Saturday, July 30, 2011

Western Fence Lizard

Western Fence Lizard (Sceloporus occidentalis) or Blue-bellies were more common in June than in May. (Conversely, the Sagebrush Lizards were everywhere, even when the air temps were only slightly above 40.) I ran across this large fellow perched on top of a rock face looking out over the Steptoe Valley towards the setting sun.

I had spent the evening hiking up the Twisted Pines trail at Cave Lake. This fence lizard was near my turn-around point. Here is a decent map of the area that I just found.

This large fence lizard was at Great Basin NP. It seemed to be posing by the flowers.

No comments: