Category: The Miami Circuit (Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach, and Martin counties)

Spring Break 2018: The Puerto Rican Crested Anole

Anolis cristatellus, the Puerto Rican crested anole; Miami-Dade county, Florida (17 March 2018). Series: Spring Break 2018. We return again to the Puerto Rican crested anole, Anolis cristatellus, a non-native species now strongly established within parts of South Florida. Though this species may appear…

Spring Break 2018: Carolina Greens!

Anolis carolinensis, the Carolina green anole; Miami-Dade county, Florida (17 March 2018). Series: Spring Break 2018. Above is a simple shot of a Carolina green anole, Anolis carolinensis, striking the classic trunk pose in Miami-Dade county, Florida. Sure, anoles can be pretty obvious when…

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: 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…

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: 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: 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…