Month: November 2019

AKtoFL: The Chulitna River & the Alaska Range (31 May 2011)

Chulitna River and the Alaska Range Matanuska-Susitna Borough, Alaska (31 May 2011). Day 01 of the 2011 Roadtrip from Alaska to Florida (Mile 0134 of 7221). My first significant waypoint –an area I’d hike around and explore a bit– was Denali State Park (still…

AKtoFL: The Canadian Tiger Swallowtail (31 May 2011)

Papilio canadensis, the Canadian tiger swallowtail Matanuska-Susitna Borough, Alaska (31 May 2011). Day 01 of the 2011 Roadtrip from Alaska to Florida (Mile 0103 of 7221). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org. When you think of Alaskan wildlife, you probably think about bear…

AKtoFL: Susitna River Creek, Alaska (31 May 2011)

Susitna River creek Matanuska-Susitna Borough, Alaska (31 May 2011). Day 01 of the 2011 Roadtrip from Alaska to Florida (Mile 0103 of 7221). In Alaska, many of the creek systems are essentially seasonal — they exist and flow in liquid form during the warmer…

Masticophis flagellum flagellum, 12 July 2004

Masticophis flagellum flagellum, the Eastern coachwhip; Lake county, Florida (12 July 2004). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Masticophis flagellum flagellum, 12 July 2004

Masticophis flagellum flagellum, the Eastern coachwhip; Lake county, Florida (12 July 2004). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Masticophis flagellum flagellum, 12 July 2004

Masticophis flagellum flagellum, the Eastern coachwhip; Lake county, Florida (12 July 2004). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Hyla chrysoscelis, 12 April 2014

Hyla chrysoscelis, the Cope’s grey treefrog; Gilchrist county, Florida (12 April 2014). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Hyla chrysoscelis, 12 April 2014

Hyla chrysoscelis, the Cope’s grey treefrog; Gilchrist county, Florida (12 April 2014). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Hyla chrysoscelis, 12 April 2014

Hyla chrysoscelis, the Cope’s grey treefrog; Gilchrist county, Florida (12 April 2014). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Pantherophis alleghaniensis (Gray), 28 April 2012

Pantherophis alleghaniensis, the Eastern rat snake; Lowndes county, Georgia (28 April 2012). Note that some consider Gray-patterned Eastern rat snakes in this area to be Pantherophis spiloides, the Gray rat snake. Learn more about this complex at iNaturalist.org.

Pantherophis alleghaniensis (Gray), 28 April 2012

Pantherophis alleghaniensis, the Eastern rat snake; Lowndes county, Georgia (28 April 2012). Note that some consider Gray-patterned Eastern rat snakes in this area to be Pantherophis spiloides, the Gray rat snake. Learn more about this complex at iNaturalist.org.

Pantherophis alleghaniensis (Gray), 28 April 2012

Pantherophis alleghaniensis, the Eastern rat snake; Lowndes county, Georgia (28 April 2012). Note that some consider Gray-patterned Eastern rat snakes in this area to be Pantherophis spiloides, the Gray rat snake. Learn more about this complex at iNaturalist.org.

Thamnophis sirtalis sirtalis, 04 January 2015

Thamnophis sirtalis sirtalis, the Eastern garter snake; Volusia county, Florida (04 January 2015). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Thamnophis sirtalis sirtalis, 04 January 2015

Thamnophis sirtalis sirtalis, the Eastern garter snake; Volusia county, Florida (04 January 2015). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Thamnophis sirtalis sirtalis, 04 January 2015

Thamnophis sirtalis sirtalis, the Eastern garter snake; Volusia county, Florida (04 January 2015). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Apalone ferox, 27 November 2015

Apalone ferox, the Florida shoftshell turtle; Monroe county, Florida (27 November 2015). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Apalone ferox, 27 November 2015

Apalone ferox, the Florida shoftshell turtle; Monroe county, Florida (27 November 2015). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Apalone ferox, 27 November 2015

Apalone ferox, the Florida shoftshell turtle; Monroe county, Florida (27 November 2015). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

AKtoFL: Stones and Grass (31 May 2011)

Stones and grass along the edge of Wasilla Lake Matanuska-Susitna Borough, Alaska (31 May 2011). Day 01 of the 2011 Roadtrip from Alaska to Florida (Mile 0041 of 7221). It’s a small detail, but I miss Alaskan grass. Thin, whispy, and soft, I miss the…

AKtoFL: Wasilla Lake, Alaska (31 May 2011)

Wasilla Lake Matanuska-Susitna Borough, Alaska (31 May 2011). Day 01 of the 2011 Roadtrip from Alaska to Florida (Mile 0041 of 7221). Despite the carnage that was Governor Palin’s intellect and moral aptitude, Wasilla was, itself, a lovely little town. Though some roads and…

AKtoFL: Welcome to Wasilla, Alaska (31 May 2011)

Wasilla Matanuska-Susitna Borough, Alaska (31 May 2011). Day 01 of the 2011 Roadtrip from Alaska to Florida (Mile 0041 of 7221). Cutting north on the Parks Highway, I soon came to Wasilla, Alaska, home to none other than ex-Governor Sarah Palin. That entire 2008 McCain/Palin…

AKtoFL: The Glenn Highway, 31 May 2011

The Glenn Highway Matanuska-Susitna Borough, Alaska (31 May 2011). Day 01 of the 2011 Roadtrip from Alaska to Florida (Mile 20 of 7221). The journey began by heading east from Anchorage on the Glenn Highway towards Mat-Su. I decided it would be best to actually…

AKtoFL: Turnagain Arm, 27 May 2011

Turnagain Arm Anchorage Borough, Alaska (27 May 2011). Four days prior to the 2011 Roadtrip from Alaska to Florida. Leaving Alaska wasn’t as easy as you might think — if you know my Floridian swamprat ways. Honestly, I could’ve easily stayed in Alaska for…

AKtoFL: Turnagain Arm, 27 May 2011

Turnagain Arm Anchorage Borough, Alaska (27 May 2011). Four days prior to the 2011 Roadtrip from Alaska to Florida. This series will chronicle by transcontinental roadtrip across North America during the summer of 2011. I put a few miles on the Jeep (and on the…

Plathemis lydia, 26 May 2013

Plathemis lydia, the Common whitetail; Lowndes county, Georgia (26 May 2013). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Epitheca princeps, 24 April 2004

Epitheca princeps, the Prince baskettail; Lake county, Florida (24 April 2004). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Pachydiplax longipennis, 13 March 2012

Pachydiplax longipennis, the Blue dasher; Lowndes county, Georgia (13 March 2012). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Hemidactylus garnotii, 13 August 2013

Hemidactylus garnotii, the Indo-Pacific gecko; Volusia county, Florida; 13 August 2013. Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Hemidactylus garnotii, 13 August 2013

Hemidactylus garnotii, the Indo-Pacific gecko; Volusia county, Florida; 13 August 2013. Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Hepatus epheliticus, 10 June 2015

Hepatus epheliticus, the Calico box crab (carapace only); Volusia county, Florida (10 June 2015). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org. NOTE: Also commonly known as the Dolly Varden crab.