It's the Little Things

Wonderfully evolved for blending into the bark of trees, this tree lizard, with the cool-sounding scientific name of Urosaurus ornatus, seems to have adapted to blending into lichen-covered rock as well.

I chanced upon this beautiful creature while visiting Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument. Naturally (no pun intended), as an admirer and advocate for the little things in nature that other people just don't seem to notice, I had to paint its image and add it to my Little Things of Nature portfolio.

 Tree Lizard (Urosaurus ornatus)

From my Little Things of Nature Portfolio -- Sketches Afield.
Know nature. Learn to be still.