Norfolk Amphibian & Reptile Group (NARG)
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Welcome to the Norfolk Amphibian and Reptile Group (Norfolk ARG) website.

Norfolk ARG promote amphibian and reptiles in Norfolk. We are one of a number of ARG groups across the country, all working under the ‘ARG-UK’ umbrella.

The core objectives of the organisation are:

  • Conservation
  • Monitoring
  • Advising and Consulting
  • Education and Training (for both members and the public)

 

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Wild About Norfolk

Sat 15th October, 2011

NARG will be having a stall at this OPAL project event - we will be collecting local records of amphibians and reptiles and displaying information about frogs, toads, newts, lizards and snakes found in our county.

Please see OPAL's website for more information 


Open Meeting and Hoe Common mini-tour

Sat 5th October, 2019

This is an opportunity for people interested in becoming a member of the new Norfolk ARG committee to discuss possible roles and objectives of the group.

The tour will be hosted by Norfolk ARG's very own Interim Chair.

 

10.00am: Meet at Gressenhall Car Park for a tour of the small, but perfectly formed Hoe Common.

11.00am: Back to Gressenhall for a meeting in the cafe about forming a Norfolk ARG Committee.

 

This is a brand new relaunch of the group, so no previous experience of Norfolk ARG is required.

Hope to see you there,

Rob (Interim Chair)


Norfolk herpetofauna

Norfolk herpetofauna

Native amphibians and reptiles

Native Norfolk Herpetofauna include the Adder (Vipera berus); Grass snake (Natrix natrix); Slow worm (Anguis fragilis); Common/Viviparous lizard (Zootoca vivipara); Common frog (Rana temporaria); Common toad (bufo bufo); Natterjack toad (Bufo calamita); Great crested newt (Triurus cristatus); Palmate newt (Lissotriton helveticus) and Smooth newt (Lissotriton vulgaris).


Norfolk is also the reintroduction site for the native Pool frog (Pelophylax lessonae) which became extinct in the UK. A 2005 reintroduction project saw specimen brought over from Sweden to re-establish a UK population.

 

Alien species

Like many other counties, Norfolk is also home to populations of non-native herpetofauna species. It is important to monitor these species to study their impact.

 

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Jun 15, 2011
Jun 15, 2011
Jun 15, 2011

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