Mon Feb 28, 2011 1:46 pm
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Thanks for the advice Clare, it looks as though I may have a long wait then as I think I'll probably fall into the category on the advice sheet "your pond is isolated from other amphibian populations" and therefore have to give it 1-2 years before thinking about introducing amphibians, but fingers crossed.
The funny thing is, my mams garden doesn't even have a pond (nor do any of the surrounding gardens) and yet its alive with frogs which are under every plant and stone you turn over and they even have to clear the lawn of frogs before they mow it.
When I lived at Whiteleas we had a good population of Palmate newts in the back garden and the occasional toad, but we never got any frogs there either? Maybe it's just me lol.
As a kid (1970's) the best place for Smooth newts was a pond next to the railway lines at Newton Garth farm which was known locally as the "sticky" due to the mud. It was absolutely teeming with them and a damn shame when it was infilled in the 1980's to make a turn out field for the horses.
Fri Apr 01, 2011 3:09 pm
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Hi All Anyone seeing Newts while they are out and about over the Easter period can contact the Newt.org here http://www.newthunt.org/ and report there sightings not forgetting to let Jason know as well or report them on this thread.