Friday, 30 April 2010

Toad-watch


Yesterday evening:
Visit to the ponds of Bosco Villa Giulia (in the town of Trieste) and Banne/Bani (TS) to look for amphibians and reptiles. These are the results: EUROPEAN GREEN TOAD (many males at Villa Giulia, some singing), Yellow-bellied Toad (lots at Villa Giulia, almost all singing), Common Newt, Crested Newt (at least 10, both sexes, at the Banne's pond), Grass Snake (2 juvs at the Banne's pond). Also Water Boatmen and many tadpoles.
European Green Toad:




Yellow-bellied Toad:


Grass Snake: