Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Backyard Visitors

I love our backyard. It's such a quiet place and you never know what you might see.......
This afternoon as I was sitting out on the patio, I noticed a couple of green Anole lizards hanging out on my wind chime. I watched them for a few minutes before going in to get the camera, hoping to get a few good pictures of these guys.
We have quite a few of these lizards, including a number of juveniles, and I like having them around because they keep the insect population down and here in Alabama we have more than our fair share of bugs!
  The males have the pinkish-red dewlap, or throat fan. 
Not sure what to think of me and my camera.
I think they're gorgeous!
This is the first time I've seen them on the wind chimes. I had to laugh because one of them kept going in and out of one of the pipes before it decided to perch on top for a bit. Usually I see these lizards on the side of the house or around the windows so I'm not sure what drew them to my wind chimes, although they seemed pretty content where they were at, don't you think?   :)


  1. What a wonderful post, Denise...they were making their kind of music!

    Have a wonderful weekend


  2. I love it..."making their kind of music". It was just funny watching them that day, but then it doesn't take much for me to be entertained!
    Hope you have a great weekend, too! :)

  3. What lovely geckoes. We don't have anything like that where I live I don't think. I love the red on their throats.

  4. They are lovely!
    We also have a few iridescent lizards that are blue and green that absolutely shine in the sunlight, and I've also seen a couple salamanders as well.
    You should see the red flap on the male's throats when they're in the sun. It just glows!