In The Forest

    While searching for mollusks in Florida, even within the urban setting of a city such as Jacksonville, one is sure to encounter a plethora of interesting flora and fauna. Some of these encounters are herein chronicled as captured by digital photography - with observations, as appropriate.
Moths Butterflies Snakes

White-tipped Black Moth (Melanchroia chephise) Mating

Julia [Dryas julia]

Florida Cottonmouth [Agkistrodon piscivorus conanti]

Frogs & Toads Turtles & Tortoises Lizards
Cuban Treefrog Osteopilus septentrionalis Gopher Tortoise [Gopherus polyphemus] Brown Anole [Anolis sagrei sagrei]
Other Arthropods Wasps & Bees Birds

Acanthocephala species Leaf-footed Bug

Paper Wasp [Probably Polistes fuscatus]

Anhinga [Anhinga anhinga]





American Alligator [Alligator mississippiensis]

Parrot Pitcher Plant [Sarracenia psittacina]

Miscellaneous Plants

Giant Wild Pine [Tillandsia utriculata]

Unidentified Crayfish Species

Prickly-pear Cactus [Opuntia humifusa]


Beard Lichen - Usnea hirta