Do join us for a talk about ‘Hampshire’s Amphibians and Reptiles’ by John Buckley at Froyle Village Hall on Thursday 19th April 7.30pm. John is a dedicated conservationist of our native amphibians and reptiles. Find out how to identify our frogs, toads, newts, snakes and lizards and the importance of suitable habitats.
All welcome, teas and coffees, entrance £2 members of Froyle Wildlife, £3 non members. Doors open 7pm for talk to start at 7.30pm.
A familiar visitor to Froyle, John advised us about the design of the wildlife pond near Gid Lane. Previously he also led our small mammal identification walk near Mill Farm, Isington. John is collating records for an Atlas on the distribution of Hampshire’s amphibians and reptiles which is due for publication in 2 years time. John would really like us to help by sending in records of all species from those seen in our own gardens to those we encounter whilst out and about. Every record counts from the lone frog to a pond full!
There are free identification guides from ARC that can be downloaded as .pdfs for amphibians and reptiles. John co-authored ‘Amphibian Habitat Management Handbook‘ that can also be downloaded as a .pdf.
A handy form with instructions on how to record your sightings is here.
Note after the talk: We were encouraged to record sightings of these creatures (in our gardens or elsewhere in Hampshire) on ‘Living Record’. Alternatively records can be sent to Hampshire Wildlife Trust, thereby contributing towards an Atlas of Hampshire’s amphibians and reptiles to be published in 2020. Data collected from such surveys inform conservationists which species are doing well and which are in decline and prompt further investigations.