Wednesday, May 04, 2005

A Spell for a Southern Green Anole



This little guy is living in the jasmine vine out side our front door. He is so very elegant. He is a Southern Green Anole Anolis carolinensis seminolus. They are often confused with chameleons because the green anoles can turn brown.

Isn't the internet a amazing? I typed in "little green lizard with red thingy under it's chin" and *poof* I have the Latin name and it's feeding habits!

(Any other closet fantasy readers who get the title reference?)

Today was drawing class. My students were working on texture and trying out conte crayons. They seem to be learning to observe more carefully... I guess all those contour drawings worked.

Spent the morning working on the website and linking...bah. Hopefully tomorrow will be mostly working on the calla lily painting for my brother.

4 comments:

  1. Wow, he hides himself well, I almost missed him.

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  2. Oooohh..I've never read it, but is Peirce Anthony right? The title reference I mean.

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  3. When I was a boy I raised a couple of those. They make wonderful pets.

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  4. Awesome! But actually, the southern green anole doesn't have the red under the chin. The southern is a variant of the northern and has a pale throat or green throat, no red. They live in extreme SW Florida.

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