Category: Regions

Astropecten articulatus, 18 August 2013

Astropecten articulatus, the Royal starfish (aka the Flat sea star); Volusia county, Florida (18 August 2013). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org. A close up of this Royal starfish’s madreporite (also known as a sieve plate), essentially the intake valve to draw and…

Astropecten articulatus, 18 August 2013

Astropecten articulatus, the Royal starfish (aka the Flat sea star); Volusia county, Florida (18 August 2013). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

AKtoFL: Denali National Park, Alaska (31 May 2011)

On the Savage River Trail Denali Borough, Alaska (31 May 2011). Day 01 of the 2011 Roadtrip from Alaska to Florida (Mile 0253 of 7221). A lovely spill of rocks along a steep slope adjacent to the Savage River Trail in Denali National Park. How…

AKtoFL: Denali National Park, Alaska (31 May 2011)

On the Savage River Trail Denali Borough, Alaska (31 May 2011). Day 01 of the 2011 Roadtrip from Alaska to Florida (Mile 0253 of 7221). An excellent outcrop of rock along the Savage River Trail in Denali National Park. In many ways, the rock…

AKtoFL: The Savage River Trail, Alaska (31 May 2011)

On the Savage River Trail Denali Borough, Alaska (31 May 2011). Day 01 of the 2011 Roadtrip from Alaska to Florida (Mile 0253 of 7221). A higher perspective of the Savage River Trail winding along and across its namesake. Note the exposed rock formations and…

Tremella fuciformis, 25 June 2012

Tremella fuciformis, the Snowy fungus; Lowndes county, Georgia (25 June 2012). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Tremella fuciformis, 25 June 2012

Tremella fuciformis, the Snowy fungus; Lowndes county, Georgia (25 June 2012). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Sistrurus miliarius barbouri, 27 September 2015

Sistrurus miliarius barbouri, the Dusky pigmy rattlesnake; Brevard county, Florida (27 September 2015). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Sistrurus miliarius barbouri, 27 September 2015

Sistrurus miliarius barbouri, the Dusky pigmy rattlesnake; Brevard county, Florida (27 September 2015). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Gopherus polyphemus, 22 August 2015

Gopherus polyphemus, the Gopher tortoise; Flagler county, Florida (22 August 2015). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Gopherus polyphemus, 22 August 2015

Gopherus polyphemus, the Gopher tortoise; Flagler county, Florida (22 August 2015). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Physalia physalis, 20 May 2014

Physalia physalis, the Portuguese man o’ war; Volusia county, Florida (20 May 2014). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Physalia physalis, 20 May 2014

Physalia physalis, the Portuguese man o’ war; Volusia county, Florida (20 May 2014). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Porpita porpita, 20 May 2014

Porpita porpita, the Blue button; Volusia county, Florida (20 May 2014). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org. A macro shot of the dactylozooids which radiate outward from the Blue Button’s central float structure. Despite the presence of stinging nematocysts, Porpita Porpita doesn’t pose…

Porpita porpita, 20 May 2014

Porpita porpita, the Blue button; Volusia county, Florida (20 May 2014). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org. A cluster of gonozoids (reproducitive zooids) on the underside of a BlueButton’s central float. The long, darker-bluer tentacle you see is one of the dactylozooids (which…

Porpita porpita, 19 May 2014

Porpita porpita, the Blue button; Volusia county, Florida (19 May 2014). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org. Not actually a jellyfish, the Blue button is better described as a colony of hydrozoan polyps functioning together as one organism. In this shot, you can see the…

AKtoFL: The Savage River Trail, Alaska (31 May 2011)

On the Savage River Trail Denali Borough, Alaska (31 May 2011). Day 01 of the 2011 Roadtrip from Alaska to Florida (Mile 0253 of 7221). Check out the trail running to the right of the water flow. Just bumpy enough to keep your focus somewhat grounded on…

AKtoFL: The Savage River Trail, Alaska (31 May 2011)

On the Savage River Trail Denali Borough, Alaska (31 May 2011). Day 01 of the 2011 Roadtrip from Alaska to Florida (Mile 0253 of 7221). A low(ish) ridge rising over the edge of the Savage River Trail. So much cool and texture in this area. 

AKtoFL: The Savage River Trail, Alaska (31 May 2011)

On the Savage River Trail Denali Borough, Alaska (31 May 2011). Day 01 of the 2011 Roadtrip from Alaska to Florida (Mile 0253 of 7221). Quite the color play between the rock and the surrounding foliage. 

AKtoFL: The Savage River Trail, Alaska (31 May 2011)

On the Savage River Trail Denali Borough, Alaska (31 May 2011). Day 01 of the 2011 Roadtrip from Alaska to Florida (Mile 0253 of 7221). Starting off on the Savage River Trail in Denali National Park. A fantastic medley of dry, jagged rock and thin, stiff plant…

Anadenobolus monilicornis, 11 June 2016

Anadenobolus monilicornis, the Bumblebee millipede; Miami-Dade county, Florida (11 June 2016). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Nerodia taxispilota, 25 May 2019

Nerodia taxispilota, the Brown watersnake; Volusia county, Florida (25 May 2019). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Nerodia taxispilota, 25 May 2019

Nerodia taxispilota, the Brown watersnake; Volusia county, Florida (25 May 2019). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org. This Brown watersnake appears to be nearing ecdysis, the shedding of its scales (note the blue-sheen on the ocular/eye scale), but it was also sporting a bit…

Nerodia taxispilota, 25 May 2019

Nerodia taxispilota, the Brown watersnake; Volusia county, Florida (25 May 2019). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Caenoplana sp., 26 October 2013

Caenoplana sp. (undescribed species); Volusia county, Florida (26 October 2013). Learn more about this taxa at iNaturalist.org. I solicited identification help for this species on Twitter and received this reply from Jean-Lou Justine (https://twitter.com/Plathelminthe4): “After consulting Leigh Winsor, who is a real flatworm maestro,…

Caenoplana sp., 26 October 2013

Caenoplana sp. (undescribed species); Volusia county, Florida (26 October 2013). Learn more about this taxa at iNaturalist.org. I solicited identification help for this species on Twitter and received this reply from Jean-Lou Justine (https://twitter.com/Plathelminthe4): “After consulting Leigh Winsor, who is a real flatworm maestro,…

Bipalium vagum, 08 September 2015

Bipalium vagum, the Mollusc-eating hammerhead worm; Volusia county, Florida (08 September 2015). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Bipalium vagum, 08 September 2015

Bipalium vagum, the Mollusc-eating hammerhead worm; Volusia county, Florida (08 September 2015). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Bipalium kewense, 16 March 2012 (w/Video)

Bipalium kewense, the Arrowhead flatworm; Lowndes county, Georgia (16 March 2012). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Bipalium kewense, 10 January 2013

Bipalium kewense, the Arrowhead flatworm; Lowndes county, Georgia (10 January 2013). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

AKtoFL: Urocitellus parryii, 31 May 2011

Urocitellus parryii, the Arctic ground squirrel Denali Borough, Alaska (31 May 2011). Day 01 of the 2011 Roadtrip from Alaska to Florida (Mile 0253 of 7221). The Arctic ground squirrel at times felt like a Lower 48 squirrel and prairie dog had some sort…

AKtoFL: Urocitellus parryii, 31 May 2011

Urocitellus parryii, the Arctic ground squirrel Denali Borough, Alaska (31 May 2011). Day 01 of the 2011 Roadtrip from Alaska to Florida (Mile 0253 of 7221). An adorable and fairly common rodent throughout much of Alaska, especially in rocky, modestly-elevated areas, the Arctic ground…

AKtoFL: The Savage River Trail, Alaska (31 May 2011)

The Savage River Trail Denali Borough, Alaska (31 May 2011). Day 01 of the 2011 Roadtrip from Alaska to Florida (Mile 0253 of 7221). Rugged terrain at Denali National Park. Unlike southcentral Alaska, where I lived from 2007 through 2011, the Denali region has more of…

AKtoFL: The Savage River, Alaska (31 May 2011)

The Savage River Denali Borough, Alaska (31 May 2011). Day 01 of the 2011 Roadtrip from Alaska to Florida (Mile 0253 of 7221). A view of Savage River in Denali National Park, one of the more accessible parts of the park by automobile. A fantastic…

Thamnophis sirtalis sirtalis, 22 April 2015

Thamnophis sirtalis sirtalis, the Eastern garter snake; Volusia county, Florida (22 April 2015). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.