|Common Toad Bufo bufo from Harry's garden|
|Viburnum tinus in Harry Ferminger's garden.|
Anyway, the toad in Harry's garden seemed in good health and, all being well, it will live to eat flies rather than being eaten by them. Incidentally this species is called Common
Toad to distinguish it from the much rarer Natterjack Toad, itself a specialist of dune slacks.
Lucilia is a genus of blowflies and includes many so-called bluebottles, the commonest of which is Lucilia caesar. Not only is this species abundant in our gardens but is only too common in our houses, where its unpleasant habits make it far from welcome.