Today Rhys, Callum and I found a skin that had been sloughed by an adult grass snake measuring 85cm. It’s great to see one of the purpose built habitat piles being used, where we’ve piled grass cuttings on top of logs.
Thanks to Chris Bean who monitored the reptiles at Moor Green Lakes, we also know of grass snakes / skins elsewhere within the reserve. Simon and Adrian also spotted an uncommon adder last month near the barn owl box. The snake skin will be laminated, a rather bizarre process but great at preserving it, so I can show it to school groups.