Corfu 26th May- 1st June
As is almost a spring tradition I returned to the island of Corfu to explore for amphibians and reptiles. As usual I stayed with my Herpetologist friend Bo Stille and we explored the majority of the island over the 6 days. Weather conditions were quite variable and we lost an entire day due to heavy rainfall. That being said we found the majority of species found on Corfu. Not all were photographed, especially those I had photographed many hundreds of times before. I was also too lazy to throw myself into water to catch some species so I just took a few record photos instead.
As I visit Corfu regularly I won’t bother with an in-depth field report, although I promise I will write one for my forthcoming trip to the Cyclades.
We did notice an increase in people visiting the island to search for reptiles and we were very disappointed to see people flipping rocks and not replacing them. In some places the damage was ridiculous and as far as I am concerned people who are too lazy to replace rocks in the field should carefully consider their practice and the damage it has on the animals they claim to like.
All photos are (C) Matt Wilson 2014
Numbers of snakes seen during the week, including DOR (dead on road specimens).