I seem to be seeing Green Anoles everywhere lately, and climbing on all sorts of things.
This dried pod is from last year’s Trumpet Vine which surprisingly hasn’t popped open.
The Anole was showing off his Dewlap, also known as a throat fan. They do this to attract mates and to establish their territory, alerting an intruding male that he’s gone to far.
I spotted this Green Anole with a broken off tail perched on a dried cat tail flower head at the swamp.
Anoles can regrow at least part of a lost tail but it is not of the same design.
The original tail has small bones while the replacement is cartilage, probably affecting its flexibility. Somehow they make do.
- Actually pretty slow moving, for an Anole.
They often disappear before you can even get them in the viewfinder.
This fellow was taking a more measured approach, at least for a few steps.
Twisted twigs from an old vine and a small drape of Spanish Moss made a fanciful scene for a passing Carolina Anole. He showed off his red dewlap as he marched up the branch.