Snakes & Lizards

In Britain we have ten species of reptile living in the wild: four snakes (adder Vipera berus, grass snake Natrix natrix, smooth snake Coronella austriaca, and Aesculapian snake Zamenis longissimus) and five lizards (viviparous lizard Zootoca vivipara, sand lizard Lacerta agilis, wall lizard Podarcis muralis, slowworm Anguis fragilis, and green lizard Lacerta bilineata) and one terrapin (red-eared terrapin or slider Trachemys scripta elegans).



What is hibernation?

Hibernation is more than a winter sleep. It's a complete physiological readjustment.


Britain’s Reptiles & Amphibians - by Howard Inns
WildGuides Ltd. -- 2011 -- ISBN: 978-1903657256

Collins Field Guide: Reptiles & Amphibians of Britain & Europe - by Nicholas Arnold & Denys Ovenden
HarperCollins -- 2004 -- ISBN: 978-0002199643

RSPB Spotlight Snakes - by Jules Howard
Bloomsbury Wildlife -- 2020 -- ISBN: 978-1472971692

The Adder - by Peter Stafford
Shire Publications -- 1987 -- ISBN: 978-0852638798

The Private Life of Adders - by Rodger McPhail
Merlin Unwin Books -- 2011 -- ISBN: 978-1906122294