Check all your ponds and ditches for frog spawn, if you are out by a pond at night you should hear them croaking away to each other. Frogs are the ones with smooth skin and are usually green, brown and yellowish, toads on the other hand are a uniform olive brown with small lumps on the skin and mostly they crawl. Another amphibian you might come across is the newt, probably a palmate newt around Durness; we caught good numbers of them last year. It is vaguely similar in appearance to a lizard but is smaller and far slower with wet smooth skin and you won’t see a lizard swimming under water.
Quiz question; what is the name for a baby newt?