North West Wales Amphibian and Reptile Group (NWWARG)
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North West Wales ARG (NWWARG) seeks to involve the public in the conservation and recording of reptiles and amphibians. We are developing links with other local conservation groups, and working closely with Bangor University Herpetological Society in order to complete projects and develop records for the area.

 

Between our volunteers, we have the necessary licences to permit full surveys of all species present in our area, including Great Crested Newts and Sand Lizards.

 

We hold annual identification and training events for the correct practices of surveying for reptiles and amphibians. NWWARG also run other activities throughout the year such as habitat management, surveying and monthly meetings. Should you wish to get involved, or simply to be kept updated of our progress, please join our Facebook, InstagramTwitter, You Tube or email us at northwestwalesarg@gmail.com!

 

 

Sam Training                                                                                                                              Photo Credit: Sam Handy

 

 

 

Mae ARG Gogledd-orllewin Cymru (NWWARG) yn ymgeisio i annog y cyhoedd i gymryd rhan mewn cadwraeth a recordio ymlusgiaid ac amffibiaid. Rydym yn datblygu cysylltiau gyda grwpiau cadwraeth leol arall, ac yn gweithio’n agos gyda Chymdeithas Herpetoleg Prifysgol Bangor er mwyn cyflawni prosiectau ac i gynhyrchu recordiau i’r ardal.

 

Rhwng ein gwirfoddolwyr, mae gennym ni’r trwyddedau angenrheidiol i wneud arolygiadau llawn o'r rhywogaethau sy’n bresennol yn ein hardal, gan gynnwys y fadfall dd?r cribog a madfall y tywod.

 

Rydym ni’n cynnal sesiynau hyfforddiant blynyddol ar y dull cywir i arolygu am ymlusgiaid ac amffibiaid. Mae NWWARG hefyd yn rhedeg digwyddiadau arall trwy gydol y flwyddyn megis rheolaeth gynefin, arolygu a chyfarfodydd misol. Os rydych chi eisiau cymryd rhan, neu ddilyn ein cynnydd, dilynwch ni ar ein tudalennau Facebook, InstagramTwitter, You Tube, neu e-bostiwch ni at northwestwalesarg@gmail.com!

 

 

 

Rixton Claypits Group Photo Feb 2018

                                                                                                                      Llun Cwrteisi o: Nathan Rusli

                                                                                        

 

News

News

Reptile Training Day- Warm weather and Slow-Worms

Posted on Tuesday 22nd May, 2018

On the 12th May NWWARG hosted a Reptile Training day at Gwaith Powdwr. Previously an ammunition factory this area now supports various reptile species, with an especially large population of Slow-Worms. Despite the early start our group was rewarded with bright sunny weather, the day began with a detailed talk on the various reptile species of the UK and the threats they face. 

After our ID talk (and a cup of tea) we headed out and began to survey. Unfortunately we didn't come across a Grass Snake, however we found plenty of Slow-Worms (along with shed skin) and even managed to catch a speedy Common Lizard. After lunch our members practiced putting their ID skills to the test and surveyed themselves, with the data collected being added to Cofnod. 

Overall it was a productive day with our members getting up close and being able to interact with our native species.

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Banner Competition - March 2018

Posted on Friday 20th April, 2018

Congratulations to Molly Mannion for winning March's banner competition with this lovely photo of a Common Frog (Rana temporaria). Stay tuned to find out who wins in April! The winner will be announced on the 24th of April.

There's still time to enter! Just head over to our Facebook page and give us 3 of your best portrait native amphibian and reptile photos. The winning photo will be used as the banner photo for NWWARG's social media accounts and website for the month!

 

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Toad Patrols - Feb-April 2018

Posted on Friday 20th April, 2018

Head over to our YouTube page to hear about our work with our local toad patrol in Treborth. Find out about the importance of this project nationwide from NWWARG volunteers and North Wales ARC Co-ordinator Mandy Cartwright. Thanks to Nathan Rusli for directing and producing the video. 

 

 https://youtu.be/wbmCBjp2vIo

 


Habitat Management - 17/02/2018

Posted on Friday 2nd March, 2018

Find out more about our recent habitat management work in conjunction with ARGSL and Bangor University Herpetological Society at Rixton Claypits Nature Reserve on our You Tube page!

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A0Tv4IvP9Ds


Amphibian Training Day - 12/02/2018

Posted on Friday 2nd March, 2018

Head over to our You Tube channel to hear about our recent amphibian training day in conjunction with Bangor University Herpetological Society and Peta Marshall (Greenscape Environmental). 

 

Thanks to everyone that attended!

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kntYKw2RlrA


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Useful Resources

Useful Resources

pdfAmphibian_ID_guide_2014.pdf

ARG UK Amphibian ID Guide

 

 

pdfReptile_guide_2016_-_compressed.pdf

ARG UK Reptile ID Guide

 

 

pdfAdvice_note_4_-_Amphibian_Disease_Precautions_A_Guide_for_UK_Fieldworkers.pdf

ARG UK - Precautions for Amphibian Disease Advice Note

 

 

pdfAmphibian-disease-alert_-_B_sal_June-2015.pdf

ARG UK - B.sal Disease Alert

 

 

pdfAmphibian-Amphybiocystidium-factsheet_GWH_1.pdf

ARG UK - Amphybiocystidium Pathogen Factsheet

 

 

pdfReptile_Slough_Genebank.pdf

ARG UK - Information on submitting shed skins to Genbank

 

 

pdfThe_Vanishing_Viper_-_priorities_for_adder_conservation.pdf

ARG UK - Priorities for adder conservation from the Vanishing Vipers conference

 

 

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Rhiannon Williams (Chair)

Email: rhiannonwilliams97@gmail.com

Mobile: 07503 075209

Twitter: @Rhiannon_C_W

 

Benjamin Owens (Secretary)

Email: jbowens1992@gmail.com

 

Joshua Smith (Lead Recorder) 

Email: bsu6e1@bangor.ac.uk 

 

Natasha Savage (Engagement Officer)

Email: natashasavage1@gmail.com 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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