still find the natural world if they take the time to look.

Northern Pacific Rattlesnake (Crotalus oreganus oreganus)- San Mateo County, CA

Northern Pacific Rattlesnake (Crotalus oreganus oreganus)- San Mateo County, CA

Field Herping with Zach: Coast Garter Snake - San Mateo County, CA

Coast Garter Snake (Thamnophis elegans terrestris)- San Mateo County, CA

Coast Garter Snake (Thamnophis elegans terrestris)- San Mateo County, CA

New herping video

It has been awhile since I uploaded a field herping video, so I spent the afternoon out in the field in hopes of finding and filming a snake. With the help of my friend Wil, I was able to film a short segment with a Coast Garter Snake.

It was very windy out, so my narration may be a tad hard to hear. The video will be posted soon!

HERP Data Request

The Herpetological Education & Research Project or HERP is an online database where herpetologists, biologists, and citizen scientists alike compile their field notes, data, and observations to contribute towards not only the field of herpetology, but towards conservation efforts, as well.

Requests for HERP Database member data can be made by different institutions. Pictured above is a request for data on specific herp species by the United States Geological Survey in order to understand the potential impacts of renewable energy projects within certain land areas.

All data requests are to be approved by the contributor and by the members of the HERP Project.

Anyone can contribute their data.

Visit the HERP Project at http://www.naherp.com

So I got hired at a new company.

Change is good.

Sharp-tailed Snake (Contia tenuis)- Contra Costa County, CA