A green anole pauses in a patch of sunlight on a ti leaf.
A green anole keeps a wary out from the stalk of a ti plant. This is a popular spot for anoles in the winter months. Often, the dominant male spends a good deal of time running around and puffing out his dewlap to let all and sundry know who’s boss. This year’s dominant male seems positively mellow by comparison. So far I haven’t seen him get ruffled by anything, including my intrusive behavior.
In the morning, it’s common to see geckos taking a drink of water. Sometimes it’s from morning dew or leftover drops from overnight rain. Here, a gold dust day gecko drinks from water collected where a ti leaf joins the main stem.
For more information about geckos, go to geckoweb.org.
For more information about green anoles, go to en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carolina_anole.