Clyde Amphibian and Reptile Group

East Kilbride Amphibian Census

The East Kilbride Amphibian census is an ongoing project supported by Clyde ARG to monitor the local amphibian population. Undertaken in 2012, 2013, and 2014, we hope to see as many ponds as possible surveyed annually to ascertain the species present and their relative abundance.

Common frog in East Kilbride.

Common frogs, palmate newts, common toads and smooth newts have all been found within the town.  Data is now building up nicely and is being used to assess the habitats for amphibians throughout the town and builds up a useful picture of amphibian population trends.

We are seeking volunteers to assist with night time surveys by torchlight and by netting and egg-searching at up to 40 ponds during April and May annually.

Interested parties should contact Erik Paterson ( for more details.


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