Hatchling beside a blade of grass, you can see the size of the native green Anolis Carolinensis Lizard hatchling. Made a reflecting pond, or frog pond out of old fountain, and making another area more lizard friendly. Seeing these lizards in the back of the property more. Have enjoyed them for more than 20 years, but on a more close level, since documenting with photography. These native green anole are named after the Carolinas. I have had them close to the door, and end up in the house. I had seen a pregnant female, digging around in a flower pot, near my few tomato plants and herbs, planted in a planter on the padio. I took some pictures, and she kept coming back to the flower pot, which I thought she might have been laying an egg. She squat after digging around in it. A few weeks later seeing the hatchling. They feed on flies and nat, beetle, moth, and other flying insects, later eating young crickets and more. Beneficial Anolis Carolinensis Lizards to gardens… Female Anole lay an egg every week or so, rarely two…. I had never seen one lay an egg, but thought this was the time I caught one….takes 30 to 40 days for an egg to hatch, and a female can lay 25 to 30 eggs in a couple of years. Breeding season begin about April and lasts all Summer. I have seen more at different times, but I think the black snakes come by and probably get a few. Only other preditors are domestic cats and large hawks, and Praying Mantis. TN Smoky Mountains – Gourley Garden Habitat, in a mountain community, West Millers Cove that runs along with the Foothills Parkway, senic views. I enjoy the lizards and sharing what I have learned…My garden ajoining the GSMNP International Biosphere Reserve.. These lizards can be enjoyed outdoors, many loose their lives due to the lack of care from children in the pet trade….enjoy them outdoors…Native to the USA, seen as far west as TX and OK in tropical like places, maped as far north as TN. also same lizards seen in the Tropics and Subtropics…Sometimes called the American Chameleon Canon Sure Shot S31S….now have a new camera, this one quit after taking pictures too much in the rain.