Great Crested Newt

Great Crested Newt

Observation - Great Crested Newt. Description: Newt was handled by a licensed consultant ecologist on a bottle trap survey. Large female, gravid. She has a unique pattern of black spots on an orange belly and is very camouflaged in the silty pond due to her dark upper skin. First GCN sighting for me!

Newt was handled by a licensed consultant ecologist on a bottle trap survey. Large female, gravid. She has a unique pattern of black spots on an orange belly and is very camouflaged in the silty pond due to her dark upper skin. First GCN sighting for me!