Anoles: Those Florida Yard Lizards

Overview

Anoles are in practically everybody's yard in Florida, yet few people know much about them. They're mistakenly called chameleons, geckos or skinks. Why be clueless? Learn where they came from, where they live, how they establish and defend territories, what they eat, what eats them, why they change color, how they climb up smooth surfaces like glass, how they mate and bear young, and much more. This book is highly educational and informative; whimsical and humorous; a pleasurable learning experience for adults ...
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Overview

Anoles are in practically everybody's yard in Florida, yet few people know much about them. They're mistakenly called chameleons, geckos or skinks. Why be clueless? Learn where they came from, where they live, how they establish and defend territories, what they eat, what eats them, why they change color, how they climb up smooth surfaces like glass, how they mate and bear young, and much more. This book is highly educational and informative; whimsical and humorous; a pleasurable learning experience for adults and youngsters alike; loaded with more than 30 original illustrations--over 20 in full color; for Florida residents, eco-minded tourists, folks in other states populated by anoles, plus anole pet owners and animal lovers everywhere. ItÕs a fantasy based almost entirely on fact. Ann and Noel are lizards that communicate with a human, whom they affectionately call "Humie." Say their names in rapid succession and you get ... ANOLE. This book has an important message, too: How to help save the native green anoles while encouraging beneficial plant growth. A green book.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780978977849
  • Publisher: Commahawk Publishing, LLC
  • Publication date: 4/28/2007
  • Pages: 119
  • Sales rank: 978,762
  • Product dimensions: 6.70 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents

The Unlikely Conversation

Day 1: Hey, We're Not Chameleons!

The Origin of Anoles: Just How Old Are They?

Where Anoles Fit in With Other Animals

So, Uh, Why Are You In My Yard?

Impact of the Invaders

Day 2: Where Do They Live?

Geography, Population & Who's Number 1?

Territoriality & Body Language

Day 3: Anatomy & The Senses

A Peek Inside the Anole

Exploring the Mouth, Nostrils & Ears

Precision Vision: What They See

Jet Lag & Cyclops: A Third Eye

Magic Trait #1: Walking Straight Up

Magic Trait #2: The Tail That Grows Back

Magic Trait #3: The Dewlap

Magic Trait #4: Color Change

Magic Trait #5: The Convertible Back Crest

Are They Really Cold-Blooded?

The Battles of Mating Season

The Spoils of Victory

Greetings, World! Birth of a Hatchling

Day 4: So What's to Eat?

The Food Critics Review

And One More, Ahem, Menu Item

Anole Enemies: Staying Off Their Menu

Physical Prowess: By Land, Air & Water

Track & Field Events

The 5th & Final Day: Sleep, Winters & Captivity

The Unexpected Announcement

The Quest for Habitat

The Lizards Wind Down

A Glance at Those Florida Yard Lizards

The Day After: Release, References, Hearsay

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