Welcome to Smiling Lizard Research!

This site is about the natural history of the Virgin Islands, concentrating on the
terrestrial plants and animals.
This online nature guide features
pictures and descriptions of some
of the plants and animals found
in our islands.
Click on the links in the green menu
bar to the left to visit the pages
of the nature guide.

Picture of frangipani caterpillar (Pseudosphinx tetrio) on frangipani tree (Plumeria alba), St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands.

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In the Virgin Islands, there's always
something for the patient observer to experience; from caterpillars
in frangipani trees to lizards, snakes,
birds, mongooses, deer, and
choruses of tree frogs.

Picture of rainbow taken on St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands.

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