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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

Desert Spiny Male Lizard   Leave a comment

desert-spiny-1-of-1-2-blogDesert Spiny Male Lizard — Image by kenne

The morning light and the cooler desert temperatures bring out the colors in this male desert spiny lizard.

 

Desert Spiny Lizard   Leave a comment

Sabino Canyon 06-09-12

Desert Spiny Lizard — Image by kenne

It’s hard not to think of lizards when one thinks of the hot desert days of summer.
Most lizards like the heat, but not to much. 

An article in the Smithsonian Magazine notes,
“Scientists worry that a warming climate may be especially dangerous for lizards,
which aren’t able to regulate their own temperatures.” 

Scientists are making use mitochondrial DNA to map out a species’ genetic diversity
to learn how animals might best adapt to global warming, if at all.
Lizards “may need to become nocturnal if they want to survive.”

Still, I’m always amazed to see a Zebra-tailed lizard moving across a neighbor street (black-top)
in the bright sun knowing that the air temperature is already in the triple digits
— go figure!

kenne

 

 

The Chase Is On!   Leave a comment

Desert Spinny Lizard (1 of 1) blogMale Desert Spiny Lizard Chasing A Female — Image by kenne

 

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