Thursday, August 2, 2007


Officially referred to as five-lined skinks, Eumeces fasciatus, these little lizards live in the stone foundations of our house. I love to see them come onto the porch to sun where their bright blue tails always catches my eye. Apparently most will lose this beautiful blue as they reach adulthood. I had no luck in getting a photo of one of ours so I have "borrowed" this photo from the Fairfax County Public Schools Ecology Website. It was unattributed and I apologize to the photographer.

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