Upper Newport Bay, Newport Beach, Orange County, CA. 3-37-06. © Ron Hemberger

Western Fence Lizard

Sceloporus occidentalis

Squamata: Phrynosomatidae

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Video of nest-building by Jonathan Knight. Laguna Beach, CA. 7/12/09.


Peters Canyon, Orange, Orange County, CA. 6-29-05. © Ron Hemberger

Irvine Regional Park, Orange, Orange County, CA.11-12-07. © Ron Hemberger

Peters Canyon, Orange, Orange County, CA. 8-8-05. © Ron Hemberger

Santiago Truck Trail, Orange County, CA. 5-12-09. © Peter J. Bryant

Nix Nature Center, Laguna Beach, Orange County, CA. 5-18-09. © Ron Hemberger

Irvine Regional Park, Orange, Orange County, CA. 6-15-09. © Ron Hemberger

Peters Canyon, Orange, Orange County, CA. 6-17-09. © Ron Hemberger

Peters Canyon, Orange, Orange County, CA. 6-17-09. © Ron Hemberger

Laguna Beach, Orange County, CA. 5-7-09. © Peter J. Bryant

Laguna Beach, Orange County, CA. 5-7-09. © Peter J. Bryant

Laguna Beach, Orange County, CA. 5-7-09. © Peter J. Bryant

Laguna Beach, Orange County, CA. 5-7-09. © Peter J. Bryant

Laguna Beach, Orange County, CA. 5-7-09. © Peter J. Bryant

Laguna Beach, Orange County, CA. 5-7-09. © Peter J. Bryant

Irvine Regional Park, Orange, Orange County, CA. 7-15-09. © Ron Hemberger

Orange County 3-1-09. © Ron Hemberger


Nix Nature Center, Laguna Beach, Orange County, CA. 3-20-09. © Ron Hemberger


Nix Nature Center, Laguna Beach, Orange County, CA. 3-20-09. © Ron Hemberger


Nix Nature Center, Laguna Beach, Orange County, CA. 3-20-09. © Ron Hemberger


Irvine Regional Park, Orange, Orange County, CA. 4-11-08. © Ron Hemberger


San Joaquin Freshwater Marsh, Irvine, Orange County, CA. Marsh 4-2-07. © Ron Hemberger


Peters Canyon, Orange, Orange County, CA. 9-21-06. © Ron Hemberger

San Joaquin Freshwater Marsh, Irvine, Orange County, CA. Marsh 9-24-07. © Ron Hemberger

Orange County 6-9-08. © Ron Hemberger


Female, Thomas E. Riley Wilderness Park, Coto de Caza, Orange County, CA. 6-17-09. © Ron Hemberger

Bear Cyn. Tr. to 4 Corners, etc., 3-26-15. © Ron Vanderhoff

Irvine Regional Park, Orange, Orange County, CA. 3-15-10. © Ron Hemberger

(Species uncertain). Juvenile, bl=3". Irvine Regional Park, Orange, Orange County, CA. 7-11-10. © Ron Hemberger