Category: The Everglades System

Liodytes alleni, 10 November 2018

Liodytes alleni, the Striped crayfish snake; Miami-Dade county, Florida (10 November 2018). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Liodytes alleni, 10 November 2018

Liodytes alleni, the Striped crayfish snake; Miami-Dade county, Florida (10 November 2018). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Liodytes alleni, 10 November 2018

Liodytes alleni, the Striped crayfish snake; Miami-Dade county, Florida (10 November 2018). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Liodytes alleni, 10 November 2018

Liodytes alleni, the Striped crayfish snake; Miami-Dade county, Florida (10 November 2018). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Nerodia taxispilota, 10 June 2016

Nerodia taxispilota, the Brown watersnake;Collier county, Florida (10 June 2016).Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Nerodia taxispilota, 10 June 2016

Nerodia taxispilota, the Brown watersnake; Collier county, Florida (10 June 2016).Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Agkistrodon conanti, 19 March 2015

Agkistrodon conanti, the Florida cottonmouth; Monroe county, Florida (19 March 2015). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Tillandsia usneoides, 22 January 2017

Tillandsia usneoides, the Spanish moss;Miami-Dade county, Florida (22 January 2017).Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Tillandsia fasciculata, 15 March 2019

Tillandsia fasciculata, the Cardinal airplant; Miami-Dade county, Florida (15 March 2019).Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Nerodia fasciata pictiventris, 15 March 2018

Nerodia fasciata pictiventris, the Florida banded watersnake; Collier county, Florida (15 March 2018). Not all sticks floating in water are actually sticks floating in water.  Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Nerodia fasciata pictiventris, 15 March 2018

Nerodia fasciata pictiventris, the Florida banded watersnake; Collier county, Florida (15 March 2018). Lateral profile shot. Fairly typical — but lighter than many of the large adults I find in Collier.  Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Nerodia fasciata pictiventris, 15 March 2018

Nerodia fasciata pictiventris, the Florida banded watersnake; Collier county, Florida (15 March 2018). U-coil reference shot of mid-body dorsal patterning and keeling. Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Nerodia fasciata pictiventris, 15 March 2018

Nerodia fasciata pictiventris, the Florida banded watersnake; Collier county, Florida (15 March 2018). U-coil reference shot of ventral patterning. Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Nerodia fasciata pictiventris, 15 March 2018

Nerodia fasciata pictiventris, the Florida banded watersnake; Collier county, Florida (15 March 2018). Lower jaw patterning of a fairly typical Florida banded watersnake from South Florida. Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Nerodia floridana, 15 March 2019

Nerodia floridana, the Florida green watersnake; Miami-Dade county, Florida (15 March 2019). Assuming the position of Fate Temptation; the Florida green watersnake often hits pavement after a little evening rain. Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Nerodia floridana, 15 March 2019

Nerodia floridana, the Florida green watersnake; Miami-Dade county, Florida (15 March 2019). One of my favorite features on the Florida green watersnake are those sub-ocular scales, the little ring of scales beneath each eye.  Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Nerodia floridana, 15 March 2019

Nerodia floridana, the Florida green watersnake; Miami-Dade county, Florida (15 March 2019). A semi-reddish Florida green watersnake in the Florida Everglades. Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Agkistrodon conanti, 19 March 2015

Agkistrodon conanti, the Florida cottonmouth; Monroe county, Florida (19 March 2015). A common posture for a wary Florida cottonmouth. Even as kids, they know how to strike a pose.   Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Agkistrodon conanti, 19 March 2015

Agkistrodon conanti, the Florida cottonmouth; Monroe county, Florida (19 March 2015). A juvenile Florida cottonmouth putting on a fantastic show. There’s a bit of an over-blue tone in this image. Their mouths are more white than electric blue. That being said, “Florida ElectricBlueMouth” would be awesome, too. … Continue Reading “Agkistrodon conanti, 19 March 2015”

Tremella fuciformis, 10 June 2016

Tremella fuciformis, the Snowy fungus; Collier county, Florida (10 June 2016). Gotta love the other-worldly Tremella fuciformis. When I was a kid, I called this The Blob For Reals. Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Dryobates pubescens, 25 May 2012

Dryobates pubescens, the Downy woodpecker; Collier county, Florida (25 May 2012). A downy woodpecker pecking and poking — as they relentlessly tend to do. Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Setophaga palmarum, 27 December 2013

Setophaga palmarum, the Palm warbler; Miami-Dade county, Florida (27 December 2013). Check out this little fluffy bulb of butter! I love the sprawled perch stance.  Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Mniotilta varia, 08 March 2014

Mniotilta varia, the Black-and-white warbler; Miami-Dade county, Florida (08 March 2014). I wasn’t quite able to get the shot I wanted with this rapid-fire, jittery little warbler, but I did manage to snag a couple of decent reference shots. The black and white trim was… Continue Reading “Mniotilta varia, 08 March 2014”

Corvus ossifragus, 12 May 2006

Corvus ossifragus, the Fish crow (presumably); Monroe county, Florida (12 May 2006). I went through the ringer/wringer a few years back trying to decide if this was a Fish crow or a standard American crow. Picked up a few extra vote leaning towards the… Continue Reading “Corvus ossifragus, 12 May 2006”

Python bivittatus, 03 August 2017

Python bivittatus, the Burmese python; Miami-Dade county, Florida (03 August 2017). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org and the FWC.

Python bivittatus, 03 August 2017

Python bivittatus, the Burmese python; Miami-Dade county, Florida (03 August 2017). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org and the FWC.

Python bivittatus, 03 August 2017

Python bivittatus, the Burmese python; Miami-Dade county, Florida (03 August 2017). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org and the FWC.

Kinosternon baurii, 28 November 2015

Kinosternon baurii, the Striped mud turtle; Miami-Dade county, Florida (28 November 2015). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Chicobolus spinigerus, 27 November 2015

Chicobolus spinigerus, the Florida ivory millipede; Monroe county, Florida (27 November 2015). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Nerodia fasciata pictiventris, 20 March 2015

Nerodia fasciata pictiventris, the Florida banded watersnake; Collier county, Florida (20 March 2015). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Nerodia taxispilota, 14 March 2018

Nerodia taxispilota, the Brown watersnake Monroe county, Florida (14 March 2018). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.  

Nerodia taxispilota, 14 March 2018

Nerodia taxispilota, the Brown watersnake Monroe county, Florida (14 March 2018). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Nerodia fasciata pictiventris, 20 March 2015

Nerodia fasciata pictiventris, the Florida banded watersnake; Collier county, Florida (20 March 2015). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Nerodia fasciata pictiventris, 20 March 2015

Nerodia fasciata pictiventris, the Florida banded watersnake; Collier county, Florida (20 March 2015). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Agkistrodon conanti, 14 March 2018

Agkistrodon conanti, the Florida cottonmouth (aka Agkistrodon piscivorus conanti); Collier county, Florida (14 March 2018). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Agkistrodon conanti, 14 March 2018

Agkistrodon conanti, the Florida cottonmouth (aka Agkistrodon piscivorus conanti); Monroe county, Florida (14 March 2018). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Nerodia fasciata pictiventris, 15 March 2018

Nerodia fasciata pictiventris, the Florida banded watersnake; Collier county, Florida (15 March 2018). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Nerodia fasciata pictiventris, 15 March 2018

Nerodia fasciata pictiventris, the Florida banded watersnake; Collier county, Florida (15 March 2018). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Nerodia fasciata pictiventris, 15 March 2018

Nerodia fasciata pictiventris, the Florida banded watersnake; Collier county, Florida (15 March 2018). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Liguus fasciatus, 22 January 2017

Liguus fasciatus, the Florida tree snail (possibly L. f. castaneozonatus). Miami-Dade county, Florida (22 January 2017). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Orthalicus floridensis, 22 January 2017

Orthalicus floridensis, the Banded tree snail; Miami-Dade county, Florida (22 January 2017). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Nerodia fasciata pictiventris, 20 March 2015

Nerodia fasciata pictiventris, the Florida banded watersnake; Collier county, Florida (20 March 2015). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Nerodia fasciata pictiventris, 20 March 2015

Nerodia fasciata pictiventris, the Florida banded watersnake; Collier county, Florida (20 March 2015). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Nerodia fasciata pictiventris, 20 March 2015

Nerodia fasciata pictiventris, the Florida banded watersnake; Collier county, Florida (20 March 2015). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Nerodia fasciata pictiventris, 20 March 2015

Nerodia fasciata pictiventris, the Florida banded watersnake; Collier county, Florida (20 March 2015). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Nerodia fasciata pictiventris, 20 March 2015

Nerodia fasciata pictiventris, the Florida banded watersnake; Collier county, Florida (20 March 2015). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Nerodia fasciata pictiventris, 20 March 2015

Nerodia fasciata pictiventris, the Florida banded watersnake; Collier county, Florida (20 March 2015). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Alligator mississippiensis, 11 June 2016

Alligator mississippiensis, the American alligator; Miami-Dade county, Florida (11 June 2016). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Alligator mississippiensis, 11 June 2016

Alligator mississippiensis, the American alligator; Miami-Dade county, Florida (11 June 2016). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Alligator mississippiensis, 11 June 2016

Alligator mississippiensis, the American alligator; Miami-Dade county, Florida (11 June 2016). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.