Category: Nerodia fasciata

Just a Kid, Really: The Florida Banded Watersnake, 26 July 2018

Nerodia fasciata pictiventris, the Florida banded watersnake; Miami-Dade county, Florida (26 July 2018). Is there anything as adorable as a juvenile Florida banded watersnake (Nerodia fasciata pictiventris) just starting to wind and slink its way through life? As noted before on Floridensis (a few…

Spring Break 2018: A Rather Dark Banded

Nerodia fasciata pictiventris, the Florida banded watersnake; Collier county, Florida (15 March 2018). Series: Spring Break 2018. In South Florida, the Florida banded watersnake, Nerodia fasciata pictiventris, tends to be quite dark in coloration and patterning. Indeed, the species can be quite variable in…

Spring Break 2018: A Dark and Wet Florida Banded Watersnake

Nerodia fasciata pictiventris, the Florida banded watersnake; Collier county, Florida (15 March 2018). Series: Spring Break 2018. Here’s a set of in situ shots of a Florida banded watersnake, Nerodia fasciata pictiventris, scouting the swampy shallows of Collier county, Florida. This non-venomous species is…

Spring Break 2018: A Banded Watersnake

Nerodia fasciata pictiventris, the Florida banded watersnake; Collier county, Florida (15 March 2018). Series: Spring Break 2018. Prior to our jaunt south for Spring Break 2018, it had actually been a while since I’d come across a Florida banded watersnake (Nerodia fasciata pictiventris), which…

Spring Break 2018: The Adorably Not Too Bright Watersnake

Nerodia fasciata pictiventris, the Florida banded watersnake; Collier county, Florida (15 March 2018). Series: Spring Break 2018. A couple of posts back, we checked out a difficult-to-see Florida banded watersnake, Nerodia fasciata pictiventris, photographed along a canal-line parallel to U.S. Highway 29. Now, let’s…

Spring Break 2018: The Tortuous Art of Looking UP and Looking DOWN

I’ll photograph and appreciate damn near any organism I can manage to come across, but there are two genera that clearly captivate most of my attention: Nerodia watersnakes and Anolis lizards. There’s a cost, however, of loving these two taxa to the point of…

Nerodia fasciata pictiventris, 23 April 2016

Nerodia fasciata pictiventris, the Florida banded watersnake; Nassau county, Florida (23 April 2016, Nikon D7100). This is a young and rowdy Florida banded watersnake, Nerodia fasciata pictiventris, photographed in Nassau county, northeastern Florida, back in April of 2016. Arguably, this may be an intergrade…