Category: Florida

Nerodia fasciata pictiventris, 23 April 2016

Nerodia fasciata pictiventris, the Florida banded watersnake; Nassau county, Florida (23 April 2016, Nikon D7100). This is a young and rowdy Florida banded watersnake, Nerodia fasciata pictiventris, photographed in Nassau county, northeastern Florida, back in April of 2016. Arguably, this may be an intergrade…

Sternotherus minor, 30 October 2016

Sternotherus minor minor, the Loggerhead musk turtle; Levy county, Florida (30 October 2016, Nikon D7100). Is there anything quite as cute as a super-young and tiny Loggerhead musk turtle? Seriously, look at this kid. Loggerhead musk turtles remain fairly small as adults with carapace…

Alligator mississippiensis, 11 June 2016

Alligator mississippiensis, the American alligator; Miami-Dade county, Florida (11 June 2016, Nikon D7100). A juvenile American alligator, Alligator mississippiensis, chilling out on a mild summer night back in 2016. The little gator was on a dirt road flanked by canals lines on each side….

Anolis equestris, 21 January 2017

Anolis equestris, the Knight anole; Miami-Dade county, Florida (21 January 2017, Nikon D7100). Anolis equestris, the Knight anole, is one of several non-native anole species now well-established throughout parts of south Florida. This particular species is the largest anole now found in wild Florida….

Nerodia clarkii compressicauda, 04 August 2017

Nerodia clarkii compressicauda, the Mangrove salt marsh snake; Monroe county, Florida (04 August 2017; Nikon D7100). The Mangrove salt marsh snake, Nerodia clarkii compressicauda, is one of several non-venomous Florida watersnakes. As its common name suggests, this species tends to scratch out a living…

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…