Monday, 2 June 2014

Snakes 2014

Apologies for not keeping this blog updated. I've had a lot going on, but it doesn't mean I haven't been out there surveying Gloucestershire.
We "GlosARG" have already completed two events so far this year for Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust in the form of a talk and a survey training event in Stroud, which both sold out and went really well.

Onto the snakes...

As the adder is in serious decline throughout the UK it is always an anxious time, just before you start seeing the snakes emerge from hibernation.
Thankfully all of my sites (bar one) are producing healthy populations and to top it off we have also identified a new reptile location. Below are the findings from one recent survey at this new site.

Adder (male) X2
Adder (female) X1
Slow-worm X2
Common lizard 50+

Speechless, but it proves that there are still many undiscovered areas out there, waiting to be discovered. All you need to do is get your feet on the ground and find them.
We can now monitor this site and help protect it.

If you would like to get involved, please follow this link to GlosARG
We're on FB too!

Below are some images from March to date. I have seen quite a few grass snakes, but not had the opportunity to photograph one just yet.


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