Saturday, 5 September 2015

Family portrait - Common Lizard

As the weather cools the lizards will be spending less time basking in the sunshine readying themselves for hibernation. 
This is often communal and, locally, is most likely in the bases of the drystone walls lasting from the end of September through to mid-March. 
Males can be distinguished from females by their orange or yellow, black spotted belly which is pale and unspotted in females. From above females are generally striped whilst the males appear spotted, so it looks like a female on the right in the photo but it's not clear if the other adult is male or female.
Common Lizards - adults with young

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