Talk on Guernsey’s amphibian and reptile survey on 25 February 2013

February 13th, 2013 by La Société Guernesiaise

western green lizard, Lacerta bilineata, in the undergrowth on Guernsey's east coast (click image to expand - image courtesy of and ©Michelle Dumont)

The results of the 2012 survey of Guernsey reptiles and amphibians will be presented at Frossard Theatre, Guernsey Museum, Candie Gardens, St Peter Port at 8 pm on 25 February 2013.

In 2012, a group was formed to begin the first survey of Guernsey reptiles and amphibians – frogs, newts, slow worms and the elusive green lizard.

common frog, Rana temporaria, in a Guernsey field (click image to expand - ©RLLord)

UK expert Dr John Wilkinson of the National Amphibian and Reptile Recording Scheme (NARRS) visited Guernsey to advise the group on on what to look for and how to start recording. For recording purposes, Guernsey was divided into 1 kilometre grid squares.

slow worms, Anguis fragilis, in the garden of Tanya Walls (click image to expand - image courtesy of Tanya Walls)

The survey is in its early stages as only a small part of the island has been surveyed so far.

If you are interested in getting involved in this survey or just wish hear about the survey results so far please join us at Frossard theatre at 8 pm on 25 February 2013. All are welcome to attend the presentation.

slow worm, Anguis fragilis, found by Damian Wood (click image to expand - ©RLLord)

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