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slow worms


Hi all we have discovers a few slow worms they are under our summer house. I have to be careful when the grass is cut not to behead then.
Along with the frogs we have in the garden that facinate our grandchildren.
We also found a newt in my sons pond dear little thing.

In the bay bush we have a jenny wren nesting it is the smallest bird I have ever seen, we are very aware and try not to disturb it.

The garden has lept up since the rain, it has done everything a favour and now for the weeding.

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Isn't it great to have all that in the garden, i don't think i've ever seen a slow worm. I used to keep newts as pets when i was a kid, i found them facinating, now i've got plenty of frogs, and 5 bluetit chicks in the nest box.

14 May, 2011


Slow worms are legless Lizards they come out at night when its warm and damp I suspect you have about 25-30 - as I once found out they gather in groups and they are not slow! The Newts just arrived in my pond when it was filled as did the Frogs.

14 May, 2011


good for the garden to, a gardners friend as they eat lots of slugs and snails, so if you have these done use slug pellets as these will poisen the slow worms, i wish i had things like this and newts in my garden, i have frogs and toads so they eat my slugs.

14 May, 2011


Its grand when we get things like that in the garden, it means we are helping so many species to survive, also that we are doing things right in our own space, we hear of so many losing their natural habitats....

14 May, 2011


Yes I do like to think that I do my bit to help in a very small way.

14 May, 2011


It's nice you have all that wildlife in your garden. I only have a toad. I hope he's still here. haven't seen him for a while now..
We've had lots of showers and it's gone cold. I want the warm weather back :o)

15 May, 2011


Thanks for all the comments great that everyone has an interest in wild life about other people experiences. I take on board the suggestion from Sanbaz about not using the slug pellet, wouldn't like to harm things.

Since we have livid here in the spring /summer months we usually see bats in the .However, we have not yet seen any not sure why but am missing the wee beasties.

18 May, 2011

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