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    07-16-2011 Vogel and John Martin Field Trip

    On Saturday we met up with a couple members of the Pike Peaks Herp Society to go hiking and herping in Vogel Canyon. It was very hot so a lot of life was hiding out but we did find some fun stuff. That night we went road herping but, again, it was so late by the time the road started cooling off that we didn't really find anything (but a rattler!). After that we did some scorpion hunting.

    The following are some pics I took; you can see the whole set here. I didn't take as many as I was anticipating because I made myself sick (minimal food, no water and hiking in 100+ temps isn't a smart idea). You can also check out a bunch of pics Jess from the PPHS took by visiting their FB page here.

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    Gorgeous day in Vogel. Here's Mike sizing up a pond:


    Back at camp, a couple Cicadas decided to molt on Mike and Lovie's tent:


    The Prairie Rattler we found while road herping:


    Originally I thought all the scorpions we found were C vittatus but based on Mike's recent thread stating one was a Paruroctonus I'm wondering if this isn't a blacklight picture of it... It just doesn't look like a Centruroides (even for a female) to me :

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    Re: 07-16-2011 Vogel and John Martin Field Trip

    thats it for sure! was that the one i caught?

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    Re: 07-16-2011 Vogel and John Martin Field Trip

    I would say with 99% certainty that this is one you caught. Pretty neat to have a pic of it and not even know, lol...

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    Re: 07-16-2011 Vogel and John Martin Field Trip

    the picture with the cicada on the tent is AWESOME!!! very cool!

    and that prairie is teeny! love the little guys, specially when they have spunk

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    Re: 07-16-2011 Vogel and John Martin Field Trip

    The cicadas were cool. There was one (on the Flickr site you can see it) that hadn't started molting yet and you can very clearly tell it was still all dirty from just crawling out of the ground.

    That prairie was tiny! If it was longer than 12" I'd be surprised. Still cool to see. I love rattlers. They're my new favorite thing to find in the field.



    Oh....... and I also have a scorpion video to post. Just remembered that.

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    Re: 07-16-2011 Vogel and John Martin Field Trip

    Ooh, the mating pair we found???

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