The Desert Spiny Lizard was the first close reptilian encounter I had when we first moved in. We had a group of people working to clear all the Buffle Grass that had taken over our land. It was a chilly winter morning. The grass was being bundled into bins before being put onto a trailer. I walked past an empty bin and saw a pair of eyes looking up at me. One of the guys had found a lizard and put it in a bin! I wasn't sure what his long term plan was for the lizard but I didn't want it
Ever since that day I have been smitten! This one lives outside our bedroom and each morning is perched on the same rock, catching the warming rays of the rising sun.
And this one hangs out by our kitchen window. He has a favourite tree where he rests up during the heat of the day.
And this wily character sits under the outside light at the front of the house and feeds on the insects that come to the light.
I love my scaly neighbours.
Nature Notes hosted by Michelle at Rambling Woods.