Tag: wildlife

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…

A Roughed Up Red Rat Snake, 10 November 2018

Pantherophis guttatus, the Red rat (corn) snake; Miami-Dade county, Florida (10 November 2018). An unfortunate and sadly unavoidable byproduct of spending so much time looking for snakes while trolling Florida’s roadways after the sun sets is that you inevitably come across snake after snake…

The Eastern Rat Snake (of the Everglades Variety), 10 November 2018

Pantherophis alleghaniensis, the Eastern rat snake; Miami-Dade county, Florida (10 November 2018). This past weekend, I slipped down to south Florida for a romp through the tangles and flats of the Everglades system — working my way through Big Cypress National Preserve, Everglades National…

The Coastal Lyric Cicada, 15 July 2013

Neotibicen lyricen virescens, the Coastal lyric cicada; Lowndes county, Georgia (15 July 2013). Though I still have heaps of cicada photographs waiting in the wings (see what I did there?), we’ll wrap up this little run of cicada posts with one of my favorite…

The Similar Dog-Day Cicada, 25 August 2013

Neotibicen similaris, the Similar dog-day cicada; Volusia county, Florida (25 August 2013). Continuing our little run of cicada posts, featured here is a Similar dog-day cicada (Neotibicen similaris) photographed on my back patio in Volusia county, Florida. I’ve divided the photographs into two sets….

Video Timelapse of Northern Dusk Singing Cicada Ecdysis, 23 June 2013

Megatibicen auletes, the Northern dusk singing cicada; Lowndes county, Georgia (23 June 2013). Lead photograph above of same species observed on 18 June 2013. Following the annotated photo montage from yesterday’s post, here’s another video I wrassled up during the summer of 2013. This…

Photographic Video Montage of Northern Dusk Singing Cicada Ecdysis, 22 June 2013

Megatibicen auletes, the Northern dusk singing cicada; Lowndes county, Georgia (22 June 2013). During the summers from 2011 through 2013, I was graced with an over-abundance of cicadas (of varying species) in my Valdosta, Georgia, backyard. Our backyard was also a goldmine for emerging…

The Lyric Cicada, 19 June 2013

Neotibicen lyricen, the Lyric cicada; Lowndes county, Georgia (19 June 2013). In our last post, we checked out a rather frosty Northern dusk singing cicada, a big chunk of bug coasted with waxy pruinosity. In this post, we’re checking out a slightly younger cicada —…

The Northern Dusk Singing Cicada, 28 June 2013

Megatibicen auletes, the Northern dusk singing cicada; Lowndes county, Georgia (28 June 2013). One significant benefit of living in Valdosta, Georgia, for two years was being able to see (and hear) a great number of noisy Northern dusk singing cicadas (Megatibicen auletes) in my…

The American Green Treefrog, 17 March 2013

Hyla cinerea, the American green treefrog; Lowndes county, Georgia (17 March 2013). The American green treefrog, Hyla cinerea, is truly the Kermit of the American southeast. Fairly large (by North American Frogger standards) and quite abundant in certain areas, this is a true sweetheart of…

The Eastern Glass Lizard, 01 October 2012

Ophisaurus ventralis, the Eastern glass lizard; Lowndes county, Georgia (01 October 2012). The Eastern glass lizard, Ophisaurus ventralis, is one of several “legless” lizards ranging throughout much of the American southeast. Often confused as being snakes due to their body shape and leglessness, “glass”…

A Fairly Dark Florida Banded Watersnake, 20 March 2015

Nerodia fasciata pictiventris, the Florida banded watersnake; Collier county, Florida (20 March 2015). We’ve seen a few Florida banded watersnakes (Nerodia fasciata pictiventris) on Floridensis thus far, but the individual featured here remains one of my favorites. As noted before on this blog, the Florida…