Calling it a day.

I visited my adder site last week to find that all of the snakes, males as well as females were nowhere to be seen despite the sunny weather and temperatures they would easily tolerate in early spring. A clear indication that the active season for the snakes has come to an end, although some adders further south are still showing themselves. A morning walk today allowed me to test out my new camera on what will likely be my last local herp of the season, a common toad (Bufo bufo) 🙂

I have some great field trips to look for to next year as well as spending Christmas on the Canary islands catching up with the island’s endemic lizard species.

Common toad (Bufo bufo)

Common toad (Bufo bufo)

By Matt Wilson

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