Amphibian & Reptile Travels

Monthly Archives: February 2014

Yesterday, very cold day and this male Adder (Vipera berus) decided to check out the sun rays but soon realised just how cold the wind was and ventured back underground. It was likely this adders first appearance, his very drab colouration and dried dirt along the body indicate he has not thermoregulated efficiently so far this year. More to come over the coming weeks I hope!

Just a quick word to share a new publication by myself and Ilias Strachinis. A very short paper on our first observations of the European worm snake (Typhlops vermicularis) on Symi island, Greece in 2012. Strachinis & Wilson (2014), New record of Typhlops vermicularis Merrem, 1820 from Symi island, Greece pp. 9-10. You can view the paper by clicking here or on the photograph below. Plans are shaping up nicely for this year with an exciting Cyclades voyage in… Read More