The Forest is an important area for reptiles because it has all four common species – slow worm, adder, common lizard and grass snake. These animals have all but disappeared in most areas of the country because of changes to agricultural practices and other development such as housing, industry and associated infrastructure.
With this project we want to monitor and create suitable habitat favourable to the reptiles in the Forest.
'FOREST REPTILES' has been produced this month by David Dewsbury, our Reptiles Project Leader. This is an informative and educational video. We recommend to teachers and parents watching this film with children.
The creation of a sustainable network of habitat favourable to reptiles will provide refuge for all four common species into the future.
We need volunteers to help survey sites across the Forest to help monitor reptiles such as adder, common lizard, grass snake and slow-worms.
Click here to go to the Amphibian and Reptile Groups of the UK website.
You might be surprised what you find!
From creating habitats for our wildlife or improving our waterways, to recording oral histories or finding old photos, there’s always something going on to get involved in!