One of the most important aspects of wildlife conservation is recording the presence of the animals in question. Nothing can be done to protect them unless we know where they are and this is where you can help. LARG is particularly keen to receive reptile records for the Lothians because, although they can be locally common, their distribution is scattered and localised, making them vulnerable to all the usual threats such as land development, intensive agriculture, excessive use of pesticides etc. So if you have seen lizards, slowworms or adders in the area, or indeed anywhere in Scotland, please let us know. The more information about habitat and location you can give us the better. The ideal is a six figure Ordnance Survey grid reference but don’t worry if you can’t provide this. Just tell us which species you saw, roughly when and indicate where you saw it as precisely as possible. If you can also describe the habitat and weather conditions at the time so much the better, but this is not essential. For example if you just happened to spot a lizard while walking in the Pentlands last summer we’d still love to hear from you.