NARG - Nottinghamshire Amphibian and Reptile Group
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About Us

2023, NARG (Nottinghamshire Amphibian & Reptile Group) aims to further the knowledge of frogs, toads, newts, lizards and snakes in Nottinghamshire.

The group will actively support the conservation of these often secretive and misunderstood creatures.

The group assists and supports its members with regards to training, field trips and surveys.

We run various workshops, e.g. animal identification, setting up & running surveys.

We also organise Habitat restoration, Toad Patrols and Reptile rambles.

A main aim of the group is to generate amphibian and reptile records in order to support the conservation of these species within the county.

Want to help? please email us or join our Facebook group.

Nottinghamshire ARG (NARG) | Facebook Group



NARG - Frog Spawn

Posted on Saturday 4th March, 2023

Frog spawn seen as early as 18th Feb. ~ 2 weeks earlier than last year...

you can record your spawn sighting here PondNet Spawn Survey 2023 - Freshwater Habitats TrustFreshwater Habitats Trust

and here Record - Record Pool



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.




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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, 

Join us and join our facebook group for pictuers and updates


Toad Counts from Spa Pond

Posted on Sunday 7th April, 2019

Launch of the Rushcliffe Amphibian and Reptile Survey!

Posted on Tuesday 2nd April, 2019

Is your parish under recorded? Have you seen our target species? See pdf for more information and enter records under 'record a sighting'. This is a joint project with Notts Wildlife Trust, Rushcliffe Borough Council, RNCSIG and other local partners.




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Help & Toad Patrol

Help & Toad Patrol

Would you like to help this group?

  • We need help conducting surveys and checking new sightings

  • We need help manning Toad Patrols

  • We need help organising our records and arranging surveys

  • We need you :-)

  • Just contact us for more info.

Do you need our help?

  • Have you seen something but don't know what it is?

  • Are toads crossing the road near you. And you want to help them?

  • Do you want us to check a site where you think there may be snakes or lizards?

  • Are you worried about snakes in your garden? (Don't be as they will be harmless grass snakes or harmless slow worms, which are legless lizards)

  • Do you know a pond that needs restoration for the amphibians?

  • Just contact us and we will be in touch.

Join / Donate

Join / Donate

Membership costs just £5.00 per year. Your membership will help NARG to protect the amphibians & reptile of Nottinghamshire. As a member you be able to take part in conservation events arround the county.



You can help NARG achieve its goals by a simple donation towards our activities. Donations are put towards equipment used for habitat management, survey equipment and materials for public engagement eg fact sheets.



By becoming a member you will be insured for any activities and future benefits. If you wish to join or donate then you can pay through paypal using the buttons or we can accept cash or bank transfers. Contact with your details to pay by bank transfer.



Social Media etc

Social Media etc

Member chat is via a Facebook Group...  

Nottinghamshire ARG (NARG) | Facebook Group

There is also a Facebook Page

Nottinghamshire Amphibian & Reptile Group - FB Page | Facebook Page

We are also on Instagram

Nottinghamshire ARG (@narg_reptiles_amphibians) • Instagram photos and videos

You can also contact by email

Contact us

Contact Us

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Upcoming Events

Upcoming events will be listed here.

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