A blog dedicated to finding reptiles and amphibians in my home county of Yorkshire the rest of England,Europe and anywhere else I can get to.
Sunday, 11 September 2011
The first neonate Adder of the Autumn.
I was really chuffed today as I found a neonate AdderVipera berus. Even though I regularly see gravid females, once they give birth the newborns seem to vanish. Also in Autumn male adders become more obvious again and today I found once out basking which I think might be an old friend from spring. In additon I saw 2 Viviaparous LizardsZootoca vivipara, and as always at this time of the year Dragonflies were in evidence mainly Black DartersSympetrum danae.
The latest date I have seen adders in the UK is October 13th 2009 so if the weather stays warm, there's about another 4 weeks before season comes to an end.