Category: 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”

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, 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Haldea striatula, 20 January 2013

Haldea striatula, the Rough earth snake; Lowndes county, Georgia (20 January 2013). A set of Rough earth snakes wondering what their next move should be.  Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Haldea striatula, 20 January 2013

Haldea striatula, the Rough earth snake; Lowndes county, Georgia (20 January 2013). Don’t get me wrong, I was very pleased with how well(ish) my iPhone snagged these unexpected shots, but still… How I wish I’d had my Nikon and 60mm macro lens with me!… Continue Reading “Haldea striatula, 20 January 2013”

Haldea striatula, 20 January 2013

Haldea striatula, the Rough earth snake; Lowndes county, Georgia (20 January 2013). A species we don’t have in Volusia county, but one that I’ve seen in southern Georgia, this is a pair of Rough earth snakes I found under a slab in Valdosta. I… Continue Reading “Haldea striatula, 20 January 2013”

Crotalus horridus, 12 June 2013

Crotalus horridus, the Timber rattlesnake; Lanier county, Georgia (12 June 2013). A macro perspective of one seriously impressive badass.  Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Crotalus horridus, 12 June 2013

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

Crotalus horridus, 12 June 2013

Crotalus horridus, the Timber rattlesnake; Lanier county, Georgia (12 June 2013). Not a species we have in Volusia county, Florida, but one I was able to observe in Lanier county, Georgia, a few clicks north of the FL/GA border. Learn more about this species… Continue Reading “Crotalus horridus, 12 June 2013”

Iridopsis defectaria, 23 May 2012

Iridopsis defectaria, the Brown-shaded gray moth; Lowndes county, Georgia (23 May 2012). Another Brown-shaded gray moth loitering about the glory of late May. Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Bombycilla cedrorum, 20 February 2013

Bombycilla cedrorum, the Cedar waxwing; Lowndes county, Georgia (20 February 2013). They only showed up a couple of times during our two years living in Valdosta, but I was tickled when the Cedar waxwings did drop by! Waxwings are tremendous.  Learn more about this species… Continue Reading “Bombycilla cedrorum, 20 February 2013”

Gonatista grisea, 28 June 2013

Gonatista grisea, the Grizzled mantis; Lowndes county, Georgia (28 June 2013). A dorsal view of a grizzled mantis biding the plenty of time on our house exterior back in Valdosta, Georgia.  Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Gonatista grisea, 28 June 2013

Gonatista grisea, the Grizzled mantis; Lowndes county, Georgia (28 June 2013). The grizzled mantis is always a sight to behold. A persnickety little mantis! Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Spizella passerina, 17 March 2012

Spizella passerina, the Chipping sparrow; Lowndes county, Georgia (17 March 2012). We caught the attention of a few Chipping sparrows with our backyard bird feeder during our time in Valdosta. Agreeable little chippers they were.  Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Pheucticus ludovicianus, 26 April 2012

Pheucticus ludovicianus, the Rose-breasted grosbeak; Lowndes county, Georgia (26 April 2012). We only had one visit from Rose-breasted grosbeaks at our bird feeder in Valdosta — at least only one visit that I noticed. I would’ve liked to have seen more! A really attractive… Continue Reading “Pheucticus ludovicianus, 26 April 2012”

Acris gryllus gryllus, 12 January 2013

Acris gryllus gryllus, the Coastal Plain (Southern) cricket frog; Lanier county, Georgia (12 January 2013). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.