Category: Brevard county

Lampropeltis getula, 09 March 2006

Lampropeltis getula, the Eastern kingsnake; Brevard county, Florida (09 March 2006). It’s been far too long since I’ve seen an Eastern kingsnake in Florida. What a fantastic, fabulous, and friggin’ powerful species. They are nothing but muscle. I found this one slinking across a… Continue Reading “Lampropeltis getula, 09 March 2006”

Schistocerca obscura, 27 September 2015

Schistocerca obscura, the Obscure bird grasshopper; Brevard county, Florida (27 September 2015). Here’s an edgy Obscure bird grasshopper on the brink of taking flight in Merritt Island NWR, Florida. Most commonly seen in the late-summer and early-autumn months, this skittery species can be quite… Continue Reading “Schistocerca obscura, 27 September 2015”

Schistocerca americana, 23 May 2014

Schistocerca americana, the American bird grasshopper; Brevard county, Florida (23 May 2014). An American classic, this is an American bird grasshopper, a relatively large (though still quite small) species largely distributed across most of the eastern United States. One of my favorite sounds in… Continue Reading “Schistocerca americana, 23 May 2014”

Liodytes alleni, 08 February 2015

Liodytes alleni, the Striped swampsnake; Brevard county, Florida (08 February 2015). Though common, the Striped swampsnake is a less commonly observed species. They spend most of their time in the water, but they do come up onto land from time to time, especially after… Continue Reading “Liodytes alleni, 08 February 2015”

Thamnophis sirtalis sirtalis, 31 July 2016

Thamnophis sirtalis sirtalis, the Eastern garter snake; Brevard county, Florida (31 July 2016). A little electric blue action going on with this one — and, in fact, many of our local garters in Flagler, Volusia, and Brevard counties. In this part of Florida, the… Continue Reading “Thamnophis sirtalis sirtalis, 31 July 2016”

Butorides virescens, 23 May 2013

Butorides virescens, the Green heron; Brevard county, Florida (23 May 2013). This is one of our smaller, more active, and shyer species of heron in the Florida peninsula. I often come across the Green heron in tighter, more limb-strewn shoreline areas with plenty of… Continue Reading “Butorides virescens, 23 May 2013”

Erythrodiplax berenice, 24 May 2019

Erythrodiplax berenice, the Seaside dragonlet; Brevard county, Florida (24 May 2019). The seaside dragonlet is exactly what its name suggests: A small species of dragonfly that hangs out among the dunes adjacent to the shoreline. Though Florida has absolutely butchered and cleaved down much… Continue Reading “Erythrodiplax berenice, 24 May 2019”

Leptuca pugilator, 24 May 2019

Leptuca pugilator, the Atlantic sand fiddler crab; Brevard county, Florida (24 May 2019). I do adore the diminutive and shy Atlantic sand fiddler crab. These tiny crabs can be seen en masse trolling about the muddy banks of our salt marshes. When you see… Continue Reading “Leptuca pugilator, 24 May 2019”

Egretta rufescens, 25 February 2007

Egretta rufescens, the Reddish egret; Brevard county, Florida (25 February 2007). An old, on-the-edge-of-being-decent shot of a Reddish egret splashing about the shallows of Brevard county, Florida. This species is roughly the same size as the Great egret, but it obviously colored quite differently.… Continue Reading “Egretta rufescens, 25 February 2007”

Platalea ajaja, 25 February 2007

Platalea ajaja, the Roseate spoonbill; Brevard county, Florida (25 February 2007). We may not have hordes of wild flamingos flapping about like many out of state think, but we do something even cooler and more awkward: the Roseate spoonbill. Spoonbills can sport some excellent… Continue Reading “Platalea ajaja, 25 February 2007”

Ardea herodias, 22 March 2007

Adrea herodias, the Great blue heron; Brevard county, Florida (22 March 2007). A common, ubiquitous site throughout the Floridian peninsula (and most of North America, actually), this is a fairly classic view of the Great blue heron. Few species abide the plenty of time… Continue Reading “Ardea herodias, 22 March 2007”

Nerodia clarkii taeniata (x) N. fasciata pictiventris, 23 April 2006

Nerodia clarkii taeniata (x) Nerodia fasciata pictiventris, hybrid of the Atlantic salt marsh snake and the Florida banded watersnake; Brevard county, Florida (23 April 2006). Once upon an ago, the Atlantic salt marsh snake was a well-established subspecies of the Salt marsh snake in… Continue Reading “Nerodia clarkii taeniata (x) N. fasciata pictiventris, 23 April 2006”

Lampropeltis getula (L. floridana), 09 March 2006

Lampropeltis getula, (Lampropeltis floridana), the Eastern kingsnake; Brevard county, Florida (09 March 2006). One of our larger snake species in Florida, the Eastern kingsnake ranges upwards from three to four feet in length as adults. They are quite strong and robust. There’s been a… Continue Reading “Lampropeltis getula (L. floridana), 09 March 2006”