Reptiles cannot use food to control their body temperatures.
If a lizard is cold, it needs to move to a warmer location. This is often on a rock in the sun. But how much can the sun affect
a lizard’s body temperature? Does it matter if the lizard lies on a rock or the grass if they are both in the sun?
Focus Wild Arizona Activity Sheets: From 2006-2013, each issue of the Department’s Arizona Wildlife Views magazine featured a new education article. These articles were intended for younger children and include some vocabulary and a fun activity. All of these articles are now available on our website.