Take a guided walk to observe lots of lizards in Sabino Canyon, Arizona, beginning this Saturday
Sabino Canyon is a place of colorful cliffs, colossal cacti, lush streamside scenery and, you might have noticed, lizards - lots and lots of lizards.
To highlight that reptilian resource, managers of the canyon northeast of Tucson will offer monthly guided lizard walks beginning Saturday.
The free walks depart from the canyon visitor center at 8 a.m. on the first Saturday of each month. The final walk of the season will be on Oct. 1.
“Sabino is among the best spots in the nation for lizard watching,” said Larry Jones, a biologist with the Coronado National Forest.
“We’ve counted 16 species of lizards in the canyon,” Jones said. “That’s among the highest diversity (of lizard species) in the country. But it’s not just the diversity. Lizards are also just extremely abundant in the canyon.”
Dang, no photos. Maybe in the after action report…