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Wednesday, 16 October 2013
Common lizard taking advantage of the autumn sun
About common lizards:
Usually between 10 and 15cm long including tail
up to 12 years
Found throughout the U.K.
March to October. During the winter Common Lizards hibernate underground
Grassland, heathland, forest edges, sand dunes and brownfield sites
Small insects and spiders
Protected in the UK under the Wildlife and Countryside Act, 1981, and classified as a Priority Species in the UK Biodiversity Action Plan.
Threats to the common lizard:
largely due to man, for example loss of their habitats and habitat fragmentation due to urbanisation and agricultural intensification.
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