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23rd October 2017

Pillwort is back at Skipwith!

Skipwith Common is a Flagship Pond site near York. It has a fascinating history, both socially and naturally. Pillwort is a great part of that. Pillwort is perhaps the most notable wetland plant known from Skipwith Common. There’s even a pond named after it! But in recent years, there’s been no sign of the little […]

18th October 2017

Flagship Focus: Sound Common

Our Flagship Focus series continues with an exploration of Sound Common Flagship Pond site with project officer Anne Sound Common is and wonderful little Local Nature Reserve. It is nestled in the largely flat landscape of the Cheshire Plain, approximately three miles south-west of Nantwich. It supports a mosaic of habitats including woodland, scrub, acidic […]

14th September 2017

Starlet Sea Anemone found in Lincolnshire

The rare Starlet Sea Anemone has been found at a new site in Lincolnshire! The Starlet Sea Anemone Nematostella vectensis is a tiny anemone – just 15mm long – that lives in brackish pools along our coast. Until now, it was only known from a handful of sites in Norfolk, Suffolk, Essex, Hampshire, Dorset, the Bristol Channel, […]

8th September 2017

Searching for Tubular Water-dropwort in northern England

Anne is our People, Ponds and Water project officer in northern England. Here she describes her summer looking for Tubular Water-dropwort I’ve been very busy these last couple of months searching for Tubular Water-dropwort (Oenanthe fistulosa), a Priority Species for conservation, on sites across the North of England. With the help of the Local Environmental […]

4th September 2017

Have your say on the world you want to pass on – Remember A Charity

As an organisation, we have a very clear vision of the world we want to pass on to our children and future generations What’s your vision? We’ve joined up with Remember A Charity  to help you have your say. When you leave a gift to a charity like Freshwater Habitats Trust in your will, you […]

31st August 2017

Flagship Focus: Gallows Bridge Farm

The Flagship Pond project is providing a unique opportunity to trial new ways of helping some of the most threatened pond and wetland species. At Gallows Bridge Farm in Buckinghamshire we’ve been working with site owners, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire Wildlife Trust (BBOWT) to protect one of the rarest wetland plants in the county. Gallows […]

Taking a new approach to protecting Great Crested Newts

Freshwater Habitats Trust is working with partners Environment Bank, Amphibian and Reptile Conservation, NatureMetrics and ABSustain to develop a new approach to Great Crested Newt conservation. Natural England announced a couple of years ago that they would be changing the way they recommend protecting Great Created Newts. The new approach focusses on ensuring thriving populations […]