Category: Lowndes county

Ophisaurus ventralis, 01 October 2012

Ophisaurus ventralis, the Eastern glass lizard; Lowndes county, Georgia (01 October 2012). It’s not quite what I’d call the “stink eye,” but it’s about as close as a lizard can get to giving me the stink eye. Heh. Honestly, I adore the Eastern glass… Continue Reading “Ophisaurus ventralis, 01 October 2012”

Opheodrys aestivus, 13 May 2013

Opheodrys aestivus, the Rough green snake; Lowndes county, Georgia (13 May 2013). Though certainly not uncommon, I don’t often spot the Rough green snake. They can, when tangled through the varied, lush greens of the American southeast, be somewhat invisible (to me at least)… Continue Reading “Opheodrys aestivus, 13 May 2013”

Epiaeschna heros, 19 June 2013

Epiaeschna heros, the Swamp darner; Lowndes county, Georgia (19 June 2013). A nice reference shot, at least, of a magnificent dragon. This is the Swamp darner, a fairly large and impressive species. I do wish I had more artsy photographs of the Swamp darner,… Continue Reading “Epiaeschna heros, 19 June 2013”

Libellula vibrans, 19 June 2012

Libellula vibrans, the Great blue skimmer; Lowndes county, Georgia (19 June 2012). A quick shot of a Great blue skimmer’s impressively bulbous and (relatively) huge mug. Dragonflies are, of course, quite excellent. Great blue skimmer’s are high on my list of favorites. A strikingly… Continue Reading “Libellula vibrans, 19 June 2012”

Crotalus adamanteus, 08 May 2013

Crotalus adamanteus, the Eastern diamondback rattlesnake; Lowndes county, Georgia (08 May 2013). When I was a kid, it wasn’t uncommon to come across Eastern diamondback rattlesnakes in Volusia County, Florida. Sometimes you’d see them coiled up; other times you’d just hear them somewhere nearby,… Continue Reading “Crotalus adamanteus, 08 May 2013”

Libellula axilena, 18 June 2013

Libellula axilena, the Bar-winged skimmer; Lowndes county, Georgia (18 June 2013). Another dragon-of-the-skies. When I see a dragon like the Bar-winged skimmer, I find myself very relieved to have not been born a small insect. Imagine how terrifying this creature must be from the… Continue Reading “Libellula axilena, 18 June 2013”

Anolis carolinensis, 31 August 2011

Anolis carolinensis, the Carolina green anole; Lowndes county, Georgia (31 August 2011). A native Carolina green anole giving me the look around in Valdosta, Georgia. During my two years in Valdosta, it was nice seeing so many Green anoles relatively close to the group.… Continue Reading “Anolis carolinensis, 31 August 2011”

Pachydiplax longipennis, 16 June 2013

Pachydiplax longipennis, the Blue dasher; Lowndes county, Georgia (16 June 2013). If I were a wee insect, this would be the face of terror. Dragonflies are remarkably powerful hunters of their prey. Fortunately, however, I’m a large, lumbering hominid, so the mug of a… Continue Reading “Pachydiplax longipennis, 16 June 2013”

Buteo lineatus, 31 December 2012

Buteo lineatus, the Red-shouldered hawk; Lowndes county, Georgia (31 December 2012). Oh, yeah, you can’t get much better than a Red-shouldered hawk peering down at the terrestrial lifeforms living beneath its gaze. This species has such a fantastic intensity and focus, two traits I… Continue Reading “Buteo lineatus, 31 December 2012”

Nerodia erythrogaster erythrogaster, 28 March 2012

Nerodia erythrogaster erythrogaster, the Redbelly watersnake; Lowndes county, Georgia (28 March 2012). An over-abundance of Redbelly watersnakes was most certainly a benefit of living and working in Valdosta, Georgia, for two years. This is a species that ranges south to north Florida and the… Continue Reading “Nerodia erythrogaster erythrogaster, 28 March 2012”

Acrolophus plumifrontella, 15 July 2013

Acrolophus plumifrontella, the Eastern grass tubeworm moth; Lowndes county, Georgia (15 July 2013). When I returned to the American southeast after four years in Alaska, I found myself transfixed by the moths of southern Georgia. Though I’ve always liked them, I learned to look… Continue Reading “Acrolophus plumifrontella, 15 July 2013”

Anasaitis canosa, 02 September 2012

Anasaitis canosa, the Twinflagged jumping spider; Lowndes county, Georgia (02 September 2012). A wee scamper, this Twinflagged jumping spider made me work hard to get this shot — the clearest I could manage. The spider kept darting left and right, forward and back —… Continue Reading “Anasaitis canosa, 02 September 2012”

Megatibicen auletes, 18 June 2013

Megatibicen auletes, the Northern dusk singing cicada; Lowndes county, Georgia (18 June 2013). One significant benefit of living in South Georgia for two years or so was the hyper-abundance of cicadas each summer season — especially with this tank, the Northern dusk singing cicada.… Continue Reading “Megatibicen auletes, 18 June 2013”

Pachydiplax longipennis, 12 June 2013

Pachydiplax longipennis, the Blue dasher; Lowndes county, Georgia (12 June 2013). Though they range far beyond the area, I positively adored the density of Blue dashers in Lowndes county, Georgia. Sure, this species ranges all the way west to California, northwest to Washington, and… Continue Reading “Pachydiplax longipennis, 12 June 2013”