PondNet – TWD and GWP Survey 2017

PondNet Tubular Water-dropwort and Greater Water-parsnip survey 2017

Help us protect freshwater for the future by gathering data on two of the UK’s most threatened wetland plants – take part in the PondNet TWD and GWP survey 2017.

The snowy white flowers of Tubular Water-dropwort and Greater Water-parsnip were once a common site throughout England and Wales. Unfortunately drainage and intensification of their wetland habitats has led to significant declines, with further losses due to loss of suitable grazing management.

Tubular Water-dropwort Oenanthe fistulosa (left) and Greater Water-parsnip Sium latifolium (right) are Priority Species for conservation.

Understanding these declines, and updating records on where these rare species still occur is vital in order to protect the remaining sites, and guide future management and conservation work on these species.

We are attempting to revisit as many sites as possible where these species have previously been recorded, working with national recording schemes and Local Environmental Records Centres, to confirm presence and absence, and recording habitat information to understand any change.

You can download the survey recording form, take a look at how to identify Tubular Water-dropwort and Greater Water-parsnip, or contact your regional project officer for more information below.

We have two types of survey for Tubular Water-dropwort and Greater Water-parsnip, click the image links to find out more:

 

For more information and to contact your regional project officer please email peoplepondswater@freshwaterhabitats.org.uk