Category: North Peninsula and South Georgia

Hyla chrysoscelis, 12 April 2014

Hyla chrysoscelis, the Cope’s grey treefrog; Gilchrist county, Florida (12 April 2014).Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Rhynchophorus cruentatus, 27 April 2012

Rhynchophorus cruentatus, the Palmetto weevil; Lowndes county, Georgia (27 April 2012).Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Anaxyrus terrestris, 18 March 2013

Anaxyrus terrestris, the Southern toad; Lowndes county, Georgia (18 March 2013).Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Megatibicen auletes, 18 June 2012

Megatibicen auletes, the Northern dusk singing cicada; Lowndes county, Georgia (18 June 2012).Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Crotalus horridus, 12 June 2013

Crotalus horridus, the Timber rattlesnake; Lanier county, Georgia (12 June 2013).Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Nerodia fasciata, 28 February 2012

Nerodia fasciata, the Banded watersnake; Lowndes county, Georgia (28 February 2012).Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org. NOTE: I largely dodge subspecies distinctions on south Georgia banded watersnakes because I can’t really distinguish between the two subspecies in that region (just north of the Florida… Continue Reading “Nerodia fasciata, 28 February 2012”

Nerodia erythrogaster, 05 July 2018

Nerodia erythrogaster, the Plain-bellied watersnake; Lowndes county, Georgia (05 July 2018).Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Nerodia fasciata, 28 May 2013

Nerodia fasciata, the Banded watersnake; Lowndes county, Georgia (28 May 2013). NOTE: I largely dodge subspecies distinctions on south Georgia banded watersnakes because I can’t really distinguish between the two subspecies in that region (just north of the Florida border) with consistency and confidence. This… Continue Reading “Nerodia fasciata, 28 May 2013”

Nerodia fasciata, 17 April 2016

Nerodia fasciata, the Banded watersnake; Nassau county (17 April 2016).Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Nerodia fasciata, 17 April 2016

Nerodia fasciata, the Banded watersnake; Nassau county (17 April 2016).Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Sceloporus undulatus, 17 May 2009

Sceloporus undulatus, the Eastern fence lizard;Columbia county, Florida (17 May 2009).Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Anolis carolinensis, 15 October 2011

Anolis carolinensis, the Carolina green anole; Lowndes county, Georgia; 15 October 2011. Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org. Learn more about anoles at AnoleAnnals.org.

Anolis carolinensis, 15 October 2011

Anolis carolinensis, the Carolina green anole; Lowndes county, Georgia; 15 October 2011. Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org. Learn more about anoles at AnoleAnnals.org.

Placobdella Leech on Alligator mississippiensis, 22 June 2012

Placobdella sp., a Placobdella leech, on Alligator mississippiensis, the American alligator; Lowndes county, Georgia (22 June 2012).Learn more about this genus at iNaturalist.org.

Nerodia fasciata, 23 April 2016

Nerodia fasciata, the Banded watersnake; Nassau county (23 April 2016).Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Nerodia fasciata, 23 April 2016

Nerodia fasciata, the Banded watersnake;Nassau county (23 April 2016).Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Nerodia fasciata, 23 April 2016

Nerodia fasciata, the Banded watersnake;Nassau county (23 April 2016).Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Nerodia fasciata, 23 April 2016

Nerodia fasciata, the Banded watersnake;Nassau county (23 April 2016).Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Nerodia fasciata, 28 May 2013

Nerodia fasciata, the Banded watersnake; Lowndes county, Georgia (28 May 2013). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org. NOTE: I largely dodge subspecies distinctions on south Georgia banded watersnakes because I can’t really distinguish between the two subspecies in that region (just north of the… Continue Reading “Nerodia fasciata, 28 May 2013”

Nerodia fasciata, 28 May 2013

Nerodia fasciata, the Banded watersnake; Lowndes county, Georgia (28 May 2013). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org. NOTE: I largely dodge subspecies distinctions on south Georgia banded watersnakes because I can’t really distinguish between the two subspecies in that region (just north of the… Continue Reading “Nerodia fasciata, 28 May 2013”

Tremella fuciformis, 27 June 2012

Tremella fuciformis, the Snowy fungus; Lowndes county, Georgia (27 June 2012). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Nerodia erythrogaster, 05 July 2018

Nerodia erythrogaster, the Plain-bellied (Redbelly) watersnake; Lowndes county, Georgia (05 July 2018). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Nerodia erythrogaster, 05 July 2018

Nerodia erythrogaster, the Plain-bellied (Redbelly) watersnake; Lowndes county, Georgia (05 July 2018). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Nerodia erythrogaster, 05 July 2018

Nerodia erythrogaster, the Plain-bellied (Redbelly) watersnake; Lowndes county, Georgia (05 July 2018). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Amphiuma means, 24 February 2013

Amphiuma means, the Two-toed amphiuma; Lowndes county, Georgia (24 February 2013). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Amphiuma means, 24 February 2013

Amphiuma means, the Two-toed amphiuma; Lowndes county, Georgia (24 February 2013). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Amphiuma means, 24 February 2013

Amphiuma means, the Two-toed amphiuma; Lowndes county, Georgia (24 February 2013). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Crotalus adamanteus, 08 May 2013

Crotalus adamanteus, the Eastern diamondback rattlesnake; Lowndes county, Georgia (08 May 2013). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Crotalus adamanteus, 08 May 2013

Crotalus adamanteus, the Eastern diamondback rattlesnake; Lowndes county, Georgia (08 May 2013). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Neotibicen lyricen, 19 June 2013

Neotibicen lyricen, the Lyric cicada; Lowndes county, Georgia (19 June 2013). Teneral phase; undergoing ecdysis Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Neotibicen lyricen, 19 June 2013

Neotibicen lyricen, the Lyric cicada; Lowndes county, Georgia (19 June 2013). Teneral phase; undergoing ecdysis Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Neotibicen lyricen, 19 June 2013

Neotibicen lyricen, the Lyric cicada; Lowndes county, Georgia (19 June 2013). Teneral phase; undergoing ecdysis Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Megatibicen auletes, 18 June 2012

Megatibicen auletes, the Northern dusk singing cicada; Lowndes county, Georgia (18 June 2012). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Megatibicen auletes, 18 June 2012

Megatibicen auletes, the Northern dusk singing cicada; Lowndes county, Georgia (18 June 2012). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Megatibicen auletes, 18 June 2012

Megatibicen auletes, the Northern dusk singing cicada; Lowndes county, Georgia (18 June 2012). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Nerodia fasciata, 23 April 2016

Nerodia fasciata, the Banded watersnake; Nassau county (23 April 2016). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org. NOTE: N. fasciata in extreme north Florida may arguably be N. f. pictiventris, the Florida banded watersnake, N. f. fasciata, the Southern banded watersnake, or an intergrade… Continue Reading “Nerodia fasciata, 23 April 2016”

Nerodia fasciata, 23 April 2016

Nerodia fasciata, the Banded watersnake; Nassau county (23 April 2016). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org. NOTE: N. fasciata in extreme north Florida may arguably be N. f. pictiventris, the Florida banded watersnake, N. f. fasciata, the Southern banded watersnake, or an intergrade… Continue Reading “Nerodia fasciata, 23 April 2016”

Nerodia fasciata, 23 April 2016

Nerodia fasciata, the Banded watersnake; Nassau county (23 April 2016). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org. NOTE: N. fasciata in extreme north Florida may arguably be N. f. pictiventris, the Florida banded watersnake, N. f. fasciata, the Southern banded watersnake, or an intergrade… Continue Reading “Nerodia fasciata, 23 April 2016”

Kinosternon subrubrum, 19 April 2015

Kinosternon subrubrum subrubrum, the Southeastern mud turtle; Lowndes county, Georgia (19 April 2015). Check out that little hook line from the upper jaw to the lower jaw. Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Kinosternon subrubrum, 19 April 2015

Kinosternon subrubrum subrubrum, the Eastern mud turtle; Lowndes county, Georgia (19 April 2015). Plastron plating of garnet and gold. Absolutely gorgeous! Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Kinosternon subrubrum, 19 April 2015

Kinosternon subrubrum subrubrum, the Eastern mud turtle; Lowndes county, Georgia (19 April 2015). Tiny little armored transport waiting for clearance to take off. Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Eurycea quadridigitata, 18 March 2013

Eurycea quadridigitata, the Dwarf salamander; Lowndes county, Georgia (18 March 2013). A well-named Dwarf salamander slinking about the water tension of southern Georgia Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Eurycea quadridigitata, 18 March 2013

Eurycea quadridigitata, the Dwarf salamander; Lowndes county, Georgia (18 March 2013). It’s amazing how much sheer cuteness can exist in so small a package. Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Eurycea quadridigitata, 18 March 2013

Eurycea quadridigitata, the Dwarf salamander; Lowndes county, Georgia (18 March 2013). Tell me this isn’t one of the cutest herps you’ve ever seen. This is Baby Yoda level biota cuteness right here.  Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Nerodia fasciata pictiventris, 16 April 2016

Nerodia fasciata pictiventris, the Florida banded watersnake; Nassau county (16 April 2016). Full body, dorsal view of a Northeast Florida banded watersnake. I see this pattern mostly in south Georgia and north Florida, though I do also find it from time to time in central Florida (Lake… Continue Reading “Nerodia fasciata pictiventris, 16 April 2016”

Nerodia fasciata pictiventris, 16 April 2016

Nerodia fasciata pictiventris, the Florida banded watersnake; Nassau county (16 April 2016). Faded ventral pattern of one of the northeast Florida banded watersnakes.  Note: Nassau county (in extreme northeast Florida) is close to the zone of intergradation between the Florida subspecies (N. f. pictiventris) and… Continue Reading “Nerodia fasciata pictiventris, 16 April 2016”

Nerodia fasciata pictiventris, 16 April 2016

Nerodia fasciata pictiventris, the Florida banded watersnake; Nassau county (16 April 2016). One of the Nassau county banded watersnakes, a mid-sized, fairly-trim adult.  Note: Nassau county (in extreme northeast Florida) is close to the zone of intergradation between the Florida subspecies (N. f. pictiventris)… Continue Reading “Nerodia fasciata pictiventris, 16 April 2016”

Pseudacris crucifer, 12 February 2013

Pseudacris crucifer, the Spring peeper; Lowndes county, Georgia (12 February 2013). Peepers have the sweetest calls; one of the first species I hear each early spring (if not late winter). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Pseudacris crucifer, 12 February 2013

Pseudacris crucifer, the Spring peeper; Lowndes county, Georgia (12 February 2013). Loved the orange base tan on this one, but then again this was before the rise of Trumpism. Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Pseudacris crucifer, 12 February 2013

Pseudacris crucifer, the Spring peeper; Lowndes county, Georgia (12 February 2013). Easy to hear; not so easy to see (for me, at least). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.