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Reptile Ecology and Surveying

31st May 2022 - Somerset
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This introductory level course will greatly enhance your understanding of reptile surveys and give you confidence in handling reptiles. The course is especially relevant to consultancy as a huge proportion of consultancy work during the summer months involves reptile surveying and translocation projects.

During this one day course you will:

  • Learn to identify UK reptile species.
  • Learn best practice in handling of reptiles (including slow worms and non-native snakes).**
  • Carry out a field survey for reptiles.
  • Learn about surveying and mitigation strategies.

The course is part classroom and part field based. Please note that during the course, you will be required to walk up to 3 km on uneven ground, so please be sure that you are capable of this before booking.

**There is no guaranteed handling on this course.**

“Another excellent (value-for-money) course, which gave me a better understanding of reptiles and the methodologies used in their survey”

“Very good course. I have learned some important things about surveying techniques. Thank you.”

Other Details:


The course will be held at the Carymoor Environmental Education Centre, Dimmer Lane, Castle Cary, Somerset, BA7 7NR. Castle Cary train station is just over 2 miles away. Full directions and accommodation list will be sent to you on booking the course.

What to bring:

You will need to bring a packed lunch. Further details about appropriate equipment and clothing will be provided in a ‘what to bring’ list when you book.


The course will start at 9:30 am and will finish at around 3:30 pm.

Why not join us for the Great Crested Newt Ecology and Surveying the evening before and the morning of this course? 


Email: [email protected] or phone Sue on 07818 073 660.