The Amphibian and Reptile Groups of the UK (ARG UK) are looking for volunteers to survey Adder (Vipera berus) at 16 different sites all over Scotland for the years 2022 and 2023. This project will help determine how the distribution and abundance of Adders has changed since the 1992-1993 SNH’s (now NatureScot) commissioned surveys.

The results of the 1992-1993 surveys determined that Adder abundance declined during the 10 previous years (1980s), but there wasn’t sufficient evidence to ascertain that their distribution had contracted in the whole of Scotland – except for farmed areas.

To take part in the new survey, volunteers will be required to visit the survey site a minimum of 6 times during Adder season (February-August) each year.

For more information on this opportunity see: this link.