This site was created in 2009 in order to share information and photography of field Herpetologist Matt Wilson as well as trip reports, photography and conservation of reptiles and amphibians. I have been conducting field trips since I was 15 years old and now at 34 I have gained invaluable experience thanks to over 50 excursions on the European continent and other parts of the world such as Latin America, North Africa and South-East Asia. The areas that I mostly visit are Greece and Spain, as I have a love for the Mediterranean herpetofauna. In particular I have been visiting Greek islands since I was very young and I find the diversity and ecological adaptations of species here very interesting. Recently, I decided that it was time for the website to evolve from The European Amphibian & Reptile Blog to Amphibian & Reptile Travels. This is because I have now started traveling further a field to explore different aspects of my interest in herpetology and therefore the site would need a wider coverage of visits to other places outside of Europe. In addition, I am also interested in almost all other kinds of wildlife but I especially like watching and photographing mammals and birds.
The photo on the left features one of my favourite species, the Adder (Vipera berus). Here a male and female just before mating from my local site in the north of England. Like most snakes in Europe, this species has seen a dramatic decrease in its numbers over the past decades.
NOTE: This is not a page where I organise or advertise wildlife tours. This is a page were I merely share my own trips to different parts of the world to search for wildlife.