We’ve all been here in Formentera for five days now, and we’ve already had some cool adventures! The lizards are everywhere, and their diversity in color, size, and behavior is impressive – it seems every island in this archipelago, large or small, has its own unique interpretation of the Ibiza Wall Lizard archetype. On larger islands like Formentera, the lizards differ – sometimes quite dramatically – from one part of the island to another. This variation may have something to do with the particular survival challenges that lizards face on each island, and how they have evolved to meet those challenges. Nate’s Ph.D. research sheds some light on this issue… but that’s a topic for a future blog post! So far, we’ve visited a few parts of Formentera and a handful of small islands, and we’ve done our best to document the diversity of lizards we’ve found. We just uploaded a photo gallery that shows some of the places we’ve been and the lizards we have encountered in the first few days of our trip. Click here to see the gallery, and of course, feel free to use the blog’s comments section to ask questions about the images and the islands!
Our next update will include some video from the islands, so stay tuned!