|Gecko from underneath|
|Gecko peeking out from behind the frond|
While they may not be thought of as a common garden animal, they would be seen more often if people make their gardens 'gecko and skink friendly'. A good way to do this is to have create rock gardens - the rocks warm up in the sun making a great habitat for reptiles. You won't have much luck though if you keep a cat, or have hedgehogs in your garden, as both kill geckos and skinks.
Here is a link to ideas about how to make a lizard-friendly habitat on the Science Learn website. Science Learn is a New Zealand website for students and teachers, it could also be interesting to parents as it covers many New Zealand contexts.