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Welcome to Cumbria amphibian and reptile group !

As a volunteer run group our aims are to promote the conservation of our native reptiles and amphibians here in Cumbria. Improving the knowledge of the distribution of our native species, educate and increase awareness via surveys and practical conservation.

We are looking for members that would be interested in getting involved in local conservation and receiving training, surveying, attending talks and sharing knowledge and experiences.

The annual membership fee is £5  (free for under 16's and students).

Membership form docxCumbria_ARG_membership_form.docx

Generic risk assessment docARG_UK_Generic_Risk_Assessment_Feb_2018.doc

Lone working risk assessment pdfARGUK_loneworking_procedures_revised_July_2011.pdf

Volunteer form docARGUKVolunteerWorkingAgreement_updated_2018.doc

Constitution (How we operate as a group)docxCumbria_ARG_Constitution_2019.docxdoc

Recording form docxRecording_Form_2019.docx

News

News

June/July 2019

Posted on Wednesday 31st July, 2019

A busy couple of months with the continuation of survey work at Natural England sites Cliburn moss and Finglandrigg.

Please email cumbria.arg@gmail.com if you are interested in helping monitor Common lizards at Cliburn moss.

clib suzie frogfing guy adder

 

In June as part of the University of Cumbria outreach team, Suzanne introduced locals to some exotics -Royal python, Corn snake and Gecko at the Cumberland Show and chatted about native reptiles and amphibians which can be found in Cumbria as well

cumberland show 1.

 

In July a presentation was given to Dalston parish council detailing the dissertation work carried out by Suzanne Collinson on the local slow worm population which resides in the village. This included information on how identifying individual slow worms helps give a more accurate population count and it enables the monitoring of movement across the site.

pres parish

A continuation of this was also spending a day at the local primary school introducing reptiles, habitats and conservation to the children.

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Also members of the Cumbria amphibian and reptile Facebook group were invited to a informative talk by Foulshaw moss reserve manager Paul Waterhouse on the amphibian and reptile species that can be found at the Cumbria wildlife trust site in south Cumbria. 

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MAY 2019

Posted on Friday 14th June, 2019

Project updates

Cliburn Moss

An excellent productive day, welcoming new members to Cumbria ARG.

An introduction to reptile ecology and survey techniques.

Recording 3 adult Common lizards, adult and juvenile frogs and toads.

cm liz survey 1

This is an on going regular survey for Natural England - if you would like to be involved please get in touch via cumbria.arg@gmail.com !

Finglandrigg

Monitoring of Adders has taken place on a regular basis by a dedicated team of volunteers.

Refugia is checked for Adder presence.

Where possible and with as little disturbance as possible, photographs have been taken via a long lensed camera, these images are to build a data base of individuals at the site.

adder

A wildlife camera has been set up to record individuals and behaviour with some excellent results (available on our Facebook page - https://www.facebook.com/groups/589703024785031/chats/)

 

 

 


Events

Events

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CUMBRIA TOAD PATROLS (January onwards......)

Wed 1st January, 2020

Current patrols of toad crossings in Cumbria (Froglife)

Green - active patrols

Purple - non active   

 

 

The following link accesses how to get in touch with current patrols

Toad patrols

If you have information on toad crossings in Cumbria which are not included on the above map - please email details to us 

at cumbria.arg@gmail.com

 


Herps Workers Meeting 2020

Sat 15th February, 2020 - Sun 16th February, 2020

 

 

The following link will lead to information, registration details, presentations and workshops being held at the conference, held in Southport this coming February 

https://www.arc-trust.org/Event/hwm2020

Herps Workers Meeting 2020

 


CARG Epedition JULY (DATES TBC)

Wed 1st July, 2020

Something a little different for herp enthusiasts !

A bespoke expedition hosted by Project Wild Gambia

Experiencing the delights Gambia has to offer -  including the undertaking of essential amphibian data collection on under recorded Aurna species in wetland areas 

An example of a first week itinerary is available by the following link

https://www.projectwildgambia.com/cargmembers?fbclid=IwAR0s4_R8t0Zn52Wxt7zRYxM3bDJA4YSBECp3pLIPTaMmmPkozN6jx8l1E3c

Project Wild Gambia

Exceptional value with the following included:

 

If this is something that interests you - Please join the following facebook page where the tour will be discussed, questions can be asked and further information is available 

https://www.facebook.com/groups/740700883063664/

CARG GAMBIA EXPEDITION

 

Following photos taken on Gambian tour  (S.Collinson 2018)

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