Friday, 21 September 2018

Captive Bred Great Crested Newts

One British species which I cannot regularly photograph in the wild is the Great Crested Newt (Triturus cristatus) due to their protected status. Captive bred animals are exempt from protection under the Wildlife & Countryside Act and so I keep a small captive bred group at home (including an albino specimen).

Friday, 31 August 2018

Field Herping in Somerset

Yesterday I drove down to Somerset for a day's herping - with the specific intention of observing the introduced Iberian water frogs (Pelophylax perezi). I found over fifty adult and subadult specimens of P. perezi as well as N. Helvetica, B. bufo and L. vulgaris. The highlight of the day was having the fortune to observe a grass snake catching an Iberian water frog!

Field Herping in Dorset Part 2

Sunday, 23 April 2017

Field Herping in Dorset

I recently took my first visit to Dorset - field herping capital of the UK. Check out my new video now...