Rescued this Palmate Newt from our dogs water bowl this morning. The British Isles smallest newt, these amphibians are a protected species in the UK. On occasion we have recorded as many as 50 individuals in our garden about the grass and pathways despite not having a pond. Our observations of Little Grebes in Alderney have shown that these newts are a regular in the bird’s diet, apparently Hedgehogs are also partial to a newt! Photo (JH)