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slowworm

a Eurasian legless lizard, Anguis fragilis, with a brownish-grey snakelike body: family Anguidae
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For the poet/Alexander nature is renewed into a Thoreau-like sense of epiphany, and he leads his soldiers back to Macedonia with his life profoundly enhanced: 'So he rose and led home silently through clean woodland ] where every bough repeated the slowworm's song' (III.
The problem of accidie is central to these poems, but, as Bunting's letter explains, it is Briggflatts and its "epicurean slowworm" which presents its "cure."
There is not the time to explain this in detail, but the slowworm illustrates my point.
And left unchecked it will also take over grassland - threatening native species of snakes, slowworm and birds.
You negotiate A roads that would rarely warrant a Z back home in Wales and there's average speed cameras everywhere (great when you're averaging somewhere between an arthritic slowworm and tortoise with gout).
A wobbly patio slab also revealed a slowworm cosying up to two young frogs - it's amazing how they can fit themselves into the narrowest of spaces!
No insects can live there and no seeds or flowers are produced and so you remove the food source for birds, hedghogs, shrews, slowworms, frogs, bats, moles, butterflies, bees and many, many more species.
STARFISH ...can grow a new arm if one is damaged and slowworms and lizards regrow broken-off tails.
A 40-year-old herpetologist (you can get a cream for that you know) looking for slowworms hiding under the sofa of a flat in Splott is hardly Snakes On A Plane is it.
. Encourage wildlife - birds, hedgehogs, frogs, toads, slowworms, ladybirds and bumblebees like to dine on the worst garden pests like snails, slugs and aphids.
REPTILES AND AMPHIBIANS: Common toads, with a broad, squat body covered in warts and skin that looks dry and varies from dark brown to grey or olive; Common frogs, with a slender body, short limbs, webbed toes and an obvious dark brown patch behind the eye, smooth damp skin varying in colour from grey, olive green, yellow or brown with darker patches; slowworms, with a long, snakelike body, eyelids (making them distinguishable from snakes), smooth, wet looking skin varying from grey, bronze and light brown; Common lizard with a long body and short legs, grey, brown, bronze or green skin and a line of white spots down the flanks.