Around a pile of sawdust mixed with rotting vegetation, that we erected, in recent days we have regularly observed freshly hatched grass snakes (Natrix natrix). Two days ago we saw at least 10 such hatchlings. It suggests that appreciable egg batches had been laid inside the pile by females of grass snakes. It is a big success, especially when we take into account that the pile was raised several weeks ago, so it is a novum in that place.
Authors of photographs: prof. Bartłomiej Najbar, Michał Szkudlarek