A dream come true

Jot down the first thing that comes to your mind.

I discovered today that my new garden houses a thriving population of sand lizards (Lacerta agilis). This means nothing to no one. But for me, this has always been a childhood dream. A garden with a sunny terrace, where lizards would be crawling all over. Obviously all reptiles are cool, but sand lizards in particular are amazing little creatures, which kickstarted my love for herpetology when I was 7 years old. I didn’t have a camera with me today, as I was doing gardening work, but I promise some day soon I will spend a long time photographing them, even if only to prove everyone that it was a fantastic childhood dream, that these little beasts are beautiful, and that my garden is a great place!

Some flower pictures from yesterday to make up for it.

Published by Robin Heinen

Father of two | Husband | Entomologist and Ecologist | Postdoctoral Researcher @ TUM | Traveler | Coffee Addict

2 thoughts on “A dream come true

    1. Don’t worry. The snakes are still there! I’ll write a post for you soon… ๐Ÿ˜†

      I have yet to spot snakes in my backyard, but honestly, it is excellent habitat for smooth snakes and grass snakes. Vipers we don’t have in this particular area I think. A shame, of course.


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