Recent Changes
April 25, 2020
Last year I spent most of the month of August looking for herps in Sri Lanka, in the company of my excellent guide Udaya Chanaka.
June 18, 2019
I took a trip down to Anza-Borrego Desert State Park at the beginning of May, with one detour to look for a salamander. Here are the highlights.
Crotalus pyrrhus
Southwestern Speckled Rattlesnake
Crotaphytus vestigium
Baja California Collared Lizard
Dipsosaurus dorsalis dorsalis
Northern Desert Iguana
Ensatina eschscholtzii klauberi
Large-blotched Ensatina
new subspecies
Gopherus agassizii
Mohave Desert Tortoise
Phrynosoma mcallii
Flat-tailed Horned Lizard
Sonora annulata annulata
Colorado Desert Shovel-nosed Snake
March 21, 2019
In August last year I spent about a week looking for herps in Ghana.
August 4, 2018
I returned to Borneo earlier this year, and have now added all of my herp sightings from that trip.
January 10, 2018
In August I spent about a week in Sonora, Mexico, and writing it up has been weighing on my mind ever since.
September 25, 2017
Updated all Australian species to conform to the latest version of Wilson & Swan's field guide.
September 22, 2017
Updated all U.S. species and subspecies to conform to the latest version of the SSAR names book.
September 20, 2017
In August I spent about ten days in Utah. It was not a herping trip, but I did manage to find a handful of herps anyway.
September 19, 2017
In May I spent a few days in Missouri, Kansas, and Iowa, and saw many, many snakes.
August 13, 2017
I have finally finished writing up my sightings and travelogue from a month-long trip to Malaysia early this year. Well, actually it was only about three weeks long, because I came home early with a fractured wrist. But it was well worth it!
December 29, 2016
I've now finished those previously-promised 2016 odds and ends. The bulk of them are from my late summer trip to Arizona. I've also added a few miscellaneous other sightings from earlier this year, which you can find from my date index.
December 1, 2016
Way back in January I took my third trip to Peru with MT Amazon Expeditions, stopping for a few days in Panama on my way there. I have finally finished writing up my sightings and travelogue from Panama and my sightings and travelogue from Peru. With any luck I will be able to finish writing up my 2016 odds and ends before I head off to Malaysia this coming January.
January 24, 2016
Added observations and a travelogue from a month-long trip to Australia in October 2015. The former first position on my Top 10 Species I'd Most Like to See has been knocked off! All hail the mighty Thorny Devil!