Coming back home

"We" are Jon and Matt, who met at St. Frederick's and grew up close friends, Jon going to St. Helens High and Matt going to Scappoose High. Inspired by Jon's dad's work at the Oregon Zoo, as kids we had various adventures in the little tracks of forest in Warren and beyond, finding garter snakes and newts and whatever else would show up.

Both of us eventually left the region for college, Jon becoming a science teacher and Matt becoming a wildlife surveyor. But over the last year Matt moved back to the county and Jon has spent increasingly more time there. We've realized that Columbia County has a fascinatingly diverse set of reptiles and amphibians, and also a very poorly documented one, with little herpetological work ever having been done in the county.

("Herpetological" means "pertaining to the study of reptiles and amphibians", just in case anyone didn't know.)

That has inspired us to do a study of the reptiles and amphibians of the area. We'll be ...more ↓

Posted on January 26, 2019 03:55 by jonhakim jonhakim | 0 comments | Leave a comment

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We are completing an inventory of reptiles and amphibians in Columbia County, Oregon - every salamander, newt, frog, toad, turtle, lizard, and snake in the county.

We want to record as many species as possible from as many different portions of the county as possible. Our ultimate goal is to combine this data with other observations from other sources in order to publish a report on ...more ↓

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