Category: Volusia county

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…

Seirarctia echo, 18 March 2013

Seirarctia echo, the Echo moth; Volusia county, Florida (18 March 2015). Winter is slowly and begrudgingly giving way to Spring here in central Florida. I expect the caterpillars to start showing up in greater numbers. Some of the adult moths have actually already popped…

Thamnophis sirtalis sirtalis, 22 April 2015

Thamnophis sirtalis sirtalis, the Eastern garter snake; Volusia county, Florida (22 April 2015). Eastern garter snakes, Thamnophis sirtalis sirtalis, may be common, everyday snakes, but my gosh… they are just lovely where I live. This species and their close allies are remarkably adaptable across…

Rhadinaea flavilata, 09 May 2016

Rhadinaea flavilata, the Pine woods snake; Volusia county, Florida (09 May 2016). Florida certainly has no shortage of reptilian biodiversity, and our reptiles come in all sizes and colors. When people think of snakes, they tend to imagine big, impressive rattlesnakes and perhaps even…