Category: Spring Break 2018

Spring Break 2018: Anolis Symposium VII, Day I (with some historical context)

Anolis Symposium VII; Miami-Dade county, Florida (18 March 2018). Series: Spring Break 2018. In February of 1972, Harvard herpetologist and evolutionary biologist Ernest Williams produced a technical two-year report reporting research progress funded by National Science Foundations Grant B 019801X. In this technical report,…

Anolis smallwoodi, 17 March 2018

Anolis smallwoodi, the Smallwood’s anole (Captive); Miami-Dade county, Florida (17 March 2018) Series: Spring Break 2018. Destination End Game for Spring Break 2018 was the 2018 Anolis Symposium in Coral Gables, Florida, hosted by Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden. Kristin Winchell posted a fantastic recap…

Spring Break 2018: A Modest Crested Anole

Anolis cristatellus, the Puerto Rican crested anole; Miami-Dade county, Florida (17 March 2018) Series: Spring Break 2018. Though I’ve still got a decent number of watersnake shots to share, let’s lean back towards the latter run of Spring Break 2018 and check out some…

Spring Break 2018: Another Brown Watersnake!

Nerodia taxispilota, the Brown watersnake; Monroe county, Florida (14 March 2018). Series: Spring Break 2018. The continuing and celebratory parade of Spring Break 2018 takes another step forward with… yet another Nerodia watersnake! Featured here is another Brown watersnake, Nerodia taxispilota, photographed in Monroe…

Spring Break 2018: The Florida Cottonmouth

Agkistrodon conanti, the Florida cottonmouth aka Agkistrodon piscivorus conanti; Monroe county, Florida (14 March 2018). Series: Spring Break 2018. Lest we forget this big strap of snake in our massive and sprawling Spring Break 2018 series. This is a defensively-postured Florida cottonmouth, Agkistrodon conantiĀ (aka…

Spring Break 2018: The Little Blue Heron

Egretta caerulea, the Little blue heron; Collier county, Florida (15 March 2018). Series: Spring Break 2018. Another classic Florida bird, though again not limited or exclusive to the Sunshine State, is the Little blue heron, Egretta caerulea. Ranging throughout most of the Americas of…

Spring Break 2018: The Anhinga

Anhinga anhinga, the Anhinga; Collier county, Florida (15 March 2018). Series: Spring Break 2018. Though some folks may think of flamingos when they think of Florida, I’m more likely to think of the Anhinga (cleverly named Anhinga anhinga in Linnaean taxonomy). Though certainly not…