Amphibians and reptiles photo favourites
The results of the first nationwide survey of UK amphibians and reptiles tell a depressing story. Adders, slow worms, common lizards, common toads, common frogs, great crested newts and grass snakes are all in decline. The only surveyed species doing well is the palmate newt.
So to help us appreciate the beauty of these wonderful but often forgotten creatures here's a selection of our favourite amphibian and reptile photos from the Springwatch photo group. It's been open a mere week and already there is a cracking selection of amphibian and reptile shots sent in for 2011. Although no newts yet!
Have you noticed a lack of amphibians and reptiles in your area?