Species » Adder
Photo: Tessa Levens
- The most likely time to see adders is early spring once they emerge from hibernation
- They feed on small mammals, lizards, birds, amphibians and sometimes insects.
- The mating season is in April and live young are born in August.
- Both colour and pattern are variable but males have a lighter background with black markings while females are browner in colour.
- They are found in moorland habitats due to them being relatively undisturbed are with good vegetation cover and a variety of prey.
- They are legally protected as are all native reptiles.