|A Grass Snake observed in Crow Wood.
one was warming up on cold day so allowed me to get close enough to take the
photograph. They are common in Old Park Wood but you need to walk very
quietly to see them well. They like sunny spots with plenty of vegetation.
A good time to see them is very
early spring when hot weather can tempt them out and they remain sluggish.
They are harmless.
Adders do not occur in woodland,
although they may once have been residents when there was more heathland.