Saturday, 21 April 2012

Often overlooked

When things are ubiquitous we often overlook them, not actually seeing them because you see them every day and garden or grass skinks just fit nicely into that category. However today while we were sitting in the garden having coffee I just happen to notice the activity of lots of Grass Skinks or Delicate Skinks, just two of a number of common names for  Lampropholis delicata, as they scampered around on a log.
There were many different sized individuals, many obviously from this season's hatching and they were all enjoying sunbathing after many days of wet weather. They are one of a number of small skinks that are common in gardens and around houses and most likely one of them would be the first reptile remembered from childhood.

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