I was very pleased to see this little lass yesterday, I had previously seen one scuttling away from my Tomato plants; but otherwise nothing this year.
There are certain creatures that one needs to see every year in order to know that all is OK with nature, and the big Green Lizards are in the list.
Amongst the others are Praying Mantis, Stick insects, Hoopoes, Cranes (arriving and leaving), Pine Martens, and Red Squirrels.
This female Lizard had gone onto the pool cover for a drink. I was only able to take this one shot before she ran away at great speed. She was about 12ins long including her tail.
I like to see our wildlife thriving. With all the herbicides and fertilisers being used all around us, one never knows if they will succumb. I hope she managed to raise a family this year.