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Robert V
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Posted: 25 Aug 2010

Hi all,

Danbury today,

5 slow worms (3 females and two males), 4 neo Grass Snakes, and seven common lizards.

Not bad for an hours search.

R


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ben rigsby
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Posted: 18 Sep 2010
hi rob,

loved the pic. keep the posts coming.
what was the habitat like?

happy herping,

ben
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dave fixx
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Posted: 18 Sep 2010
Great Pic Rob.
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Robert V
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Posted: 20 Sep 2010

Hi,

funny you should mention habitat Ben, there is quite a large common there with the scrubby usuals of blackberry, bramble, gorse and bracken etc, but most of the herps are to be found close to the car parks, often near piles of rocks and tarmac etc.

Hence why these two were basking on a piece of hard core!

R


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Suzi
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Posted: 21 Sep 2010
I've noticed they like to bask on wooden posts that are sometimes found round the edge of car parks on heaths.
Suz
Caleb
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Posted: 21 Sep 2010
Most of the common lizards I see up here in the north are basking on wood, I very rarely see them on rocks, walls, etc.

Maybe something to do with how quickly wood heats up compared to rock?
Suzi
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Posted: 21 Sep 2010
Also noticed places with boardwalks are a magnet for basking lizards. 
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dave fixx
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Posted: 21 Sep 2010
the haven site in Pwllheli in particular Suzy.
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Caleb
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Posted: 23 Sep 2010
Wicken Fen is another one- dozens of lizards on the boardwalks there.

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