Archive of: Reptiles
29 March 2022
Snakes are often thought of as exotic creatures to be admired (or avoided) on holidays in hotter countries, but Britain is home to three native species of snake.
20 August 2021
Michael Blencowe on the grass snake, which prefers swimming to grass and releases a pungent smell when threatened. .
18 August 2020
If you know where to look, there are still plenty of dragons to be found in Sussex today. Granted, they are miniature dragons at just 15 cm from nose to tail but the Common Lizard is no less fearsome to its insect prey.
17 August 2020
Courting Adders move in a synchronised flowing behaviour, with much tongue-flicking and tail-lashing. After mating, the male stays to guard his female and will dance with intruding males, rearing up and entwining bodies to wrestle his rival to the ground.
03 July 2020
Both the naming and look of the Slow-worm may be confusing, for it’s neither a worm nor particularly slow in its movements; nor is it a snake - as per its superficial look.
27 May 2020
The Grass Snake is the largest of the three British snake species and indeed our biggest terrestrial reptile
16 April 2020
The Common or Viviparous Lizard is one of just three native Lizard species. Along with the leg-less Slow-Worm it’s the other you’re most likely to see
28 April 2019
If you know where to look, there are still plenty of ‘dragons’ to be found in Sussex today…
25 August 2017
The slow worm’s name is a bit deceptive, since it is neither slow nor a worm.
26 June 2014
Author Ronnie ReedSchools Officer grass snake in pond / Alan GreyI hate to admit it but I have a strong aversion to things that slither and slide. Ever since I was child
27 April 2014
As part of the DownTown Lewes project we're holding a number of events over the next few months celebrating the wildlife that can be found around the town.Today reptile expert Barry Kemp of the Sussex Amphibian and Reptile Group (SARG) gave a talk about snakes, lizards, frogs, toads and newts
02 April 2014
From Sarah Rideout:"Common Lizard out sun basking near the community allotment pond. We've also seen a few very small young lizards lurking under the leaf bags."