Virtual Meet Ups (VMUs)

These are short natural history webinars, comprising of a 30-40 minute talk from either an FSC BioLinks team member or a guest speaker, followed by a question and answer session. We host them on Zoom, we will send out joining instructions on the day of the event. Sign up to the FSC BioLinks newsletter to find out about other online learning opportunities here.

Introduction to Reptile Identification and Surveying

Ben Harris is joining us in this VMU, he is the Discovering Reptiles Project Officer at Froglife. The project aims to improve participant’s knowledge of reptiles and improve the national recording of reptiles throughout the UK. Ben has a number of years’ experience running reptile surveys and ecology talks whilst working as a ranger and project officer in the Lea Valley area of London. The talk will cover common and widespread UK reptiles with an overview of their identification, and where and how to look for them.

This talk particularly suits anyone who:

• Wishes to improve their identification skills of UK reptiles

• Is looking to gain knowledge on how to survey for reptiles – whether in their own garden or a public green space

• Looking for experience in the environmental sector

• Wish to learn about the importance of recording our reptile species and how doing so can make a real difference




The FSC BioLinks project is funded by the Field Studies Council and National Lottery Heritage Fund. Our Virtual Meet Ups are made available to all at no cost. However, we’ve listened to your feedback and added an optional fee for those that would like the opportunity to contribute financially to our work to provide adult learning opportunities for a range of audiences.

Discounted – select if you would like to attend at no cost

Attendee – select if you would like to attend at a cost of £5



Header photo © Stephen Barlow

Tutor: Guest Speaker

We have various guest speakers joining us for our Virtual Meet Ups(VMUs). Please see the information above for more details on who will be joining us in this VMU.