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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 conanti¬†(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…

Spring Break 2018: A Wee Red-Bellied Cooter

Pseudemys nelsoni, the Florida red-bellied cooter; Collier county, Florida (15 March 2018). Series: Spring Break 2018. Of all the reptiles in the American southeast, I’m perhaps loosest and least confident when it comes to identifying cooters (Pseudemys sp.) and sliders (Trachemys sp.). While some…

Spring Break 2018: The Crested Caracara

Caracara cheriway, the Crested caracara; Collier county, Florida (15 March 2018). Series: Spring Break 2018. Here are two fairly lame (“drive-by”) shots of one extraordinary bird species: The Crested caracara, Caracara cheriway. A member of the Falcon family, the Crested caracara is a large…

Spring Break 2018: Another Florida Green Watersnake!

Nerodia floridana, the Florida green watersnake; Collier county, Florida (15 March 2018). Series: Spring Break 2018. This is our third Florida green watersnake (Nerodia floridana) post for the Spring Break 2018¬†series. Some may say Too much is not enough, and I generally agree with…

Spring Break 2018: The Goitered Crested Anole

Anolis cristatellus, the Puerto Rican crested anole; Miami-Dade county, Florida (16 March 2018). Series: Spring Break 2018. They may be a dime a dozen in Miami-Dade county these days, but I’m always happy to find each and every Puerto Rican crested anole (Anolis cristatellus)…