Amphibian & Reptile Travels

Monthly Archives: August 2012

Today for the first time in a while I ventured out onto the moors looking for Adders (Vipera berus). Since not all females reproduce every year, only a few individuals have been seen so far this summer, some of them different females to those found at the same exact spots in summer 2011. In cloudy weather with some occasional breaks of sunshine I saw three females, two well known to me and… Read More

A few weeks ago I went on holiday to the Greek island of Santorini (Thira), only the second time I have visited the Cyclades islands after my field trip to Milos and Kimolos last year. Santorini is a small island although was once much larger before the volcanic eruption that submerged half of it under the ocean, leaving a huge moat-like crater in the middle of the island. When this volcano erupted… Read More