Category: The Volusia Circuit (Volusia, Flagler, Putnam, Marion, Lake, Orange, Seminole, and Brevard counties)

The Greenhouse Frog, 04 January 2015

Eleutherodactylus planirostris, the Greenhouse frog; Volusia county, Florida (04 January 2015). Native to the Bahamas, Cuba, and the Cayman Islands, the Greenhouse frog, Eleutherodactylus planirostris, is now a fairly common staple in Florida’s underbrush. Averaging about an inch or so in length, if that,…

Hail to the Scarlet King, Baby; 15 June 2017

Lampropeltis elapsoides, the Scarlet kingsnake; aka Lampropeltis triangulum elapsoides; Volusia county, Florida (15 June 2017). The Scarlet kingsnake, Lampropeltis elapsoides, is one of three native species in Florida to feature a strong ring-pattern of reds, yellows, and blacks — though not necessarily in that…

The Mischievous Bird Grasshopper, 04 January 2015

Schistocerca damnifica, the Mischievous bird grasshopper; Volusia county, Florida (04 January 2015). The Mischievous bird grasshopper (Schistocerca damnifica), is one of many grasshopper species ranging throughout the Floridian peninsula (and much of the American southeast). Somewhat modest in appearance, this seems to be a…

The Roseate Spoonbills of Brevard county, Florida; 03 March 2012

Platalea ajaja, the Roseate spoonbill; Brevard county, Florida (03 March 2012). As the push of time obfuscates 2018 somewhere behind the wake of the New Year, it’s time to once again get rolling with¬†Floridensis. Kicking off the new year, here are a bundle of…

Put the Lichen Back in Christmas!

Cryptothecia rubrocincta, the Christmas lichen; Volusia county, Florida (24 August 2013). In Florida (and elsewhere, of course), you’ll find much more than epiphytic plants such as the Resurrection fern growing atop the limbs and branches of our oak trees. One particularly nifty and cool…

The Brown Anole, the Resurrection Fern, & the Live Oak; 24 August 2013

Anolis sagrei, the Cuban brown anole, Pleopeltis polypodioides, the Resurrection fern, and Quercus virginiana, the Southern live oak; Volusia county, Florida (24 August 2013). Following up on our last post, the Carolina green anole (Anolis carolinensis) is no longer the sole species of anole…

The Green Anole, the Resurrection Fern, & the Live Oak; 24 August 2013

Anolis carolinensis, the Carolina green anole, Pleopeltis polypodioides, the Resurrection fern, and Quercus virginiana, the Southern live oak; Volusia county, Florida (24 August 2013). In Florida, habitats are typically somewhat… jumbled. Such is the certainly the case in these photographs. Here’s the breakdown: First,…