Slow-worms, like all reptiles, need places to warm themselves, places to
forage for food and places to shelter and hibernate in. They can often
be found on/in compost heaps or under logs or garden detritus; cover
your compost heap with old carpet or tarpaulin to create ideal
conditions. Slow-worms spend much of their time foraging for slugs and
insects under wood piles and in compost heaps or grass cuttings. Whether
you see reptiles in your garden depends largely on whether they are in
the local area and can access it in the first place.
You can find more information on maintaining your garden for reptiles by
visiting our Dragons in your Garden section.
It is important to report your sightings to help build up local
and national records of these declining species. Get in touch with the
local Biological Records Centre and you local Amphibian and Reptile
Group (ARG) if you have seen slow-worms in your garden.
Dragons in your Garden. >>>
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