How to make a reptile rockery

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

Illustrations by Alan Batley

All illustrations by Alan Batley

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

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

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

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

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