Wall lizard project - Pearce Avenue colony

Pearce Avenue
(Dorset)

 

Closest Town:

POOLE (1.4 km)

 

Introduction date:

c 2006

Site Name:

Pearce Avenue

 

Source of introduction:

Captive bred stock, assumed escapees.

Site Access:

Private

 

Colony Status:

Extant

Relative population estimate:

60

 

Extirpation date:

N/a

 
History:

Believed to be escapees from the collection of a private breeder. Unusually, this colony includes melanistic specimens, suggesting the possibility that the stock is separate from other local colonies, where melanistic animals have not been recorded.

 
Ecological impact:

Moderate ecological impact, should the lizards expand their range significantly, as Sand lizard sites are close by.

 
Habitat:

Residential Gardens

 
Morphology:

Assumed to be animals of Italian origin.

 
Location: