Newt facts you never knew

Form 5 went on a science trip to Horton Kirby this week. Here are some quotes from the class about their experiences on the day.

I enjoyed the pond dipping because it gave me an opportunity to see all the larvae and especially the newts!
Here are some facts I learned:
  • male newts have spots on their tummies

  • male newts dance and try to impress the female newts

  • newts live up to 14 years

  • female newts lay 200 to 300 eggs one at a time

  • newts are mostly found in March to June

I really enjoyed going to the river and learning about the plants that we saw on the way. I really liked pond dipping too and seeing what I caught from the pond, especially the newt that I got.
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