- About crested
- Country of Nationality
- United Kingdom
- Location (visible to members only)
- Macclesfield, Cheshire, England
- Display Name
- I am 48, married with a daughter. I have recently written and published my first book 'Newts in your pond and garden' and appeared on national TV to defend the money spent on UK Great Crested Newt mitigation projects(Tonight with Trevor McDonald). I also provided newt larvae for the filming of the new Alan Tichmarch wildlife series on BBC. Through my website I run a school visits programme and have recently secured grant and matched funding to visit schools across cheshire with a live amphibian exhibit to help raise awareness about the problems they face in the modern world.
- Work takes up all my time, fortunately work is also my hobby
- Consultant Ecologist and Author
- Favourite Quote
- Things can only get better
- Newt/Salamander Species kept
- We have Great Crested, Smooth and Palmate newts living in and around our garden. All three species breed in our and neighbouring garden ponds.
- Other Info
- My new book 'Newts in your pond and garden' is available through my website www.newtsinyourpond.com and on e-bay!
I look forward to debate and discussion with the other members of this site.
- My News
- 2 male Great Crested Newts and a male Palmate are back in my garden pond.
Last night I saw a female Great Crested Newt on the lawn presumably making her way back to the pond to breed.
In years past we never saw any newts in the pond before March.
Could this be a sign of climate change?