Ecology Resources was hosted at Hampton Nature Reserve, a SSSI and SAC, by Froglife Peterborough to undertake a day of volunteering.
On Friday 2nd Sept, our tasks for the day were:
- Scrub clearance and subsequent creation of hibernacula
- Reed management
- Clearance of vegetation around newt fencing
- Undertaking a reptile survey
During the day this common lizard Zootoca vivipara was found by one of our members of staff who was undertaking management of the vegetation around one of the dried up ponds on site. The lizard was subsequently captured and translocated to a safer area whilst worked continued… but not before snapping a lovely picture of the fellow.