Category: Marion county

Micrurus fulvius, 21 October 2017

Micrurus fulvius, the Harlequin coral snake; Marion county, Florida (21 October 2017). If you grew up in the United States, you’ve probably heard this old rhyme (or some variant of it) describing the venomous Coral snake: Red on yellow, kill a fellow; Red on…

Fern Hammock Spring, 21 October 2017

Juniper Springs Recreational Area; Marion county, Florida (21 October 2017, Nikon D7100). Fern Hammock Spring is an natural spring situated within Juniper Springs Recreational Area. Whereas Juniper Spring itself is walled in as a controlled swimming area, Fern Hammock still belongs to the turtles…

Scaphiopus holbrookii, 22 October 2017

Scaphiopus holbrookii, the Eastern spadefoot; Marion county, Florida (22 October 2017, Nikon D7100). A small, reclusive amphibian sporadically strewn across stretches of peninsula Florida, Eastern spadefoots (Scaphiopus holbrookii) spend much of their time burrowed beneath the surface. They’re a bit more prone to coming…