Category: West Peninsula

Scaphiopus holbrookii, 22 October 2017

Scaphiopus holbrookii, the Eastern spadefoot; Marion county, Florida (22 October 2017). Eastern spadefoot toads sport one of my favorite herp eye patterns.  Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Scaphiopus holbrookii, 22 October 2017

Scaphiopus holbrookii, the Eastern spadefoot; Marion county, Florida (22 October 2017). Lateral perspective of an adult Eastern spadefoot. Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Scaphiopus holbrookii, 22 October 2017

Scaphiopus holbrookii, the Eastern spadefoot; Marion county, Florida (22 October 2017). An adult Eastern spadefoot rockin’ its proportionally huge head. Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Nerodia taxispilota, 30 October 2016

Nerodia taxispilota, the Brown watersnake; Levy county, Florida (30 October 2016). At this point, Brown watersnakes may be in the lead for my favorite species to see up close. I find them to be extraordinarily beautiful.  Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.  

Nerodia taxispilota, 30 October 2016

Nerodia taxispilota, the Brown watersnake; Levy county, Florida (30 October 2016). A reference shot of some excellent ventral patterning. Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Nerodia taxispilota, 30 October 2016

Nerodia taxispilota, the Brown watersnake; Levy county, Florida (30 October 2016). Eric spends a little quality time with one of many Nerodia taxispilota in this area. Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Nerodia taxispilota, 05 December 2011

Nerodia taxispilota, the Brown watersnake; Columbia county, Florida (05 December 2011). Slightly tilted facial profile of a shiny Brown watersnake. Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Nerodia taxispilota, 05 December 2011

Nerodia taxispilota, the Brown watersnake; Columbia county, Florida (05 December 2011). A fairly tight macro shot of a Brown watersnake eye. Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Nerodia taxispilota, 05 December 2011

Nerodia taxispilota, the Brown watersnake; Columbia county, Florida (05 December 2011). Because why not? Here’s the ventral pattern of a Brown watersnake, Nerodia taxispilota. Nerodia have the coolest ventral patterns. Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Micrurus fulvius, 21 October 2017

Micrurus fulvius, the Eastern coral snake Marion county, Florida (21 October 2017). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Micrurus fulvius, 21 October 2017

Micrurus fulvius, the Eastern coral snake Marion county, Florida (21 October 2017). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Kukulcania hibernalis, 21 October 2017

Kukulcania hibernalis, the Southern house spider; Marion county, Florida (21 October 2017). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Kukulcania hibernalis, 21 October 2017

Kukulcania hibernalis, the Southern house spider; Marion county, Florida (21 October 2017). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Kukulcania hibernalis, 21 October 2017

Kukulcania hibernalis, the Southern house spider; Marion county, Florida (21 October 2017). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Nerodia taxispilota, 30 October 2016

Nerodia taxispilota, the Brown watersnake; Levy county, Florida (30 October 2016). Learn more about this species on iNaturalist.org.

Phoenicopterus ruber, 10 March 2008

Phoenicopterus ruber, the American flamingo; Citrus county, Florida (10 March 2008). Captive individual at Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park. Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Coragyps atratus, 12 March 2008

Coragyps atratus, the American black vulture; Levy county, Florida (12 March 2008). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Nyctanassa violacea, 22 November 2010

Nyctanassa violacea, the Yellow-crowned night heron; Lee county, Florida (22 November 2010). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Micrurus fulvius, 21 October 2017

Micrurus fulvius, the Eastern coral snake (venomous); Marion county, Florida (21 October 2017). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Sternotherus minor minor, 30 October 2016

Sternotherus minor minor, the Loggerhead musk turtle; Levy county, Florida (30 October 2016). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.