Free Family Discovery Day (Reptiles & Amphibians)
Saturday 5th September 2015 at Elsecar Heritage Centre (10-3pm)
Join local specialist John Newton to learn more about the reptiles and amphibians of the Dearne Valley and about their exciting way of life!
- Live exhibits of local reptiles and amphibians, along with themed talks about their lifestyle, with question and answer sessions
- Places they are likely to live in the local area
- Problems due to habitat loss
- How you can get involved in their conservation
Drop in sessions, talks and exhibits throughout the day 10-3pm, suitable for all ages and abilities. Come along to the visitors centre where you will be directed to the event.
REPTILE SURVEY & ID with John Newton
Sat 12th Sept 2015 (10-3pm) at Elsecar Heritage Centre (FREE)
Reptile specialist John Newton will be back the following weekend to deliver a training workshop in reptile survey and identification for beginners.This will focus on reptile ecology and ID, as well as survey technique for recording reptiles in the field.
- Reptile identification – live animals
- Reptile habitat types in the Dearne Valley
- Reptile survey techniques, time of year, season and time of day
- Survey and recording protocols
- Survey programme, site-by-site
Booking required (limited places) please book via DVLP@barnsley.gov.uk or (01226) 772139