Any event in the UK with an element of field activity gambles with the weather, and this was no different, though today the gamble paid off. This popular event held at Risley Moss SSSI had the usual CAN mix of good tutelage, great venue and enthusiastic attendees and staff. After being treated to a powerpoint presentation by leader Matt Wilson, the group had superb encounters with eight of the county’s herptiles. The reptiles proved the biggest hit and had wonderful encounters with Adder, Comon Lizard and Slow Worm following a brief break in the weather. This excelled expectations for the day. A big thanks to herpers Matt and Carl, and to indefatigable rangers Mark and Gaynor, and finally to Warrington Borough Council and Natural England for allowing the event to take place.