|Habitats a little more
hospitable include large groves of Joshua trees (Yucca
brevifolia) like the one here.
In early October 2002 I visited Anza-Borrego
State Park, east of San Diego. October's a little late
in the year to find them out and about, but I found both whiptails
and one of my favorite reptiles, a collared
In April 2003 I visited Anza-Borrego once again and found a lot
more of what I was looking for! All the animals are listed
In January 2004 I again visited SoCal and was fortunate to meet
up with a couple of friends I correspond with via
FieldHerpers.com. Surprisingly (to me, anyway), we found
several species of reptile active even with temps only climbing to
the low 70s mid-afternoon (and with downright chilly
nights!). They're listed below as well.