Monthly Archives: April 2014

Newts, tadpoles, mozzies

Saw a newt today and hundreds of tadpoles. More than we have ever seen before.  There are also thousands, or hundreds of thousands of mosquito larvae – a sign of the wet and warm winter?  Newts are carnivores, so they shouldn’t go hungry. Hope we’re not around when all the mozzies emerge.



Bluebell heaven

Bluebells fully out. Certainly earlier than last year.  Halfway across the wood there is a definite demarcation.  Different soil type, moisture content – who knows.


Main bluebell area – with a feint animal path through the middle


Definite line where the bluebells end