Not far from the bottom of the garden the river Seudre has inundated the neighbouring fields making them look like lakes when viewed from a distance.
And the rain keeps on falling!
I thought I’d have a look in the old well to see what was happening there.
I had never seen the well with so much water before and I was pleased to see the salamander (Salamandra salamandra) in its element. The well is usually more or less dry (The old well).
Here I have a problem with my toads and frogs. I think it is a common frog but I’m not sure. I do recognise my marbled newt (Tritus marmoratus). These are our favourites and get featured regularly (The well in winter).
At any one time you only get a snapshot of what is happening in the well at the moment.
There are plenty of crevices providing space to hide and keep warm. Can you see the small frog on the far left of the photograph?
They do not seem to mind getting into a mixed species pile up. The large common toad (Bufo bufo) stays impassive while an agile frog (Rana dalmatina) uses him as a resting place and the newts pass over him.
I counted seven different creatures in this photograph.
But I think everybody’s favourite is our little green tree frog.