Category: Georgia

Cyathus striatus, 15 July 2013

Cyathus striatus, the Fluted bird’s nest fungus; Lower coastal plain of Georgia (15 July 2013). The Fluted bird’s nest fungus, Cyathus striatus, is a small, diminutive, and modest species of fungi. Though most commonly seen in woodland habitats, they are also known to take…

50 Shades of “Gray” Rat Snake

Pantherophis alleghaniensis, the Eastern rat snake (gray variant); Lower coastal plain of Georgia (03 April 2012). By Poseidon’s rhinestone-adorned trident, what is not to love about the Eastern rat snake (other than its taxonomic status)? “Other thank its taxonomic status” you ask…? Oh my,…

Nerodia erythrogaster erythrogaster, 28 March 2012

Nerodia erythrogaster erythrogaster, the Redbelly watersnake; Coastal coastal plain of Georgia (28 March 2012). From 2011 through 2013, I lived and worked in Valdosta, Georgia. One of the delightful perks of teaching at Valdosta State University was an abundance of Redbelly watersnakes (Nerodia erythrogaster…

Crotalus horridus, 12 June 2013

Crotalus horridus, the Timber rattlesnake; Lower coastal plain of Georgia (12 June 2013). Upon moving back to the American southeast after four glorious years in Anchorage, Alaska, we spent two years working in Valdosta, Georgia, just north of the Florida border. Though Valdosta ultimately…