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 primarily functions as a photo-centric blogroll. On average, I post somewhere between one and three new images a day to the photo feed. Each photo is extensively categorized and sorted as it is added to the site. You’ll find filter options at the top of the page, just beneath the banner image. This includes filter options by animal type and by region/location. You’ll also find a number of topic-specific galleries and search page featuring a full list of all species currently presented on this website.
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. I also compose short captions riffing from the subject of each photograph.
This iteration of Floridensis was relaunched in December of 2022. I retired the site a few years back and was posting directly to social media; however, with the twitterpocalpye (among other concerns), I’ve decided to port my passion back through a (more) controllable website. I also finance this site to prevent any external advertisements beyond the WordPress stuff at the bottom of the page. I like to keep my data/photography clean, consistent, referential, and unobstructed for you, the reader/user of Floridensis.
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, 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, and the world around me will always be a better teacher than myself. 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. You’ll find the contact form at the bottom of this page. Please note, however, that I cannot provide exact locations of photographic subjects, especially when a rare species is involved. If you’d like to support Floridensis, which is an entirely independent production, you’ll find a donation form below on this page.
All the best to you and yours — and thank you for visiting Floridensis!
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This page was last updated on
Sunday 27 November 2022