Reptilien zu Lëtzebuerg

reptiles in Luxembourg

For the International day for Biological Diversity (22.5.21), the Biological Station SIAS has launched the project “Reptilen zu Lëtzebuerg“. The aim of this project is to collect data on the native reptile species of Luxembourg. Anyone can participate via the app iNaturalist. In the flyer below you can find more info about the process. And one more piece of information: neither of our snake species is venomous!

If you want to help reptiles at home too, you can simply set up some wild corners in your yard! All you need to do is leave piles of rocks or wood, or simply mow the grass in a corner less often so it can grow taller. Since our reptiles also feed in part on insects, any measures taken to preserve insects will also indirectly help our lizards and snakes.

If you would like to learn more about our reptiles, insects, or natural gardening, please don’t hesitate to contact our biological station!

Wall lizards (Podarcis muralis) like to sit on woodpiles to warm themselves.