Are Slow Worms Friend or Foe?

Worcester, as a City, is known for the amount of slow worms in our green spaces. These legless lizards are completely harmless and beneficial in allotments as they eat slugs and snails. Like all lizards they heat their bodies using the warmth from the sun and will often bask under a metal sheet. If you find some of these beautiful creatures, please treat them with respect, unless necessary do not pick them up as they may shed their tails, also, as the numbers are depleting please report sightings to Worcester Wildlife trust. Further information can be found in the info sheet Slow Worms.