The throat of this male fence lizard is a deep, iridescent blue bordered with black, a typical color pattern for males during breeding season. During courtship, the male will approach a female while bobbing its head and performing pushups!
Spotted on a gravel path near a marsh habitat. Typically fence lizards live in open forests or along the edges of woods and fields and on rocky glades. Fences, firewood piles, old lumber piles, rock piles and railroad ties are utilized by this species.
Courtship and mating take place between April and August. Females usually produce 2 clutches of eggs. Four to 17 eggs are produced per female.