Category: Various

Elsewhere Wednesday: Portage Valley, Alaska (17 April 2009)

Portage Valley; Portage Valley, Alaska (17 April 2009). With Thanksgiving about to land upon us, and with November starting to give way to the impending crush of December, let’s skip back to April of 2009 in southcentral Alaska. These are photographs of Portage Valley…

Elsewhere Wednesday: Matanuska Glacier, Alaska (29 August 2009)

Matanuska Glacier; Matanuska-Susitna Borough, Alaska (29 August 2009). Located about a hundred miles east/northeast of Anchorage, Alaska, in the Matanuska-Susitna Valley, Matanuska Glacier is a remarkably beautiful and other-worldly area to explore, especially from the perspective of a Floridian swamprat such as myself. Approximately…

Elsewhere Wednesday: Lowell Point Trail, Alaska (04 May 2010)

Lowell Point Trail near Tonsina Point; Resurrection Bay State Marine Park, Alaska; 04 May 2010. While Floridensis is primarily focused on Floridian wildlife and environments, I’ve had the benefit and luxury of living and visiting some pretty spectacular regions across North America. I’ve decided…

Article: Discovery of New Dimorphic Anolis/Chamaeleolis from Cuba

A brand spanking new species of Anolis/Chamaeleolis? Yes, please. Check it out: Zahradníčková, Veronika Holáňová. (5 Aug. 2018). Discovery of new dimorphic Anolis/Chamaeleolis from Cuba. Anole Annals, http://www.anoleannals.org/2018/08/05/discovery-of-new-dimorphic-anolis-chamaeleolis-from-cuba/.  

No Name Key Ten-and-a-Half Months After Hurricane Irma

iPhone X photos from No Name Key and Big Pine Key Monroe county, Florida; 26 July 2018 On 10 September 2017, Hurricane Irma crossed over the Florida Keys as a Category 4 hurricane. The eye of the storm passed through Cudjoe Key — just…

Maria Bamford!

This isn’t really “wildlife” related, but it’s more than worth sharing and noting (and shouting): Welcome to Florida, @mariabamfoo! To celebrate your arrival, here’s a photo of #FloridaMan passed out on the street… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…— Janson Jones (@floridensis) July 14, 2018 If you don’t know Maria…

The 2018 4th of July Fireworks in Ormond Beach, Florida

4th of July Fireworks in Ormond Beach Volusia county, Florida; 04 July 2018. The Fourth of July, the American day of Independence, has long been among my favorite holidays. It’s a holiday that carries deep meaning and value in my life, and I consider…

Stephen Colbert meets Anolis carolinensis

As an aside from our rather-lengthy Spring Break 2018 series, enjoy this fine video clip of Stephen Colbert meeting a few lizards on The Late Show. After surviving an impressive and sloppy mishap on his desk, Colbert enters the not-so-secretive society of those who…

Randomity: Super Spider German Film Star

For reasons I’ll never truly understand, I kept hearing “I’m in Love with a German Film Star” by the Passions (1981) while watching the meme-ified clip of the Superman/Spiderwoman India musical. Had to scratch that itch, and I rather like the result. Here it…

Heart Island Conservation Area, 18 February 2018

Heart Island Conservation Area Volusia county, Florida (18 February 2018, Nikon D7100). Here’s a few shots of Heart Island Conservation Area earlier this morning. It was a fabulously foggy morning. A bit cool, as well — at least until the sun finally broke through….

Fern Hammock Spring, 21 October 2017

Juniper Springs Recreational Area; Marion county, Florida (21 October 2017, Nikon D7100). Fern Hammock Spring is an natural spring situated within Juniper Springs Recreational Area. Whereas Juniper Spring itself is walled in as a controlled swimming area, Fern Hammock still belongs to the turtles…