Tag: florida

The Roseate Spoonbills of Brevard county, Florida; 03 March 2012

Platalea ajaja, the Roseate spoonbill; Brevard county, Florida (03 March 2012). As the push of time obfuscates 2018 somewhere behind the wake of the New Year, it’s time to once again get rolling with¬†Floridensis. Kicking off the new year, here are a bundle of…

Put the Lichen Back in Christmas!

Cryptothecia rubrocincta, the Christmas lichen; Volusia county, Florida (24 August 2013). In Florida (and elsewhere, of course), you’ll find much more than epiphytic plants such as the Resurrection fern growing atop the limbs and branches of our oak trees. One particularly nifty and cool…

The Brown Anole, the Resurrection Fern, & the Live Oak; 24 August 2013

Anolis sagrei, the Cuban brown anole, Pleopeltis polypodioides, the Resurrection fern, and Quercus virginiana, the Southern live oak; Volusia county, Florida (24 August 2013). Following up on our last post, the Carolina green anole (Anolis carolinensis) is no longer the sole species of anole…

The Green Anole, the Resurrection Fern, & the Live Oak; 24 August 2013

Anolis carolinensis, the Carolina green anole, Pleopeltis polypodioides, the Resurrection fern, and Quercus virginiana, the Southern live oak; Volusia county, Florida (24 August 2013). In Florida, habitats are typically somewhat… jumbled. Such is the certainly the case in these photographs. Here’s the breakdown: First,…

A Short Break!

Ormond Beach; Volusia county, Florida; 19 March 2015. Updated 09 December 2018 Updated: I’ve got to take the week¬†two weeks off from the wiki-wiki-wild-wild-web. It’s the end of the semester, and I have heaps of work to do over the next few weeks. Teaching…

The Snowy Egret, 03 March 2012

Egretta thula, the Snowy egret; Brevard county, Florida (03 March 2012). The Snowy egret, Egretta thula, is a common-yet-charming species in the Florida I know and love. These smallish egrets sport bold yellow feet and equally bold yellow lores — the featherless facial areas…

The Great Egret, 03 March 2012

Ardea alba, the Snowy egret; Brevard county, Florida (03 March 2012). A simple set of shots for an otherwise chilly day in the temporal Here & Now. Featured here is a Great egret, Ardea alba, sporting its breeding colors (see the green in front…

The Striped Crayfish Snake, 10 November 2018

Liodytes alleni, the Striped crayfish snake; Miami-Dade county, Florida (10 November 2018). The Striped crayfish snake, Liodytes alleni, is a small, reclusive, non-venomous, and mostly-aquatic species. I don’t see them all that often in central Florida, though they’re certainly common enough. Unlike their larger…

The Brown Watersnake, 10 November 2018

Nerodia taxispilota, the Brown watersnake; Miami-Dade county, Florida (10 November 2018). When it comes to peninsula Florida’s three most-dominant inland watersnake species, I was three-for-three on this one particular night in Miami-Dade county. In addition to the Florida banded watersnakes (Nerodia fasciata pictiventris) and…

A Young Florida Green Watersnake (II); 10 November 2018

Nerodia floridana, the Florida green watersnake; Miami-Dade county, Florida (10 November 2018). Following up on our last post, here’s the second of two sub-adult Florida green watersnakes I found adjacent to one another on a lonely south Florida roadway well after the sun had…

A Young Florida Green Watersnake (I); 10 November 2018

Nerodia floridana, the Florida green watersnake; Miami-Dade county, Florida (10 November 2018). This youngster was one of two sub-adult Florida green watersnakes I came across laying next to each other on the side of a road in south Florida. Both appeared quite healthy. Both…

A Young Florida Banded Watersnake, 10 November 2018

Nerodia fasciata pictiventris, the Florda banded watersnake; Miami-Dade county, Florida (10 November 2018). Not all snakes you find on Florida’s nighttime roads have fallen victim to vehicular mayhem. Thankfully. I came across this young (non-venomous) Florida banded watersnake (Nerodia fasciata pictiventris) chilling near the…