Amphibian & Reptile Travels

Monthly Archives: March 2010

Last night after a day of heavy showers I knew amphibian activity would be high, with vast numbers of Common frogs (Rana temporaria) and Palmate newts (Lissotriton helveticus) making their way to their breeding pond. Upon arriving at the pond after nightfall with the help of my friend Tom, we rescued well over a hundred and fifty frogs from the road next to the pond, as well as a dozen or so newts…. Read More

Here I present a few ‘in situ’ or photographs of animals as and where they were found without any interaction from my part, thereby presenting a more natural image. I went for a walk today along the country lanes around my village and saw many dozens of Common frogs (Rana temporaria) making their way to their breeding ponds. One such pond was filled with several hundred individuals that has probably the highest… Read More

My Dad is currently on holiday on the Canary Island of Fuertaventura, and he sent me this image of an East Canary Island Gecko (Tarentola angustimentalis). This is an endemic species on the Canary islands that would appear quite common, it is also found on Lanzarote, as well as a number of islets surrounding to two main eastern Canary Islands.

After one of the coldest winters I have ever experienced, it seems that finally the temperatures have begun to rise and the amphibians have left their winter refuges. Only a few days ago night temperatures were still below zero, but as of today the day temperature reached 9C and night was a much improved 5-6C. I visited my local pond to find two amplexus pairs of Common frogs (Rana temporaria) along with a… Read More