Steve's Herpetological Blog

An insight into the life of Steve, his research and the many books he reads

Reptiles

#SciFri: Skype a Scientist

A couple of weeks ago I Skyped a classroom in Qatar to present a quick presentation to a classroom of kindergarten children on my research as well as the importance of amphibians and reptiles. If you’d like to learn more…

#SciFri: Fieldwork has begun!

Hey everyone! If you’ve read my recent #StevesLibrary post then you will know that recently I have been SUPER BUSY! I will be busy over the next few months surveying barred grass snakes (Natrix helvetica) as part of the fieldwork…

#FeatureFriday: Herping in the Chocó

Ever since I started blogging on a regular basis about 4 years ago, a number of people have started to follow in my footsteps with their own blogs. I’ve asked a number of these wonderful people to write me a…

#SciFri: How climate change is affecting amphibian phenology

It is no surprise to many to find out that I have a high affinity for amphibians, I have been studying them in an academic setting since 2012 but my love for them spans much further back than that. During…

#StevesLibrary: Cold Blood: Adventures with Reptiles and Amphibians

I’m sure that many of us have some great stories to share from our childhood from times when we were out and about in nature, trying to find a particular species we found interesting. I still manage to form stories…

#SciFri: Amphibians and Reptiles of Scotland

On Saturday 9th June, herpetologists from all over the UK (including me) gathered in Glasgow for a very special occasion. The Glasgow Natural History Society, in conjunction with Clyde ARG, had organised a fantastic line-up of herpetologically themed talks for…