Tag Archives: Carolina Anole

Backyard Carolina Anole on Caladium

With more time spent at home this summer Carolina Anoles have continued to entertain me on our patio.

Carolina Anole on Caladium
Carolina Anole on Caladium

This is the first year I’ve tried Caladium. It’s holding up to the heat and makes a great perch for the Anoles as they search for bugs.

Carolina Anole on Caladium
Carolina Anole on Caladium

The colors of the lizard and the leaves were incredibly vivid; here’s a B&W version.

Carolina Anole on Caladium
Carolina Anole on Caladium

Juvenile Carolina Anole

There were a few young Green Anoles exploring the plants on our patio this morning.

Anole Juvenile
Anole Juvenile on Sago Palm

They are about an inch (25mm) long when they hatch, and these were about double that.

Anole Juvenile
Anole Juvenile

Anole juveniles are immediately mobile, with food and self protection their primary needs. Anoles eat a variety of insects and I’ve read they will attempt to eat anything smaller than their own head.

Anole Juvenile
Anole Juvenile on Vinca

Carolina Anole Waiting

I was hoping to see this Carolina Anole catch a bug, but nothing came his way while I was watching.

Carolina Anole
Carolina Anole

I was able to get images from a couple of angles and he just hung there, even his tail stayed still.

Carolina Anole
Carolina Anole

Lastly, a broader view of where the anole was perched, about 5 feet ( 1 1/2 Meters) off the ground. He was still there when I moved on down the trail.

Carolina Anole
Carolina Anole

Click on any image for a larger view.