Amphibian & Reptile Travels

Monthly Archives: May 2009

Here is the first of a new generation of Common Frogs (Rana temporaria), the size of the tail has gradually decreased during the last few days and as each day goes on it spends more time sat on the rocks than in the water and will soon be ready for release.

Unfortunately the last month I have been very busy with exams so I have not been able to visit some of my local sites for amphibians and reptiles. But in early April I visited a local area of exposed moorland which is home to a population of Viviparous Lizards (Zootoca vivipara). As the site is so exposed, you really need a calm and clear day to be able to find them basking… Read More

For the first time in a couple of years I collected some eggs of the Common Frog (Rana temporaria) in my local area in order to release them back to the pond as fully developped frogs. Although a common species in my local areas as throughout the UK I still try to do my part for amphibian conservation even at home :-). They seem to be progressing well, and already some have… Read More