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More on Saving Rare Pond species in Norfolk

Seeking the Palmate Newt

More on Saving Rare Pond species in Norfolk

Following its early April excursion to Norfolk  to search for the beautiful Crucian Carp, described earlier by Ian Patmore, Carl Sayer adds more on the field activities of the UCL Pond Restoration Research Group (PRRG) later in the month:

“At the end of April, the team (Carl Sayer, Ewan Shilland, Stef Goodrich and others) also went in search of the Palmate Newt, an amphibian which is exceptionally rare in East Anglia. Prior to the survey just a handful of sites were known for the species, but by careful detective work, homing in on ponds associated with glacial moraine deposits, three new Palmate ponds were found. The triumph of finding the ponds was celebrated by the call of the cuckoo!”

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