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Adder (Vipera berus) by

The adder is Britainís only venomous snake and is, as a result, a much-maligned species with a wealth of folklore surrounding it (4). Despite the public perception of this snake, however, it is a shy, timid and non-aggressive species (5). This stocky snake is easily identified by the dark zigzag line passing along the back bordered by rows of spots.

British Reptiles - an online Field Guide

All reptiles are cold-blooded creatures and in winter they hibernate under logs or discarded building material or in burrows in soft earth, where they can keep warm and out of the sight of predators. On cold days, reptiles are very slow moving and make easy meals for foxes, badgers, buzzards and their many other predators. To warm up their bodies in the morning, reptiles bask in the open: they gain their body heat from the sun rather than from the food they eat. On very hot days most reptiles retreat to damp shady places to avoid overheating.

Identification of Reptiles in UK

A guide to the Reptiles and Amphibians found in the UK (Reptile and Amphibian Identification) In the United Kingdom we have 12 naturally occuring or native species, 6 amphibians and 6 reptiles. Evidence is mounting that a 13th species, the Pool Frog, was once a native of Norfolk. There are a number of introduced species, naturalised in the wider countryside. Some introduced species may pose a threat to native wildlife, these are listed separately. Use these pages to identify a lizard, snake, toad, frog or newt seen in the wild or to learn more about the herpetofauna of the British Isles.

Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust: Amphibians & Reptiles

Amphibians and Reptiles Adder. Grass snake, Slow-worm, Common lizard, Common frog, Common toad, Natterjack toad, Great Crested newt, Common newt Palmate newt

Reptiles and amphibians in Cornwall

In Cornwall we are lucky to have a variety of amphibians and reptiles. The common frog, common toad, palmate newt, grass snake, adder, slow-worm and common lizard can all be found.

Scarborough Wildlife - Reptiles in your Garden

The information on this page is taken from an English Nature leaflet which can be downloaded in pdf format here. The file is approximately 630k in size and answers many of the frequently asked questions about reptiles in gardens. It covers common and sand lizards, slow-worms, smooth snakes, grass snakes and adders, and contains numerous photos to help you identify the various species.

UK Species - catalog of UK species

Amphibian & Reptile Group of UK

Amphibians and Reptiles in the UK

Although reptiles and amphibians are becoming increasingly familiar as pets in the UK, the twelve or thirteen native species are paradoxically becoming less and less familiar. These webpages are an attempt to provide information on the amphibians and reptiles found in the UK. These animals are no longer as common as they once were, and some species are in danger of extinction. : record of life on Earth

Bedfordshire Reptile and Amphibian Group

The Bedfordshire Reptile and Amphibian Group shall promote the conservation of all native species of amphibian and reptile and their habitats in Bedfordshire and throughout the British Isles; establish and monitor the distribution and status of amphibians and reptiles in the County including colonies of introduced species; liase with and provide advice on amphibians and reptiles and the management of their habitats to all relevant statutory and non statutory organisations and agencies and the general public; foster an interest in amphibians and reptiles and their conservation and develop the skills of those interested in these species.

Froglife...conserving amphibians & reptiles

Herpetological Conservation Trust

The HCT is a Charitable Company limited by guarantee dedicated to the conservation of reptiles and amphibians and leads the UK conservation effort for these animals.

Introduced species in the British Isles

Joint Nature Conservation Committee

Kent Reptile and Amphibian Group (KRAG)

The Kent Reptile and Amphibian Group (KRAG) is a voluntary organisation set up by the Kent Trust for Nature Conservation. The aim of the organisations is to promote the conservation of reptiles and amphibians in Kent.

Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust

Amphibians and reptiles of Lincolnshire Snake, lizard, toad, frog, newt and slow-worm Factsheet: Frogs, toads and newts

Nottinghamshire Biodiversity Action Group

Planet Ark

Reptiles & Amphibians of the

Reptiles and amphibians in Cornwall

In Cornwall we are lucky to have a variety of amphibians and reptiles. The common frog, common toad, palmate newt, grass snake, adder, slow-worm and common lizard can all be found. There may also be isolated populations of the smooth newt, otherwise known as the common newt. We are particularly interested in receiving records of this species.

Sussex Amphibian and Reptile Group

S.A.R.G. was set up in 1986 to raise the profile of reptile & amphibian species native to Sussex, and to increase our understanding of them. Our aims are to record reptile and amphibian distribution across the county, carry out surveys, protect important sites, educate and inform the public. - Environmental News Info

Warwickshire Amphibian Reptile Team

Wildlife Trusts - Cornwall

World Conservation Union - IUCN

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IWMC World Conservation Trust

Introduced species in the British Isles

This website is intended to bring together information on the various flora and fauna of the British isles that have been introduced, whether by accident or design, since the year 1700. Introduced species are also known as exotics, aliens, non indigenous, non - natives, invasives and a host of other terms. My definition of an introduced species is one that has survived for at least two generations in Britain in an uncontrolled (wild) manner after its initial introduction.

Turtles & Tortoises

Thank you for visiting our web home. The TORTOISE TRUST is the world's largest tortoise and turtle organization, with members in more than 26 countries. For almost 20 years the Tortoise Trust has consistently developed new methods of husbandry, and has actively campaigned for the conservation and protection of tortoises and turtles around the world. Join us today, and help us to continue that work.

Turtle Homes UK

Turtle Homes UK is a rescue and adoption operation working together with Turtle Homes and other turtle and tortoise organizations worldwide. We are not an individual club or society, but rather a cooperative effort between many clubs, societies, organizations and wildlife rehabilitation centers with similar rescue and care goals. Our primary focus is welfare and conservation. Turtle Homes UK in conjunction with the Tortoise Trust helps place animals that cannot be returned to the wild with individuals and institutions willing to provide species-specific care.

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