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Hampshire Amphibian and Reptile Group (HARG) - Meeting at Marwell Wildlife

Saturday, 11 Nov 2017 13:00 – 17:00
Location: Thompson's Lane, Winchester, England










Diary date for amphibian and reptile conservationists in Hampshire: HARG committee meeting  and conference on Saturday 11th November at Marwell Wildlife

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The newly rejuvenated Hampshire Amphibian and Reptile Group (HARG) will be holding our inaugural public meeting on the afternoon of Saturday 11th November at Marwell Wildlife, from 13:00 - 17:00. The afternoon will begin with a short committee meeting for those who would like to be more involved in supporting the conservation of amphibians and reptiles in Hampshire and The Isle of Wight. We will elect the new committee at this meeting, so if you are interested in standing for a post please contact us in advance to discuss (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). Everyone is welcome to this part of the meeting, as we are keen to engage as many people as possible with the volunteer group.

After the committee meeting we will hear from a range of speakers including the national NGOs: Jim Foster, Conservation Director, Amphibian and Reptile Conservation, Angie Julian, Coordinator, ARG UK and Naomi Ewald from the Freshwater Habitats' Trust; and more local specialists including Rachel Gardner from Marwell Wildlife, Jamel Guenioui from Surrey Amphibian and Reptile Group and Ben Limburn from the 'Snakes in the Heather Project' for ARC, who will giving a series of short presentations. These will cover many different aspects of the conservation of the amphibian and reptiles we are lucky enough to be able to encounter in our wonderfully diverse county, including the rarer species such as: sand lizards, smooth snakes and natterjacks, as well as the widespread species, including adders, grass snakes, slow-worms, common lizards, frogs and toads, and their habitats.

Light refreshments will be provided courtesy of Marwell Wildlife.

All are welcome, and there is no charge as the event is kindly supported by Marwell Wildlife.  But you will need to book your ticket through Event-brite and check your name on the door, in order to gain free admission to Marwell Zoological Gardens.

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