Amphibian & Reptile Travels

Monthly Archives: August 2011

Well, although I said I wouldn’t be doing another trip abroad this year I guess I knew that would be impossible. Together with Carl Corbidge (UK), Bobby Bok (NL), Sander Schagen (NL) and possibly others I will spend a week in arid S-E Spain (Murcia) in October. I spent some time studying at university in Murcia in 2008 and I became very interested in the region’s amphibians and reptiles. Some species targets for… Read More

On Saturday I visited a site in the Yorkshire Dales where a pair of Peregrine falcons (Falco peregrinus) have been nesting, although the chicks had fledged the adults were both still present and from a great height I was able to watch them perched, and flying from a steep cliff. Also of interest on the day was the sighting of a Stoat (Mustela erminea), as it ran across the path in front… Read More

Well, the typical August washout has set in with rainy weather pretty much everyday since the start of the month. However, I have spent a few days out in the field, the female Adders (Vipera berus) are still gravid as are some Viviparous lizards (Zootoca vivipara) although I have seen several newborn lizards. Also at present, myself, Carl as well as others are considering an Iberian trip in the late Autumn/early Winter…. Read More