Sunday, 29 April 2012
A few days ago I was moving trays of seedlings from a coldframe when my eye caught a movement but I did not see what caused it. I left the top of the frame open and shortly afterwards when I was passing I saw this lizard which apparently was trying to find a spot in the fitful sunshine. It gave a good impression of trying to hide but nothing compared to "I'm watching you watching me" in the next image.
In the ten years my wife and I have lived here we have seen colonies (I dont know if there is a collective noun) of lizards in the garden - they seem to particularly relish the limestone of this area.
These are some of the sightings over the years. The first image is apparently a pregnant female on top of a hebe shrub seeking the sunshine.
Lizards are known to shed their tails when in danger and I believe the next three images illustrate how they grow a replacement.
The last two images are juveniles.
They are fascinating creatures and provide endless enjoyment providing that they get what we all want - sunshine!!!
Posted by David Cheshire at 14:17