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Welcome to Make the Adder Count 2016. Started in 2005, this long-running survey aims to encourage springtime counts of adders, with the objectives of informing local conservation projects/interests and gathering a long-term surveillance dataset.

Thank you to all the volunteers who have returned their data from 2015 and are helping to build up the dataset.

Make the Adder Count encourages experienced observers to gather data in a standardised way (by making at least three and, ideally, five or six counts of adult snakes basking after emergence from hibernation) so that information may be pooled to build a picture of trends in adder populations nationally.

The project is being co-ordinated by ARGUK. To take part please contact Chris Monk at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

To Take Part in Make the Adder Count

You can download the MTAC forms for 2016 here:

MTAC 2016 recording form

Survey notes and additional information can be downloaded from here

MTAC 2016 notes in pdf form

MTAC 2016 information notes in word


MTAC has been generously supported by:

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