A female Adder yesterday in the Forest of Dean. I got some record shots of her basking partially obscured by bracken, but when I returned a bit later, she’d moved on and was out on the hunt, and I was able to get this shot.
A male Adder in the Forest of Dean earlier this week. The British Adder population has experienced a massive decline in recent years. Flooding, habitat loss and fragmentation amongst other things, have seen numbers drop in most areas, and disappear altogether in others.