Recently we could notice vegetation within the area of our endeavours significantly grow and thicken, especially near water, what led to shrinkage of xerothermic plots. Therefore, we got rid of superfluous terrestrial vegetation from places that are supposed to remain unshaded. This is how we hope to maintain optimal habitats for thermophilic animals, especially for reptiles and some interesting and rare insects.
In water we observed huge and foraging tadpoles of water and brown frogs but also very numerous larvae of smooth newts in diffarent stages of development. Abundance of the latter immensely surprised us, especially taking into account that previously in that place we could observe only up to 3 individuals of that species at a time. Apparently, the habitat that we created and maintain turned up to be very suitable for them.
Obviously, besides the mentioned species we also observed many adult frogs of Pelophylax genus and sand lizards. After finishing breeding season and oviposition, they focus primarily on intense foraging. The whole place teems with life and we are happy that we are contributing to increasing biodiversity in that place.