Have you seen Smooth Newt (Lissotriton vulgaris) in Kent?
|Smooth Newt (Lissotriton vulgaris)|
One of two small newt species found in the county the smooth or common newt is the more ubiquitous. Along with the common frog they will frequently colonise small garden ponds. They are also found in a wide range of other habitats such as fish-free pools and ditches with diverse submerged and emergent vegetation.
Neutral hard water ponds are the stronghold of smooth newts in the United Kingdom. They are rarely seen in more acidic pools whereas the other small newt species, the palmate newt may thrive in them.