Natural History Profiles

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.

SharksOther Marine Fishes –¬†Freshwater FishesAmphibiansReptilesBirdsMammalsTerrestrial InsectsAquatic InsectsMarine InvertebratesFernsConifersGrassesWildflowersTreesAgricultural SpeciesInvasive Species

 

Animals

Vertebrates (animals that have a spine)

Fishes

Sharks (general information)

Bonnethead shark

Bull shark

Marine (saltwater) fishes

Freshwater fishes

Amphibians

Salamanders

Frogs

Reptiles

American alligator

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)

Eastern kingsnake

Venomous snakes (general information)

Birds

Peregrine falcon

Mammals

Invertebrates

Insects

Terrestrial Insects

Freshwater Insects

Snails

Starfish and Sand Dollars

Crabs

Plants

Ferns

Conifers

Flowering Plants

Grasses

Spartina

Wildflowers

Vines

Woody Plants (Shrubs, Bushes, Trees)

Agricultural Species And Varietals

Horticultural species and varietals

Invasive species