I was too busy with work over the weekend to get out in the woods here much, but I have a few photos left from Arizona for you. Lizard!
Spotted this guy at the Desert Botanical Garden. (Yes, it is a male, judging by the hint of blue on his throat.) I’m pretty hopeless at lizard ID; even after consulting this great Lizards of Arizona site the best I’ve got is “maybe something in the genus Sceloporus?”, the problem being that he doesn’t look spiny enough to be a desert spiny lizard and most of the other likely suspects aren’t found in Maricopa County. Let me know in the comments if you can identify him. Regardless, I usually I can’t get close enough to lizards to get a decent photo, so he made me happy.
UPDATE: Ah-ha! Neil of microecos provided the necessary clue to this lizard’s identity in the comments – what I had taken for just a shadow in the lizard’s “armpit” in the first photo is actually an important diagnostic marking. This guy is a Common Side-blotched Lizard, Una stansburiana.