The Reptiles & Amphibians Group
Working closely with PTES, the Herpetological Conservation Trust and other local groups in neighbouring counties, this Group undertakes many studies on the distribution and abundance of the Island’s reptiles and amphibians.
The scope of our interests
The Section has good information on the distribution of the Island’s five reptile species. Though we have neither the smooth snake nor the sand lizard, the Island holds the longest established colony of wall lizards in mainland Britain. The Island has
five amphibians including the nationally rare great crested newt.
The Section has not had recent field meetings due to the pressures of work of the leader but work continues with the collection of data from volunteers, extracts from the Newtown National Nature Reserve Wildlife Log and other information from surveys and projects being carried out on the Isle of Wight.