Category: Lizards in Nature

July 6 2017

We need YOUR help to solve a lizard mystery! For the past eight years, members of our Lizard Lab have studied green anole lizards (scientific name: Anolis carolinensis) in Palmetto State Park in Luling, Texas. This park is about an hour[…]

November 17 2016

Everybody you know has a unique personality. Some of us are shy, hyper, optimistic, caring, awkward, friendly, smart, or talkative…the list goes on. And our personalities are complicated – each of us can be described with many different words, or[…]

July 7 2016

Hello, everyone! My name is Hannah, and I recently returned from a field trip with the Lizard Lab. We went together to Corpus Christi, Texas where we spent two days exploring the beautiful South Texas Botanical Gardens and studying the[…]

June 8 2016

Hi!  My name is Amy, and I’m the new member of the Lizard Lab. Right now, I spend most of my time helping out on little projects, and learning as much as I can about the way things work here in[…]

April 29 2015

When we think of a scientists, we often times imagine someone who works in a lab, and wears a long, white lab coat. We might imagine them mixing chemicals and looking through a microscope. Scientists do all of these things;[…]

November 17 2014

It’s easy for all of us to list lots of ways that lizards are different from people. For example, most lizards are much smaller than us. They are also scaly and don’t like the cold at all, so they’ll never[…]

September 21 2014

Hi, I’m Alyssa and I’m a research student in the Lizard Lab. My project involves working with Texas Spiny Lizards. I am using DNA to see how lizards in different parks in San Antonio are related to one another. In[…]

July 21 2014

In the Lizard Lab, we often spend our summers outside collecting data on the animals we study! This summer, we’re working in Puerto Rico to study eight different species of anole lizards there.  We are living at a field station[…]

July 2 2014

Here in Puerto Rico, we are studying several species of lizards that scientists don’t know much about yet.  One of those species is called the Ponce Grass Anole (Ponce is a town in southern Puerto Rico), and its scientific name[…]

November 15 2013

In spring and summer in Texas, we see lizards everywhere we look.  They’re climbing on the trees, crawling on the ground, and running around the walls of our houses.  If you watch a lizard for a few minutes in the[…]

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