Well how’s this for a surprise? Our tiny wee pond has a population of resident newts!
I find this pretty amazing, given that it’s only a couple of metres wide, and is dabbled in daily by the geese, and pecked around by the hens. However, we counted half a dozen swimming about one evening.
We’re pretty sure they’re palmate newts. Here’s an adult and a baby that we scooped up just so we could identify them.
Sometimes it’s the little things that make me smile!