Moderator: Neil Southworth
The week before, the hedgehog(s), that have always been in my garden, woke up and I started feeding them. I think, but am not certain, that they are based in the garden and I have large piles of vegetation, twigs etc, one of which I assume to be their home.
Since the newt fence was put in place the hedgehog(s) has/have disappeared. I can only assume that they are trapped on the far side of the newt fence.
Also the frogs returned to my garden pond last week after the fence was installed, but I think the number of frogs and the amount of frogspawn is way down on normal, again, I assume, because many of the frogs are stuck on the far side of the fence and have been trapped and carted off to pastures new.
However, my pond population of smooth newts looks much the same as usual.
And I should also say that, despite the current crisis, the newt traps have been regularly checked by the ecology contractors.
I don’t know whether or not they have found any GCNs but I hope my hedgehogs and frogs are ok.