Great crested newts have taken a shine to The Ecology Consultancy office in Lewes

Friday, March 18th, 2011

   

Our ecologist Carly Jefferies, finds GCN in unexpected places!   

It appears great crested newts have taken a shine to The Ecology Consultancy office in Lewes.   

Last summer a male great crested newt navigated its way into the male toilet block (at least he chose the right toilet) and a number of newts have recently been found sheltering within a deep drain hole in a field behind the office.   

The newts were discovered by a member of the Farm Estate Maintenance who was carrying out a routine check of the drain. Worrying that they had fallen in and were trapped, he alerted staff at The Ecology Consultancy. Operation ‘newt recovery’ was then launched and nine great crested newts and a toad were lifted to safety and re-homed under a pile of wood next to a pond on the other side of the field.   

Great Crested Newts in our drain  

No doubt there will be more newt adventures this summer…

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