Fossils and lizards seem to go together. We had a great day out today, beautiful sunshine and no wind. We drove to Worth Matravers in the Purbecks and then walked from there to Hedbury Quarry. Our main reason for going to this quarry was to see the Wall lizards and we were not disappointed, they were everywhere in this quarry, I had a brilliant time photographing these little lizards. We appear to have four species of lizards in the UK:
Western Green lizard (a new lizard found on the cliff tops of Boscombe and Southbourne)
Most people know about the Common lizard, some may know about the Sand lizard, but I wonder how many people know about the Wall lizard (I certainly did not know about them until very recently) The Western Green lizard is a recent discovery, so I expect vertually no one has heard of these. I have found a useful website about British reptiles:
Wall lizard, I am not sure about who is male and who is female. The only difference seems to be is that the males are slightly larger than the females.
This one was watching me while I was watching him
This lizard came towards me, maybe he thought he could shoo me off :)
Difficult to say if these are two males
This was a surprise, a Common lizard, in the same location