My resident alpha lizard, Rocky, has made his first spring time appearance in my backyard. He likes to hang out in a small "cave" that is formed between two railroad ties and a rock wall. Today temperatures really soared and I saw him surveying his territory (my backyard!). His is a spiny lizard and he totally rules the backyard roost.
I'm a transplanted New Yorker who loves the Tucson climate. On New Year's Day I have a bit of fun calling my (snowbound) east coast friends to announce that I'm drinking coffee while sitting on my patio. (: