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Lizard Walk In Sabino Canyon   1 comment

The last Sabino Canyon Volunteer Naturalist (SCVN) Lizard took place on October 12th.
It was a perfect fall morning for a lizard walk. However,
some lizards may have not agreed since the number of sightings were low.
Still, it was a beautiful morning for a nature walk.

Lizard Walk October 2019-72.jpgNaturalists Tom Skinner and Fred Heath welcome the walkers in front of the Sabino Canyon Visitor Center.

Lizard Walk October 2019-3-72.jpgEveryone gathers near lizard spotter off the trail,

Lizard Walk October 2019 Common Side-blocked-72.jpga common side-blotched lizard.

Lizard Walk October 2019-4-72Naturalists Bill and Lousie Kaufman share information on the common side-bloched lizard.
— Images by kenne

 

In the parched path 
I have seen the good lizard 
(one drop of crocodile) 
meditating. 
With his green frock-coat 
of an abbot of the devil, 
his correct bearing 
and his stiff collar, 
he has the sad air 
of an old professor. 
Those faded eyes 
of a broken artist, 
how they watch the afternoon 
in dismay!

-- from "The Old Lizard" by Federic Garcia Lorca

Mountain Spiny Lizard   Leave a comment

Mountain Spinny Lizard (1 of 1)-3 blogMountain Spiny Lizard or Yarrow’s Spiny Lizard (Sceloporus jarrovii) — Image by kenne

The Mountain Spiny Lizard can be found in the southeastern portion of Arizona — in this image, the Santa Rita Mountains. They live in mountain areas of oak and pine forests above 5,000 feet in elevation. This one is more colorful than most I have seen — usually bland in color. Therefore, I had to photograph him.

— kenne

“Two Lizards”   Leave a comment

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Lizard-1031 blog“Two Lizards” (Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum) — Images by kenne

Another Sign Of Spring   Leave a comment

Eastern Collared Lizard-spring-2013-96-blog.jpgEastern Collared Lizard — Image by kenne

Another sign of spring in the desert are our reptile friends, most scurrying about making it difficult to photograph. But not the eastern collared lizard (Crotaphytus collaris), who like to pose for you on a nearby rock. 

Welcome back, my friend — it is spring time in the Sonoran desert.

kenne

Here’s Looking At You   Leave a comment

heres-looking-at-you-blog“Here’s Looking At You” — Image by kenne

 

Lizard Walk — Desert Spiny   Leave a comment

desert-spiny-1-of-2-blogLizard Walk — Desert Spiny Image by kenne

 

In Your Face, Dude   2 comments

desert-spinny-1-of-1-2-blogIn Your Face, Dude (Desert Spiny Lizard) — Computer Art by kenne

He is one buff dude

Sometimes to intimidate

Sometime to attract.

— kenne

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