Category: Alachua county

The Second Florida Banded Watersnake on 17 September 2018

Nerodia fasciata pictiventris, the Florida banded watersnake; Alachua county, Florida (15 September 2018). Watersnake populations tend to come and go with time. An area thick with them can dry up rather suddenly because of any number of environmental factors: pollution, water level, loss of prey,…

The First Florida Banded Watersnake on 17 September 2018

Nerodia fasciata pictiventris, the Florida banded watersnake; Alachua county, Florida (15 September 2018). As the title might suggest (especially in the wake of the prior ribbon snake posts), my little herping group also managed to find a couple of Florida banded watersnakes (Nerodia fasciata pictiventris) in Alachua…

The Second Peninsula Ribbon Snake on 17 September 2018

Thamnophis sauritus sackenii, the Peninsula ribbon snake; Alachua county, Florida (15 September 2018). I suppose the title of the last post (“The First Peninsula Ribbon Snake on 17 September 2018“) hinted that there might, in fact, be a second one coming up. Indeed, there…

The First Peninsula Ribbon Snake on 17 September 2018

Thamnophis sauritus sackenii, the Peninsula ribbon snake; Alachua county, Florida (15 September 2018). This past weekend, I jaunted up to Gainesville for a quick romp around the swamp. I wanted to pick up some Swamp Head Brewery goodness, visit with some old friends, and,…

The White-marked tussock moth; 15 September 2018

Orgyia leucostigma, the White-marked tussock moth; Alachua county, Florida (15 September 2018). Continuing with our little run of furry caterpillars, here’s another tussock moth species in caterpillar form. This is the White-marked tussock moth caterpillar, Orgyia leucostigma, photographed in Alachua county on 15 September…

The Ever-So-Little Brown Skink, 05 July 2018

Scincella lateralis, the Little brown skink; Alachua county, Florida (05 July 2018). Following the every-so-tiny Brahminy blind snake from our last post, let’s check out another tiny, diminutive reptilian species in Florida: the native Little brown skink, Scincella lateralis. Also sometimes referred to as…