I had a quick walk out on Morte Point yesterday afternoon to plan this years winter scrub clearance programme and I came across this gorgeous Slow Worm in the middle of the open grass path. Another more unusual sighting for Morte Point was a Grey Squirrel. I can’t remember ever seeing a Grey Squirrel on Morte Point in the 9 years I’ve been here. It was an odd sight seeing it run along the path and disappear into the gorse. I also saw a heavily pregnant Grey Seal bobbing up and down in the surf, they start having pups early autumn and although I have never seen a seal pup on Morte Point there are one or two spots where they could pup. I’ll have to keep and eye open over the next few months.