June edition [1F & 1M]. Saw nine in Manor Ravine and managed to photograph 4 1/2 of them - no babies though.
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Any news on the green lizards. Haven't seen any myself but I hear most people haven't either.
Where they are usually found, the grass has grown over and covers many of the basking areas, so no, but one hopes. further down in the ravine, I disturbed a large lizard [size of Sand Lizard] but could not get a clear shot or ID. No youngsters either or is it too early for them?
You wouldn't expect youngsters yet, especially given the weather we've been having. I think that the earliest you would see common wall lizard babies would be July, and August for the greens. There has been some discussion about the decline of green lizards on a UK reptile and amphibians forum and the most likely reason for the decline is low hatching success due to the recent cool summers.
Could well be, but I think a survey of soil temperatures would answer some of the questions thrown up. In this area I have noticed (non scientific) that the cold wind off the sea has reduced air temperatures and thus soil temperature on the cliffs and the constant 'grey' sky has not allowed the soil temperatures to reach normal during spring and summer. All informal ideas but worth a survey. If you also look at the delay in the growth of plants, this my support my ides.
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