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A long way from home

Yesterday’s newt survey revealed the first sighting, for Duncan, of an Alpine newt (Ichthyosaura alpestris).  These non-native creatures are found in much of central Europe from France to the Balkans.  They have been introduced, like many other species, to the … Continue reading

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Looking for Newts

Duncan was out doing newt survey work early this morning for EcoNorth, Northumberland Wildlife Trust’s consultancy.  The aim of such surveys are to determine whether the protected great crested newts are present, as these need special consideration as part of … Continue reading

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