Wall lizard project - Bury colony

Bury
(Sussex)

 

Closest Town:

ARUNDEL (6.2 km)

 

Introduction date:

2008

Site Name:

Bury

 

Source of introduction:

Unknown - Appears to be a morph consistent with French origin. Some melanistic animals present.

Site Access:

Public

 

Colony Status:

Extant

Relative population estimate:

30

 

Extirpation date:

N/a

 
History:

Discovered in 2009 as a breeding colony.

 
Ecological impact:

The colony appears to have filled an ecological niche, with no effect upon native reptiles.

 
Habitat:

The colony comprises a stone wall in disrepair, with adequate vegetation at its base for the provision of invertebrate food. The egg-laying site has not yet been established.

 
Morphology:

Melanistic adult © Sarah Patton
Melanistic adult © Sarah Patton
Adult female © Sarah Patton
Adult female © Sarah Patton
 
Location: