Here, in Arizona, lizards are the ever-present sentinels of the Sonoran.  Throughout the warmer months (and occasionally on a sunny winter day), lizards can be noticed nearly anywhere one searches.  You will encounter them in dry river beds, throughout the city, scurrying across the desert floor, and perched on trees in the highest elevations of our mountains.  The size of lizards, worldwide, ranges from the nano chameleon of Madagascar (who is often smaller than an adult’s fingernail) to enormous monitors (such as the Komodo dragon) that exceed 3 meters (10 feet) and are capable of killing / eating deer and goats.  Every habitat in which lizards can be found houses it’s own lovely yet quirky specialists.  As a whole, lizards are downright remarkable insect control!  The rainbow agamas of Namibia are actually capable of catching flies, mid-air!  Many others consume cockroaches, maggots, and grubs.  Like all other inhabitants of this wonderful planet, please show respect to our lizardly neighbors, and they will continue to clean up those pesky insects!