Sunday, 25 August 2013

Back Up North to find a Grass Snake

Following on from the 7 species of reptiles seen in Dorset I completed the full set with Grass Snake Natrix natrix on my home patch. Again Matt came across and we headed off to the nearest Grass Snake spot and quickly saw 2 perhaps 3, unlike last time they were in good condition having recently shed. We then headed over to an Adder Vipera berus site and found 2 males with a neonate Common Lizard Zootoca vivipara en-route. The next day we headed over to Merseyside to look for Sand Lizards but could only find juvenile Common Lizard, Smooth Newt Lissotriton vulgaris, Common Frog Rana temporaria   and Common Toad Bufo bufo. We also saw a few interesting insects.

All photos © Carl Corbidge

 Above 3 same Grass Snake
 Golden Ringed Dragonfly
 Emerald Lestes
 Male Adder
 Common Toad
 Common Frog and Smooth Newts
 Smooth Newts

 Above 2 Northern Dunes Tiger Beetle
 Darter Spp

Sandwich Terns

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