Thursday, March 31, 2011

Hot to Trot

Playing around at the Greenville Y this sunny afternoon, it was a joy to find this Western Fence Lizard, AKA Bluebelly. The very bright blue along with the patches of orange and the swollen femoral pores, and the swollen base of the tail which hides his hemipenes, all indicate mating is going on or about to. A pretty quick response to the warm weather. The buds on this lilac are about to burst, too. These events make us feel more alive!

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