Sunday, June 25, 2017

Treasure hunt

A good friend of mine and I had planned to make another trip into the nature. To explore a new destination, I used the help of Google Earth. After searching in the vicinity of our homes, I found something promising in the distance of approx. 1 hour.


The X marks the spot... so we drove there without any further information and we were not disappointed.



The biotope proved to be very beautiful and so we could start the search for critters. A pretty semiadult Common Toad (Bufo bufo) made the start. Followed by a young Slow Worm (Anguis fragilis).

Common Toad - Bufo bufo

Slow Worm - Anguis fragilis

At the end of the day trip we discovered gold: this magnificent Barred Grass Snake (Natrix helvetica). It was our first encounter with this species! 

Barred Grass Snake - Natrix helvetica