Archive for the ‘Lizard’ Tag

Can I Pose For You?   3 comments

Eastern Collared Lizard — Images by kenne

The Eastern Collared Lizard is a beautiful lizard — the most beautiful in southern Arizona.
This lizard was first spotted in the brush along the Douglas Springs Trail,
then climbed up on a near-by rock to pose for me.

— kenne

A Morning Promenade At Hutch’s Pool   1 comment

Ornate Tree Lizard — Images by kenne

Nothing like a lizard promenade on a cool sunny morning. These two guys were soaking in the sun on trees near Hutch’s Pool in Sabino Canyon (11/18/11) — a promenade in the morning!

“The sun lay like a friendly arm across her shoulder.”

— Margorie Kinnan Rawlings, South Moon Under

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SCVN Nature Walk #2 In Sabino Canyon   23 comments

“On the Trail” — Image by kenne

The Sabino Canyon Volunteer Naturalists training, Class of 2011, meets every Monday this fall. A recent class was on herpetology, which includes the study of amphibians and reptiles. These animals are among the most numerous in the canyon, but are the most camouflaged therefore making them difficult to observe on a nature walk. This posting contains some of the sighting during a recent nature walk that focused on observing amphibians and reptiles. As you will see, any focused nature walk will still observe other wildlife and take advantaged of “the teaching moment” along trails in the canyon.

Our naturalists leaders describe the characteristics and adaptations of the reptiles we may encounter. Even with their help, some lizards may look-alike, making it difficult to name. I’ve tried to name the lizards I have photographed, but you will see some are just labeled a “lizard.”

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(Click here to see a more complete slideshow, in my Flickr account, of photos from Nature Walk #2)

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Images by kenne

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