Reptile Habitats

Damian Michael’s  key recommendations to improving reptile habitat are:

  1. Fence out rocky outcrops from livestock to protect exfoliated rock, prevent soil erosion and overgrazing
  2. Modify grazing regimes to improve native ground cover to improve connectivity and tussock habitat
  3. Avoid cleaning up fallen timber to maintain shelter, foraging and nesting places
  4. Avoid cleaning up bush rock to maintain shelter, foraging and nesting sites
  5. Protect isolated paddock trees to maintain habitat for arboreal (tree) geckos
Riparian areas

Border between a waterway and the land, also characterised by the bank of rivers, creeks and streams

Species: Eastern Snake-necked Turtle, Red-belled Black Snake, Inland Carpet Python

Fallen timber

Species: Jacky Lizard, Eastern Bearded Dragon, Olive Legless Lizard, Southern Rainbow Skink, Ragged Snake-eyed Skink, Large Striped Skink, Cunningham’s Skink, Three-toed Earless Skink, Delicate Skink, Garden Skink, Boulenger’s Skink, Dwyer’s Snake, Eastern Blue tongue, Woodland Blind Snake, Blackish Blind Snake

Remnant woodlands

Small patches of existing bushland in the landscape

Species: Jacky Lizard, Lace Monitor, Inland Carpet Python

Native grasslands

Species: Pink-tailed Worm-lizard, Olive Legless Lizard, Large Stiped Skink, Dwarf Skink, Eastern Blue-tongue, Eastern Brown Snake

Leaf litter

Species: Southern Rainbow Skink, Delicate Skink, Garden Skink, Dwarf Skink

Surface rocks

Species: Pink-tailed Worm-lizard, Eastern Stone Gecko, Copper-tailed Skink, South-eastern Slider, Boulenger’s Skink, Dwyer’s Snake, Woodland Blind Snake, Blackish Blind Snake

Rocky outcrops

A rock formation that is above the surface of the surrounding land

Species: Southern Marbled Gecko, Ragged Snake-eyed Skink, Cunningham’s Skink, Tree Skink, Inland Carpet Python

Large trees or hollow-bearing trees

Species: Southern Marbled Gecko, Ragged Snake-eyed Skink, Tree Skink, Lace Monitor, Inland Carpet Python