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ID guides

We feature ID guides for England, Scotland and Wales which feature a broad range of the native amphibian and reptile species, plus some commonly observed non native species. These are authored and published by ARG UK Trustee John Baker, and were produced jointly with Amphibian and Reptile Conservation. You are welcome to download the pdf format from our website, and A5 printed versions, suitable for field use, can be obtained by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  

We have separate ID guides for Northern Ireland, reflecting the smaller range of species found there, but with additional information about the animals, and more life stage photos. These 'Dragons in the Hills' publications were produced by the three project partners, ARG UK, NMDDC and HSI, and generously funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund for Northern Ireland. They are available in English language and Irish language versions. You are welcome to download these from our website, or if you would like the A5 versions, suitable for field use please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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pdf Dragain sna Cnoic - Amphaibiaigh agus reiptílí

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pdf Dragons in the Hills - the amphibians and reptiles of Northern Ireland

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