Under a fallen Joshua tree limb, like they always are.
Found under a fallen Joshua Tree branch. Duh.
This X. vigilis was found under neither a Joshua tree.
Found under a board within a property which is currently being graded out for a wind turbine farm development. The individual desert night lizard was relocated away from the construction activity.
Desert night lizard, caught indoors, photographed and released. Appears to have regenerated its tail.
I see these several times per year around my work site, which has no Joshua trees or other yuccas (apparently one of their preferred habitats) within 1/2 km.
Desert Night Lizard
Desert Night Lizard found in the dead yucca by Granite Mountain. Its tail looked like it was regrowing.
started - 7:12 p.m.
(Location my home )
Observed - 7:23
This X. vigilis was observed under a Joshua tree branch in a fragmented desert lot.
Temp - 86.0
Wind - 7.0 from SW
Humidity - 19%