Giant sand lizard seen in Purbeck!

Sep 11, 2023

A giant sand lizard has been seen firstly, in a field near Creech, and now on the side of Corfe Castle’s hill.

But don’t fear, this sand lizard is no monster, but rather an incredible art installation by local artist Eilidh Middleton, and created in conjunction with Amphibian and Reptile Conservation.

The work represents the cultural importance of the sand lizard through its place as part of our natural heritage. The symbolism of the installation’s impermanence is a depiction of the potential loss of both the species and habitat. 

By blending art and education, ARC hopes to inspire a greater sense of responsibility and stewardship among the community, encouraging visitors to the Purbecks to take part in the protection and conservation of the region’s biodiversity.

The lizard will remain in Corfe until around the end of the Planet Purbeck Festival on 24th September.

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