One of My ‘Tenants’

Today’s post comes from my rural Missouri home. While working around my back deck the other day, this brilliantly-colored Five-lined Skink was moving about, sunning on the exterior wall of my basement: I’ve seen a lot of these beautiful lizards this summer. Always a treat to see the summer sun glistening off their colorful tails! […]

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Turquoise Treasure

Another interesting inhabitant of the Wichita Mountains (southwest Oklahoma) is the Eastern Collared Lizard (Crotaphytus collaris). During my recent visit, I saw several male lizards, but no females. Makes me think the females may be busy nesting right now. These creatures are cold-blooded, staying in their dens on colder days. During my visit, it was […]

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Faster Than A Speeding Bullet!

While on my recent camping trip to the bootheel area of Missouri, I ran upon this small fence lizard (species unknown) while photographing woodland wildflowers near my campgound:       While photographing him, I decided to try to grab some video. Here is a short clip of the little guy. Watch his extreme speed […]

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