The slow worm survey produced a young grass snake, probably one of last year's hatchlings. It was tucked under a  survey mat in Brunts Field, in the warm and dry. It vanished fairly fast after we lifted the mat, but not before DKG took its picture. . Photograph: DKG More reptiles:

Slow worm survey

The Friends,  on a wet and squelchy day last week, prepared to survey the park's slow worm population. Here is DKG's report:     "Mats were cut and numbered for the slow worm survey with 40 mats laid in 4 areas (10 per area). These will be monitored in the coming weeks once we have... Continue Reading →

Slow Worms

In  the spring of 2013, some 500 slow worms were translocated from a development site in Holbrook Lane, Trowbridge, to three sites in Southwick Country Park. Leo Wirtz, the then-leader of the Countryside Team, and his deputy Ali Rasey, set up the move with Windrush Ecology,  who were the environmental consultants at the Holbrook Lane site.... Continue Reading →

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