All three local reptile species were recorded on this first visit to an excellent mixed open wodland/marshy grassland site near Loch Lomond, during perfect weather condtions for recording basking reptiles.
This big female adder was perhaps the most impressive of the eight seen during the survey (four males, 3 females and a small juvenile). Also seen - 3 female common lizards and one male slow-worm.
Following discussions with local naturalists, it has been decided not to publicise the exact location of this site. However, CARG members are welcome to take part in surveys here this autumn - likely dates will be found in the Events section at the start of the autumn.
Erik Paterson, CARG Secretary