Green Anolis Carolinensis Lizards mating in a pink Magnolia Tree. Tennessee Smoky Mountains, Photographers garden, Anole Lizard Habitat. These lizards inhibit tropical and subtropical America. Tropical Lizards in a tropical place in TN. Some people call these Chamelleons because they can turn this bright green. 3 factors influence their color change, temporature, light and emotion. Camouflauged, they are hard to see some times. If they are not in plain sight, I watch for a movement of the leaves. This is the first time I have seen them in Magnolia trees, which are virgually pest free. Anole are insectavores, beneficial to gardens. Mating begins about April and lasts till late Summer. Notice their differences, for when they are not together, males have a slightly larger head or snout. Females have a white design down her back. Gourley Garden ajoining the Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Found in Southeastern USA, Cuba, Jamaica, and other Caribbean islands. Only the green anole is native to the U.S.; all others are released or escaped pets, many of which have survived and bred in the U.S.; the other six species are native to the Caribbean islands. The vast majority of green anoles sold in the pet trade are wild caught in the Southeastern U.S. There are over 36 species of non-native anoles breeding in the wilds in Florida (out of an estimated total of 250 anole species in the world), and there has been considerable interbreeding so markings may be considerably altered from the true wild types. Anole tropical lizards breeding in the wild at Gourley Garden, habitat in the Smoky Mountains. Research 2nd part from internet site Melissa Caplain
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