Agenda item

Reptiles on Hampstead Heath - an update

Report of the Superintendent of Hampstead Heath.


The Committee received a report of the Superintendent of Hampstead Heath that provided an update of the status of reptiles on the Heath since the London, Essex and Hertfordshire Amphibian and Reptile Trust (LEHART) survey of reptiles was carried out in 2008/09.


The Ecologist advised that there had been an increase in the reptile population since the survey as the number of sightings had consistently increased. He added that an updated version of the map of historical and recent grass snake records would be circulated again after the meeting. In response to a member’s question, the Ecologist advised that sightings of reptiles in local private gardens could not be included in the map as there was no official record of these.


RESOLVED – That the update of reptiles on Hampstead Heath be noted.


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