Manningham's Backyard Diversity - Blotched Blue Tongue Lizard

Learn all about Manningham’s unique local wildlife such as the Blotched Blue Tongue Lizard with TV Zoologist Chris Humfrey.

image of TV Zoologist Chris Humfrey holding a Blotched Blue Tongue Lizard, against a backdrop of trees

Manningham Council Presents Manningham's Backyard Diversity

Learn all about Manningham’s unique local wildlife and environment with TV Zoologist Chris Humfrey.


Duration
4 minutes

Learn all about Manningham’s unique local wildlife and environment with TV Zoologist Chris Humfrey from Wild Action, ‘The Zoo That Comes to You’.

Blue-tongues usually live in open country with lots of ground cover such as tussocky grasses or leaf litter. They shelter at night among leaf litter or under large objects on the ground such as rocks and logs.

During cold weather, they remain inactive, buried deep in their shelter sites, but on sunny days they may emerge to bask. Unfortunately, blue-tongues will eat snails and slugs poisoned by snail baits and can be poisoned themselves.

They rapidly become used to human activity and may live in the same place for many years. Rockeries, horizontal pipes, and the cavities under houses are favourite hiding places; sunny paths and lawns provide basking sites.

You will be amazed by what lives in Manningham and maybe even your backyard. You will learn about our incredible local biodiversity and how we can all play an important role in the protection of our native species and our local fragile environment.

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