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Great Crested Newts continue to expand

posted 20 Sept 2010, 08:52 by Mark Pollitt - SWSEIC
Another Great Crested Newt site has been discovered this month.  As with many sites, newts have probably been there for many years but have previously been undiscovered or unreported.  The site, near Tongland in Kirkcudbrightshire, has no nearby known colonies but newts are thought to be present in at least two ponds and possibly others.  A survey of the area could well reveal other breeding ponds and should be a priority for the group next spring as areas adjacent to the site may be threatened with development.