Reusing Jar Lid for Lizard Bath

July 12th, 2011

During a heat wave, we have to look out for the little guys too. After all, you want insect-munching lizards around. They’re beneficial for gardens.

I noticed this shy lizard searching for a cool drink. At least I think that’s what he was doing by the water hose while the temp reached 100 degrees F with a heat index of 123.

Maybe he was just hunting for a shade. I wanted this lizard to have a cool little pool he could easily climb into. Bird baths are a bit tall.

One quick glance into my recycling bin and I came up with a solution: the metal lid to a jar of peanut butter.

I gave the lid a quick wash before filling with cool water, but maybe I should also remove that white seal later.

The lizard was a little shy at first, but I caught him taking a drink, and I snapped a picture through my glass door. I didn’t want to scare him away from his new water fountain.

I had no idea that moving to my still new-to-me house in a cove in the suburbs would mean that I’d get to see or hear so much wildlife like rabbits, bats, lizards and owls, but I do love it.

How do you reuse metal jar lids?

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