Category: Lizards

Iguana iguana, 10 July 2011

Iguana iguana, the Green iguana; Monroe county, Florida (10 July 2011). A non-native species now well-established throughout south Florida, the Green iguana is considered a nuisance by many because they can do some serious damage to the best laid residential landscaping plans… Still, when… Continue Reading “Iguana iguana, 10 July 2011”

Anolis carolinensis, 03 March 2012

Anolis carolinensis, the Carolina green anole; Lake county, Florida (03 March 2012). A fiesty Carolina green anole, a male, fighting for territory. I watched this and another male battle each other for a bit, each fighting for prime real estate upon which to impress… Continue Reading “Anolis carolinensis, 03 March 2012”

Anolis garmani, 06 August 2017

Anolis garmani, the Jamaican giant anole; Miami-Dade county, Florida (06 August 2017). The Jamaican giant anole is, as you might guess from its name, a non-native species now established in isolated pockets of south Florida. Though not widespread or abundant, I have seen this… Continue Reading “Anolis garmani, 06 August 2017”

Anolis cybotes, 21 January 2017

Anolis cybotes, the Hispaniolan stout anole; Broward county, Florida (21 January 2017). Anolis cybotes is native to Hispaniola (southeast of Cuba), but they are now lightly established in a few pockets of southeast Florida, particularly in Broward and Palm Beach counties. As is the… Continue Reading “Anolis cybotes, 21 January 2017”

Anolis equestris, 11 June 2016

Anolis equestris, the Cuban knight anole; Miami-Dade county, Florida (11 June 2016). A non-native species now well-established throughout south Florida. They’ve recent begun showing up as far north as even Volusia county. A crown-giant ecomorph, the Cuban knight anole is much, much larger than… Continue Reading “Anolis equestris, 11 June 2016”