Amphibians and Reptiles in the Chess Valley: ID and Survey Methods

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    Start date21 March 2024
    End date21 March 2024
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    Start Time19:00
    End Time21:00
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    LocationChorleywood War Memorial Hall Common Road Chorleywood WD3 5LN
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We are delighted to host our Chess citizen science social evening in March with a twist; this particular evening talk is aimed at those interested to learn more about amphibians and reptiles, with the potential to join us for a new monitoring programme in the Chess catchment.

Dave Willis from the Herts ARG (Amphibian and Reptile Group) and Claudia Bernardini from the Bucks ARG will introduce the 13 native species of reptiles and amphibians, and some non-native species occurring in the UK.

Dave and Claudia will discuss key aspects of species identification and will cover ecology and conservation for the most common species.

After the break they will also provide an overview of the most used survey methods, highlighting the importance of data collection, recording schemes and local records centres.

The Smarter Water Catchment (SWC) team is rolling out a new amphibian and reptile  monitoring programme in the Chess Valley. Join us at this evening event to learn about and possibly get involved in our first monitoring season in 2024.

Additional information

The Venue & Parking

The event will be at the Chorleywood War Memorial Hall. The location of the venue gives people the opportunity to park easily, but also make it by train. The free parking is available just opposite the venue and Chorleywood Train Station is only 5 minutes walk. When you park opposite the Hall, please make sure you cross the road carefully. We will be in the ‘Common Room’.

There will be refreshments with hot and cold drinks and a variety of biscuits and savoury snacks. Please advise us of any dietary requirements and/or allergies when you book and any access requirements or adjustments you might need help with.

LIMITED SPACES AVAILABLE – Book in advance to avoid disappointment.



Smarter Water Catchment Project
Chess Citizen Science Team
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