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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,…

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: 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…

Anolis cybotes, 21 January 2017

Anolis cybotes, the Largehead anole; Broward county, Florida (21 January 2017). The Largehead anole, Anolis cybotes, is yet another non-native anole species now residing in isolated parts of South Florida. It’s one of the rarer anole species down south and is only really known from…

Anolis distichus, 08 July 2011

Anolis distichus, the Bark anole; Monroe county, Florida (08 July 2011). This is the sixth of eight anole species I’ve photographed and will eventually represent on Floridensis. It’s also yet another non-native species living in Florida. In fact, of the anoles only the Carolina…

Anolis garmani, 06 August 2017

Anolis garmani, the Jamaican giant anole; Miami-Dade county, Florida (06 August 2017). The Jamaican giant anole, Anolis garmani, is (yet another) non-native anole lizard now scratching out a living in pockets of southern Florida. They certainly aren’t widespread throughout south Florida, however. Unlike the…

Anolis chlorocyanus, 21 January 2017

Anolis chlorocyanus, the Hispaniolan green anole; Broward county, Florida (21 January 2017). Florida certainly has no shortage of non-native species. Pick a corner of the world, and there’s a decent chance we’ve got some wild critter or plant from that region trying to scratch…

Anolis carolinensis, 21 January 2017

Anolis carolinensis, the Carolina green anole; Broward county, Florida (21 January 2017, Nikon D7100). Florida has one native species of anole: The Carolina green anole, Anolis carolinensis. All of our other anole species are non-native and (relatively speaking) recently introduced. Most of the introduced,…

Anolis sagrei, 27 November 2015

Anolis sagrei, the Brown anole; Monroe county, Florida (27 November 2015, Nikon D7100). The Cuban brown anole, Anolis sagrei, is a non-native species very well established throughout the entirety of peninsular Florida (and increasingly-so further to the north and west). Adapted to scratching a living…

Anolis equestris, 21 January 2017

Anolis equestris, the Knight anole; Miami-Dade county, Florida (21 January 2017, Nikon D7100). Anolis equestris, the Knight anole, is one of several non-native anole species now well-established throughout parts of south Florida. This particular species is the largest anole now found in wild Florida….

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: 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: 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…