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General News · 11th March 2022
FOCI - Helen
Newts are still crossing the roads! So please think newt when you are driving around. They particularly like crossing when it is wet, and we are in for a spell of wet weather.

This time of year newts are heading from the forests to their spring breeding grounds.

Yellow and black 'Newt X-ing' signs are mounted in areas considered 'hotspots' of larger newt migrations, close to wetlands. However, newts can be spotted all around the island, and newt crossings can be up to 1km long. They will also cross when it is dry.

Please drive slowly and carefully, and do your best to avoid running over the newts -- they look like small upturned leaves, or twigs on the roads.

For more information on newts, check out our webpage on FOCI's Newt X-ing Project.

Thank you for looking out for the newts!