Saturday, 12 March 2016

Newts begin to emerge

In the UK, we have 3 species of Newt: Common (Lissotriton vulgaris), Palmate (Triturus helveticus) and Great Crested (Triturus cristatus). They all hibernate during winter and over the coming weeks will be emerging to breed in nearby ponds. David K spotted this little chap at Gadespring at the end of February.

I’m not sure on species but hopefully a few others will make themselves known very soon.

It is important to note that Gadespring Cress Beds is still being developed & due to health & safety will only be available for access, other than to wildlife monitors & work parties, at organised events & at times when there is a weekend volunteer warden on duty. General public access is a possibility for the future & this could only happen once the wildlife hide is relocated after planning permission. Keep an eye on this website & blog, as well as the Box Moor Trust website, for details of open days & organised public events when you can visit & explore Gadespring.