Thursday, 06 February 2020 10:34

Close up with local reptiles

Thanks to everyone who came along to Gunning District Landcare's reptile school holiday in  mid January. The Upper Lachlan Shire Council Gunning Library was packed with enthusiastic children and parents/grandparents/carers. Andrew Melrose from Live Reptile Displays.com.au told us some great stories about reptiles. We learnt that Shingle Backs pair for life, and why some people call them 'Bog Eye Lizards'. We were also told how reptiles help to control pests, and how we can look after them, by looking after their habitat and not hurting or killing them. Everyone got to feel the skin of some wonderful species that occur locally - Blue Tongue and Blotched Blue Tongue, Shingle Back, Bearded Dragon (which one girl had sitting on her head!), Water Dragon. We also got to touch a baby saltwater croc and carpet snake from further afield. The turtles and goanna were other favourites. Many thanks to Bianca, Janet and Deb for helping out on the day!