SAND LIZARD

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More than any other Bri­tish rep­tile, the Sand Lizard de­mands warmth. With­out so­lar heated banks of sand, a fe­male’s eggs have no chance of hatching into four-legged, cold-blooded crea­tures. The loss of English heath­land to agri­cul­tural ex­pan­sion and hous­ing de­vel­op­ments now con­fine this stun­ning lizard to a few out­posts in Dorset and even fewer be­yond. Look for it this month, as the male is glow­ing green to sig­nal his readi­ness to mate.

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