Skink Site

White’s Skink (Liopholis whitii)
White’s Skink (Liopholis whitii). Photo by Peter Robertson

A regionally highly significant remnant population of White’s Skink (Liopholis whitii) was discovered in the old rubble dump site in Royal Park West in the 1990s.

The site was reclaimed, replanted to provide an open, grassy area with rocks and logs providing basking sites and shelter for the skinks, and burrowing sites underneath. Native grasses attract ants that the skinks feed on, as well as other small invertebrates and small berries of ruby saltbush (Enchylaena tomentose).

The skinks have been monitored by expert ecologist Peter Robertson over a number of years.

White’s Skink (Liopholis whitii). Royal Park has a regionally significant population of this small lizard.