Category Archives: Notes from the Field

Can You Spot the Sleeping Anole?

If you can find the sleeping anole in those photo, you will have contributed to cataloging the anole fauna of the Dominican Republic.  Points if you can identify the species.  Hint – the photo was taken on the northern slopes … Continue reading

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White Nose Fungus? Or Just Shed Skin?

I’ve noticed that many of the anoles in my breeding colony occasionally have white protuberances emerging from their nostrils, like the two-month old hatchling to the left. I haven’t been able to determine whether these protuberances are the remnants of … Continue reading

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Scantlebags: A New Innovation for Anole Field Work

When in the field, we often need to temporarily house many animals from multiple localities for a short period of time.  While doing this, we need to keep animals healthy and track collection sites during transportation.  Anole researchers have used a … Continue reading

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Not All Embryos are Created Equal

The pages of Anole Annals were recently graced with beautiful photos of Anolis embryos (here), their allure attracting attention from far and wide (here). Unfortunately, development doesn’t always go according to plan. While slight perturbations to development can create fodder … Continue reading

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Staged Anole Fights on YouTube?

Fights among anoles are fairly common in nature, and we’ve had several previous posts documenting anole fights captured on film (1, 2, 3, 4).  A casual browsing of YouTube reveals many more anole fights, mostly between male Anolis carolinensis (1, 2, … Continue reading

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Thanks-giving Far from Home

Part of any field-based research program are the random, unimagined discoveries that develop into fascinating side projects. (I’m sure that statement made my advisor’s blood pressure swell a tad).  One such “discovery” I’ve been a part of during my adventures … Continue reading

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My First Field Expedition

Hello everyone!  My name is Asa Conover, I am a student at Stuyvesant High School in New York, and this is my first post on AA. This summer I accompanied Martha Muñoz and Maureen Stimola on their trip to the … Continue reading

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