CRAG - Cornwall Reptile & Amphibian Group
CRAG aims to increase awareness and action on behalf of Cornwall's reptiles (snakes and lizards) and amphibians (frogs, toads and newts)
Its activities include
The group is open to anyone who would like to be involved with amphibian and reptile conservation in Cornwall.
A small annual subscription of £5.00 is payable by all Members, except students who can currently become a member for £1. New members are welcome to apply to join at any time. Click the Membership tab for full details.
CRAG is affiliated to the Amphibian & Reptile Groups of UK.
Please record all sightings of reptiles and amphibians seen in and around Cornwall - that includes non-natives such as terrapins. The easiest way to do this is to click on the 'Record a sighting' tab above and fill out the form. Although we love watching these animals from a safe distance, sadly not everyone appreciates them so please remember never to share exact locations on social media.
Have you taken photos of native reptiles and amphibians? Why not enter the CRAG photo competition? Prizes will be awarded to the best!
CRAG are hosting a series of monthly talks via Zoom. You can book your free space via Eventbrite to watch live, or catch up with past talks on YouTube here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcm-H3NyOaQAcqSVfidsL4A
CRAG members receive email updates when a new talk is coming up. You can also check our Events tab, or CRAG's Eventbrite group here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/cornwall-reptile-and-amphibian-group-crag-32323047513
Thank you to everyone who entered such beautiful photos into the CRAG photography competition 2020. You may have seen the winners images already. All winners received a year's free membership to CRAG. Winners of the adult class also received a copy of Howard Inns Britain's Reptiles and Amphibians and our children's class winner received ARG UK's Adders are Amazing Activity Pack along with the complete collection of the Frog and Toad books. Our judging panel had a difficult task choosing the winners and it was very close. We look forward to launching the 2021 competition in the coming months.
Huge congratulations to our winners: -
Jasper Wicks - Winner of the children's class
Laura Snell - Winner of the over 18's class
Ellie Smart - Runner up in the over 18's class
Well done to everyone who entered. Keep an eye out for your photos on our social media pages over the coming months.
We are very excited to announce our very first photography competition!
No matter what your age or photography experience, we want to see your photographs of Cornwall's amazing reptiles and amphibians! We even have prizes for the best shots!
If interested make sure to check the rules of the competition on the poster. The competition is open till the 1st November, so you have plenty of time to get that shot!
In light of the coronavirus outbreak all group surveys and meetings will be postponed until further notice. This is in line with Government advice and that issued by ARG UK. Please follow the link below to read our latest advice:
Thank you to those who kindly offered to lead survey trips over the coming weeks. Whilst we all want to head out and enjoy the season we can't put anyone at risk and the health and safety of our members is paramount. Providing members follow current advice on coronavirus and our lone working procedures Site Champions can continue to monitor local sites but all group work is suspended.Wishing you good health and I look forward to seeing you as soon as we are able to meet for a survey.
For general enquiries please contact:
If you have any questions about reptiles or amphibians please contact our Science Officer below.
CRAG is always looking for new volunteers to help with habitat management and species monitoring. If you would like to get involved, please get in touch.
Acting Co-chair - Alice Pawlik - firstname.lastname@example.org
Acting Co-chair - Stephen Green - email@example.com
Science Officer - Stephen Green - firstname.lastname@example.org
Treasurer - Mark Nicholson
Secretary - Ethan Henderson - Ethe94@gmail.com
Social Media Officer - Ethan Henderson - Ethe94@gmail.com
Volunteer Coordinator - Emily Menear
Data Officer - Becky Turner
Web Officer - Laura Fox
Upcoming events will be listed here.