Photos of the Week – October 23, 2020

Oosh. I don’t know about you, but I feel like I could use a little levity right now. I just want some useless nonsense that makes me smile. I went looking for that in my photo archive and came up with the subject of today’s post – lizard faces. Please enjoy these with no additional commentary from me. Have a good weekend.

Prairie lizard (Sceloporus consobrinus).
Lesser earless lizard (Holbrookia maculata)
Lesser earless lizard.
Lesser earless lizard.
Prairie lizard.
Lesser earless lizard.
Lesser earless lizard.
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About Chris Helzer

Chris Helzer is the Director of Science for The Nature Conservancy in Nebraska. His main role is to evaluate and capture lessons from the Conservancy’s land management and restoration work and then share those lessons with other landowners – both private and public. In addition, Chris works to raise awareness about the importance of prairies and their conservation through his writing, photography, and presentations to various groups. Chris is also the author of "The Ecology and Management of Prairies in the Central United States", published by the University of Iowa Press. He lives in Aurora, Nebraska with his wife Kim and their children.

11 thoughts on “Photos of the Week – October 23, 2020

  1. They are a bit silly looking, unless you’re their prey, which in the case of earless lizards is largely ants.
    Now I feel terrible. 😏❤️🐜

    • If it makes you feel any better, research has shown that areas with predators have more species. At least this is true for small mammals. The earless lizard might be giving you more species of ants to identify.

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