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UPCOMING EVENT!: Joint Herpetological Scientific Meeting in Dublin on August 29th, 2015 PDF Print


We are delighted to announce that registrations are now open for the annual Joint Herpetological Scientific Meeting which will be held at Trinity College, Dublin on Saturday August 29, in 2015. This is a great oppportunity to find out more about herp conservation in the Republic of Ireland and make new contacts, at this very special meeting, which is supported by The Herpetological Society of Ireland, as well as ARGUK, Amphibian & Reptile Conservation and the British Herpetological Society.

This is a one-day meeting and will involve 10 short talks, followed by a poster session. The talks will have a focus on amphibian and reptile species native to Ireland, Great Britain, or the Channel Islands, whereas the posters may feature more exotic work with any species, at home or abroad. 

Based in the heart of Dublin, this meeting has easy transport access from all over Ireland, as well as by ferry or plane from the UK and mainland Europe. Hosted by Trinity College, the venue is central and close to many hotels, bars and restaurants. 

For more information about submitting a poster, or travel arrangements, or to register for the meeting please follow this link.

We'll see you there!!

Fun stuff for kids (and their parents and teachers) PDF Print

Kids Stuff - stickers and sheets

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ARGUK is delighted to partner with the artist Mabel Harris (www.mabelart.com) to create a vibrant new range of stickers and character sheets for our budding young herpetologists.  These are perfect for events and other herp-themed activities.

Following on from the generous support for our education work by Natural England we are able to make sheets of 24 x 40mm
circular paper stickers available for purchase at a substantial discount at a price of only £2.50 (including first class postage and packaging) for a set of 5 sticker sheets each with a different design including: adder, grass snake, slow-worm, sand lizard (Northern Dune Race), and great crested newt. Additional sheets can be purchased for an extra 50p each. For more information about these or to buy a sticker set please contact us directly on This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .



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And our character sheets can be downloaded here:


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'What's That Snake' and the 'Pond Pack' - KS1 & KS2 resources

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We are delighted to be able to bring you two unique resource packs developed especially for kids (at KS1 and KS2) by those clever folk at Herefordshire Amphibian and Reptile Team (HART) and the Herefordshire Nature Trust, with loads of fun activities, ideas and stories, to help you find out more about our very special native reptiles.

For reptiles we have 'What's the Snak'e, and for those of you with a pond at school or home, or even in your local park, a special 'Pond Pack'. Both packs have with lots of amazing ideas and activities for primary schools or kids at home.

Please download and use Whats That Snake? and the The Pond Pack at home or for your school, and let us know how you get on.

Have fun!! 

Finding out more

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And for those of you who are out and about why not download our Amphibian ID guide and Reptile ID Guide to take with you, they will tell you everything you need to know about our native species - if its a frog or newt in your garden pond, or a lizard basking on a wall.

'What's That Snake' and the 'Pond Pack' are part of the ponds and newts heritage netwrok project generously supported by those nice people at the Heritage Lottery Fund, Malvern Hills AONB, Wye Valley AONB and the Wildlife Trusts. 

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