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    Posted: 01 Feb 2020 at 4:02pm
Some sun in East Devon today but not as much as I thought was forecast. It is mild at 11 deg. so I inspected the covers and compost heaps mid afternoon. Found these ... one under the plastic sheet of a compost heap and the other under a Coroline sheet. Both a similar size of half grown.





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Only just saw this - thanks for sharing Suzi. Not seen any here yet.
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Checked on my covers and compost heaps this morning and found these two in a heap:


There were none under the covers (Coroline) which are sodden and cold feeling, whereas the black plastic on the compost heaps felt hot to the touch. The most popular heap I watered last autumn to help it rot down and I don't think the slow worms like that too much for hibernating. I kept the other dry and it seems to be preferred. When it is warmer I don't think they mind wet compost heaps. Be interesting to see which heap has the most emerging slow worms as the season goes on. 
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