While living in South Carolina I met a photographer who was part of a large group of photographers’ looking in their own back yards for small critters. They not only could identify every bug in the state but all over the world. They are part of a group of international conservation photographers and anyone interested in checking out their- website here it is: http://meetyourneighbours.net/?doing_wp_cron=1369328764.8896501064300537109375. At this website you can find instructions on how to properly set up your lighting gear outside- to capture nice images of what you may find in your backyard.
So recently on a trip to Florida I began looking at the bushes. I only saw a few tiny lizards at first but upon a more intensive look at the green grass and the scrubs surrounding the pool, in the apartment complex, I spied these two interesting creatures. Both are natives and common, but the Florida Lizard was very large and I believe measured at least three feet in length.