Royal Mail release new ‘Reintroduced Species’ stamps
Royal Mail have just released their ‘Reintroduced Species’ stamps to celebrate some of the biggest success stories about restoring various flora and fauna to the UK. Froglife are very pleased to see the sand lizard featured on one of these stamps as it is sometimes a neglected species like most reptiles and amphibians.
Here at Froglife, we love the humble little sand lizard and aim to protect them as well as their habitats. Here are some interesting facts about them:
- One of the UK’s rarest reptiles
- Populations found in coastal areas in the South and West of the UK
- Reintroduced to sites in North Wales, Devon, Cornwall and West Sussex.
- The UK’s only native egg-laying lizard
- Males develop bright green flanks during the breeding season
- Like the common lizard, sand lizards will drop their tails if they feel threatened
- Sand lizards have full legal protection under UK law
For more facts about sand lizards, visit the advice section of our website: www.froglife.org/info-advice/amphibians-and-reptiles/sand-lizard/
To see more of the Royal Mail’s ‘Reintroduced Species’ stamps, click here.