Sceloporus woodi Florida Scrub Lizard
Ocala National Forest, Lake County, FloridaMarch 1, 2004
Florida Scrub Lizard (Sceloporus woodi) Florida Scrub Lizard (Sceloporus woodi)
Dr. Peter May, Dr. Terry Farrell and I scoured the scrub habitat looking for these lizards, which are common in the right places at the right times. We were in the right places, but the late winter day was cool so it wasn't exactly the right time. We did eventually discover three or four of them, of which this was the only one willing to cooperate for photos. (The others were seen only as they raced away.)
Hobe Sound National Wildlife Refuge, Martin County, FloridaApril 16, 2004
Florida Scrub Lizard (Sceloporus woodi) Florida Scrub Lizard (Sceloporus woodi)
A month and a half later, and a little further south, the scrub lizards were out in force. These were two of the dozen or so we saw on the small nature trail next to the Hobe Sound NWR visitors center. That first one is probably about ready to lay some eggs.
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