Tuesday, 30 April 2013

Good News for Newts

Smooth Newts (I think)
Four months ago their pond was overgrown and all but dried up. In previous years I had seen frog spawn and newts in one of Hedge End's less well known ponds, so I reported its condition to the Town Council. Our grounds staff cleared it of excess vegetation and dug out a choked feeder channel from the nearby stream. Late winter rains replenished the pond, and last weekend Mrs HedgeEndBlogger was able to take some photos of these perky little fellows. Proof there is still (wild) life in Hedge End.

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