Newts

There are at least four newts in our small garden pond. Like frogs, newts are amphibians and they return to ponds in early spring to breed. They will eat slugs and snails along with other insects, so good to encourage them into your garden. They prefer fish-free ponds with lots of aquatic vegetation. Log piles and undisturbed areas are good for winter hibernation sites. The photograph below was taken two summers ago.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

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