Category: Collier county

Spring Break 2018: The Little Blue Heron

Egretta caerulea, the Little blue heron; Collier county, Florida (15 March 2018). Series: Spring Break 2018. Another classic Florida bird, though again not limited or exclusive to the Sunshine State, is the Little blue heron, Egretta caerulea. Ranging throughout most of the Americas of…

Spring Break 2018: The Anhinga

Anhinga anhinga, the Anhinga; Collier county, Florida (15 March 2018). Series: Spring Break 2018. Though some folks may think of flamingos when they think of Florida, I’m more likely to think of the Anhinga (cleverly named Anhinga anhinga in Linnaean taxonomy). Though certainly not…

Spring Break 2018: A Wee Red-Bellied Cooter

Pseudemys nelsoni, the Florida red-bellied cooter; Collier county, Florida (15 March 2018). Series: Spring Break 2018. Of all the reptiles in the American southeast, I’m perhaps loosest and least confident when it comes to identifying cooters (Pseudemys sp.) and sliders (Trachemys sp.). While some…

Spring Break 2018: The Crested Caracara

Caracara cheriway, the Crested caracara; Collier county, Florida (15 March 2018). Series: Spring Break 2018. Here are two fairly lame (“drive-by”) shots of one extraordinary bird species: The Crested caracara, Caracara cheriway. A member of the Falcon family, the Crested caracara is a large…

Spring Break 2018: Another Florida Green Watersnake!

Nerodia floridana, the Florida green watersnake; Collier county, Florida (15 March 2018). Series: Spring Break 2018. This is our third Florida green watersnake (Nerodia floridana) post for the Spring Break 2018┬áseries. Some may say Too much is not enough, and I generally agree with…

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: In Search of Gray-Dewlap Green Anoles (Part IV)

Anolis carolinensis, the Carolina green anole; Collier county, Florida (15 March 2018). Series: Spring Break 2018. As we’ve seen in Parts I, II, and III, the “gray-dewlap” Green anoles of southwest Florida are quite awesome and distinctive. Gone (to a certain extent) is the…