Category: Flagler county

Tetraclita stalactifera, 01 July 2019

Tetraclita stalactifera, the Ribbed barnacle; Flagler county, Florida (01 July 2019). Stepping back beachside, here’s a shot of a small cluster of Ribbed barnacles. I don’t do much underwater photography (because the gear is a bit pricey), but I do love beachcombing and shoreline… Continue Reading “Tetraclita stalactifera, 01 July 2019”

Megalopyge crispata, 09 July 2014

Megalopyge crispata, the Black-waved flannel moth; Flagler county, Florida (09 July 2014). Flannel moths are famous for their more-dangerous caterpillar form. As caterpillars, they produce a fairly nasty venom that can seriously upset one’s day. As adults, they’re a bit more 90s-flannel mode. That… Continue Reading “Megalopyge crispata, 09 July 2014”

Coelodasys unicornis, 23 April 2014

Coelodasys unicornis, the Unicorn prominent; Flagler county, Florida (23 April 2014). A member of Family Notodontidae, the Unicorn prominent is a sight to behold. This identification is supported by both iNaturalist and feedback.This is apparently a male, and a fairly green-toned one at… Continue Reading “Coelodasys unicornis, 23 April 2014”

Megalopyge opercularis, 19 September 2020

Megalopyge opercularis, the Southern flannel moth; Flagler county, Florida (19 September 2020). Now, this is a cool damn species. As adults, the Southern flannel moth is awesomely furry. You can sort of see that here, right? What you can’t see is how much furrier… Continue Reading “Megalopyge opercularis, 19 September 2020”

Dryocampa rubicunda, 09 April 2014

Dryocampa rubicunda, the Rosy maple moth; Flagler county, Florida (09 April 2014). Rosy maple moths are quite amazing. Though you wouldn’t know it from their pale green caterpillar form, Rosy maple moths are bright yellow with pink accents in their adult form. They’re also… Continue Reading “Dryocampa rubicunda, 09 April 2014”

Panopeus herbstii, 01 July 2019

Panopeus herbstii, the Atlantic mud crab; Flagler county, Florida (01 July 2019). Here’s a crab species I totally didn’t recognize when I came across it in the summer of 2019. Apparently, this is an Atlantic mud crab, a species fairly abundant along the northeastern… Continue Reading “Panopeus herbstii, 01 July 2019”

Ocypode quadrata, 06 July 2019

Ocypode quadrata, the Atlantic ghost crab; Flagler county, Florida (06 July 2019). I went to high school in Daytona Beach (located just south of my hometown of Ormond Beach, where I currently reside). We were the Seabreeze Fightin’ Sandcrabs. That’s one hell of a… Continue Reading “Ocypode quadrata, 06 July 2019”

Trachemys scripta elegans, 01 July 2019

Trachemys scripta elegans, the Red-eared slider; Flagler county, Florida (01 July 2019). Native to the midwest regions of the United States, the Red-eared slider is now one of the most invasive species in the world due to people releasing their “pets” into the wild.… Continue Reading “Trachemys scripta elegans, 01 July 2019”

Princess Place Preserve, 22 January 2023

Princess Place Preserve; Flagler county, Florida (22 January 2023). A triple-set of shots from Princess Place Preserve in Flagler county, Florida. The main lodge is largely composed of coquina stone, the coquina and shells extracted from Flagler county’s beaches. The lodge also features the… Continue Reading “Princess Place Preserve, 22 January 2023”

Pleopeltis michauxiana, 22 January 2023

Pleopeltis michauxiana, the Resurrection fern; Flagler county, Florida (22 January 2023). With a recent bout of (somewhat chilly) rain just behind us, our local Resurrection ferns are alive and kicking right now. This epiphytic fern can thin out, turn brown, and appear somewhat dead… Continue Reading “Pleopeltis michauxiana, 22 January 2023”

Anolis sagrei, 22 January 2023

Anolis sagrei, the Cuban brown anole; Flagler county, Florida (22 January 2023). It seems I’ve been a recent fan of mid-frame, mid-zoom anole shots recently. I usually frame them pretty tight and up close, but maybe a little pan-back action is fine from time… Continue Reading “Anolis sagrei, 22 January 2023”

Along the Edge of Pellicer Creek, 22 January 2023

Near the edge of Pellicer Creek at Princess Place Preserve; Flagler county, Florida (22 January 2023). In the midst of another fairly overcast weekend, we had a break in the weather for a few hours on Sunday afternoon, so we decided to book north… Continue Reading “Along the Edge of Pellicer Creek, 22 January 2023”

Petrolisthes armatus, 01 July 2019

Petrolisthes armatus, the Green porcelain crab; Flagler county, Florida (01 July 2019). Though they do have a considerable range, I’ve only encountered the Green porcelain crab along the rocky beaches of Flagler county, Florida. So far, at least. The Green porcelain crab is actually… Continue Reading “Petrolisthes armatus, 01 July 2019”

Thamnophis sirtalis sirtalis, 09 April 2014

Thamnophis sirtalis sirtalis, the Eastern garter snake; Flagler county, Florida (09 April 2014). We have some fantastic blue/green variations within our local Eastern garter snake populations. The garters of Flagler, Volusia, and Brevard counties are a festival to the eye. Definitely my favorite variant… Continue Reading “Thamnophis sirtalis sirtalis, 09 April 2014”

Lithobates sphenocephalus, 02 July 2022

Lithobates sphenocephalus, the Southern leopard frog; Flagler county, Florida (02 July 2022). Southern leopard frogs are, as I’m sure they are across most of their range, quite abundant throughout central Florida. This is the species I most commonly encounter during the day. They are… Continue Reading “Lithobates sphenocephalus, 02 July 2022”

Pachygrapsus transversus, 01 July 2019

Pachygrapsus transversus, the Mottled shore crab; Flagler county, Florida (01 July 2019). The Mottled shore crab isn’t one of our most-commonly-observed local crustaceans, but I find them an absolute delight whenever I do manage to spot them — which tends to only be along… Continue Reading “Pachygrapsus transversus, 01 July 2019”