Category: Monroe county

Spring Break 2018: The Brown Watersnake, 14 March 2018

Nerodia taxispilota, the Brown watersnake; Monroe county, Florida (14 March 2018). Series: Spring Break 2018. At long last, we’re winding down the big Spring Break 2018 series (which took much longer to work through than I’d originally anticipated), and all we have left are…

Spring Break 2018: A Very Weathered Brown Watersnake

Nerodia taxispilota, the Brown watersnake; Monroe county, Florida (15 March 2018). Series: Spring Break 2018. Featured here is a rather haggard, weathered, and worn Brown watersnake, Nerodia taxispilota, just about to shed its scales through the process of ecdysis. See that blue film over…

Spring Break 2018: Brown Watersnake in the Foliage

Nerodia taxispilota, the Brown watersnake; Monroe county, Florida (14 March 2018). Series: Spring Break 2018. Most of my snake photographs are not in situ, that is of snakes posing naturally in their natural habitats. More often than not, whenever possible at least, I catch…

Spring Break 2018: The Brown Watersnake, 14 March 2018

Nerodia taxispilota, the Brown watersnake; Monroe county, Florida (14 March 2018). Series: Spring Break 2018. Featured here is one of many Brown watersnakes (Nerodia taxispilota) I photographed during our Spring Break 2018 romp throughout south Florida. This was far and away the most abundant…

Spring Break 2018: Another Brown Watersnake!

Nerodia taxispilota, the Brown watersnake; Monroe county, Florida (14 March 2018). Series: Spring Break 2018. The continuing and celebratory parade of Spring Break 2018 takes another step forward with… yet another Nerodia watersnake! Featured here is another Brown watersnake, Nerodia taxispilota, photographed in Monroe…

Spring Break 2018: The Florida Cottonmouth

Agkistrodon conanti, the Florida cottonmouth aka Agkistrodon piscivorus conanti; Monroe county, Florida (14 March 2018). Series: Spring Break 2018. Lest we forget this big strap of snake in our massive and sprawling Spring Break 2018 series. This is a defensively-postured Florida cottonmouth, Agkistrodon conanti¬†(aka…

Spring Break 2018: A Young Cottonmouth

Agkistrodon conanti, the Florida cottonmouth; Monroe county, Florida (14 March 2018); (aka¬†Agkistrodon piscivorus conanti). Series: Spring Break 2018. The Florida cottonmouth, Agkistrodon conanti, a venomous species, isn’t exactly rare. They’re fairly abundant in various pockets and habitats throughout peninsular Florida. Still, I’m not sure…

Spring Break 2018: A Big, Lazy Brown Watersnake

Nerodia taxispilota, the Brown watersnake; Monroe county, Florida (14 March 2018). Series: Spring Break 2018. Uncropped image below. Below is a simple iPhone reference shot that ended up being fairly fantastic in its way, this is a biggish Brown watersnake (Nerodia taxispilota) basking on…

Spring Break 2018: The Black-crowned Night Heron

Nycticorax nycticorax, the Black-crowned night heron; Monroe county, Florida (16 March 2018). Series: Spring Break 2018. Ranging throughout much of North and Central America, the Black-crowned night heron, Nycticorax nycticorax, is a relatively small heron species. Though quite common, they’re not as easily or…

Spring Break 2018: White Ibises Biding the Plenty of Time

Eudocimus albus, the American white ibis; Monroe county, Florida (14 March 2018). Series: Spring Break 2018. The American white ibis, Eudocimus albus, is a fairly abundant and comically awesome species ranging throughout much of the coastal American southeast. Throughout the Florida peninsula, they’re pretty…

Spring Break 2018: One Big Brown Watersnake

Nerodia taxispilota, the Brown watersnake; Monroe county, Florida (14 March 2018). Series: Spring Break 2018. Heaven knows I can’t get enough of Nerodia watersnakes, and Spring Break 2018 certainly provided a plethora of these misunderstood and non-venomous snakes. Of all the Nerodia watersnakes we…

Spring Break 2018: The Wood Stork

Mycteria americana, the Wood stork; Monroe county, Florida (14 March 2018). Series: Spring Break 2018. The Wood stork, Mycteria americana, is a fascinating and unconventionally beautiful bird. This isn’t a bright and colorful bird. It’s not particularly sleek or elegant. In fact, its plumage…