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Welcome to Make the Adder Count 2017. 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 2016 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 2017 here:

document MTAC Form 2017 (91 KB)

Survey notes and additional information can be downloaded from here

pdf MTAC Notes 2017 (142 KB)


MTAC has been generously supported by:

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