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Anole Near Azalea Bloom by JeffeeArt4u

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Anole near the Azalea Bloom. Anolis Carolinensis Lizard native to the USA and Carribean Islands. Insectavorious. Favorite insect seems to be the fly, they also like crickets, spiders, moths, some larva and beetles, and occasional ants. Private Gourley Garden (Anole Habitat) Smoky Mountains, near the Foothills Parkway. Perhaps they are in the National Park around water, or moist places with sun, but most folks are enjoying the view. The lizards dig under ground in winter, but are climbing lizards. Dramatic Azaleas are seen on Gregory Bald in late June and early July. Different types – Flame Azalea bloom earlier, which the mountain people called Wild Honeysuckle. / Lizards have dry, scaly skins. They are active animals that use the heat of the sun to warm their bodies. The warm, dry habitats that most lizards favor occur only at fairly low elevations around the margins of the park. Most lizards have four legs and a trail, but one species that lives in the park, the Eastern Slender Glass Lizard, is legless and resembles a snake.

Nine species of lizards can be found in the park:
Ophisaurus attenuatus longicaudus—Eastern slender glass lizard
Sceloporus undulatus hyacinthinus—Northern fence lizard
Anolis carolinensis carolinensis—Northern green anole
Eumeces anthracinus—Coal skink
Eumeces fasciatus—Five-lined skink
Eumeces inexpectatus—Southeastern five-lined skink
Eumeces laticeps—Broadhead skink
Scincella lateralis—Ground skink
Cnemidophorus sexlineatus sexlineatus—Six-lined racerunner

Visitors Welcome-312 W. Millers Cove, Walland, TN
Photographer’s garden in TN / 10-6pm
Canon Sure Shot S31S

Would like a garden book published of all my garden images and documentations about my work. I need to publish Bible Books-sample See"Vine and Branches" Also Garden work.Available to Publish, just for free marketing, information to help magazines, and people. “Smoky Mountains, Gourley Garden, Lizards, Art” written information that you find here. Copy to my address. My garden ajoins the Foothills Parkway land of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Internatonal Biosphere Reserve
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Comments

  • Sunsetdaze
    Sunsetdazeabout 5 years ago

    Wow this is a great photo! Fancy the lizard being there! Well done.

  • JeffeeArt4u
    JeffeeArt4uabout 5 years ago

    Thanks, I am glad you saw the Anole on the Azalea Bloom and commented! If you enjoyed this one, visit some of the others on my site, some are funny too.

  • aussiedi
    aussiediabout 5 years ago

    Great capture Jeffee..really am enjoying your Anole series.

    Di

  • Ok thanks, I really have a good time watching the “Anole” and learning more about them.

    – JeffeeArt4u

  • Joy Watson
    Joy Watsonalmost 5 years ago

    lovely image

  • The Azalea schrub with Anole feasting on insects in next to my house, there were at least 4 anole in it, and it looked like a mother Anole teaching her young. This is my cover image for site, I really like it too. Can you see why I had to declare this a habitat for Anole

    – JeffeeArt4u

  • Virginia N. Fred
    Virginia N. Fredalmost 4 years ago

    CONGRATULATIONS

  • lcretyi
    lcretyialmost 4 years ago

    Superb Image, Absolutely Gorgeous…what a fabulous capture..laura

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkealmost 3 years ago

  • Thank you, the Anole native to the USA that thrives in my garden, gives me something extra to look for when photographing or enjoying the garden. Have a nice day.

    – JeffeeArt4u

  • Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos
    Konstantinos A...almost 3 years ago


    27 January 2012 – 1 image per 24hrs

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkealmost 3 years ago

    Click on the banner to enter the challenge

  • Glenn Cecero
    Glenn Ceceroalmost 3 years ago

    Great image, love it’s blue eyeliner! Congrats Jeffee on your feature! Bravo

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