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

The Scarlet Kingsnake, 08 May 2018

Lampropeltis elapsoides,┬áthe Scarlet kingsnake, (Lampropeltis triangulum elapsoides); Volusia county, Florida (08 May 2018). The Scarlet kingsnake, Lampropeltis elapsoides, is a tri-colored, non-venomous species often confused with the venomous Coral snake (Micrurus fulvius). You’ve probably heard some variant of the rhyme before: Red on yellow,…

The 2018 4th of July Fireworks in Ormond Beach, Florida

4th of July Fireworks in Ormond Beach Volusia county, Florida; 04 July 2018. The Fourth of July, the American day of Independence, has long been among my favorite holidays. It’s a holiday that carries deep meaning and value in my life, and I consider…

Astropecten articulatus, 18 August 2013

Astropecten articulatus, the Royal starfish; Volusia county, Florida (18 August 2013). When it comes to photographing wildlife, nature, and various facets of ecology, I’ll work with pretty much anything I come across. Though I may carry a particular bias in favor of Anolis lizards…

Cladonia evansii, 02 March 2018

Cladonia evansii, the Powder puff deer lichen; Volusia county, Florida (02 March 2018). iPhone X photos. Following up from our previous post, here’s the second type of Cladonia lichen I often find in the somewhat sandy stretches of inland Volusia county. This is the…

Cladonia subtenuis, 02 March 2018

Cladonia subtenuis, the Dixie reindeer lichen; Volusia county, Florida (02 March 2018). iPhone X snapshots. The moss-like, plantish bundle of veiny green goodness you see here is actually a lichen — more specifically Cladonia subtenuis, the Dixie reindeer lichen. This is one of two…

Osteopilus septentrionalis, 18 July 2016

Osteopilus septentrionalis, the Cuban treefrog; Volusia county, Florida (18 July 2016). The Cuban treefrog, Osteopilus septentrionalis, is a tank of a treefrog. Non-native to Florida, this invasive species has successfully colonized much of peninsular Florida. It’s easy to understand how and why; the Cuban…

Micrurus fulvius, 21 October 2017

Micrurus fulvius, the Harlequin coral snake; Marion county, Florida (21 October 2017). If you grew up in the United States, you’ve probably heard this old rhyme (or some variant of it) describing the venomous Coral snake: Red on yellow, kill a fellow; Red on…