Field day: 18th June
Despite the prediction of bad weather this week, Carl Corbidge came over and we set out to see some herps. First, a quick stop at my local adder site where 5 large and healthy female Vipera berus were quickly found. The second one being the same female as last week sat in exactly the same spot. With a slight improvement in the weather we drove across Lancashire to the Merseyside coast where we met with Dave Hardaker. Now with quite warm weather, Dave spotted three female Sand lizards (Lacerta agilis) and we also managed to find 5 Natterjack toads (Bufo calamita)! Smashing! After this we drove to a nearby spot for Slow-worms (Anguis fragilis), and despite the site being heavily overgrown with nettles and bramble we managed to turn up 4 specimens. Thanks Dave!