Field Guide to the Amphibians and Reptiles of Britain and Europe (British Wildlife Field Guides)


 Click on the cover above to go to this book at

This new ‘Field Guide to the Amphibians and Reptiles of Britain and Europe’ is especially useful for anyone hiking or camping in Europe, or staying in a rural area – though herps can also be found in cities. Frogs colonise London garden ponds, and lizards are plentiful in southern European cities. The guide is a great help for identifying amphibians and reptiles, because it’s richly illustrated with both photos and drawings. This can be useful if you’re not sure whether a local species of snake is venomous! The book is a sensible size for taking on walks, though it may feel like it weighs a bit after a few miles!

The way that reptiles and amphibians are classified has changed in recent years, and some populations are increasingly under threat. This new book reflects those changes, giving an up-to-date account of where different species are to be found, and how they’re now classified. This field guide looks set to become a classic, both for its attractive presentation and the accuracy of the information it contains.