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    Posted: 01 Mar 2008 at 12:25pm

Hi all,

Sunny, 10 deg C, north easterly breeze at about 5-6MPH 11.30 am 1st march at Holyfield Lake first Grass Snake of the year. Lets hope this is a good sign. 

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well done robert saw two at Upton today but they were too quick for me
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Hi Robert,
Check Here, Couldn't believe it, Feb 8th
First Grassy 2008
Cheers,
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Not in eastern england they are not

besides the adders in Dorset would probably be out in November or december when grassies are tucked up asleep lol


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I think Studland is very favoured climate-wise. Being next to the sea must help. Am I correct in thinking the Dorset heaths are some of the few heathland areas in the south of this country to be close to, and benefit from, the effect of the sea?

Certainly an excellent adder area in East Devon is rough cliff/landslip on the coast. It was the last site to have a recorded smooth snake as well. I'm going back a long time for that though.

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Suzi is right Tony,

We don't get grass Snake emerging in january or February in east of england. And anyway there's a big difference between a Grass Snake coming up to catch some winter rays to sustain itself through hibernation, than actually emerging from hibernation with a view to mating etc. No way does that happen in January!

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So maybe a 'natural heathland' area aswell if they are close to the coast thats were heathland naturally occurs unlike the man made heaths in the East of England and elsewhere


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