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6th February 2017

Resurrecting rare mosses at Aberffraw Flagship Pond site

People, Ponds & Water officer Hannah Shaw describes work to resurrect the dune slack specialist mosses Broad-nerved Hump Moss and  Matted Bryum at a Flagship Pond site in Wales. In October 2016, vital ‘emergency’ works were undertaken by Anglesey AONB volunteers as part of the Flagship Pond project, with partners Natural Resources Wales (NRW) and Keep Wales Tidy. Tywyn […]

2nd February 2017

Looking after World’s End

People, Ponds & Water project officer Anne explains what’s going on at World’s End World’s End, to the West of Strensall Common in York, is a Site of Importance for Nature Conservation (SINC), with a mosaic of fen meadow, acidic grassland, heathland and pond habitats. Over the last few years, however, the area has become […]

15th December 2016

Water Friendly Farming Update 2016

Important new results from our Water Friendly Farming research show that farmers who create clean water ponds are making the countryside richer in freshwater wildlife We already know that clean water ponds are outstanding freshwater habitats. Now new research from our Water Friendly Farming project suggests that in intensively farmed countryside, making new clean water ponds allows a […]

12th December 2016

Book Review: Freshwater Fishes of Britain by Jack Perks

We got sneak peek at Jack Perks’ new freshwater fish book last month. Here’s what we thought… It’s a beautifully illustrated book, and bound to impress anyone who spies it on your coffee table. But more than that, it’s packed with very interesting info on our native freshwater fish species. Jack say’s, Freshwater fish can […]

What is the BSBI?

The Botanical Society of Britain & Ireland (BSBI) has been promoting the study, understanding and enjoyment of British and Irish wild plants since 1836. Find out more in this guest post from Louise Marsh, Communications Officer with BSBI. We support all botanists – beginner or expert, amateur or professional – as they identify, record and map which plants […]

22nd November 2016

Flagship Ponds featured on Green Gardens blog

It’s #CharityTuesday, and our work on Flagship Ponds is featured on the Green Gardens blog The Green Gardens blog interviewed us about our work to protect the best ponds in the country. Take a look at the interview here. There’s a lot going on for Flagship Ponds right now. We are aiming to raise £140,000 to pay for […]

27th October 2016

Launching today: Flagship Pond Photo Competition

Join us as we celebrate our fabulous freshwater wildlife in a new photo competition. Whether you use a phone camera, compact, or a SLR, you can get clicking to capture the landscapes, habitats, plants, animals, and people of some of the best pond sites in the country. We hope that together we can create a […]