It's been raining or just cloudy (and cold) for as many days as I was initially able to search for lizards. Luckily, I have lots of other work to keep me occupied (tons, really). However, I'd rather be finding green anole populations right now. I'm happy to report that the next week is supposed to be sunny and warm, so I will have a chance to get back out there and figure out what the heck is going on with these lizards.
I have been pretty confused by the fact that I wasn't finding these anoles in the numbers that I was expecting, so I contacted a few herpers in the area (and talked to A LOT of locals - man, these people are FRIENDLY!) to find out what the deal was. There are, indeed, currently some green anoles in Georgia and SC (we now have video documentation of that fact), but according the world-renowned herpetologist Brett DeGregorio (he's not really that famous, YET, but he will be), who has been working around these parts for years, the green anoles emerged very late this year, possibly due to the extremely cold and icy winter. It's unclear if there was a big die-off, or if they are just emerging late. Fingers crossed it's the latter.