11 November 2011

Adder Themed Meeting in the South East

Fancy finding out more about Adders and the latest work to help conserve them? Kent Amphibian and Reptile Group are hosting the South-East England regional ARG conference on the 19th November at the University of Greenwich Medway campus. The UK’s only venomous snake, subject of Froglife's Spring 2011 newsletter, will be the theme of the day.

“There will be various speakers and discussions on Adder conservation,” says Jo Richards, from the Kent ARG. “Lunch, teas and coffees are provided in the ticket price which is £10 for ARG members and £20 for non members. The more people that can attend, the more can be learned and discussed!”
An Adder, with distinctive zig-zag markings
Adders have been in the nature news headlines recently due to serious concerns about the survival of small, isolated populations of the animals. There is also ongoing research to monitor Adders for potential genetic problems. The conference will cover include presentations on the issues facing the stunning reptiles from by speakers from the South East, as well as France and Switzerland.
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Photo: Jules Howard

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