How to make… a reptile rockery

A simple project to provide a hiding place and basking spot for lizards.

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Reptile rockery
Illustrations by Alan Batley

 

 1. Gather a collection of rocks and stones, and pile them up in a sunny, south-facing spot.

 

 

2. Make sure there are plenty of nooks and crannies to allow the animals in and out.

 

 

3. Let the grass around the rocks grow long to provide cover for reptiles and their prey.

 

 

4. Look out for visitors such as common lizards, who will use the warm stones for basking.

 

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