To try and alleviate the wait I've been out looking for Adders again.
Using the same research techniques used to track down good detecting sites have also been utilised in the quest to locate British Adders.
Today's outing resulted in the location of no less than eighteen Adders and a female Slow Worm! Fifteen of the Adders were female and the other two were males which for some reason are harder to locate after the mating season.
The Adders will have mated in late April into May and the young will be born sometime in late August or early September.
The females bask to bring on the young Adders that will be born as perfectly formed miniature versions of their parents. These tiny young have the same bite potential as the adults!
Pictures of the todays expedition can be seen here.