Thursday, 16 March 2017

Adders have emerged


The warmer weather has brought some of our hibernators out from their winter slumber. Some of our dormice have begun to stir, our hedgehogs have been up and about for a few nights, our bats have begun to flutter and feed during the day and perhaps most noticeable are our adders.

Last week we saw the two males up for the first time, and over the weekend they made an appearance along with one of the females.



Having just emerged, they are not looking their best. Some sand around their eyes and a dull skin. But it won't be long till they have had a swim and cleaned themselves up, a shedding of skin will make them glisten and then of course it will be soon time for them to do their yearly "dance".

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