Norfolk Amphibian & Reptile Group (NARG)
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About Us

Welcome to the Norfolk Amphibian and Reptile Group website.

We are a county-wide group run by and for people interested in the study, recording, and conservation of native and introduced wild Amphibians and Reptiles (Herpetofauna).

Our aims are the:

  • Education of local people regarding the herpetofauna of Norfolk and the UK through public events, lectures, and educational materials. 
  • Recording of Norfolk's herpetofauna by carrying out group surveys, promoting the recording all sightings through the record pools.
  • Conservation of native herpetofauna by site management and habitat creation

Our activities include:

  • Provision of training for the identification and surveying reptiles and amphibians.
  • Presence at a variety of county-wide events for educational purposes.
  • Organisation a programme of site visits each year.
  • Collection of data on the distribution of amphibians and reptiles in the county of Norfolk.
  • Promotion of conservation at countywide events.

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. 

Up to date and complete records of our herpetofauna are important in order to track population distributions and effectively conserve these amazing animals. To report a reptile or amphibian sighting please follow the link to the Amphibian and Reptile Conservation Trust webpage or use the 'Record your Sightings' link on this website. 

Follow these links for identification guides for Amphibians and Reptiles

Please avoid disturbing any herpetofauna.

For further information see the NARG facebook page.



Norfolk Bird and Wildlife Fair

Posted on Tuesday 12th April, 2016

NARG will have a stall at the Norfolk Bird and Wildlife Fair at Mannington Hall on the 21st/22nd May 2016 to represent the county's Herpetofauna. 

See more here

Committee Meeting

Posted on Tuesday 8th March, 2016

The NARG committee met on Monday the 29th Feburary 2016 to discuss the agenda for events and changes for 2016. 

Areas discussed include Membership, Funding, Surveys, Public Engagement, Habitat Management Events, Toad on the Road, and Social Media Management. 

A dropbox link to minutes from this meeting will be linked in shortly. 



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Contact us

Contact Us

To contact the Norfolk Amphibian and Reptile Group:

Email Darren Storey or Philip Parker via:

Or alternatively:

Phil Parker
White Row Cottage
Leziate Drove
Pott Row
King's Lynn
PE32 1DB
Tel: 01553 630842

For the latest updates see our facebook page


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Upcoming events will be listed here.

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