Fox’s Beck is a shallow, free-flowing stream that supports both stickleback species, several species of snail, caddis fly and dragonfly, with water-voles living along the banks. Amphibians are numerous; toads are found in damp places across all the Commons, and frogs spawn in large numbers every spring (right). Reptiles are represented by common lizards, which can sometimes be found basking in the sunshine on the boardwalk. Mammals found here include voles, shrews, foxes and deer.
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