Visit the AdventureMobile next week, July 6-10, to learn all about lizards and see one up-close. Make sure you also stock up on all sorts of books and movies featuring fun facts about these scaly critters.
There are over 6,000 species of lizards living all over the world (except Antarctica). They can be found living in a variety of habitats like deserts, rainforests, grasslands, and swamps.
Lizards are cold-blooded reptiles. This means that they rely on environmental sources to maintain their optimal body temperature. You can see an example of this in the wild when a lizard basks out on a hot rock in the sun or hides in the shade.
Lizards are most closely related to snakes. They have scaly skin which periodically sheds as they grow. Some lizards even smell with their tongues just like snakes do. However, what makes lizards different from their slithering relatives is the presence of eyelids, ears and feet.
Come learn other fun facts about what lizards like to eat, where they live, and how they escape from predation.
Make sure you stamp your Critter Club Card, log any summer reading time, and collect any summer reading prizes you may have earned while you visit the Adventuremobile. Check out the schedule to find a stop near you!