Amphibian & Reptile Travels

Monthly Archives: February 2011

Click here to read the report from my trip to Southern Portugal last week. Hope you like it! In addition you can see more photos from this trip by clicking here I have also noticed after some photograph inspection that we observed an additional species: European pond terrapin (Emys orbicularis) on our first day. You can also seen a short video Carl made of a Fire salamander below: And also a video… Read More

Well, we didn’t have a single drop of rain during our week in the Algarve, yet with some dedicated night searching and rock turning we still managed to find all 12 species of amphibians found in the area, together with some nice reptiles. Field report will soon be online!

In a few hours I will be setting off to Portugal, I have never visited the Algarve before so I am very excited about searching for herps there. Temperatures are quite favorable, not only for amphibians, but it would seem also reptiles. As mentioned previously the aim of this trip is to find amphibians, but I can never resist the chance to lift some ground cover to search for lizards and snakes… Read More