The warm weather we have been having here in Arkansas seems to have the Green Anoles active. The past couple of days I have seen a total of five in one area of my yard. These lizards are great for photographing when they get this active. They allow you to get close most of the time if you are careful in your approach. I sometimes have to wait for them to move to an area where I can get a photo of them on a good perch. This may take awhile so I may walk away and return later to see if they have moved. The good thing is that they seem to remain in a small area and I am getting better at finding them.
I read that the Northern Green Anoles that we have here in Arkansas, seek cover in cold weather but do not go deep underground.
A great time to see the males displaying will be coming up in a couple of months. The reproductive season takes place during the months of April through July, when the typically territorial males become even more intensely territorial, attempting to secure exclusive access to groups of females.
This is a great time to see the males dewlap. The dewlap is commonly pinkish in color and thought to be used by males to increase visibility as they court females. Displaying the dewlap may also represent a competitive status between males; in these cases, dewlap displays usually relate to territory boundary disputes. (EOL)
Here is a photograph I made of a male showing its pinkish dewlap: Male And Female Northern Green Anole