Many times we overlook something because of the size, but nature manages to pack many of her wonders in pretty small packages! All we have to do find them to appreciate them. Here is just one example!
Virgin Islands Dwarf Gecko
On three of the British Virgin Islands lives the world’s smallest reptile. The Virgin Islands dwarf gecko is minuscule, measuring at only 18mm long and weighing a maximum of 0.15g. They live on rocky mountainsides, and tend to hide under stones in the moist shade. However, due to their small size, they are incredibly hard to find, and there are no estimates of the population size. It could equally have an abundant population or be close to extinction. Dwarf geckos are brown with a distinctive short light stripe behind each eye. Their feet have a special gripping surface that helps them climb vertically when needed. Females are slightly larger than males, and they reproduce during the wettest times of the year. Due to their small size, they lose water almost twice as fast as their larger relatives; this is thought to be why they hide in the cool, damp shade and why they reproduce only when water is plentiful.
We have to thank the fine folks over at Listverse for this article! They always have some interesting information over there, some you might like to explore when you have the time!
Coffee on the patio this morning, but we may have to move to the kitchen if the rain comes back...OK?