Good news! H is well – we saw him on the patch on Sunday. He was arriving as we were leaving. Earlier the big dude sent him a text just to say all ok and life abounding in the ponds. He confessed on arrival that our text had inspired him to come up and check things out. We kept our distance and left shortly after he’d arrived. But before we left we gave him a run-down on happenings and what-not.
Later on Sunday evening H texted the Malink to check on what the palmate newt was called: Percival.
H was delighted to report that he had spotted three newts in the pond as he had cleaned out some leaves. Three!
So Percival has some pals.