1st February 2017

Common Lizard

Common Lizard - Zootoca vivipara - This little chap was found whilst doing a Visual Tree Assessment on a private estate in Kent. The lizard was with a mate and had been hiding beneath the bark in the cambial zone of an oak tree stump in the advanced stages of decay. The stump provides a rich habitat resource for the lizard and many other invertebrates and saprophytic organisms, all with a key ecological role to play in its decomposition. 

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