Your plans for 2018

Your plans for 2018

Postby Christoph Stenger » Thu Nov 30, 2017 4:39 pm

Hi folks,

I have already had enough of the cold season so I am starting to get over my winter depression by making plans for the next year...

planning a business trip to northern India - trying to spend a few hours roaming the countryside for some herbs (any kind...)
attending a big industrial fair in Hannover I will try to get an extra day there and go looking for V. berus
main helping trip to Provence with friends. Main target species: V. ursinii (probably too early for them but will try anyway); Malpolon m., R. scalaris, H. viridiflavus, T. lepidus and V. aspis and also maybe E. orbicularis and T. hermanni. Also I really would like to find a C. girondica, species I have not yet seen in the wild.
family vacation in Provence: will try to get some time and introduce my kids to the joys of looking for reptiles - starting with T. hermanni (hope it is not going to be too hot)
September: attending an industrial fair in Chicago - will try to get a day off so I can try to find some herps around Chicago

What are your plans? Or do you think it is still too early for making plans?

Best regards from dark and cold Germany


Ps praying that my plans will not disappear once they make contact with reality... :mrgreen:

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Re: Your plans for 2018

Postby Michal Szkudlarek » Thu Nov 30, 2017 6:34 pm

Probably Turkey, Taiwan and Dominican Republic.
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Re: Your plans for 2018

Postby Alexandre Roux » Thu Nov 30, 2017 9:25 pm

Will finally be Turkey instead of Morocco.
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Re: Your plans for 2018

Postby Kevin Byrnes » Fri Dec 01, 2017 12:40 am

Algarve in January to catch the amphibian breeding season and maybe tick off a few lizards as well
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Re: Your plans for 2018

Postby Robin Duborget » Sat Dec 02, 2017 9:08 pm

- Southern France in March (Perpignan for Amphibians ; Marseille ; and Hyeres before returning to Nice).

- In July and August, Lesser Antilles trip, mainly Guadeloupe, with my wife and my son.

- Corsica in december/january, april/may, and the rest of summer.


PS : if you need advices for Provence, don't hesitate to ask !
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Re: Your plans for 2018

Postby Bobby Bok » Mon Dec 04, 2017 8:40 pm

First up will be a sneaky winter trip to the Algarve and Southern Spain.

A return visit to Israel for amphibians mainly but hopefully also some early reptiles.

Going to Southwestern Uganda for vipers, chameleons and gorillas.

Probably Georgia and Armenia to loook for high altitude vipers and amphibians.
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Re: Your plans for 2018

Postby Kristian Munkholm » Sat Jan 13, 2018 2:31 pm

Short family Easter trip to Bulgaria. Out of season and not really a herping trip but I guess it should be possible to find at least a little something nonetheless.

Short trip to southern Morocco at the beginning of the month for Bitis, Naja, Uromastyx and more. Hoping to find some company as I'm getting a bit tired of solo trips...

Family vacation time again. No plans as of yet, but there's always a chance we'll end up somewhere herpable ;)

September / October
Hopefully I'll find the time for a short late season trip. Don't know where but it would have to be cheap. Options might be e.g. Andalucia, western Thrace or a second trip for walser after I had to change plans this year when the first one froze / rained away.
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Re: Your plans for 2018

Postby lakiere pieter » Sat Jan 13, 2018 9:37 pm

Michal Szkudlarek wrote:Probably Turkey, Taiwan and Dominican Republic.

If you plan to go to Taiwan. I am really exited to see your tripreport as we are planning to go next year.
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Re: Your plans for 2018

Postby Pablo Deschepper » Sat Jan 13, 2018 11:17 pm

January: 2 weeks in Costa Rica
May: Central-France to coordinate an ecology field course, but I'll be looking for herps as much as I can.
July: 3 weeks in Surinam with my girlfriend, but really want to spend a decent amount of time on herping (tips always welcome)
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Re: Your plans for 2018

Postby Mike Brown » Sat Jan 13, 2018 11:24 pm

Fuerteventura in early February - anyone know any good sites for herps (PM if necessary)?
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