Wednesday, 16 March 2016

Adders are up

The slightly sunnier days over the end of last week saw some of our adders emerge and bask out for the first time this year. A little later than usual for us, I was beginning to get a little concerned, especially with the funny weather we have had this winter. But at least two different adders were seen over the weekend, and both looking very healthy after their winter hibernation.

This is great news of course, as the Spring is when the adders are most active. Will we see the males dancing again?.. I hope so, they have for the last few years, so fingers crossed again for this year. Will we see mating behaviour?.. Not so sure, we were very lucky to witness this last year.

Whatever we see, I am sure it will be great, and hopefully help dispel some myths about this docile animal.

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