Reptiles on the Conservation Area – Photographs by: Peter Land

All species identification subject to confirmation – please contact us if you disagree with any of these.


The Slow-worm is a legless lizard. Unlike snakes, it has eyelids.


When disturbed the Grass Snake is off like a shot, unlike the slow-worm. All these shots were taken within a few seconds, with the camera on auto-advance. Distinguished by its yellow and white collar, the Grass snake is not poisonous.

Coming Events
  • Work Party Friday 6th March 2020
    Starts: 14:00 Ends: 16:00 or when you have had enough!
    Location: Olivers Battery Wildlife Area (far end of Recreation Ground, Olivers Battery)


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