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Friday, 1 May 2020

Lee Mount

A new sighting for here and I'm not well versed on newts !

I went out to check the moth trap this evening and nearly trod on this newt.
We have lived here since the 70's and we have never seen a newt here before !

I suspect it's a male Palmate Newt as the text seems to suggest the male has a short extension to the end of the tail and back feet are webbed - this one seems to fill both criteria?

Palmate Newt

1 comment:

  1. Yes male Palmate David. Not many wandering about at the moment as they are 'busy' in ponds.