On the last day of our vacation, we decided to hit a couple more state parks. Bummer though -- Palmetto Palm State Park was closed because of the Oct 31 flood! We were just able to walk around a short trail on the north side of the river. Nonetheless, nature was there. :)
hidin in the shed
Plica umbra photographed during the day in a forest trail.
Male on left
Tiene un color verde muy clara
Cola muy larga y delgada
Lizards are a widespread group of squamate reptiles, with approximately 6,000 species, ranging across all continents except Antarctica, as well as most oceanic island chains. The group, traditionally recognized as the suborder Lacertilia, is defined as all extant members of the Lepidosauria (reptiles with overlapping scales) that are neither sphenodonts (i.e., tuatara) nor snakes – they form an evolutionary grade. While the snakes are recognized as falling phylogenetically within the Toxicofera clade from which they evolved,...