Tag: green

The Orchard Orbweaver, 07 May 2014

Leucauge venusta, the Orchard orbweaver; Flagler county, Florida (07 May 2014). Perhaps now Leucauge argyrobapta. The Orchard orbweaver, Leucauge venusta, is a fairly nifty (and utterly harmless-to-humans) arachnid traditionally listed as ranging throughout much of North, Central, and South America. In Florida, they are most certainly…

The Carolina Green Anole, 31 August 2011

Anolis carolinensis, the Carolina green anole; Lowndes county, Georgia (31 August 2011). Here are some simple shots of a simple Carolina green anole, Anolis carolinensis, simply basking in an ocean of fluid greenery. So much green!

A Little Green Iguana, 26 July 2018

Iguana iguana, the Green iguana; Monroe county, Florida: 26 July 2018. Considered to be somewhat a “nuisance” species, the Green iguana is a fairly large non-native reptile now well-established throughout much of south Florida — especially along our coastlines. I see them most often…

Spring Break 2018: Carolina Greens!

Anolis carolinensis, the Carolina green anole; Miami-Dade county, Florida (17 March 2018). Series: Spring Break 2018. Above is a simple shot of a Carolina green anole, Anolis carolinensis, striking the classic trunk pose in Miami-Dade county, Florida. Sure, anoles can be pretty obvious when…

Spring Break 2018: The Green Anole

Anolis carolinensis, the Carolina green anole; Collier county, Florida (15 March 2018). Series: Spring Break 2018. The Carolina green anole, Anolis carolinensis, is always worth a few moments of calm and quiet study and observation. Seriously, I never tire of simply watching Carolina green…

Spring Break 2018: A Young Knight Anole

Anolis equestris, the Cuban knight anole; Miami-Dade county, Florida (16 March 2018). Series: Spring Break 2018. One species we didn’t really find in abundance while in Miami-Dade county was the Cuban knight anole, Anolis equestris. I’m a mega-fan of this big, beefy non-native species…

Spring Break 2018: In Search of Gray-Dewlap Green Anoles (Part III)

Anolis carolinensis, the Carolina green anole; Collier county, Florida (15 March 2018). Series: Spring Break 2018. This is our third of five (or so) variant Carolina green anoles, Anolis carolinensis, photographed in Collier county during Spring Break 2018. Unlike most Carolina green anoles, many…

Spring Break 2018: In Search of Gray-Dewlap Green Anoles (Part II)

Anolis carolinensis, the Carolina green anole; Collier county, Florida (15 March 2018). Series: Spring Break 2018. During this little Spring Break 2018 micro-series, I’ll continue spanning out a number of  “gray dewlap” Green anoles (Anolis carolinensis) photographed in Collier county, Florida. You can read…

Anolis equestris, 11 June 2016

Anolis equestris, the Cuban knight anole; Miami-Dade county, Florida (11 June 2016). One of my favorite non-native lizards to track down in South Florida is the Cuban knight anole, Anolis equestris. This beefy tank of a lizard is somewhat abundant throughout various parts of…

Thamnophis sirtalis sirtalis, 22 April 2015

Thamnophis sirtalis sirtalis, the Eastern garter snake; Volusia county, Florida (22 April 2015). Eastern garter snakes, Thamnophis sirtalis sirtalis, may be common, everyday snakes, but my gosh… they are just lovely where I live. This species and their close allies are remarkably adaptable across…

Iguana iguana, 18 March 2017

Iguana iguana, the Green iguana; Miami-Dade county, Florida (18 March 2017). The Green iguana, cleverly named Iguana iguana, is a non-native species now quite abundant throughout much of the southern Florida peninsula. Growing upwards to four to five feet in length as adults, iguanas…

Anolis garmani, 06 August 2017

Anolis garmani, the Jamaican giant anole; Miami-Dade county, Florida (06 August 2017). The Jamaican giant anole, Anolis garmani, is (yet another) non-native anole lizard now scratching out a living in pockets of southern Florida. They certainly aren’t widespread throughout south Florida, however. Unlike the…