- Celia Fiennes nearly fell off her horse in 1698 and found Ely ‘the dirtiest place I ever saw a perfect quagmire, the whole city I had frogs and slow-worms and snails in my room.’
- There are also reptiles, like adders or grass snakes, slow-worms and lizards that are prone to fire damage because they cannot get out quickly enough.
- Ground and rove beetles, centipedes, frogs and toads, slow-worms, hedgehogs and many species of birds all eat significant numbers of slugs.
- Other features that had to be considered were protection of trees, shrubs, slow-worms and grass snakes.
- A battle followed to save some of the sites with slow-worms, which delayed building work as English Heritage had to clear the site.
- Our top 30 of garden creatures includes toads, slow-worms, dragonflies and even the humble earthworm.
- But carefully protect the stripy ones and the slow-worms under the carpet.