While strolling around our home one evening, I stumbled upon a face off between two male Jamaican Gray Anolis (anolis lineatopus). They are lizards, but I am not afraid of them; and as they focus on the start of their fight, it was obvious that the dominant anole was not afraid of me. The Jamaican… Read More A Face Off Between Two Male Jamaican Gray Anolis
A photo of a garden lizard popping its head out from beneath the leaves of our Phalaenopsis orchid. Peek a boo! I see you.
Today’s photos are of some of the different kinds of lizards found inside and outside our home. This anole lizard is attempting to come inside our house.Here’s lizzy on the floor in the laundry room.This lizard – resting on the flowerpot, is warming up in the sunshine. This rare type of lizard is hiding from… Read More Lizard Sightings
The lizard that peered from its hiding spot in our ceiling last month, came face to face with my brother. The lizard was a huge Cochran’s croaking gecko, and my brother’s face was the last thing that it saw. For in less than a minute, my brother was armed with the house broom, and in… Read More Battered, Bruised . . . Dead!
It’s Saturday October 1, and most Jamaicans are preparing for Hurricane Matthew . . . battering up windows, stocking up on food and water, moving to a safer location, and so on. Some persons are skeptical that we’ll actually get hit by Matthew, since previous hurricanes seemed to avoid our small island. If you watch… Read More A Dragonfly On My Ceiling
Recently, while gardening, I found under a rock, a nest of funny ants with hundreds of eggs. Funny ants (Paratrechina longicornis) are popularly known as crazy ants; they are also called longhorned crazy ants, or longlegged crazy ants. In Jamaica, some persons call these ants, “mad ants”. I understand that these ants are commonly called… Read More Funny Ants
This was the highlight of my photo-taking episode of the green lizard, as I did some gardening this weekend . . . photos of him eating a bug. I’m glad I got these shots.I read that green anoles function well as a native pest control, as they will eat spiders, cockroaches, and other bugs. The… Read More Photos: Green Anole Eating Bug