New Great Crested Newt event!
We’re excited to announce that we will be joined by David Dewsbury to survey a woodland pond near Laughton, East Sussex.
David will demonstrate his novel way of GCN surveying using a box trap. Please come along to learn more about the ‘Dewsbury Trap’ and meet the inventor himself!
Dates:Wednesday 18 May PM - trap demo
Thursday 19 May AM - trap checking
Spaces are limited, so if interested please email Louise for more info and to book: email@example.com
Fri 8 April / Sat 9 April early morning – Pond Survey, Lewes. Too cold again!
Fri 20 May pm – Great Crested Newt torch survey and moth survey, near Laughton
Sun 17 July, 11am – Friends of Weir Wood Reservoir Open Day, near East Grinstead. Reptile round plus pond dipping, bird ringing, scopes on reservoir.
Sun 11 September morning – Rare Reptile Ramble, near Midhurst
If you would like to attend, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
More events coming!
Rare Reptile Ramble Report 2021
Paul Stevens event went really well thanks to the sharp eye of a group member who, almost miraculously, spotted a smooth snake entwined in heather. It was a warm day and the refuges proved unproductive . No sand lizards were found, but a tiny common lizard was enjoying the sun (see photo). Paul gave a delightful talk on smoothies some of which was recorded on Fiona McKinnon's phone. Photographs are courtesy of our leader, Louise Smith. Thank you Paul for a great morning. Click here for the short video that will give you a flavour of the event. The sound is quite faint in parts so maximise the volume.
Postponed Pulborough Brooks Reptile Walk. We are awaiting a date from the RSPB.