One day this summer, a group of kids and I were hiking along on a local trail exploring the world of insects, when we came across a lizard. It was basking on a rock, and, we assumed, keeping an eye out for insects as well. The kids were fascinated and full of questions — they would have stayed there all day if we didn’t have to get back to the bus.
Summer is a wonderful time to investigate lizards with kids — and on non-forested trails, you have a better chance of seeing them than most other wildlife. Below you’ll find some fun facts about lizards and ways to get your kids excited about them.