The life and lies of Callum Stone

Posts tagged “Natural Resources Wales

The reptile life of Ynyslas NNR

My office for this summer is at Ynyslas National Nature Reserve working as a warden for Natural Resources Wales, and quite like last year, it’s hardly your average 9-5 job! Part of my job out on the reserve is to monitor the reptile populations due to an ongoing sand lizard re-introduction project throughout the UK. However, sand lizards seem to be about as elusive as rocking horse blood… or is it shit from a stone? Either way, they’re difficult to find and I’ve only caught a glimpse of one since working at Ynyslas. Part of the job also means photo-monitoring of whatever I see when I’m out and about so hopefully I’ll have plenty to show for it as the season goes on.

A Common Lizard found in the dunes whilst on a Reptile survey

A Common Lizard found in the dunes whilst on a Reptile survey

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