After yesterdays blog post on lizards I did some research. It seems that the green lizard I saw was indeed not a sand lizard. It is not even a native species in britain. It is an introduced species called a wall lizard (Podarcis muralis). It turns out dorset is a good place to see them and the beached area and chine we went to is on of the main sites for them. There are currently around 20,400 individuals in 46 sites around the uk. THis is a new species for me in the U.K which does not happen too often.
A distribution map can be seen here (link)
Also this post was written 20:12 hrs GMT on 1/4/12. I am trying an option to see how the "scheduling post" works .
Monday, 2 April 2012
Wall Lizards: A Follow up to my Last Post
John) Matthew Stritch is a Zoologist traveling to some of the more remote locations on the planet. Having spent nine months studying wild bonobos Matt then went on to be a safari guide in South Africa. He has also worked in Mauritius as warden of world renowned Round Island and more recently he has been habituating lowland gorilla in Gabon. Matt has an interest in animal behaviour, film making, photography and writing. His first book: "A Zoologists Stumbling's in Africa: How to Habituate a Bonobo" is about his time in the jungles of the Democratic Republic of Congo.