Amphibians & Reptiles


Common Frog

Amphibians & Reptiles
The frogs have always been around the garden but with a pond to breed in they have become more noticable. We also now regularly see Smooth Newts in the pond, which might explain why we do not see many tadpoles hatch from the spawn each year.

The slow worm was an unexpected sight, as they are usually hiding under the compost bins or somewhere similar and as soon as I lift the cover off they shoot away, anything but slow. This one however was on the foot path and was just taking the world in and did not seem in the least bit concerned by my presence and allowed me to get quite close for the photos.



Smooth Newt

Frog Spawn

Tadpoles

Smooth Newt

Slow Worm










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