With the other surveyor away , I headed off this morning up onto the Downs to do the reptile survey . I arrived in mist , but the sun soon burnt that off and brought the temperature up to about 12C . , ideal for reptiles I thought to myself . But , how wrong can one be ? Three hours on the Downs produced not a single Adder , Grass Snake or Common Lizard , had it not been for the 20 Slow Worms
On my way back , I stopped at the small reserve where the 'tree laying' was done , but that too was very quiet , with just a few Orange Tips and Green-veined Whites found on the wing , but also on the
I did stop at Bough Beech Reservoir as I was passing , but will post that enjoyable visit tomorrow .
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