|Dragons in Your Garden|
Kent Reptile and Amphibian Group's “Dragons in Your Garden” Wild About Gardens award 2013
Kent Reptile and Amphibian Group (KRAG) is delighted to again join forces with KWT to promote wildlife friendly gardening. As part of KWT’s wildlife gardening award scheme KRAG introduced a new “Dragons in Your Garden” award in 2010 for the most reptile and amphibian friendly garden.
What can you do to help?
You can help by creating the kinds of features that will benefit reptiles and amphibians in your garden. Amphibians need damp areas and fish free ponds to breed in. Reptiles need basking areas and places that will keep them warm. Both need places that are safe to hibernate in and a good supply of invertebrate prey. You can help provide these features by building a pond, having an undisturbed compost heap, a south facing rockery with vegetation cover, a vegetation “mosaic” that gives a range of temperatures and cover, basking features such as logs, tiles, felt or tin, areas to shelter and hibernacula to help animals escape the frost and snow in the winter.
Also there is a great step by step guide to building your own wildlife friendly pond produced by the Froglife organisation with HCT and ARC, download your free .pdf copy:
Natural England have produced two excellent publications about amphibians and reptiles in gardens. Download by clicking on the following links.