The Prince of Wales joined a group of school children learning about newts when visited a nature reserve to celebrate its 30th anniversary.
Charles chatted to the youngsters who were being taught about the amphibians when he visited Kingcombe Meadows Nature Reserve near Dorchester in Dorset.
The heir to the throne is a keen supporter of wildflower meadows and he also toured Lady's Mead - selected as one of the nation's Coronation Meadows to mark the 60th anniversary of the Queen's Coronation in 2013.
The project, led by the prince, has created a new meadow in every county in the UK in a bid to address the loss of the habitat.
Over 97% of the country's wildflower meadows have been lost since the Second World War - amounting to nearly 7.5 million acres.
During the visit, wellies were on offer for the prince - but he decided not to wear them. However, he did use a walking staff to aid his progress across the land.
Seeds from Lady's Mead have been used to create and restore meadows across West Dorset, to help secure the UK's wildflower heritage for the next 60 years.
Dorset Wildlife Trust (DWT) runs the 327-acre reserve which was last visited by Charles in 1988 when he donated funds from the Duke of Cornwall's Benevolent Fund to repair fencing and gates.
Simon Cripps, DWT's chief executive, said: "Today we were delighted to show the Prince of Wales the improvements and changes we've made since his last visit to the nature reserve, nearly 30 years ago.
"We are proud to run a traditional farm, grazed by cows and sheep, without the use of pesticides or artificial fertilisers to encourage good quality grassland, supporting a diverse abundance of wildflowers.
"The nature reserve and centre are both core parts of the local community and contribute greatly to helping DWT achieve its aims to spread the conservation message, and help people learn about how engaging with wildlife can improve their lives."