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  • Blog Post: Ha! Ancient armour does the trick...

    It may be an ancient design but the Pill Bug's armour is still up to the challange and this Lizard was getting very frustrated with this little ball of frustration! It gave up in the end and the tough little arthropod rolled away to live another day! (Clive Watts) 2-5-12
  • Blog Post: Lizattitude

    'ave you got a problem??' Up close and personal with one of our enigmatic Lizards! (Matthew Foakes)
  • Blog Post: Now that's what I call a close up!

    The Lizards are proving very accomodating again in eth nice warm sunshine! Fantastic shot by Pete Mitchelmore 23-7-12
  • Blog Post: Sunbathing...

    With wonderous temerature topping 20c yesterday it was no wonder that Lizards were out sunbathing! Clive Watts captured this female enjoying the sunshine.
  • Blog Post: Lounge Lizards

    Well... perhaps not in the lounge but certainly lounging around on the boardwalks! Common Lizards are especially obvious along the Northern Trail at the moment with up to 30 being visible on a warm weather walk. If you look closely you will see that they look flattened out, almost like they have been...
  • Blog Post: Lounging Lizards

    With a day of glorious sunshine it was not overly surprising that the Lizards and Marsh Frogs came out to play yesterday. The frogs could be heard the whole way round and their non-aquatic brethren were to be found in some of their usual sunbathing haunts.... In this shot you can see that she...
  • Blog Post: Just how close can you get to our Lizards??

    Pretty close by the looks of things! A family moment - David Bradnum Matthew Foakes getting the low down again... And pretending to be a Komodo Dragon! - Mark Hart
  • Blog Post: Most peculiar

    With a bit of warmth in the air we have seen a lot more lizard activity and as such visitors have been getting some great images..... However, this one that was found by Neil Phillips and Susan Baker is just down right weird... I would presume that at some stage this lizard has lost its tail but during...
  • Blog Post: Still rays to be caught...

    Lizards seem to have been a little thinner on the ground this year so it was good to see that Jim Willett got some good shots the other day of several basking in the sunshine. I doubt they will be doing that today... rain almost here and a bit parky out there! 18-9-13
  • Blog Post: Pretending to be big!

    I got down real close to this Common Lizard as she sunbathed on the board walk. Completely fearless and I reckon she had spent her morning watching David Attenborough films about Komodo Dragons or something! I suspect that she could see her reflection in the lens as I was only about two inches...
  • Blog Post: September's little creatures...

    So far this month we've had lots of little creatures showing well! Common lizard (Clive Watts) Elephant hawk moth caterpillar (Brenda Clayton) This very funky creature is a knot grass moth caterpillar (Pete Jackson). The knot grass moth is a moth that has a wingspan of about 30-35 mm. They...
  • Blog Post: Bring back the sunshine....

    Last week was warm and sunny and Lizards and Marsh Frogs were out and about all around the trails. This week has not been so great but there is still a chance of finding a Lizard out basking. I reckon that the Northern Trail will be your best bet! Good luck! Peek-a-boo..... (Lee Spence) 20-...
  • Blog Post: Sunshine lovers

    Lizards need sunshine and the trails provide plenty of 'solar filling stations' for these versatile reptiles to soak up some rays. They seem particularly fond of the boardwalk areas where there is a raised kick board to give them something to scurry under should danger approach so walk quietly...
  • Blog Post: Sing it out for Spring!

    With spring in full flow lots of the wildlife is busy doing springy-stuff! From incubating, or feeding young... All together - "awwwwww"! Adorable lapwing chick by John Daly . Fingers crossed that the lapwings do well this year! So far there is a number of birds incubating and some...