Lizards at Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge

Eastern Collared Lizard

Eastern Collared Lizard

A Prairie Lizard

Prairie Lizard

Prairie Lizard

These lizards were all located at my campsite (Doris Campground – Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge). I think the first two photos are an Eastern Collared Lizard and the rest are Prairie Lizards.

My Trip To The Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge:

Bison – Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge

Texas Longhorns
Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge Deer
Wichita Mountains Prairie Dogs
Prairie Dog Family
Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge
Doris Campground

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  1. Elijah Goodwin May 2, 2012 at 7:16 am #

    Nice shots Steve!

  2. Dawn Puliafico May 2, 2012 at 9:31 am #

    Wow. Those are beautiful in their own way!

  3. Bill Kent May 2, 2012 at 10:28 am #

    Excellent … amazing what may be found in campgrounds. These guys certainly aren’t “mega-fauna”, but captivating in their own ways.

  4. CaptElaine May 2, 2012 at 10:29 am #

    Beautiful blue belly on the Prairie lizard… almost neon color… great shots of your camp ground neighbors.

  5. Scott May 2, 2012 at 2:20 pm #

    Wow. Very cool, Steve. Great to see these photos of these interesting animals. I think we have only one species of lizard in Saskatchewan.

  6. Steve Ingraham May 2, 2012 at 3:06 pm #

    I have always known the second as “Fence Lizard” but the come in many different varieties across the US. I think they are actually separate species. But then I am not an expert on herps.

  7. Cindy May 2, 2012 at 5:17 pm #

    They are so beautiful!

  8. judi May 2, 2012 at 11:13 pm #

    Love these beauties, so different than those I grew up with in Florida. What is their length range?

  9. judi May 2, 2012 at 11:20 pm #

    Love these beauties, so different than ones I grew up with in Florida. How long were these?

  10. Royce Gideon May 6, 2012 at 5:43 pm #

    I ran across these Eastern Collared Lizard yesterday for the first time. I was looking for something new and two of these guys popped up. What I really liked was they were not particularly shy. So I had a great chance to watch them and get of several images I found your site for the ID, thanks. I had no clue as to what the were. Great shots of these beauties!

  11. Steve Creek May 7, 2012 at 5:04 am #

    Thank you Royce. They do seem easy to approach.