Just by the border of the quarry, among beautifully flowering Common Brooms, we enjoyed observing mating behaviors of Sand Lizards, including males, which were in attractive, intense green mating dresses. Competing for females, they chased each other away and followed females, aiding themselves with the use of a sensitive tongue that helps them to orientate in the world of pheromones. Some of the lizards, including juveniles, carried ticks (they are usually Castor Bean Ticks), common ectoparasites of these sun-loving reptiles. Visit our Facebook page to see 2 short clips of these fascinating animals - https://www.facebook.com/Quarry-Life-Award- 2022-Nowogr%C3%B3d-Bobrza%C5%84ski-105135162146266