A Sagebrush Lizard is usually found in altitudes from 500 to 10,500 feet, in the western part of the United States. Their name comes from sagebrush plants that they are commonly found. They can also be found in pinon-juniper, fir, or redwood woodlands. They are diurnal, and move around quickly. If frightened they will hide… Read More SAGEBRUSH LIZARD


The Plateau Fence Lizard is found in northern and eastern Arizona, in higher elevations of 3000-9000 feet. These lizard’s like open areas where basking is available on wood and rocks in desert scrub, grassland, and woodland ecosystems. These lizards are active mostly in mid-morning and later afternoon. They hibernate in the winter. They eat spiders,… Read More PLATEAU FENCE LIZARD


I saw this short-horned lizard on a recent walk in an Arizona high desert area. Short-horned lizards are small, only about three inches long. They have distinct red spots on their backs and short spines all the way down to their tail. They run around on sand and rocks in Pinyon juniper woodland areas. Ants… Read More SHORT-HORNED LIZARD