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Individual study: Creating hibernacula for common lizards Lacerta vivipara, The Ham, Lowestoft, Suffolk, England

Published source details

Showler D.A., Aldus N. & Parmenter J. (2005) Creating hibernacula for common lizards Lacerta vivipara, The Ham, Lowestoft, Suffolk, England. Conservation Evidence, 2, 96-98

Summary

Three hibernacula were created for common lizards Lacerta vivipara in an area set aside for a suburban nature conservation area in the town of Lowestoft, eastern England. Six months later in the spring following construction, lizards were present in small numbers around each hibernaculum. The lizards apparently preferred to use natural gaps for entry rather than the entrance pipes provided.