August is peak Butterfly time at the Tufa Field. Nectar from the Nettle patch provides food, cover and egg-laying sites. There are also many bees, including Honey Bees, but just as important, Carder, Mining, Red- and White-tails. Amphibians are also abundant in the Tufa Field. The long grass and streams provide cool habitats for toads, newts and migrating frogs.
This Palmate Newt is a bit more unusual than the common Smooth Newts, but no less welcome.