There are only 6 species of reptile natively found in Britain, and most prefer hot dry habitats such as heath or moorland. Nonetheless, Ely Wildspace is home to two species, as below.

If you would like to see what either species looks like, go to the website of the National Biodiversity Network and type the Binomial name of the species into the 'Search for Taxa' box. Or simply use Google search.

Logging species is an important aspect of our work in Ely Wildspace. If you would like to find out more please visit our page on Biological Recording

Binomial name Common name
Lacerta vivipara Common Lizard
Natrix natrix Grass snake


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