Category: Collier county

Spring Break 2018: In Search of Gray-Dewlap Green Anoles (Part III)

Anolis carolinensis, the Carolina green anole; Collier county, Florida (15 March 2018). Series: Spring Break 2018. This is our third of five (or so) variant Carolina green anoles, Anolis carolinensis, photographed in Collier county during Spring Break 2018. Unlike most Carolina green anoles, many…

Spring Break 2018: Call it the Anhinga or, if you’re feeling technical, Anhinga anhinga

Anhinga anhinga, the Anhinga; Collier county, Florida (15 March 2018). Spring Break 2018. Common names, such as “Dusky pigmy rattlesnake,” can be fairly easy to learn and pronounce. No problem there, right? Dusky-pigmy-rattlesnake. Easy. On the other hand, however, Latin names, the technical/scientific names…

Spring Break 2018: In Search of Gray-Dewlap Green Anoles (Part II)

Anolis carolinensis, the Carolina green anole; Collier county, Florida (15 March 2018). Series: Spring Break 2018. During this little Spring Break 2018 micro-series, I’ll continue spanning out a number of  “gray dewlap” Green anoles (Anolis carolinensis) photographed in Collier county, Florida. You can read…

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

Anolis carolinensis, the Carolina green anole; Collier county, Florida (15 March 2018). Series: Spring Break 2018. The Grande Glory and Manic Mayhem of Spring Break 2018 continues, only this time we’re skipping forward a click to Thursday 15 May and leaving snakes behind for a…

Spring Break 2018: The First Florida Cottonmouth (of this trip, at least)

Agkistrodon conanti (Agkistrodon piscivorus conanti), the Florida cottonmouth; Collier county, Florida (14 March 2018). Series: Spring Break 2018. While some snakes may be rather elusive and difficult to spot, others can be… a bit more obvious. The latter was certainly the case with this beefy…

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…