|Make the Adder Count in 2016|
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.
(Female adder - image copyright Will Watson, Male adder image copyright Paul Hudson - with thanks)
To Take Part in Make the Adder Count
You can download the MTAC forms for 2016 here:
Survey notes and additional information can be downloaded from here
MTAC has been generously supported by: