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Are you a researcher and interested in our work? We would love to collaborate with you.

Under research and projects you can read more about our work. We are keen to hear about new ideas and potential collaborations. Our research is not limited to the grass snake. We also work with other reptiles and amphibians.


There are a lot of knowledge among reptile enthusiasts. We thank all you who have advised us on study sites and other useful information. We love to interact with the community and we enjoy presenting our research at meetings and workshops (please note that we are very busy in the spring and summer).


If you have seen a snake in your dunghill or compost, chances are that it is pregnant female grass snake that has been there and laid her eggs. Snake eggs are easily destroyed if they become squashed or if they end up in a manure spreader. If you want to help grass snakes, you can easily do so by allowing the dunghill or compost to remain in place until the eggs have hatched. Usually, females lay eggs in early July. How long it takes for the eggs to hatch depends on the temperature. But expect about 5-6 weeks. In late August, the eggs should have hatched and you can remove the pile without worry. Remember that female snakes are likely to return to the same dunghill or compost pile year after year. If you cannot wait with removing the pile contact us and maybe we can arrange to move the eggs to a safe place.


Time for your thesis work? Are you interested in ecology and evolutionary biology? Or maybe conservation biology and herpetology?

If you answered yes to any of these questions you may have come to the right place. We often have opportunities for motivated students. Here you can read more about our research and our projects. You can contact us here.

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