This week, with abit of spare time on my hands, I was hoping to survey my local Viviparous lizard (Zootoca vivipara) populations, specifically for hatchlings. However as is so often the case in the UK the weather rarely seems to be cooperative with my plans. Therefore the conditions were too bad, but underneath some bark I found this little common frog (Rana temporaria).
This weekend I visited some sites for reptiles and amphibians close to Sheffield as well as in the Peak District in Derbyshire. I was guided by Carl Corbidge who knows these parts well and and was very knowledgable in regard to finding herps and other wildlife. On Saturday the weather was hot, about 21C and not a cloud in the sky. After Carl picked me up from Sheffield train station we immediately… Read More
The Sand lizard (Lacerta agilis) is one of the rarest reptiles found in Britain, it is currently confined to the lowland heathlands of Dorset and Hampshire as well as sand dunes in the north west. However the new programme is aimed and re-establishing populations that have been lost over the last century in areas such as Surrey and several sites in Wales. Here is a short video of some juveniles being released… Read More