Tag Archives: Carolina Anole

Pretty On Pink

A recently hatched Carolina Anole spent some time watching the world from a Mandevilla plant on my patio a few days ago.

Carolina Anole in Mandevilla Blossom
Carolina Anole in Mandevilla Blossom

You might wonder how he got in there, I sure did. He didn’t weigh much but these petals are quite delicate.

Carolina Anole in Mandevilla Blossom
Carolina Anole in Mandevilla Blossom

I suspect he climbed out the stem then jumped/fell into the center. A wider view shows how tiny the Anole was. The blossom was about four inches (10 cm) across.

Carolina Anole in Mandevilla Blossom
Carolina Anole in Mandevilla Blossom

Credit to Ted for spotting this little fellow.

Carolina Anole in Mandevilla Blossom
Carolina Anole in Mandevilla Blossom

Juvenile Anole And a New Lens

With my interest in dragonflies and following Mike Powell’s blog (MichaelQPowell.com/)┬áTed was sure I needed the Tamron 180mm macro lens.

Who was I to argue? He found a used one for sale and it arrived today.

Juvenile Anole
Juvenile Anole

One of my first subjects was a very young Anole on our patio.

Juvenile Anole
Juvenile Anole

This is my first non-image stabilized lens and it will require some practice.

Juvenile Anole
Juvenile 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