Notts ARG Volunteers work party on Slow Worm Site. Jan/Feb 2022.
Posted on Wednesday 2nd March, 2022
During January and February, NottsARG volunteers, in conjunction with Forestry England, took part in some habitat maintenance at a site in North Nottinghamshire.
The main species to benefit from the work are Slow Worm(a priority species for Notts) and Common Lizard.
The area had been cleared in the past but was now getting scrubbed over with Bramble and Bracken, and trees(mainly Birch) had begun to sprout everywhere, and if left unchecked, would shade out the whole area.
Two work parties over a couple of sessions cleared trees/Bracken and Bramble to make some clearings.
Some trees were left in place as they provided a mosaic of sun and shade in the spots we had cleared.
The trees and scrub we cleared were used to make brash piles, which would provide shelter for invertebrates as well as reptiles.
We have now laid down refuges across the site, which NottsARG volunteers will survey over the year, and hopefully we will have some news later in the year to report.
Reptile Ramble 8th Sept, see events
Posted on Saturday 31st August, 2019
A great time had by all, loads of common lizards and 3 grass snakes,
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Launch of the Rushcliffe Amphibian and Reptile Survey!
Posted on Tuesday 2nd April, 2019
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