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

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…

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…