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Backyard Buddies is an education initiative run by the Foundation for National Parks & Wildlife.

Get to know your local animals and plants. Find out how to help them thrive!

Visit www.backyardbuddies.org.au

5 days ago
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Continuing with the #LizardMonth

Did you know … ???

👉Some lizards have adapted to escape predators by detaching their tail. The tail will keep moving and distracts the predators while the lizard escapes. It takes a long time but eventually the tail will grow back.

🦎Lizards don’t hibernate in the winter but go through a process called “brumation”. This is when they slow down during cold temperatures. They eat less and don’t move around very much at all, though, they still need to drink water. It’s different from hibernation because the lizard is not really sleeping.

👉Some lizards don’t have legs!! (see picture)

🦎The biggest difference between snakes and legless lizards is that legless lizards possess earholes while snakes do not. Also, the legless lizard does not have a forked tongue like snakes do.

To know more about lizards, go to
👉 backyardbuddies.org.au/?s=lizard

#lizardmonth #backyardbuddies #fnpw

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1. Southern blue tongued lizard (C) Stephen Alton
2. Sand monitor / goanna
3. Burton's legless lizard
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Continuing with the #LizardMonth 

Did you know … ???

👉Some lizards have adapted to escape predators by detaching their tail. The tail will keep moving and distracts the predators while the lizard escapes. It takes a long time but eventually the tail will grow back.

🦎Lizards don’t hibernate in the winter but go through a process called “brumation”. This is when they slow down during cold temperatures. They eat less and don’t move around very much at all, though, they still need to drink water. It’s different from hibernation because the lizard is not really sleeping.

👉Some lizards don’t have legs!! (see picture)

🦎The biggest difference between snakes and legless lizards is that legless lizards possess earholes while snakes do not. Also, the legless lizard does not have a forked tongue like snakes do.

To know more about lizards, go to 
👉 https://backyardbuddies.org.au/?s=lizard

#lizardmonth #backyardbuddies #fnpw 

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1. Southern blue tongued lizard (C) Stephen Alton
2. Sand monitor / goanna 
3. Burtons legless lizardImage attachmentImage attachment
1 week ago
Backyard Buddies

Welcome to #LizardMonth!

Let’s start with some fun facts on what makes a lizard a lizard.

🦎‘Lizard’ is a general term for geckos, skinks, monitors, dragon lizards and legless lizards.

👉Lizards are reptiles and all reptiles are cold-blooded. They need the sun to keep warm, so they slow right down in winter.

🦎Lizards have scaley skin.

👉Some types of lizards lay eggs, others will give birth to live young.

Read about lots of different lizards at our Backyard Buddies website:

backyardbuddies.org.au/explore/reptiles/lizards/

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1. Bearded dragon (C)John Spencer
2. Thorny dragon
3. Legless lizard
4. Bearded dragon

#lizardmonth #fnpw #backyardbuddies
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