2014 HOT Big Year Competition

Happy New Years! 2013 was our first full year, and it was a good year. During 2013 we made 3,593 observations of 188 species. This includes 57 species of amphibians and 131 species of reptiles. The MVH’s (Most Valuable Herpers) of 2013 were Toby and Conner22. Toby found a total of 108 species, and made 283 observations. Conner22 was a strong second with 92 species and 157 observations. To see the top ten leaders for observations and species, check out the leaderboards for 2013:

http://www.inaturalist.org/projects/amphibians-of-texas-big-year-2013
http://www.inaturalist.org/projects/reptiles-of-texas-big-year-2013

Toby and Conner22 have set a high bar for what you can see in Texas in a year, but we are sure people can top it. For 2014 we are starting a competition to see who can find the most ...more ↓

Posted on January 07, 2014 09:37 PM by cullen cullen | 2 comments | Leave a comment
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Trans-Pecos Blind Snake/Threadsnake Rena humilis ssp. segregus

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April 12, 2014

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April 12, 2014

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kucycads

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April 12, 2014

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Diamondback Watersnake Nerodia rhombifer

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April 16, 2014 08:37 AM CDT

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Texas Spiny Lizard Sceloporus olivaceus

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cyoung

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April 12, 2014 03:44 PM CDT

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S. olivaceus found burrowing under rocks in a flower bed near the guest quarters at Independence Creek Nature Preserve. The specimen is female, and gravid (pic included), leading me to believe she might be constructing a burrow to lay her eggs. Specimen was preserved and added to the University of Texas herp collection.

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Black-tailed Rattlesnake Crotalus molossus

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April 11, 2014

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Rio Grande Leopard Frog Lithobates berlandieri

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April 11, 2014

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Elaphe obsoleta lindheimerii Genus Pantherophis

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April 15, 2014

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Canyon Lizard Sceloporus merriami

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April 11, 2014

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Tree Lizard Urosaurus ornatus

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April 11, 2014

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Texas Spotted Whiptail Aspidoscelis gularis

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April 11, 2014

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Crevice Spiny Lizard Sceloporus poinsettii

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April 12, 2014

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Ornate Tree Lizard Urosaurus ornatus

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awinslett

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April 12, 2014

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Big Bend Blackhead Snake Tantilla cucullata

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awinslett

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April 11, 2014

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Texas Earless Lizard Cophosaurus texanus ssp. texanus

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awinslett

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April 11, 2014

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Texas Horned Lizard Phrynosoma cornutum

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Texas Spiny Lizard Sceloporus olivaceus

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April 15, 2014 04:32 PM CDT

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Rock Rattlesnake Crotalus lepidus ssp. lepidus

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kucycads

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April 11, 2014

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the past

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Ornate Tree Lizard Urosaurus ornatus

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kucycads

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April 11, 2014

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Blanchard's Cricket Frog Acris blanchardi

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jdavisz

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April 13, 2014 08:12 AM CDT

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There was a full chorus of cricket frogs calling at this pond last night. However I didn't hear any other amphibian species all night.

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Eastern Hognose Snake Heterodon platirhinos

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dandybiologist

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April 11, 2014 11:31 AM CDT

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Seen while crossing a road on a prescribed burn on the Angelina National Forest

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markpyle

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April 9, 2014

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Red-eared Slider Trachemys scripta ssp. elegans

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taogirl

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April 11, 2014

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normally I would expect this to be a red-eared slider in White's Creek but it has no red and it was a small turtle, unlikely to be an old slider whose red had faded out. any suggestions?

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Central Texas Whipsnake Coluber taeniatus ssp. girardi

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shelbyfrizzell

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April 12, 2014

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Tree Lizard Urosaurus ornatus

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shelbyfrizzell

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April 11, 2014

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texas spotted whiptail Aspidoscelis gularis

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shelbyfrizzell

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April 11, 2014

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Rio Grande Leopard Frog Lithobates berlandieri

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shelbyfrizzell

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April 13, 2014 10:44 AM CDT

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Western Diamondback Rattlesnake Crotalus atrox

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shelbyfrizzell

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April 12, 2014

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American Alligator Alligator mississippiensis

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jmuller51

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February 19, 2014 01:57 PM CST

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Mad Island Marsh Preserve

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The purpose of this project is to enhance our understanding of the distribution of reptiles and amphibians in Texas. Our highest priority is to collect information on Species of Greatest Conservation Need (SGCN). However, we hope this project will lead to a better understanding of the distribution of all reptile and amphibian species in Texas and we encourage others to use this data for ...more ↓

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