Newts jamieharrop2020-03-08T17:32:00+00:00March 8th, 2020|0 Comments Smooth newt numbers have been building up this week, lots at the surface last night plus one huge crested newt female full of eggs. No Comments Steve Blacksmith March 11, 2020 at 1:12 pm - Reply Great pictures Chris.The Smooth Newt male is a fabulous animal in spring!Pity it only seems to live at the east end of Calderdale, and the west, around Todmorden. (Both places where the coal measures affect the soil.) Shibden Park lake used to have Smooth Newts, according to an old HSS record. All the in between places up the Calder Valley,and high up into the hills, provide records only of Palmate Newt.The Crested or "Great Crested" or Warty Newt which is also present at each end of Calderdale, was introduced in both areas as you know. If all readers could check the newts in the ponds, the records could be useful. Using a strong torch to look into the water after dark is a good way to do it. Leave A Comment Cancel replyComment Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Don't subscribe All Replies to my comments Notify me of followup comments via e-mail. You can also subscribe without commenting.