A Surprise Winter Visitor


A mild day today, but even so, it was a big surprise to find a slow worm under one of the reptile sampling squares this morning. What was I even doing looking under them at this time of year? I’ve only found worms, woodlice and the occasional vole nest for some weeks now.

Slow worms hibernate from October and I can only think that it cannot be good news that this little one is out and about in December. I have covered him back over and let him go about his business with fingers crossed for him and hope to see him again in the Spring.

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