Category: Locations

The Roseate Spoonbills of Brevard county, Florida; 03 March 2012

Platalea ajaja, the Roseate spoonbill; Brevard county, Florida (03 March 2012). As the push of time obfuscates 2018 somewhere behind the wake of the New Year, it’s time to once again get rolling with¬†Floridensis. Kicking off the new year, here are a bundle of…

Put the Lichen Back in Christmas!

Cryptothecia rubrocincta, the Christmas lichen; Volusia county, Florida (24 August 2013). In Florida (and elsewhere, of course), you’ll find much more than epiphytic plants such as the Resurrection fern growing atop the limbs and branches of our oak trees. One particularly nifty and cool…

The Brown Anole, the Resurrection Fern, & the Live Oak; 24 August 2013

Anolis sagrei, the Cuban brown anole, Pleopeltis polypodioides, the Resurrection fern, and Quercus virginiana, the Southern live oak; Volusia county, Florida (24 August 2013). Following up on our last post, the Carolina green anole (Anolis carolinensis) is no longer the sole species of anole…

The Green Anole, the Resurrection Fern, & the Live Oak; 24 August 2013

Anolis carolinensis, the Carolina green anole, Pleopeltis polypodioides, the Resurrection fern, and Quercus virginiana, the Southern live oak; Volusia county, Florida (24 August 2013). In Florida, habitats are typically somewhat… jumbled. Such is the certainly the case in these photographs. Here’s the breakdown: First,…

A Short Break!

Ormond Beach; Volusia county, Florida; 19 March 2015. Updated 09 December 2018 Updated: I’ve got to take the week¬†two weeks off from the wiki-wiki-wild-wild-web. It’s the end of the semester, and I have heaps of work to do over the next few weeks. Teaching…

The Snowy Egret, 03 March 2012

Egretta thula, the Snowy egret; Brevard county, Florida (03 March 2012). The Snowy egret, Egretta thula, is a common-yet-charming species in the Florida I know and love. These smallish egrets sport bold yellow feet and equally bold yellow lores — the featherless facial areas…

Elsewhere Wednesday: Capitol Reef National Park, Utah (10 June 2011)

Capitol Reef National Park Wayne county, Utah (10 June 2011). Day 11 of the 2011 Roadtrip from Alaska to Florida (Mile 4444 of 7221). In the summer of 2011, my family and I moved back from Alaska to the American southeast. Four years in…

The Great Egret, 03 March 2012

Ardea alba, the Snowy egret; Brevard county, Florida (03 March 2012). A simple set of shots for an otherwise chilly day in the temporal Here & Now. Featured here is a Great egret, Ardea alba, sporting its breeding colors (see the green in front…

The Eastern Narrowmouth Toad, 06 June 2012

Gastrophryne carolinensis, the Eastern narrowmouth toad; Lowndes county, Georgia (06 June 2012). Perhaps the Eastern narrowmouth toad, Gastrophryne carolinensis, is an apt species to introduce to Floridensis on the heels of the Thanksgiving holiday. It is, after all, a remarkably plump, little amphibian. I…

The Striped Crayfish Snake, 10 November 2018

Liodytes alleni, the Striped crayfish snake; Miami-Dade county, Florida (10 November 2018). The Striped crayfish snake, Liodytes alleni, is a small, reclusive, non-venomous, and mostly-aquatic species. I don’t see them all that often in central Florida, though they’re certainly common enough. Unlike their larger…

Elsewhere Wednesday: Portage Valley, Alaska (17 April 2009)

Portage Valley; Portage Valley, Alaska (17 April 2009). With Thanksgiving about to land upon us, and with November starting to give way to the impending crush of December, let’s skip back to April of 2009 in southcentral Alaska. These are photographs of Portage Valley…

The Brown Watersnake, 10 November 2018

Nerodia taxispilota, the Brown watersnake; Miami-Dade county, Florida (10 November 2018). When it comes to peninsula Florida’s three most-dominant inland watersnake species, I was three-for-three on this one particular night in Miami-Dade county. In addition to the Florida banded watersnakes (Nerodia fasciata pictiventris) and…