Amphibian & Reptile Travels

Monthly Archives: August 2010

Click here to see the new report from Majorca. It was tiring working in hot weather, but well worth it!

Well here it is, the reason I went to Majorca: Majorcan midwife toad (Alytes muletensis). It was exhausting work in 35C heat, but we found most of the animals we were after on the island, which surprised us with its beauty away from the tourist resorts. Report will soon follow once I’ve caught up on my sleep…

Here is a short video clip I made today of the amazing Lilford´s wall lizards (Podarcis lilfordi) found on the off shore islets of Majorca. We also visited two other islets yesterday with melanistic (black) populations of this beautiful lizard.

Soon I’ll be off to the Spanish island of Majorca, I have already been told that a considerable amount of luck will be needed to find the species I’m after here due to the prolonged summer drought and high temperatures. Its going to be a tough one to find a Majorcan midwife toad (Alytes muletensis) or the secretive Algerian false smooth snake (Macroprotodon mauritanicus) but I’m going to give it my best… Read More