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Graylingwell Park Summer Garden Party & Scouts Children’s Day – Saturday 6th July 10.00 – 16.00

An event for the whole family. We look forward to seeing you there Click for A4 Poster

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Open Farm Sunday – 9 June 2013

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Reptiles

Reptiles are characterised by their dry, scaly skin that can retain water, allowing them to inhabit some of the driest places on earth. They usually mate on land and depending on the species, either lay eggs (i.e. grass snake and … Continue reading

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Slow Worm

Slow Worm Anguis fragilis – Grows up to 50cm long and give birth to live young. Eats slugs, and other small animals.

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Common Lizard

The Common Lizard Lacerta vivipara – is very agile and lives in a multitude of habitats.

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Sand Lizard

Sand Lizard Lacerta agilis – Grows up to 18cm (tail = 9cm) and the young hatch from eggs.

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Smooth Snake

Smooth Snake Caronella austriaca – Grows up to 60cm long and gives birth to live young.

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Adder (Viper)

Adder (Viper) Vipera berus is a shorter and stockier snake, with a distinctive central zig-zag pattern down the back.

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Grass Snake

Grass Snake Natrix natrix – Typically green to brown or grey but variable and a yellow and back stripe behind the head.

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Barn Owls

The barn owl is a farmland bird, hunting small mammals over rough grassland and along field edges. The population has declined as a result caused by changes in farming practices and loss of habitat. Barn owls have legal protection and … Continue reading

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