Lizards and Pollen
I went down to the potager earlier to inspect the
strawberry beds and spotted a rather large lizard tail sticking out from behind
the water butt.
I peered around the
corner and was very pleased to see our elusive and shy Big Greenie. The beautiful green lizard (Lacerta Viridis) is much larger than
our common wall lizards and a wonderful iridescent green. Whilst the wall lizards are abundant and
inquisitive and love the sunshine, Big Greenie prefers the shady, green areas
and will scuttle away and hide as soon as he sees you. I tried to get a photo but the auto focus on
the camera refused to behave. This was
the best shot I could get before he ran away.
|photo by Jeremy Taylor|
|fuzzy photo by Susan|
Yesterday we rode in the afternoon when the day
had warmed up and the wind had dropped.
As soon as we got home I started sneezing, my nose and eyes were
streaming and I’ve been like that ever since.
I haven’t been affected at all by the recent clouds of pine pollen but
apparently the grass pollen levels are very high right now so I guess that’s
the culprit. I took some Clarityn and the symptoms have eased off a bit
What a beautiful creature! Our most commonly seen lizards are little green anoles. I like them, too.ReplyDelete
Sorry about your allergies. As a fellow sufferer, I sympathize.
Some years the pollen doesn't affect me at all. No such luck this year.Delete
Sorry to hear about the pollen allergy. Try wearing a goldfish bowl next time you go for a bike ride. As for that shy green lizard - thanks for sharing Sue.ReplyDelete
Space suit - that's what I need. (A goldfish bowl might break easily.)Delete
That looks like a very long tail for a lizard.ReplyDelete
It was certainly too long for one of our wall lizards, sort of gave the game away.Delete
He's very beautiful, for a lizard. -JennReplyDelete
He is a gorgeous colour.Delete
I haven't 'seen' any big green lizards yet, but I've heard them as they dart away to safety; an unmistakable sound.ReplyDelete
They are very shy.Delete
Pretty thing; hope it eats mosquitoes.ReplyDelete
Greetings Maria x
I think he probably does.Delete
I have never tried to copy/link before but this lizard looked huge...and would eat big dogs perhaps.
He wasn't that big, I don't think he could eat a dog, maybe just a large grasshopper.Delete