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.
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.
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.