Month: December 2019

Calliactis tricolor, 22 May 2014

Calliactis tricolor, the Hitchhiking anemone; Volusia county, Florida (22 May 2014). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Calliactis tricolor, 22 May 2014

Calliactis tricolor, the Hitchhiking anemone; Volusia county, Florida (22 May 2014). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Calliactis tricolor, 22 May 2014

Calliactis tricolor, the Hitchhiking anemone; Volusia county, Florida (22 May 2014). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Calliactis tricolor, 22 May 2014

Calliactis tricolor, the Hitchhiking anemone; Volusia county, Florida (22 May 2014). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Nerodia fasciata pictiventris, 15 March 2018

Nerodia fasciata pictiventris, the Florida banded watersnake; Collier county, Florida (15 March 2018). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Nerodia fasciata pictiventris, 15 March 2018

Nerodia fasciata pictiventris, the Florida banded watersnake; Collier county, Florida (15 March 2018). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Nerodia fasciata pictiventris, 15 March 2018

Nerodia fasciata pictiventris, the Florida banded watersnake; Collier county, Florida (15 March 2018). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

AKtoFL: Denali National Park, Alaska (31 May 2011)

Denali National Park Denali Borough, Alaska (31 May 2011). Day 01 of the 2011 Roadtrip from Alaska to Florida (Mile 253 of 7221). Another pseudo “Old West” visage from Denali National Park. Rocky outcrops and lines dotting and slicing through open scrub ground. It’s a shame rattlesnakes… Continue Reading “AKtoFL: Denali National Park, Alaska (31 May 2011)”

AKtoFL: Denali National Park, Alaska (31 May 2011)

Denali National Park Denali Borough, Alaska (31 May 2011). Day 01 of the 2011 Roadtrip from Alaska to Florida (Mile ~0250 of 7221). At Denali, I was struck by the general eco-ambiance. Honestly, it felt more like the “Old West” than southcentral Alaska. I half-expected… Continue Reading “AKtoFL: Denali National Park, Alaska (31 May 2011)”

AKtoFL: Denali National Park, Alaska (31 May 2011)

Denali National Park Denali Borough, Alaska (31 May 2011). Day 01 of the 2011 Roadtrip from Alaska to Florida (Mile ~0250 of 7221). Another view (southward, if I remembe correctly) showing a bit more vertical drama at Denali National Park. 

AKtoFL: Denali National Park, Alaska (31 May 2011)

Denali National Park Denali Borough, Alaska (31 May 2011). Day 01 of the 2011 Roadtrip from Alaska to Florida (Mile ~0250 of 7221). Looking northwest from Denali Park Road, this is a fair representation of this portion of Denali National Park. Vast, wide open… Continue Reading “AKtoFL: Denali National Park, Alaska (31 May 2011)”

AKtoFL: Denali National Park, Alaska (31 May 2011)

Denali National Park Denali Borough, Alaska (31 May 2011). Day 01 of the 2011 Roadtrip from Alaska to Florida (Mile ~0250 of 7221). The vast majority of Denali National Park is closed to vehicles, as you might imagine. Even Denali Park Road, the main paved… Continue Reading “AKtoFL: Denali National Park, Alaska (31 May 2011)”

AKtoFL: Entering Denali National Park, Alaska (31 May 2011)

Denali National Park Denali Borough, Alaska (31 May 2011). Day 01 of the 2011 Roadtrip from Alaska to Florida (Mile ~0247 of 7221). Still drifting through my first day of my sojourn, I most certainly had to stop at Denali National Park for a few… Continue Reading “AKtoFL: Entering Denali National Park, Alaska (31 May 2011)”

Liguus fasciatus, 22 January 2017

Liguus fasciatus, the Florida tree snail (possibly L. f. castaneozonatus). Miami-Dade county, Florida (22 January 2017). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Orthalicus floridensis, 22 January 2017

Orthalicus floridensis, the Banded tree snail; Miami-Dade county, Florida (22 January 2017). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Mellita quinquiesperforata, 16 June 2015

Mellita quinquiesperforata, the Five-slotted sand dollar; Volusia county, Florida (16 June 2015). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Cyathus striatus, 15 July 2013

Cyathus striatus, the Fluted bird’s nest fungus; Lowndes county, Georgia (15 July 2013). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Cyathus striatus, 15 July 2013

Cyathus striatus, the Fluted bird’s nest fungus; Lowndes county, Georgia (15 July 2013). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Cyathus striatus, 15 July 2013

Cyathus striatus, the Fluted bird’s nest fungus; Lowndes county, Georgia (15 July 2013). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Urticina crassicornis, 04 August 2007 (Captive)

Urticina crassicornis, the Christmas anemone, Alaska Sealife Center in Seward, Alaska (04 August 2007). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Herpothallon rubrocinctum, 05 February 2014

Herpothallon rubrocinctum, the Christmas lichen; Flagler county, Florida (05 February 2014). Also known as Cryptothecia rubrocincta. Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Tremella fuciformis, 25 June 2012

Tremella fuciformis, the Snowy fungus; Lowndes county, Georgia (25 June 2012). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Basiliscus vittatus (juvenile), 21 January 2017

Basiliscus vittatus, the Brown basilisk (juvenile); Broward county, Florida (21 January 2017). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Basiliscus vittatus (juvenile), 21 January 2017

Basiliscus vittatus, the Brown basilisk (juvenile); Broward county, Florida (21 January 2017). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Basiliscus vittatus (juvenile), 21 January 2017

Basiliscus vittatus, the Brown basilisk (juvenile); Broward county, Florida (21 January 2017). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Aramus guarauna, 07 June 2013

Aramus guarauna, the Limpkin; Lake county, Florida (07 June 2013). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Pelecanus occidentalis, 11 August 2015

Pelecanus occidentalis, the Brown pelican; Volusia county, Florida (11 August 2015). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Protonotaria citrea, 10 April 2016

Protonotaria citrea, the Prothontary warbler; Lake county, Florida (10 April 2016). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

AKtoFL: Alces alces, 31 May 2011

Alces alces, the Moose Denali Borough, Alaska (31 May 2011). Day 01 of the 2011 Roadtrip from Alaska to Florida (Mile ~0245 of 7221). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org. Though not remarkable having just lived in Anchorage for four years, I was… Continue Reading “AKtoFL: Alces alces, 31 May 2011”

AKtoFL: Alongside the Parks Highway, Alaska (31 May 2011)

Alongside the Parks Highway Denali Borough, Alaska (31 May 2011). Day 01 of the 2011 Roadtrip from Alaska to Florida (Mile 0219 of 7221). I remember thinking of the seeming-fragility of utility lines in the rocky climes of Alaska. What a tough place to scratch… Continue Reading “AKtoFL: Alongside the Parks Highway, Alaska (31 May 2011)”

AKtoFL: The Chulitna River in Alaska (31 May 2011)

The Chulitna River Denali Borough, Alaska (31 May 2011). Day 01 of the 2011 Roadtrip from Alaska to Florida (Mile 0219 of 7221). Creeping closer and closer to Denali National Park, here’s another view of the Chulitna River. What a fantastic backdrop, right? 

AKtoFL: The Igloo Lodge in Alaska (31 May 2011)

The Igloo Lodge & Gas Station Matanuska-Susitna Borough, Alaska (31 May 2011). Day 01 of the 2011 Roadtrip from Alaska to Florida (Mile 0190 of 7221). As you trudge north along the Parks Highway from Wasilla to Fairbanks, you’ll eventually pass a funky little building… Continue Reading “AKtoFL: The Igloo Lodge in Alaska (31 May 2011)”

AKtoFL: Hurricane Gulch, Alaska (31 May 2011)

Hurricane Gulch Matanuska-Susitna Borough, Alaska (31 May 2011). Day 01 of the 2011 Roadtrip from Alaska to Florida (Mile 0175 of 7221). A view of Hurricane Creek from atop one of the two Hurricane Gulch bridges. Residual snow in Alaskan ravines persists deeper into… Continue Reading “AKtoFL: Hurricane Gulch, Alaska (31 May 2011)”

AKtoFL: Hurricane Gulch, Alaska (31 May 2011)

Hurricane Gulch Matanuska-Susitna Borough, Alaska (31 May 2011). Day 01 of the 2011 Roadtrip from Alaska to Florida (Mile 0175 of 7221). Hurricane Creek is a tributary of the Chulitna River and a deeply-carved facet of Hurricane Gulch. As you head north toward Denali,… Continue Reading “AKtoFL: Hurricane Gulch, Alaska (31 May 2011)”

Anisomorpha buprestoides, 08 August 2013

Anisomorpha buprestoides, the Southern two-striped walking stick; Volusia county, Florida (08 August 2013). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Anisomorpha buprestoides, 08 August 2013

Anisomorpha buprestoides, the Southern two-striped walking stick; Volusia county, Florida (08 August 2013). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Anisomorpha buprestoides, 08 August 2013

Anisomorpha buprestoides, the Southern two-striped walking stick; Volusia county, Florida (08 August 2013). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Happy Star Wars Day! 19 December 2019

Alas, today is the day Star Wars Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker officially hits theaters, the final of the so-called “Skywalker Saga” films. We have our tickets booked for the first screening later this evening. In our family, this is a thang. It’s been… Continue Reading “Happy Star Wars Day! 19 December 2019”

Thalasseus maximus, 11 August 2015

Thalasseus maximus, the Royal tern; Volusia county, Florida (11 August 2015). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Calidris mauri, 11 August 2015

Calidris mauri, the Western sandpiper; Volusia county, Florida (11 August 2015). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Tringa semipalmata, 11 August 2015

Tringa semipalmata, the Willet; Volusia county, Florida (11 August 2015). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Ophisaurus ventralis, 01 October 2012

Ophisaurus ventralis, the Eastern glass lizard; Lowndes county, Georgia (01 October 2012). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Ophisaurus ventralis, 01 October 2012

Ophisaurus ventralis, the Eastern glass lizard; Lowndes county, Georgia (01 October 2012). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Leptuca pugilator, 01 July 2019

Leptuca pugilator, the Atlantic sand fiddler crab; Flagler county, Florida (01 July 2019). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Nerodia fasciata pictiventris, 20 March 2015

Nerodia fasciata pictiventris, the Florida banded watersnake; Collier county, Florida (20 March 2015). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Nerodia fasciata pictiventris, 20 March 2015

Nerodia fasciata pictiventris, the Florida banded watersnake; Collier county, Florida (20 March 2015). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Nerodia fasciata pictiventris, 20 March 2015

Nerodia fasciata pictiventris, the Florida banded watersnake; Collier county, Florida (20 March 2015). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

AKtoFL: Lupinus arcticus (31 May 2011)

Lupinus arcticus, the Arctic lupine Matanuska-Susitna Borough, Alaska (31 May 2011). Day 01 of the 2011 Roadtrip from Alaska to Florida (Mile 0163 of 7221). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org. My oh my, how I loved lupine. A tremendously gorgeous plant quite… Continue Reading “AKtoFL: Lupinus arcticus (31 May 2011)”

AKtoFL: Denali State Park, North (31 May 2011)

Denali State Park North Matanuska-Susitna Borough, Alaska (31 May 2011). Day 01 of the 2011 Roadtrip from Alaska to Florida (Mile 0163 of 7221). A zoomed shot of the Alaska range hovering over and blocking the low horizon to the west. Note the sandy drop… Continue Reading “AKtoFL: Denali State Park, North (31 May 2011)”

AKtoFL: Denali State Park, North (31 May 2011)

Denali State Park North Matanuska-Susitna Borough, Alaska (31 May 2011). Day 01 of the 2011 Roadtrip from Alaska to Florida (Mile 0163 of 7221). A wider angled lens would do this more justice, but here’s Big Sky hovering over Denali State Park, Northern section. Damn… Continue Reading “AKtoFL: Denali State Park, North (31 May 2011)”