Amphibians and reptiles are under-recorded in North Lancashire, however the lack of data does not reflect an absence of species. ARGNL hopes to redress the low profile of amphibians and reptiles in North Lancashire by becoming a focus for their conservation.
More work is needed to map the distribution of amphibians and reptiles and this will be one of the key aims of the group. ARGNL will also be supporting the work of Amphibian and Reptile Conservation (ARC trust) which will be reintroducing natterjack toads to Cockerham Marsh SSSI in early 2013. We are also working with the Arnside and Silverdale AONB and the Lancashire Wildlife Trust to identify sites at which to focus our attentions.
ARGNL held its second meeting in January 2013, two years after the inaugural get together! During this second meeting the group adopted a constitution, allowing us to become affiliated with ARGUK, and elected a committee. After a promising turn out of keen volunteers, 2013 looks to be a promising year!
For more information please contact Chris Arthur at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our Facebook group
Two years after the inaugural meeting, ARGNL held its second gathering on 14/01/2013 at the Punchbowl in Garstang. We had a very promising turn out of keen volunteers, and as well as adopting a constitution to allow us to affiliate with ARGUK, everyone who came left with a job!
The committe elected is as follows;
Chair Person - Chris Arthur Vice Chair - David Orchard Publicity Manager - Heather Hilton Events Manager - Zoe Foster Treasurer - Jason Reynolds
A massive thank you to all who attended, and here's to a promising start to 2013!