Just a pile of mulch: you have to have a good eye and some local knowledge to spot the lizard. If I didn’t know they lived around here, I would have passed by, seeing nothing more than a stick at the top of the mulch heap. Perhaps this is an offspring of the “owl companion lizard”, the one I originally photographed over sucessive seasons. It is a little smaller, but equally still, and completely focused. These little reptiles are such a joy to have in the garden.