Category: The Tomoka & Bulow Circuit

Ganoderma zonatum, 29 December 2014

Ganoderma zonatum, the Zonatum bracket; Volusia county, Florida; 29 December 2014. Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Astropecten articulatus, 18 August 2013

Astropecten articulatus, the Royal starfish (aka the Flat sea star); Volusia county, Florida (18 August 2013). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Astropecten articulatus, 18 August 2013

Astropecten articulatus, the Royal starfish (aka the Flat sea star); Volusia county, Florida (18 August 2013). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org. The mouth is at the center of the starfish’s ventral side.

Astropecten articulatus, 18 August 2013

Astropecten articulatus, the Royal starfish (aka the Flat sea star); Volusia county, Florida (18 August 2013). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org. A close up of this Royal starfish’s madreporite (also known as a sieve plate), essentially the intake valve to draw and…

Astropecten articulatus, 18 August 2013

Astropecten articulatus, the Royal starfish (aka the Flat sea star); Volusia county, Florida (18 August 2013). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Physalia physalis, 20 May 2014

Physalia physalis, the Portuguese man o’ war; Volusia county, Florida (20 May 2014). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Physalia physalis, 20 May 2014

Physalia physalis, the Portuguese man o’ war; Volusia county, Florida (20 May 2014). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Porpita porpita, 20 May 2014

Porpita porpita, the Blue button; Volusia county, Florida (20 May 2014). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org. A macro shot of the dactylozooids which radiate outward from the Blue Button’s central float structure. Despite the presence of stinging nematocysts, Porpita Porpita doesn’t pose…

Porpita porpita, 20 May 2014

Porpita porpita, the Blue button; Volusia county, Florida (20 May 2014). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org. A cluster of gonozoids (reproducitive zooids) on the underside of a BlueButton’s central float. The long, darker-bluer tentacle you see is one of the dactylozooids (which…

Porpita porpita, 19 May 2014

Porpita porpita, the Blue button; Volusia county, Florida (19 May 2014). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org. Not actually a jellyfish, the Blue button is better described as a colony of hydrozoan polyps functioning together as one organism. In this shot, you can see the…

Caenoplana sp., 26 October 2013

Caenoplana sp. (undescribed species); Volusia county, Florida (26 October 2013). Learn more about this taxa at iNaturalist.org. I solicited identification help for this species on Twitter and received this reply from Jean-Lou Justine (https://twitter.com/Plathelminthe4): “After consulting Leigh Winsor, who is a real flatworm maestro,…

Caenoplana sp., 26 October 2013

Caenoplana sp. (undescribed species); Volusia county, Florida (26 October 2013). Learn more about this taxa at iNaturalist.org. I solicited identification help for this species on Twitter and received this reply from Jean-Lou Justine (https://twitter.com/Plathelminthe4): “After consulting Leigh Winsor, who is a real flatworm maestro,…

Bipalium vagum, 08 September 2015

Bipalium vagum, the Mollusc-eating hammerhead worm; Volusia county, Florida (08 September 2015). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Bipalium vagum, 08 September 2015

Bipalium vagum, the Mollusc-eating hammerhead worm; Volusia county, Florida (08 September 2015). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Thamnophis sirtalis sirtalis, 22 April 2015

Thamnophis sirtalis sirtalis, the Eastern garter snake; Volusia county, Florida (22 April 2015). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Thamnophis sirtalis sirtalis, 22 April 2015

Thamnophis sirtalis sirtalis, the Eastern garter snake; Volusia county, Florida (22 April 2015). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Sinistrofulgur sinistrum, 22 May 2014

Sinistrofulgur sinistrum, the Lightning whelk; Volusia county, Florida (22 May 2014). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Sinistrofulgur sinistrum (egg case), 22 May 2014

Sinistrofulgur sinistrum, the Lightning whelk (egg casing); Volusia county, Florida (22 May 2014). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Calliactis tricolor, 22 May 2014

Calliactis tricolor, the Hitchhiking anemone; Volusia county, Florida (22 May 2014). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Calliactis tricolor, 22 May 2014

Calliactis tricolor, the Hitchhiking anemone; Volusia county, Florida (22 May 2014). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Calliactis tricolor, 22 May 2014

Calliactis tricolor, the Hitchhiking anemone; Volusia county, Florida (22 May 2014). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Calliactis tricolor, 22 May 2014

Calliactis tricolor, the Hitchhiking anemone; Volusia county, Florida (22 May 2014). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Mellita quinquiesperforata, 16 June 2015

Mellita quinquiesperforata, the Five-slotted sand dollar; Volusia county, Florida (16 June 2015). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Pelecanus occidentalis, 11 August 2015

Pelecanus occidentalis, the Brown pelican; Volusia county, Florida (11 August 2015). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Anisomorpha buprestoides, 08 August 2013

Anisomorpha buprestoides, the Southern two-striped walking stick; Volusia county, Florida (08 August 2013). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Anisomorpha buprestoides, 08 August 2013

Anisomorpha buprestoides, the Southern two-striped walking stick; Volusia county, Florida (08 August 2013). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Anisomorpha buprestoides, 08 August 2013

Anisomorpha buprestoides, the Southern two-striped walking stick; Volusia county, Florida (08 August 2013). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Thalasseus maximus, 11 August 2015

Thalasseus maximus, the Royal tern; Volusia county, Florida (11 August 2015). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Calidris mauri, 11 August 2015

Calidris mauri, the Western sandpiper; Volusia county, Florida (11 August 2015). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Tringa semipalmata, 11 August 2015

Tringa semipalmata, the Willet; Volusia county, Florida (11 August 2015). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Thamnophis sirtalis sirtalis, 22 April 2015

Thamnophis sirtalis sirtalis, the Eastern garter snake; Volusia county, Florida (22 April 2015). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Thamnophis sirtalis sirtalis, 22 April 2015

Thamnophis sirtalis sirtalis, the Eastern garter snake; Volusia county, Florida (22 April 2015). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Thamnophis sirtalis sirtalis, 22 April 2015

Thamnophis sirtalis sirtalis, the Eastern garter snake; Volusia county, Florida (22 April 2015). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Thamnophis sirtalis sirtalis, 04 January 2015

Thamnophis sirtalis sirtalis, the Eastern garter snake; Volusia county, Florida (04 January 2015). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Thamnophis sirtalis sirtalis, 04 January 2015

Thamnophis sirtalis sirtalis, the Eastern garter snake; Volusia county, Florida (04 January 2015). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.