This is simply intended to be an irregular note of newsworthy happenings, as much for my own records as anything else although I hope, of course, that something might be of interest to others.
I'm launching with a few historic records and one or two more up to date. Records are from my home patch Winswell Water, Devon, UK unless otherwise stated.
2017 September 12th, Young grass snakes in compost
This baby snake is on a Sweetcorn leaf which gives an impression of scale.
In 2016 I disturbed one much later in the year and afraid for its survival took it into care but despite my best efforts it did not survive, so this year I left well alone and hoped for the best.
But I wonder if the snakes - which I'm so glad are here - are responsible for the disappearance of my frogs and lizards?