Winspit Quarry

Dorset - Isle of Purbeck

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SwanageWinspit QuarryYes
History:

This colony, based at the popular climbing quarry, is believed to comprise the green-backed form, as found at the other two Purbeck coastal sites. The date of origin is unknown, although this is almost certainly a deliberate release.

Status:

Believed to be a strong, breeding colony.

Habitat:
Windspit habitat

Habitat at Winspit Quarry
(© Alan Folds 2007).

Windspit habitat

Habitat at Winspit Quarry
(© Alan Folds 2007).

Lizard form:
Windspit wall lizard

Male Winspit Wall lizard
(© Alan Folds 2007).

Windspit wall lizard

Pair of Winspit Wall lizards
(© Alan Folds 2007).

References

Colonies