• Wildlife surveys​​.

  • Habitat management in large scale gardens & estates​

  • Conservation consultation.​
  • Licensed to work with Great Crested Newts.
  • For more information contact me at
  • or phone 07827 958361

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Click on the common lizard to be taken to the record pool where you can add all your reptile and amphibian sightings.



I spent from 2016 to 2018 as the Revealing Reptiles Project Officer for Durham Wildlife Trust. This involved recruiting a volunteer team, training them and organising surveys for reptiles across vice county 66 which includes Gateshead, Sunderland and County Durham. A population atlas was produced at the end of the project.



I was contracted by the National Trust at Gibside to manage the habitat enrichment project for grass snakes on the estate. This work also tied in with GCN (Great Crested Newt) habitat management within the SSSI (Site of Special Scientific Interest) area of the Gibside estate. 

I am the current vice chair and field training officer of the North East Reptile & Amphibian Group affiliated with ARG UK (Amphibian & Reptile Groups UK) and train the group members in herpetofauna (collective term for reptiles & amphibians) identification and survey techniques for those partaking in NARRS surveys. (National Amphibian & Reptile Recording Scheme).

I have given lectures at ARG UK  conferences.


In 2013 I ran a successful 5 day course on reptile ecology on behalf of the Natural History Society of Northumberland.

Wilderness Tamed John Grundy