Eastern Fence Lizard

Sceloporus undulatus


Conservation Status

  • Eastern Fence Lizards are often seen near forest edges (especially among pines), in piles of rocks and fallen wood, and along fences. 
  • Fence lizards run up and circle to the backside of trees to keep from being seen.  
  • Males do “push-ups” to attract mates and intimidate their rivals. 
  • Eastern Fence Lizards have adapted incredibly quickly to invading fire ants. Over only 70 years, they’ve evolved longer limbs to outpace this new threat.