Category: Series

The Red Rat Snake in Miami-Dade county; 14 March 2019

Pantherophis guttatus, the Red rat snake (Corn snake); Miami-Dade county, Florida (14 March 2019). I sure do love a Florida-wild Pantherophis guttatus. Breeders may lust after variable color morphs of the Red rat snake, also known as the Corn snake, but I don’t think…

A Northern Curlytail Lizard in the Florida Keys; 14 March 2019

Leiocephalus carinatus, the Northern curytail lizard; Monroe county, Florida (14 March 2019). The Northern curlytail lizard, Leiocephalus carinatus, is one of many non-native lizard species now scratching out a living among the tangles of the Floridian peninsula. They’re also a nice reminder that non-native…

A Road-Chillin’ Brown Watersnake in South Florida; 14 March 2019

Nerodia taxispilota, the Brown watersnake; Miami-Dade county, Florida (14 March 2019). This not-so-new-year (it’s March already?) has thus far beenĀ a little more than wicked busy on my end of the wires, but I finally managed to duck south for a few days of photography…

Elsewhere Wednesday: Capitol Reef National Park, Utah (10 June 2011)

Capitol Reef National Park Wayne county, Utah (10 June 2011). Day 11 of the 2011 Roadtrip from Alaska to Florida (Mile 4444 of 7221). In the summer of 2011, my family and I moved back from Alaska to the American southeast. Four years in…

Spring Break 2018: A Big, Old Brown Watersnake

Nerodia taxispilota, the Brown watersnake; Collier county, Florida (15 March 2018). Series: Spring Break 2018. At last, we’ll wrap up our extended-run of Spring Break 2018 with one last Brown watersnake, Nerodia taxispilota. Watersnakes tend to show the marks of time and history on…

Spring Break 2018: The Puerto Rican Crested Anole

Anolis cristatellus, the Puerto Rican crested anole; Miami-Dade county, Florida (17 March 2018). Series: Spring Break 2018. We return again to the Puerto Rican crested anole, Anolis cristatellus, a non-native species now strongly established within parts of South Florida. Though this species may appear…

Spring Break 2018: The Brown Anole

Anolis sagrei, the Cuban brown anole; Collier county, Florida (15 March 2018). Series: Spring Break 2018. Of all the lizards in Florida today, the Cuban brown anole, Anolis sagrei, is likely the most frequently encountered. When I was a kid growing up in Volusia…