24th October 2016

A pick-me-up for Pinkhill Meadow

Pinkhill Meadow, a key part of our research into ponds, and an important site for Oxfordshire’s wildlife, is getting some well-deserved love and attention thanks to a grant of nearly £10,000. The ponds on Pinkhill Meadow were created in 1990 to demonstrate how well-designed ponds can quickly become very rich wildlife habitats, and dramatically boost […]

17th October 2016

Clean Water for Wildlife in the Ock Catchment

Join us at a seminar and participatory workshop to discuss ‘how do we use water quality quick test kit results to practically reduce water pollution?’  Thursday 24th November 2016 10 am – 3 pm South Hinksey Village Hall, Manor Rd, Oxford OX1 5AS  During this workshop we will use the results of the River Ock Clean […]

19th September 2016

Flagship Focus: The Begwns

The Begwns Flagship Pond site, tucked away in a quiet corner of mid-Wales, is a very special freshwater site.  People, Ponds & Water project officer Hannah is helping local people understand and take care of it. Freshwater Habitats Trust first got to know the Begwns ponds when we surveyed a large number of ponds in wild, […]

30th June 2016

The Oxford area: a nationally important hotspot for freshwater biodiversity

Over the last few years Freshwater Habitats Trust has been developing the concept of Important Freshwater Areas. These are parts of the country with the most important concentrations of freshwater wildlife, whether in ponds, lakes or rivers. Some of these areas are well-known freshwater hotspots, like the Norfolk Broads and the New Forest, others less […]

23rd June 2016

A big cheer for our PondNet amphibian volunteers

As the amphibian survey winds down for another year, we’d like to give a huge thank you to the PondNet volunteers. You’ve all been incredibly busy on behalf of the People, Ponds and Water project, visiting PondNet squares and Flagship sites all over England and Wales to look for Great Crested Newts. This year we […]

Flagship Focus: Orton Pits

Welcome to Orton Pits, one the many wonderful pond sites supported by our Flagship Pond project.  Thanks to a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund, we are able to help the people caring for these sites, making sure their special plants and animals have a secure future. Pete Case, People, Ponds & Water Project Officer for Central England, tells […]

6th June 2016

Meet the Team: Trustee Roger Thomas

Meet a key member of our team: trustee Roger Thomas helps govern our organisation and shares his expertise to protect freshwater habitats, all as a volunteer Tell me your name… Roger Thomas And your job title? Trustee What does that involve? Primarily, it is about being part of the team that oversees the charity, ensuring […]