A few hours to kill..

  On April 8th I had a few hours to kill in the early afternoon. What better way to spend it than searching for reptiles! First I decided to visit a small heath area with sand lizards (Lacerta agilis). A short search resulted in three lizards basking in the sun! On the photo you really see more »


The beauty of island life; chasing lizards on pacific islands.

It’s been a long time since i’ve posted a blog here. Fact is that life is very busy at the moment sorting out all the data and analysing the samples I brought back from my trip to New Zealand (studying salt excretion in coastal skinks).  In the mean time a lot has happened and I ‘ve more »


Watching extinction happen – another warning of the global biodiversity crisis.

Watching extinction happen – another warning of the global biodiversity crisis. The enigmatic decline of the Dutch fire salamander (Salamandra salamandra terrestris) and the discovery of a new chytrid species. By Tariq Stark and Jordi Janssen Not so long ago our country, the Netherlands, was home to a small but otherwise healthy population of fire more »

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    Moko skinks, such curious and interesting little creatures

    When looking for lizards or other reptiles, most of them will try to get away when you approach them, but, not always. Once in a while you come across a small curious little creature that seems more interested in you than you are in them. Of course this is complete anthropomorphic way of looking at more »

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    Anole Annals; a must read for every lizard nerd

    This time something completely different, no field report or book review but I just had to share this blog with you. I’ve been subscribed to the Anole Annals blog for a couple of months now and as a lizard nerd, I can say it is one of the, if not the, best lizard blog out more »

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    First reptiles of the year

    After a short excursion to a local forest area near Wageningen I decided to spend my afternoon at a local heathland. According to Natuurmonumenten (forestry service) it should be possible to find 6 out of 7 of the Dutch reptile species in that area. The temperatures were ok with about 8 or 9 degrees celsius. more »