Disappearing Adders

May 8, 2023 at 5:53 pm

Global warming has been blamed for many of the present crises in wildlife including the predicted extinction of Adders in the next ten years. I have been familiar with our nearest colony of Adders for 62 years and as recently as six years ago I found 14 during one morning’s inspection. However, this April I visited three times and only found one female and one male Adder. Is it more than a coincidence that during the whole of this period the population of Buzzards has exploded and, of course, Buzzards love to eat Adders? www.facebook.com/gordonyateswildlife