Online event: ‘The Sleepy Lizard’, Friday 9 July 7.30pm
Posted on 8 July, 2021 by Ivan
Our friends at Castlemaine Field Naturalists Club are hosting a wonderful online event called ‘Behavioural ecology of the Sleepy Lizard: when life gets tough, monogamy has its advantages’
The event is via the Zoom platform and features guest speaker, Dr Greg Kerr, from the Nature Glenelg Trust. Greg will be talking about the Shingleback or Stumpytail Lizard, also known as the Sleepy Lizard, and its unique behaviour and habitat requirements.
Please read on for details from Castlemaine Field Naturalists Club website.
Monthly Meeting – Friday 9 July, 7.30pm, by Zoom
Guest speaker: Dr Greg Kerr, Nature Glenelg Trust
“Behavioural ecology of the Sleepy Lizard: when life gets tough, monogamy has its advantages”
Victorians will know the Sleepy Lizard as the Shingleback or Stumpytail. For our July monthly meeting, Dr Greg Kerr, Senior Ecologist, Nature Glenelg Trust, will give fascinating new insight into the social behaviour of this species. In mammal and bird species there are many advantages of monogamy, particularly where parental care is critical to successful reproduction.
Sleepy lizards are socially monogamous and a male will closely follow a female for many weeks prior to mating. Greg’s research into the behavioural ecology of sleepy lizards leads to a rejection of the old idea that males are guarding the females, but rather suggests that it is the female who wears the pants in this relationship!
The meeting will be held by Zoom. If you have not joined earlier webinars and wish to attend, please email Peter Turner at email@example.com