Adder, photo by Selwyn Dennis

Adder, photo by Selwyn Dennis

Reptile Ecology and Survey Techniques

Location: Tyland Barn, Sandling, Maidstone, Kent, ME14 3BD
Learn how to identify reptiles and about their habitat requirements. Then search for reptiles in a nearby nature reserve.

Event details


A static map of Reptile Ecology and Survey Techniques

About the event

This study day begins with a session in the classroom at Tyland Barn covering reptile ecology and identification followed by a look at some of the habitats and habitat requirements of reptiles. 

In the afternoon there will be a site visit to Boxley Warren to undertake a survey for reptiles and habitat assessment.

By the end of the session it expected that participants will be able to:

  • Name all four native reptiles found in Kent
  • Identify all four species native to Kent
  • Name the key components of good reptile habitat
  • Understand two methods for surveying for reptiles

Please note the presence of reptiles does vary according to weather conditions, though May is ideal for most species.

Led by Mike Phillips, Recording Officer Kent Reptile and Amphibian Group

Suitable for beginners and improvers


Phone number

016622 662012


Normal fee: £33 per person per day.
Concessionary fee: Kent Wildlife Trust volunteers, senior citizens, unemployed and students £5 off.

Know before you go


Guide dogs only


Picnic area
Disabled toilet
Baby changing facilities

Contact us

Jill Evington
Contact number: 01622 662012