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

Thamnophis sauritus sackenii, 04 February 2018

Thamnophis sauritus sackenii, the Peninsula garter snake; Volusia county, Florida (04 February 2018, Nikon D7100). My first Ribbon snake, Thamnophis sauritus sackenii, of 2018 was found in the interior pinelands of Volusia county on 04 February 2018. The young snake was basking in the…

Cosmosoma myrodora, 20 September 2015

Cosmosoma myrodora, the Scarlet-bodied wasp moth; Volusia county, Florida (20 September 2015; Nikon D7100). The Scarlet-bodied wasp moth, Cosmosoma myrodora, is a distinctive and vivid species ranging throughout the coastal regions of the American southeast and the entirety of the Floridian peninsula. Though it…

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…