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Spring Break 2018: The Western Bearded Anole

Anolis (Chamaeleolis) barbatus, the Western bearded anole (captive); Miami-Dade county, Florida (12 May 2018). Series: Spring Break 2018. Native to Cuba, the Western bearded anole is a heap of awesome, bumpy anole action. These photographs are of a few specimens on display during the…

Spring Break 2018: A Modest Crested Anole

Anolis cristatellus, the Puerto Rican crested anole; Miami-Dade county, Florida (17 March 2018) Series: Spring Break 2018. Though I’ve still got a decent number of watersnake shots to share, let’s lean back towards the latter run of Spring Break 2018 and check out some…

Spring Break 2018: The Goitered Crested Anole

Anolis cristatellus, the Puerto Rican crested anole; Miami-Dade county, Florida (16 March 2018). Series: Spring Break 2018. They may be a dime a dozen in Miami-Dade county these days, but I’m always happy to find each and every Puerto Rican crested anole (Anolis cristatellus)…

Spring Break 2018: The Bark Anole

Anolis distichus, the Bark anole; Miami-Dade county, Florida (16 March 2018). Series: Spring Break 2018. Though we’re not quite through with the very busy and hyper-productive first portion of Spring Break 2018 in Collier and Monroe county, let’s skip eastward to the latter portion…

Spring Break 2018: In Search of Gray-Dewlap Green Anoles (Part IV)

Anolis carolinensis, the Carolina green anole; Collier county, Florida (15 March 2018). Series: Spring Break 2018. As we’ve seen in Parts I, II, and III, the “gray-dewlap” Green anoles of southwest Florida are quite awesome and distinctive. Gone (to a certain extent) is the…

Spring Break 2018: A Young Knight Anole

Anolis equestris, the Cuban knight anole; Miami-Dade county, Florida (16 March 2018). Series: Spring Break 2018. One species we didn’t really find in abundance while in Miami-Dade county was the Cuban knight anole, Anolis equestris. I’m a mega-fan of this big, beefy non-native species…

Spring Break 2018: In Search of Gray-Dewlap Green Anoles (Part III)

Anolis carolinensis, the Carolina green anole; Collier county, Florida (15 March 2018). Series: Spring Break 2018. This is our third of five (or so) variant Carolina green anoles, Anolis carolinensis, photographed in Collier county during Spring Break 2018. Unlike most Carolina green anoles, many…

Spring Break 2018: In Search of Gray-Dewlap Green Anoles (Part II)

Anolis carolinensis, the Carolina green anole; Collier county, Florida (15 March 2018). Series: Spring Break 2018. During this little Spring Break 2018 micro-series, I’ll continue spanning out a number of  “gray dewlap” Green anoles (Anolis carolinensis) photographed in Collier county, Florida. You can read…

Spring Break 2018: A Little Crested Anole in Miami-Dade

Anolis cristatellus, the Puerto Rican crested anole; Miami-Dade county, Florida (16 March 2018). Series: Spring Break 2018. Whereas the first act of our little Spring Break 2018 romp about south Florida focused largely on Nerodia watersnakes, Act II most certainly focused on Anolis lizards. I…

Spring Break 2018: In Search of Gray-Dewlap Green Anoles (Part I)

Anolis carolinensis, the Carolina green anole; Collier county, Florida (15 March 2018). Series: Spring Break 2018. The Grande Glory and Manic Mayhem of Spring Break 2018 continues, only this time we’re skipping forward a click to Thursday 15 May and leaving snakes behind for a…

Spring Break 2018: Anolis Symposium, Day II

Anolis Symposium VII; Miami-Dade county, Florida (18 March 2018). Series: Spring Break 2018. Growing up in Volusia county, Florida, anoles, those funky little lizards, were a daily happening in my childhood. When I think back to my early years in Florida, I remember four…

Spring Break 2018: Anolis Symposium VII, Day I (with some historical context)

Anolis Symposium VII; Miami-Dade county, Florida (18 March 2018). Series: Spring Break 2018. In February of 1972, Harvard herpetologist and evolutionary biologist Ernest Williams produced a technical two-year report reporting research progress funded by National Science Foundations Grant B 019801X. In this technical report,…

Spring Break 2018: Anolis smallwoodi, 17 March 2018

Anolis smallwoodi, the Smallwood’s anole (Captive); Miami-Dade county, Florida (17 March 2018) Series: Spring Break 2018. Destination End Game for Spring Break 2018 was the 2018 Anolis Symposium in Coral Gables, Florida, hosted by Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden. Kristin Winchell posted a fantastic recap…

Stephen Colbert meets Anolis carolinensis

As an aside from our rather-lengthy Spring Break 2018 series, enjoy this fine video clip of Stephen Colbert meeting a few lizards on The Late Show. After surviving an impressive and sloppy mishap on his desk, Colbert enters the not-so-secretive society of those who…

Spring Break 2018: Agama Maximus

Agama picticauda, the African redhead agama; Miami-Dade county, Florida (17 March 2018). Series: Spring Break 2018. Every time I hit south Florida, the glory of the Miami area beckons me for some good old fashioned Anolis Lizard Time™. To be honest, however, my beloved…

Spring Break 2018: No Privacy for the Softshell

Apalone ferox, the Florida softshell turtle; Miami-Dade county, Florida (18 March 2018). Series: Spring Break 2018. The latter portion of our Spring Break 2018 romp was spent in the Coral Gables / South Miami area for the this year’s Anolis Symposium — held at the most magnificent…

Spring Break 2018: The Tortuous Art of Looking UP and Looking DOWN

I’ll photograph and appreciate damn near any organism I can manage to come across, but there are two genera that clearly captivate most of my attention: Nerodia watersnakes and Anolis lizards. There’s a cost, however, of loving these two taxa to the point of…

Spring Break 2018: Anolis carolinensis, 16 March 2018

Anolis carolinensis, the Carolina green anole; Miami-Dade county, Florida (16 March 2018). Series: Spring Break 2018. As I’m writing this on my back patio in Ormond Beach, Florida, an hour or so before the sun will rise on the first Monday after spring break, a…

Anolis equestris, 11 June 2016

Anolis equestris, the Cuban knight anole; Miami-Dade county, Florida (11 June 2016). One of my favorite non-native lizards to track down in South Florida is the Cuban knight anole, Anolis equestris. This beefy tank of a lizard is somewhat abundant throughout various parts of…

Anolis cristatellus, 02 September 2011

Anolis cristatellus, the Puerto Rican crested anole; Miami-Dade county, Florida (02 September 2011). The Puerto Rican crested anole, Anolis cristatellus, is the eighth species of anole currently represented on floridensis. Of those eight species, only one is native to Florida — and it certainly…