Manningham's Backyard Diversity - Lace Monitor

Learn all about Manningham’s unique local wildlife such as the Lace Monitor with TV Zoologist Chris Humfrey.

Image of Lace Monitor opening its mouth to camera

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’.

Lace Monitors were once common in Manningham, however due to habitat loss they are now very rare. They need tall open Eucalyptus woodlands to live. There are occasional sightings of Lace Monitors in Manningham’s Green Wedge usually between September to December when they are on the move.

If you go for a walk through bushland during the cooler months of the year, watch where you step, Lace Monitors spend much of this time hiding under logs or rocks, or inside hollow tree stumps. If you do see a Lace Monitor please take a photo, record the location and contact Manningham Council. Citizen Science is a great way to record information on our local natural environment.  

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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