Sunday, April 22, 2007

Frog tadpoles wanted in Etchingham

Dave Harris has had a call from a gentleman in Etchingham who has four ponds with numbers of both Smooth and Great Crested Newts, but no frogs, but would like to try.

He is aware of the propensity of newts for eggs and tadpoles of frogs, and will segregate same from them.

So basically, does anyone know of surplus frog tadpoles? He is willing to collect and pay a donation to SARG. Might be interesting, though, to have a look at his ponds and GCNs too.

His name is John Atkins, and telephone number is 01435 883551.

Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Midland reptile recording

Leicestershire County Council's Community Heritage Initiative, supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund and Rutland County Council is encouraging the public to become reptile recorders by getting involved with an on-going countywide survey 'Snakes Alive.'

There is an interesting article about this here.

Maybe we could encourage Sussex, East and West, to set up Community Heritage Initiatives for recording reptiles and amphibians. Interesting to see too that Rutland is supporting Leicestershire. Maybe we could get Surrey to help us.