Month: August 2019

Dorian 2019: The Calm Before the Surge

North Peninsula State Park; Volusia county, Florida (31 August 2019). Though we likely won’t take a direct hit from the heart of Dorian’s vanity, we’ll still snag some impressive tidal surge action along our coastlines in a few days — coastlines that are already…

Dorian 2019: A Gopher Tortoise Before the Wind

Gopherus polyphemus, the Gopher tortoise; Volusia county, Florida (31 August 2019). Buzzing about North Peninsula State Park a few days before Dorian will slip northward a bit off our coast, I came across this snazzy Gopher tortoise trekking around the coastal sand dunes.

Dorian 2019: Good Fortune, Blue Skies

Bulow Creek State Park; Volusia county, Florida (31 August 2019). Today’s 11am updated forecast pushes Dorian’s projected trackline even further offshore as it passes us in Volusia county, Florida. Very good news for my stretch of the peninsula. If this projected track holds, we’ll…

Dorian 2019: Behold the Racer Omen!

Hurricane Dorian 2019: Friday 30 August at 3:57 pm. Volusia county, Florida. I’ll take this as an omen of some sort — a juvenile  Coluber constrictor priapus hanging on our front patio today. The Southern black racer is always welcome to seek shelter from…

Dorian 2019: Friday 30 August, 5:55am

Hurricane Dorian 2019: Friday 30 August, 5:55am. Good morning & greetings from Volusia county, Florida! Floridensis is going into hurricane mode for the duration of the storm. I’ll update here and there — from the east coast of Volusia.

Anolis cristatellus, 01 January 2010

Anolis cristatellus, the Puerto Rican crested anole; Miami-Dade county, Florida (01 January 2010). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Anolis sagrei, 08 July 2011

Anolis sagrei, the Cuban brown anole; Monroe county, Florida (08 July 2011). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Anolis carolinensis, 03 March 2012

Anolis carolinensis, the Carolina green anole; Lake county, Florida (03 March 2012). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Nerodia taxispilota, 30 October 2016

Nerodia taxispilota, the Brown watersnake; Levy county, Florida (30 October 2016). Learn more about this species on iNaturalist.org.

Nerodia taxispilota, 30 October 2016

Nerodia taxispilota, the Brown watersnake; Levy county, Florida (30 October 2016). Learn more about this species on iNaturalist.org.

Nerodia taxispilota, 30 October 2016

Nerodia taxispilota, the Brown watersnake; Levy county, Florida (30 October 2016). Learn more about this species on iNaturalist.org.

Nerodia floridana, 01 March 2015

Nerodia floridana, the Florida green watersnake; Lake county, Florida (01 March 2015). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Nerodia floridana, 01 March 2015

Nerodia floridana, the Florida green watersnake; Lake county, Florida (01 March 2015). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Nerodia floridana, 01 March 2015

Nerodia floridana, the Florida green watersnake; Lake county, Florida (01 March 2015). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Alexander Springs Creek, 10 August 2019

Alexander Springs Creek; Lake county, Florida (10 August 2019).

Pseudemys nelsoni, 10 August 2019

Pseudemys nelsoni, the Florida red-bellied cooter; Lake county, Florida (10 August 2019). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Egretta caerulea, 10 August 2019

Egretta caerulea, the Little blue heron; Lake county, Florida (10 August 2019). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Sabal palmetto, 10 August 2019

Sabal palmetto, the Cabbage palmetto; Lake county, Florida (10 August 2019). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Pontederia cordata, 10 August 2019

Pontederia cordata, the Pickerelweed; Lake county, Florida (10 August 2019). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Pistia stratiotes, 10 August 2019

Pistia stratiotes, the Water lettuce; Lake county, Florida (10 August 2019). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Alexander Springs Creek, 10 August 2019

Alexander Springs Creek; Lake county, Florida (10 August 2019).

Anhinga anhinga, 10 August 2019

Anhinga anhinga, the Anhinga; Lake county, Florida (10 August 2019). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Alligator mississippiensis, 10 August 2019

Alligator mississippiensis, the American alligator; Lake county, Florida (10 August 2019). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Pseudemys nelsoni, 10 August 2019

Pseudemys nelsoni, the Florida red-bellied cooter; Lake county, Florida (10 August 2019). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Anhinga anhinga, 10 August 2019

Anhinga anhinga, the Anhinga; Lake county, Florida (10 August 2019). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Hagenius brevistylus, 10 August 2019

Hagenius brevistylus, the Dragonhunter; Lake county, Florida (10 August 2019). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Alexander Springs Creek, 10 August 2019

Alexander Springs Creek; Lake county, Florida (10 August 2019).

Nuphar advena, 10 August 2019

Nuphar advena, the Spatterdock; Lake county, Florida (10 August 2019). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Pseudemys nelsoni, 10 August 2019

Pseudemys nelsoni, the Florida red-bellied cooter; Lake county, Florida (10 August 2019). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Sabal palmetto, 10 August 2019

Sabal palmetto, the Cabbage palmetto; Lake county, Florida (10 August 2019). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.