Wall lizard project - Dancing ledge colony

Dancing ledge
(Dorset)

 

Closest Town:

SWANAGE (4 km)

 

Introduction date:

early 1990s

Site Name:

Dancing ledge

 

Source of introduction:

Captive bred stock, released by a private breeder.

Site Access:

Public

 

Colony Status:

Extant

Relative population estimate:

900

 

Extirpation date:

N/a

 
History:

This colony, based about 1km west of the popular tourist spot, is believed to comprise the green-backed form, as found at the other two Purbeck coastal sites. The date of origin is unknown, although this is almost certainly a deliberate release.

 
Ecological impact:

Not assessed

 
Habitat:

Sea cliffs/Quarry face Rock outcrop with associated vegetation

 
Morphology:

Presumed Podarcis muralis muralis.

 
Location: