Creuse  

Creuse

Reptiles & amphibians

7-2008

7-2009

Marbled newt

Triturus marmoratus

larvae

2

Northern crested newt

Triturus cristatus

1

3

Palmate newt

Lissotriton helveticus

1

larvae

Yellow-bellied toad

Bombina variegata

6

6

Common midwife toad

Alytes obstetricans

calling

calling

Common toad

Bufo bufo

3

-

Common frog

Rana temporaria

3

-

Agile frog

Rana dalmatina

>10

>10

Edible frog

Pelophylax kl. esculenta

>20

>10

Pool frog

Pelophylax lessonae

>10

>10

Sand lizard

Lacerta agilis

5

1

Viviparous lizard

Zootoca vivipara

>10

3

Common wall lizard

Podarcis muralis

>20

>10

Slow worm

Angius fragilis

4

7

Aesculapian snake

Zamenis longissimus

1

-

Grass snake

Natrix natrix

4

1

Viperine snake

Natrix maura

-

1

Smooth snake

Coronella austriaca

1

2

Adder

Vipera berus

3

6

Asp viper

Vipera aspis

2

2

Other highlights

 

 

 

Large gold grasshopper

Chrysochraon dispar

x

 

Large marsh grasshopper

Stethophyma grossum

x

 

Stag beetle

Lucanus cervus

x

 

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    1. Plateau de Millevaches (Creuse), 2. Regional Park Lorraine, 3. Ardennes and Argonne, 4. French Jura, 5. Beaujolais region.

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    Landscape of the Creuse; pastures covered with an overwhelming growth of tangled weeds.

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    These rural houses are willing objects for Dutch and English restseekers.

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    No room for more tents now according to the owner Rob. This campsite is full.

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    One of the nice surprises during our stay. An excellent beetroot soup prepared by Carla.

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    Typical landscape, typical village.

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    Basking female common vipers, not far from Tigouleix. Vipers are still common at the Plateau de Millevaches.

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    The Plateau de Millevaches has a wet and cool Atlantic climate. It is home to northern species like adder, viviparous lizard, sand lizard and smooth snake.

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    Pine marten (Martes martes) as road victim. Pine marten is more common here than beech marten (Martes foina).

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    Asp viper occurs only in the lower parts. We found this juvenile in a meadow near Crocq.

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    Asp viper habitat. We found 7 vipers in this small part along a road close near Evaux-les-Bains.

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    A female Asp viper

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    Herping sometimes includes visiting waste grounds. Between the trash we found an Aesculapian snake, an asp viper, a handful of slowworms and lots of common wall lizards.

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    A reddish specimen of the large marsh grasshopper (Stethophyma grossum).

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    Nico, Rob and Kosta after supper.

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    Yellow bellied toad is the study object of Rob Veen. He discovered some small populations in the Cher valley. By digging out old tranches and, after a year of reproduction, filling up these tranches again the populations became more vital. Yellow bellied toads need waters without predators that are kept in an early successive stage. Rob's digging out en filling up theory seems essential for sustaining this species.

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    One of the Tigouleix camping pool frogs.

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    the tadpoles of the Midwife toad (Alytes obstetricans) are visible inside the eggs.

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    Something between a tadpole and a juvenile agile frog (Rana dalmatina).

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    The last wild wolf of the Creuse. Shot by some freaky French aristocrats.

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    Exploring the landscape of the Creuse. From left to right: Antoinette, Inez, Sabine, Arjan, Kosta and Cees

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    Clear brook east of Tigouleix.

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