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.
Friday, 9 May 2014
Slow Worms and Water Voles
Last week I went to check on a Slow WormAnguis fragilis population in the Peak District. I found a total of 10 with an equal split of males and females. This population is on the edge of a village and many of the gardens also have the legless lizards. Just down the road on the River Wye there are Water VolesArvicola terrestris so I had a look for them as well. I saw a couple but the first was the best sighting as a female was moving her young to another nest, she came back taking one at a time with a total of 5. There is also a good place 10 minutes from where I live on the South Yorkshire side of the Peak District where I saw about 5 animals.
Also at the Water Vole site were a couple of Common Lizards Vivipara zootoca and I keep adding to my number of bird photos.