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Can you find the two fence lizards in this photo?

Find the two western fence lizards. Photo by Barbara Yencho, Martinez, CA
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Gary:
These guys always blend in so beautifully, and then blow their cover when I walk by.
Barbara Yencho, Martinez, California

Barbara:
Western fence lizards are like “Where’s Waldo,” you have to really look to find them. Like the two fence lizards in the above photo.  Oh, and “Where’s International Bird Rescue?” Directly below this entry. Just scroll down. /Gary

Posted on Tuesday, April 17th, 2012
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Spring: Western fence lizards enjoy California poppies in Shell Ridge Open Space

Western fence lizard, soaking up the sun and enjoying the spring poppies. Photo by Brian Murphy, Walnut Creek, CA
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Spring has sprung …  and western fence lizards are enjoying the California poppies in the Shell Ridge Open Space in Walnut Creek, California.

Thanks, Brian Murphy of Walnut Creek, for noticing that!

OK, everyone, time to make a sandwich, fill up a plastic water bottle … and go for a walk! The California poppies await you … /Gary

Posted on Tuesday, April 10th, 2012
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Western fence lizards appear to have a ‘sweet tooth’

Western fence lizard eating a honey bee. Photo by Dave Harper, Oakley, CA.
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Gary:
This western fence lizard picture was from my backyard. Now I know why the honey bee population is dropping.
Dave Harper, Oakley, California

Dave:
I never would have figured that fence lizards had a “sweet tooth.” Honey bee … yum! /Gary

Posted on Wednesday, September 21st, 2011
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