Talking ‘Talks’ – Exploring the British Newt (29th March2011)

Talking ‘Talks’ – Exploring the British Newt (29th March2011)
Bill demonstrates how newts are monitored at night using a powerful torch

Bill demonstrates how newts are monitored at night using a powerful torch

QWAG supporters enjoying Bill Whitaker’s illustrated talk

Whenever we can, we’re aiming to kick off our bi-monthly meetings with a talk on some water or river related topic. So keep a special eye out.

At our last meeting (March 16th 2011), Bill Whitaker, Senior Trustee of Amphibian and Reptile Conservation, explored the world of frogs, toads and, in particular, the three species of British newt in the urban environment. How do you distinguish one newt from another? Not easily sometimes, even for an expert. And keep in place those garden ponds, they’re crucial.

Recording the distribution of newts in London is an important aspect of their conservation. Bill Whitaker had said that any Sightings can be reported to Lindsay Cox at Green Space Information for Greater London (GiGL). You do not have to give any personal information, you only need to give the date and postcode.

Her email address is lcox@gigl.org.uk

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