Common Lizard (Lacerta vivipara)

Roger Plant captured this excellent photograph of a Common Lizard in Wyre recently. It has shed its skin and is trying to remove the last fragments from its head with its tongue. What a great shot! Lizards moult the thin transparent skin over their scales regularly throughout their life. They can live for 5 or 6 years and hibernate over winter. The males (which have orange/yellow undersides with spots) defend territories in the spring, mate in April and May, and between 3 and 11 black/brown babies are born in July.

Common Lizard, Wimperhill, 5 April 2017 ©Roger Plant

Pound Green Common

Joe Turner visited Pound Green recently and was able to take these great photos to help us celebrate the special nature of this interesting part of Wyre.

Spotted Flycatcher - Joe Turner, Pound Green, 5th July 2014

Common Lizard - Joe Turner, Pound Green Common , 5th July 2014

Broad Bodied Chasers - Joe Turner, Pound Green Common, 5th July 2014