On my first nights fieldwork this week we stumbled across my first ever great crested newt on an arable farm in Norfolk. This discovery prompted me into reading into newts on farmland when I found this interesting article entitled 'The dairy farm threatened by nine newts.'

It is a difficult situation for the family but I must admit that I can't help thinking that there are 1.78 million dairy cows in the UK and great crested newts are a European Protected species, which are declining in the UK due to habitat destruction and fragmentation. Perhaps the article title should be 'Nine newts threatened by dairy farm.'