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

The Neonic Florida Scrub Lizard; 09 June 2017

Sceloporus woodi, the Florida scrub lizard; Martin county, Florida (09 June 2017). Throughout most of Florida (and, indeed, much of the United States — coast to coast), Sceloporus undulatus, the Fence lizard, dominates forested undergrowth (when it comes to lizards, at least). Far less…

A Few Puerto Rican Crested Anoles in Coral Gables, Florida; 16 March 2019

Anolis cristatellus, the Puerto Rican crested anole; Miami-Dade county, Florida (16 March 2019). Alas, summer is finally creeping over the Floridian peninsula, and I’ve actually got some room to breathe. Spring 2019 turned out to be a wickedly busy and hectic term, and I…

The African Redhead Agama, 09 June 2017

Agama picticauda, the African redhead agama; Martin county, Florida (09 June 2017). The African redhead agama (Agama picticauda, arguably) is, as its common name might suggest, a non-native lizard species now scratching out a living along the Atlantic coast of southern Florida. The furthest…

The Brown Basilisk in South Florida, 11 June 2017

Basiliscus vittatus, the Brown basilisk; Miami-Dade county, Florida (11 June 2016). Native to Central America and the northern reaches of South America, the Brown basilisk, Basiliscus vittatus, is an impressively agile and speedy non-native lizard slowly spreading its way across south Florida. Adults range…

The Spectacled caiman in Coral Gables; 21 March 2015

Caiman crocodilus, the Spectacled caiman; Miami-Dade county, Florida (21 March 2015). Native to the southern reaches of Central America and the northern half of South America, the Spectacled caiman in a non-native species now found throughout parts of south Florida. Only averaging between four…

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…