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A Newt About to Hibernate

We used to regularly find newts in our garden. They had been missing for about 10 years when I found this one under a flat-bottomed log on the soil.

Olympus EM-1, (aperture priority), Olympus 4/3 50mm f2 macro, 1/25 or 1/40 at f10 and ISO 640, hand-held.

The slug eggs in the foreground are a potential short-term food supply for the newt.

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Re: A Newt About to Hibernate

thanks for sharing - a nice set of images. We used to have Palmate Newts in the pond at our old house, but they don't seem to have found this pond.
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Re: A Newt About to Hibernate

Lovely shots. I used to keep newts as a small boy. I had small tanks in the garden and used to raise the young. It was just outside my fathers tropical fish shed. So I had a supporter.

I still feel overjoyed when I find them in the wild. I took a few pictures earlier in the year.

This one looks a really lively specimen.
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Re: A Newt About to Hibernate

Thanks. Yes I used to catch them as a teenager.

I think this one is a Smooth Newt.

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Re: A Newt About to Hibernate

Nice work Harold nice to see.

I used to catch and release them never kept them though. Same with frogs and toads.




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Nice work Harold nice to see.

I used to catch and release them never kept them though. Same with frogs and toads.
Thanks, Alf.

That makes the herps score for our garden: toad (frequent), frog (frequent), newt (occasional a decade or two ago, reduced to rare), grass snake (frequent 10 years ago, now rare), Slow Worm (rare).

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Those photographs took me back to my childhood days, searching for creepy crawly things.

Fun days out rambling around the woods near home or taking a bus at 8 years old to go fishing with your friends.

Thank you for jogging my memory bank.
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Those photographs took me back to my childhood days, searching for creepy crawly things.

Fun days out rambling around the woods near home or taking a bus at 8 years old to go fishing with your friends.

Thank you for jogging my memory bank.
I'm beginning to think the title should have been something about nostalgia.

Yes, our best source of newts was a grotty pond, half full of something like bricks, and a shopping trolley-like object. We also used to visit (read "trespass in") local abandoned clay pits with their ponds.

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Thanks, Alf.

That makes the herps score for our garden: toad (frequent), frog (frequent), newt (occasional a decade or two ago, reduced to rare), grass snake (frequent 10 years ago, now rare), Slow Worm (rare).

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Had to look it up....https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Herping

My present garden score is a 1 female toad

Wifes house garden has slow worms

And my previous house had grass snakes in the compost bin.

But never seen a newt, been one but never seen one..
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Had to look it up....https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Herping

My present garden score is a 1 female toad

Wifes house garden has slow worms

And my previous house had grass snakes in the compost bin.

But never seen a newt, been one but never seen one..
The compost bin info is in line with where we thought our local grass snakes were breeding. An elderly lady, next door but one, had a compost heap in which they reputedly laid their eggs. Since her demise, a few years ago, no snakes were seen until this year. About 3 years ago, I build a deliberately open-structure bin from pallets and stocked it with twiggy vegetation, specially for the snakes. No empty eggshells found yet. It has to be said that we have woodland nearby and the farmer says that the snakes used to come out of there.

Don't look for Slow Worm eggs. They are viviparous, the eggs hatching inside the mother. A captive one gave birth sometime in my teens.

Toads surprise me as to where they can be found. On favourite is the ash from a bonfire. Other live among the fairly dry logs we have stacked. Most summers we find at least one in a greenhouse.

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