Wildlife in my local patch

Hampshire UK

Newt!

Here’s a post I forgot to write about from the end of August.

My brother Alex and his friend Bruce found this baby newt on the road near us alongside a chalk stream. They brought it home to show us and we put it in a container to identify it. I had recently got some really useful FSC identification charts for my birthday and we decided that the newt was a “palmate newt” baby. It was almost the same size as the picture itself. We watched it swim around the container for a bit getting on and off the raft we put in, but then it unfortunately escaped before we could return it… I wonder where it is now.

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Author: Jackson Hellewell

Jackson is a young person with an active interest in natural history. He has been asked to be a Local Patch Reporter, writing a regular nature blog about the wildlife in his area for BBC Wildlife Magazine.

One Comment

  1. Oh my gosh I love newts, I have thousands in my pond. They wouldn’t be in water at this time of year usually though.