Thanks to KSM Nowogród Bobrzański's crew the habitat is now even more suitable for Sand Lizards (Lacerta agilis argus). The stone heaps will also serve other small animals.
The frog eggs (spawn) that we had found during our previous visit have hatched into aquatic larvae (tadpoles). However they were not foraging yet. In this stage they have external gills. Later on they will have internal ones.
The newly built pond has already been inhabited by a Marsh Frog (Pelophylax ridibundus). This species was also seen and heard in neighboring bigger pond, together with Pool Frogs (Pelophylax lessonae) and Edible Frogs (Pelophylax kl. esculentus). They are called water frogs due to their close relationship with water bodies. There was also a young Grass Snake (Natrix natrix) that we sadly did not get to take a photo of. An adult individual was seen that day near Turowskie Lake. This common and harmless snake feeds on frogs and inhabits all kinds of wetlands so their presence here is understandable. The bigger pond within KSM Nowogród Bobrzański turned out also to be a breeding ground of Moor Frogs (Rana arvalis) and Smooth Newts (Lissotriton vulgaris) as we observed a female of the former and a male of the latter. In the photos you can see his breeding costume. To our delight, this warm and sunny day also showed how abundant the local Sand Lizard population is.