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Recording Herpetofauna

Juvenile grass snakeA KRAG newt survey in KentKRAG endeavours to build up long-term herpetofauna (reptile and amphibian) records so that we can better understand the distribution of these threatened animals across the county. KRAG also compiles data for Key Sites in an attempt to safeguard them from development or mismanagement.

  • See our online guides to the reptiles and amphibians of Kent
  • Need further help or advice? Contact KRAG!
  • If you have recorded sightings of reptiles or amphibians in Kent, submit them online (see below).
  • If you would like to get involved in KRAG's recording activities then visit the projects page
  • Read the excellent Lee Brady's Recording Blog for Kent. Lee is a herpetofauna expert and a former chairman of KRAG.


Send KRAG your records!

Send KRAG your records A record is a description of WHAT was seen, WHEN it was seen and WHERE. It is also useful to know WHO saw the animal so that we can follow up reports of endangered species and verify records.

We have provided online submission forms to make the process of telling us about what you have seen as straightforward as possible.

Don't worry if you can't fill in all of these forms, but the more information you can give us the more valuable the record. If you would like a species identified please attach a picture using the browse buttons at the bottom of the page.

Form 1: What's in Your Garden

This simple form is designed to help people who have seen things either in their garden or at a site they know well. It only asks how many animals you have seen and nothing about their gender. This is ideal for those of you who want to let us know about things you have seen without being asked for detailed information. You can only let us know about frogs, toads, newts and grass snakes with this form.

Submit records using this form


Form 2: Full Online Submission Form

This form allows full details of your sightings to be given including gender, survey method, full grid reference etc. and is designed for more experienced surveyors.

Submit records using this form


What if I have a lot of records to submit?

For those who have been particularly active there is a spreadsheet that can be requested from KRAG where multiple records can be added.  This is a quicker way of adding large numbers of records.  To obtain a copy of this spreadsheet contact Mike Phillips at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it



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