Welcome to the D&G ARG website

The Dumfries & Galloway Amphibian and Reptile Group is an informal voluntary group which aims to help people to learn about, protect and conserve these animals and their habitats.

Our members contribute to these aims by recording the distribution and population size of amphibians and reptiles throughout the region. Others are involved in a professional or voluntary capacity carrying out practical conservation work such as pond maintenance and restoration.  Group members occasionally carry out training days, talks and walks to raise awareness and improve local knowledge about this fascinating group of animals.

We hope you will find our new website helpful and informative, although it is still in the early stages of development. Any feedback would be welcomed. Group membership is operated as a simple email list so if you are interested amphibians and reptiles and would like to keep in touch with local news please add your name to the list by using the box above.

Alternatively we are very grateful to receive any records of amphibians and reptiles sighted in the region - see our recording page for more details.

For further details contact the group organiser.

13 April 2013 Kirkconnell Flow NNR Reptile ramble - guided walk looking for Adders and lizards. Booking essential. 
10 April 2013 Kirkconnell Flow NNR Reptile ramble - guided walk looking for Adders and lizards. Booking essential. 
17 May 2010 to be confirmed Amphibian survey training day for members wishing to help with the Scottish GCN survey 
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Latest news

  • Great Crested Newts continue to expand Another Great Crested Newt site has been discovered this month.  As with many sites, newts have probably been there for many years but have previously been undiscovered or unreported.  The ...
    Posted 20 Sept 2010, 09:00 by Mark Pollitt - SWSEIC
  • Another new Grass Snake site DGERC recently received a third record of Grass Snake in Dumfries and Galloway.  The record was reported to the centre by Richard Mearns, who had been sent details by Malcolm ...
    Posted 10 Sept 2010, 08:53 by Mark Pollitt - SWSEIC
  • New Grass Snake record Local herpetological surveyor Chris Cathrine came up with an excellent find whilst carrying out surveys for Scottish Great Crested Newt Survey.  Whilst checking out a pond to the west of ...
    Posted 11 May 2010, 07:06 by Mark Pollitt - SWSEIC
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