Native Florida Green Anole
Long-time Floridians recall the days when they frequently encountered green anoles. For the past 50 years, however, anolis carolinensis, as it is known in the scientific community, has suffered from severe loss of habitat and an invasion by a brown invader species, anolis sagrei. The result is that greens are rarely seen in many parts of Florida today.
Some Constructive Ideas
What can be done? Well, how about a little more consideration for green anoles and other wildlife? Why bulldoze every tree and tall shrub on new commercial and residential properties? Wouldn't it make sense to use more native (and non-invasive, non-native) plants that provide natural beauty and wildlife habitat? Why not use less turf grass and experience the additional benefits of less mowing and reduced consumption of water, fertilizer, and pesticides?
Find Out More
Read "Anoles: Those Florida Yard Lizards" to find out more about green anoles and their habitat.
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