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, 8 July 2012
A Good Summer For Natterjacks
For the first time this year along with Matt Wilson I headed over to the North West. With all this wet weather its been a difficult year for reptiles but a good one for amphibians. For the last couple of seasons Natterjack ToadsBufo calamita have had a bad breeding season with the shallow breeding pools drying out before full metamorphis can take place, this year the ponds are still full, which should lead to many surviving toadlets. Anyhow today was sunny and dry, we only saw 1 Sand LizardLacerta agilis, a couple of Viviparous LizardsZootoca vivipara, 2 Natterjacks and 2 Common FrogsRana temporaria. After here we went to an adder site but it was too warm and too late in the day and only found a couple of Common ToadsBufo bufo.