CAN members were active this weekend swabbing 30 amphibians at Rocksavage to help with the current chytrid testing across the UK. After putting out around seventy five bottle traps, a haul of around 45 newts were taken; both asker and daddy askers were taken a.k.a. Smooth, Palmate and Warty Newt (Great Crested).  Swabs dispatched to Freya Smith at the Institute of Zoology who should be getting pretty swamped by now. 

Swabbing a Great Crested Newt

Showing Gail a newt