Anoles are abundant where I live in southwest Florida, so abundant that we have to watch our step leaving the condo taking precautions not to accidentally step on one. Anoles are active by day in warm weather and often bask in vegetation, occasionally charging away from a basking spot to grab and inset or chase off a rival anole. During cool weather anoles are often found hiding under tree bark, shingles, or in rotten logs.

The green anole is the only anole species native to the U.S., but several other species have been introduced in Florida and are expanding their ranges northward. It is uncertain how the green anole will fare when forced to compete with these similar species but it's believed the presence of brown anoles are forcing it higher into trees.

Green Anoles may be either green or brown depending on environmental conditions and eat Anoles eat a wide variety of insects, spiders, and other invertebrates. Males have a pinkish throat fan that is displayed in territorial rivalries or when approaching a potential mate. The green anole is most easily distinguished form the similar brown anole by green or lightly patterned brown coloration, pinkish throat fan.

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