Floridensis is the photographic playground of Janson Jones. A native to Ormond Beach in Volusia county, Florida, I spend much of my free time studying and photographing the natural world around me — especially the tangled biodiversity of peninsular Florida. This website is an extension of these passions.
Floridensis consists of three dominant sections: The Projects section, the Photo Blog and the Galleries. On average, I post three to four new images a day to the photo blog feed. Galleries are intermittently updated as new, relevant material makes its way to the blog feed. Projects are long-form pages relating to various aspects of Florida, naturalism, and/or the organisms featured on this site.
Projects, the blog, and galleries are accessible through the top menu (just below the banner image).
I also extensively categorize and index each photo as it is added to the site. In the footer of each page, you’ll find a detailed index linking to each species featured on this site. You’ll also find a search box in the footer.
The Floridensis photo blog feed is mostly image-centric, but I do provide species identifications, general locations (to the county level), and dates for all photos. As of 16 April 2020, I’ve also begun adding short, descriptive captions to posts.
This iteration of Floridensis was launched in May of 2019, and in April of 2020 the site was substantially overhauled to privilege photography galleries and long-form projects.
As for myself, I am neither a professional photographer nor a trained biologist. Professionally, I serve as full-time faculty with the Humanities & Communication department at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU). I’ve been teaching composition, rhetoric, and media courses at the college or university level since 2001. As much as I adore teaching, and I truly do, I still carry within me an intense desire to learn. I am, you might say, a perpetual student at heart. This is probably why my interests in natural history, evolution, ecology, and biodiversity have only grown stronger with time. For every one thing I may learn, that one thing will provoke a number of new questions to chase after. I never get tired of that chase. I live for it in both the classroom and in the natural world around me. I hope my enthusiasm for the natural world around us will carry through within the photographs featured on this site.
I’m happy to answer any questions you may have to the best of my ability, and I love to receive feedback from others. If you have a question, a comment, or a permission request, please don’t hesitate to contact me with the message box at the bottom of this page. Please note, however, that I do not provide exact locations of photographic subjects, especially when a rare species is involved.
This page was last updated on
Tuesday 26 May 2020