Natural History Profiles are descriptions of the habits, behaviors, ranges, and habitats used by organisms of interest to people visiting this website. Our focus is on the southeastern United States with an emphasis on two regions of Georgia: the mountainous region in the northern portion of the state and the coastal habitats found between Savannah and the Golden Isles.
This website is a work in progress, and only a limited number of species profiles are currently available, and it’s likely that the list of active profiles will never be complete as this project is a huge undertaking. Nevertheless, we hope to have several hundred profiles posted in the future. We will also update profiles periodically to reflect the most complete information possible. We encourage you check back here periodically to read our updates and see newly published profiles.
Below is a list of active and proposed profiles. Active profiles appear in blue and are hyperlinked to detailed species accounts; proposed profiles appear in black and clicking on them will not take you away from this page. The list is organized in a way that is loosely consistent with phylogenetic relationships (purported evolutionary order) but also user-friendly for novice naturalists.
Since this list is already long and will only get longer over time, you can use the hyperinks below to jump between sections.
Sharks – Other Marine Fishes – Freshwater Fishes – Amphibians – Reptiles – Birds – Mammals – Terrestrial Insects – Aquatic Insects – Marine Invertebrates – Ferns – Conifers – Grasses – Wildflowers – Trees – Agricultural Species – Invasive Species
Vertebrates (animals that have a spine)
Sea turtles (general information)
Freshwater turtles (general information)
Snakes (general information)
Non-venomous snakes (general information)
Eastern garter snake
Yellow rat snake
Black rat snake
Corn snake (aka red rat snake)
Venomous snakes (general information)
Starfish and Sand Dollars
Horticultural species and varietals