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There are now five separate picture galleries. Each is listed below with some sample picture thumbnails. Simply click on any of the thumbnails to go to a fresh page with thumbnails of all the available pictures in that gallery.

Amphibians found in Warwickshire:-
Common Frog Common Toad Great Crested Newt Smooth Newt
Common Frog - Rana temporaria Common Toad - Bufo bufo Great Crested Newt - Triturus cristatus Smooth Newt - Lissotriton vulgaris
Rana temporaria Bufo bufo Triturus cristatus Lissotriton vulgaris

Reptiles found in Warwickshire:-
Common Lizard Slowworm Adder Grass Snake
Common or Viviparous Lizard - Zootoca vivipara Slowworm - Anguis fragilis Adder - Vipera berus Grass Snake - Natrix natrix
Zootoca vivipara Anguis fragilis Vipera berus Natrix natrix

The remaining native UK amphibians and reptiles
Natterjack Toad Palmate Newt Pool Frog Sand Lizard Smooth Snake
Natterjack Toad - Bufo calamita Palmate Newt - Lissotriton helveticus Pool Frog - Pelophylax lessonae Sand Lizard - Lacerta agilis Smooth Snake - Coronella austriaca
Epidalea calamita Lissotriton helveticus Pelophylax lessonae Lacerta agilis Coronella austriaca

Alien species found within the UK:- This is not an exhaustive list, concentrating on the most common or significant.
Alpine Newt European Tree Frog The Green Frog complex Midwife Toad
Alpine Newt - Mesotriton alpestris  European Tree Frog - Hyla arborea Green Frog complex - Pelophylax spp Midwife Toad - Alytes obstreticans
Mesotriton alpestris. A now widespread and apparently harmless escapee Hyla arborea. Once two long -standing colonies - now fallen victim to collectors Pelophylax ridibundus, esculentus and lessonae. Widespread in Southern England Alytes obstetricans. A harmless longstanding introduction with numerous small colonies
       
European Pond Tortoise Green Lizard Red-Eared Terrapin Wall Lizard
European Pond Tortoise - Emys orbicularis Western Green Lizard - lacerta bilineata Red Eared Slider - Trachemys scripta elegans Wall Lizard - Podarcis muralis
Emys orbicularis. A former native occasional animals still found Lacerta bilineata. A large thriving colony in the extreme South

Trachemys scripta elegans. A very widespread species - illegal releases.

Podarcis muralis. Numerous thriving colonies throughout southern England
       

Other - photographs of habitat etc:-
Brown Field site Gorse and grass  Large pond  Open woodland  Roadside banks  Small pond 
Brown field site Gorse and grass  large pond  Open woodland  Roadside banks  Small pond 
           

Our thanks go to those outside of WART, especially The Herpetological Conservation Trust, who have kindly allowed the use of some of their images in this gallery.