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Common Lizards in Your Garden: How to Attract and Support Them

by Donna
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Common Lizards in Your Garden

What are Common Lizards?

Common lizards are small reptiles that love to bask in the sun on walls and logs. They can be found in forests, grasslands, and even gardens. They’re usually green-brown with spots or stripes and can grow up to 6 inches long. Male lizards have bright yellow or orange undersides, while females have plain and paler bellies.

Unique Features of Common Lizards

Unlike most lizards, female common lizards give birth to live young instead of laying eggs. They can have up to 11 babies at a time! They also have a special ability to change color to match their surroundings.

Creating a Lizard-Friendly Garden

If you want to attract lizards to your garden, you can create the perfect habitat for them by:

  • Letting areas of grass grow long for shelter
  • Building a log pile or placing stones for hiding spots
  • Planting native plants like primroses and forget-me-nots to provide food

Importance of Common Lizards

Common lizards play an important role in the ecosystem by eating insects. They’re also a food source for other animals like birds and snakes. By supporting common lizards in your garden, you’re helping to create a healthy and balanced environment.

Fun Fact:

Common lizards are cold-blooded, which means they need to warm up in the sun before they can hunt for food.

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