At our Birchwood development in Romsey we have been working hard to increase the Great Crested Newt population. With three lovely ponds on this development, it is the perfect breeding location for these amphibians.
Six surveys have taken place over the three month period of March – May 2019, this is to ensure that the newts have an appropriate space to live. The ponds are now developing vegetation which provides additional egg laying opportunities.
We have both a selection of adult male and female newts meaning between March and June the female newts should lay their eggs and we should see an increase in the newt population at Birchwood.