Smooth Newts (Lissotriton vulgaris)
Following on from the Toads, we have Newts.
My pond is fast filling up with Smooth newts returning ahead of the mating season. so I crept out at 2am the other morning to see what was occuring.
Read all about it and watch the video here:
Even I was surprised at how teeming the water is with all sorts of aquatic wildlife!
The Smooth Newt, also known as the Common Newt, ''Lissotriton vulgaris'' is the most common newt species of the ''Lissotriton'' genus of amphibians. ''L. vulgaris'' is found throughout Europe except the far north, areas of Southern France, and the Iberian peninsula.