First Slow Worm Survives Winter on Barton Fields.


There were no Slow Worms on Barton Fields until some dozen were introduced to last year and a few were known to have dispersed quite widely across the site before winter. Delighted that today the first one of the year was discovered under a ‘snake mat’ - let's hope more will have overwintered and a colony will develop. (The photo shows an individual at the time of release, 2019.)

from Graham Bateman: 30 April 2020