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JenKnight

Naturalist and environmental educator by trade. Have lived and worked in FL, TN, MN, and now NC.

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JenKnight Orange Earth Tounge
Orange Earth Tounge commented on by JenKnight North Carolina, USA2 years ago

Thanks! These always strike me as very "alien".

JenKnight Eastern Spadefoot Toad
Eastern Spadefoot Toad commented on by JenKnight Florida, USA2 years ago

Thanks! I love these guys!

JenKnight Brown Anole ( Molting )
Brown Anole ( Molting ) commented on by JenKnight Florida, USA2 years ago

cool shot!

JenKnight Unknown spotting
Unknown spotting commented on by JenKnight North Carolina, USA2 years ago

Full disclosure: it could easily be Clavariadelphus pistillaris. However, I see oak leaves in the litter and since C. americanus is mycorrizal with oak I went with that one.

JenKnight Unknown spotting
Unknown spotting commented on by JenKnight North Carolina, USA2 years ago

Really hard to say without a better look - could possibly be a queen snake, especially so close to the creek.

JenKnight Eastern Box Turtle
Eastern Box Turtle commented on by JenKnight Tennessee, USA3 years ago

Poor little guy, he may have died over the winter. You can tell he's a male by the curve of his plastron (lower shell). The undersides of males are concave to facilitate mating.

JenKnight Long-jawed Orbweaver
Long-jawed Orbweaver commented on by JenKnight North Carolina, USA3 years ago

Thanks! Full disclosure: I didn't even notice the spider until I was reviewing these photos later - I was just shooting the molts!

JenKnight Eastern U.S. Caesar's Amanita
Eastern U.S. Caesar's Amanita commented on by JenKnight North Carolina, USA3 years ago

Congratulations Larissa!

JenKnight Skunk Vine
Skunk Vine commented on by JenKnight Brandon, Florida, USA3 years ago

Thanks Heather! That was just the lead I needed - based on recorded sightings it is almost certainly skunk vine. It seems sewer vine is currently restricted to Miami-Dade and Broward counties.

JenKnight Orange Spindle Coral Mushroom
Orange Spindle Coral Mushroom commented on by JenKnight North Carolina, USA4 years ago

Thanks! I'm new to mushrooming and it's been really fun finding and trying to ID all these colorful beauties!