Amphibian & Reptile Travels

Monthly Archives: April 2013

I’ve been busy out in the field the past two days and I was finally able to enjoy some nicer weather. On Friday, I spent some time searching for Adders (Vipera berus), and although the clouds wouldn’t move it was still quite warm. I managed to find three male adders, all ready to slough, and a large female all of which are well known specimens to me. Another nice observation was watching… Read More

On Saturday I met up with David Nixon to do a survey for Adders (Vipera berus) not too far away from our regular sites. A sunny start allowed us to see a large male, but it was very much warmed up and slithered away before we could take any photographs. Too bad. At the time I was quite sure it would be the first of many adders we would see, but the strength… Read More

March has been awful. Truly awful. I decided that I could not stay in doors for another weekend and ventured over to Yorkshire to meet up with Carl and do some herping. It was still very cold, and upon collecting me from the station Carl drove us to a good spot to see Little owl (Athene noctua). These are one of my favourite birds, and during my trips to Greece they can… Read More