I can see you

Our young froglets are starting to grow. I found this one nestled in some flints that surround the pond last evening and was grateful that it posed for some photographs. As ever, it has been fascinating to watch the tadpoles – both frog and toad – develop and finally emerge…

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Smooth Newt in the garden

A gently lifted flint boulder in the garden this evening revealed this sandy brown Smooth Newt. Mostly likely a female or immature male, she remained relatively still during exposure to our peering gaze. Smooth newt Lissotriton vulgaris; formerly Triturus vulgaris Outside of the breeding season they are nocturnal, taking refuge under…

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