Category: The North Peninsula Circuit (Alachua county, Florida, north through Lanier county, Georgia)

Cope’s Gray Treefrog, 12 April 2014

Hyla chrysoscelis, the Cope’s gray treefrong; Gilchrist county, Florida (12 April 2014). Cope’s gray treefrog, Hyla chrysoscelis, is one of Florida’s numerous Hyla treefrog species. It is not, however, one of the species we typically have in my home county of Volusia. We’re not…

The Redbelly Watersnake, 05 July 2018

Nerodia erythrogaster erythrogaster, the Redbelly watersnake; Lowndes county, Georgia (05 July 2018). This past Thursday, I headed up to Lowndes county, Georgia, with my friend, Eric, to find one specific species: The Redbelly watersnake, Nerodia erythrogaster erythrogaster. Eric’s originally from the Pacific Northwest and…

The Ever-So-Little Brown Skink, 05 July 2018

Scincella lateralis, the Little brown skink; Alachua county, Florida (05 July 2018). Following the every-so-tiny Brahminy blind snake from our last post, let’s check out another tiny, diminutive reptilian species in Florida: the native Little brown skink, Scincella lateralis. Also sometimes referred to as…

Crotalus horridus, 12 June 2013

Crotalus horridus, the Timber rattlesnake; Lower coastal plain of Georgia (12 June 2013). Upon moving back to the American southeast after four glorious years in Anchorage, Alaska, we spent two years working in Valdosta, Georgia, just north of the Florida border. Though Valdosta ultimately…