Thursday, 25 August 2011

Tadpoles from Bedfordshire used for Norfolk toad colony

Amphibian and Reptile Conservation has recently been involved in creating a new Natterjack toad colony in Norfolk. More than 800 tadpoles were taken from the RSPB nature reserve, the Lodge near Sandy in Bedfordshire and transferred to Norfolk Wildlife Trust's reserve at Grimston Warren. It is hoped that these tadpoles will become toadlets in the next few weeks. Read the BBC News article here

Wednesday, 17 August 2011

Job Opportunity with ARC based in Surrey

ARC is looking to appoint a Field Officer to help with our set of nature reserves in Surrey, Hampshire and Sussex. Based at the Surrey Office in Witley, the post is a full time, permanent position. Duties will include working as part of the small Surrey team working on our heathland reserves throughout the Weald. Experience and knowledge of heathland management is required, along with strong communication skills. A full Job Advert is available to download here. Further information on the Job Description and Person Spec is available here. Click here to download an application form or contact Helen Wraight on 01202 391319 or email to request an application pack. Closing date for applications is Tuesday 6th September 2011.

Friday, 5 August 2011

London Wildlife Trust's Green Picnic

We will be at Clissold Park in Hackney this Sunday 7th August 1pm – 6pm for London Wildlife Trust’s (LWT's) Green Picnic as part of Hackney C arnival.

 After the success of the CLARE launch event last Sunday (and thanks to those who came along) we will be bringing with us some more of London's snakes and lizards along with a large common toad and hopefully the UK's rarest snake: the smooth snake (not native to London and so a rare chance to see this lovely animal). We'll be taking down your amphibian and reptile sightings from around London once again so please come to the stand (inside the information tent in the middle of the park event).

There's loads of great things going on on the day including LWT's face painting, Animal Olympics, guided walks and bush craft - so don't miss out.

Details on the Green Picnic event and how to get there can be found on the LWT's events page:

Sophie Hinton

CLARE Project Officer