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

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,…

A Short Break!

Ormond Beach; Volusia county, Florida; 19 March 2015. Updated 09 December 2018 Updated: I’ve got to take the week two weeks off from the wiki-wiki-wild-wild-web. It’s the end of the semester, and I have heaps of work to do over the next few weeks. Teaching…

The Snowy Egret, 03 March 2012

Egretta thula, the Snowy egret; Brevard county, Florida (03 March 2012). The Snowy egret, Egretta thula, is a common-yet-charming species in the Florida I know and love. These smallish egrets sport bold yellow feet and equally bold yellow lores — the featherless facial areas…

The Great Egret, 03 March 2012

Ardea alba, the Snowy egret; Brevard county, Florida (03 March 2012). A simple set of shots for an otherwise chilly day in the temporal Here & Now. Featured here is a Great egret, Ardea alba, sporting its breeding colors (see the green in front…

The Similar Dog-Day Cicada, 25 August 2013

Neotibicen similaris, the Similar dog-day cicada; Volusia county, Florida (25 August 2013). Continuing our little run of cicada posts, featured here is a Similar dog-day cicada (Neotibicen similaris) photographed on my back patio in Volusia county, Florida. I’ve divided the photographs into two sets….

The Parthenogenically Awesome Indo-Pacific Gecko, 13 August 2013

Hemidactylus garnotii, the Indo-Pacific gecko; Volusia county, Florida (13 August 2013). The Indo-Pacific gecko (Hemidactylus garnotii), also commonly referred to as Garnot’s house gecko, is a towering can of kick-ass awesomeness. It’s a species I regularly use as an example when I’m discussing the…

The Scarlet-bodied wasp moth in Volusia county, Florida (23 April 2015)

Cosmosoma myrodora, the Scarlet-bodied wasp moth; Volusia county, Florida (23 April 2015). A few shots of a Scarlet-bodied wasp moth taken a few years back on my back patio. Though confused as (or at least suspected of) being some kind of devious wasp out…

The Ailanthus webworm moth, 26 April 2015

Atteva aurea, the Ailanthus webworm moth; Volusia county, Florida (26 April 2015). The Ailanthus webworm moth is fairly easy to walk by at night, but if you do manage to spot it, and if you do choose to lean in and peer closer, you’ll be…

This Striped Crayfish Snake is Not an Astronaut, 08 February 2015

Liodytes alleni, the Striped crayfish snake; Brevard county, Florida (08 February 2015). The Striped crayfish snake, Liodytes alleni (previously and alternatively classified as Regina alleni), is a slick and reclusive little serpent. Averaging around a foot and a half in length as adults, this species spends…