Blog

18th June 2015

Thank you, Dads!

Thank you, dads! And thank you grandads, uncles, father figures, in fact everyone inspiring a freshwater fever in future generations. Many of the staff here at the Freshwater Habitats Trust can tell you how their dad created opportunities for them to explore and discover nature, and freshwater wildlife in particular: Becca, our Communications Officer, recalls how her dad drew her into […]

Meet the Team: People, Ponds & Water Officer in Wales

Meet another member of our team, trudging the glorious hills and valleys of Wales to protect our precious pond wildlife Tell me your name… Hannah Shaw And your job title? Welsh Regional Project Officer for People, Ponds and Water What does that involve? It’s all about getting more people interested in ponds and pond conservation. […]

25th May 2015

Meet the Team: Fundraising Officer

Here’s the fourth in our series of posts where you can meet the Freshwater Habitats Trust team.  Bia is a relative newcomer to the Trust, but a vital part of what we do. Tell me your name… Beatriz (Bia) Guimarães And your job title? Fundraising Officer What does that involve? It involves raising funds for Freshwater Habitats […]

30th April 2015

Mediterranean Temporary Ponds in Sardinia

Jeremy Biggs, FHT Director, reports back on the recent Mediterranean temporary ponds conference in Sardinia. Freshwater Habitats Trust has close ties with freshwater biologists interested in ponds, small lakes and streams throughout Europe. As an organisation we’ve been instrumental in helping to increase understanding of the critical importance of small waters to freshwater life, particularly by […]

24th April 2015

Meet the Team: Project Administrator for People Ponds and Water

Here’s the third in our series of posts where you can meet the Freshwater Habitats Trust team.  Meet one of our newest arrivals, Thea! Tell me your name… Thea Powell And your job title? Project Administrator for People, Ponds and Water What does that involve? I’m supporting four new regional officers that are based in northern […]

2nd April 2015

Easter Eggs

No bunnies here – this year, our eggs have been delivered by the Easter Snail! Rare snails kept in captivity have laid eggs for the first time. Work to establish a captive population of Glutinous Snails (Myxas glutinosa) began last year.  This interesting little snail, with a delicate shell covered in its jelly-like mantle, is now […]

26th March 2015

Water Saving Week: work that butt!

How you fill your pond makes a big difference for freshwater wildlife. You’ve dug a new pond.  You are imagining the splendour of it, wishing the months away ’til you can sit in the sunshine and admire the beautiful flowers, the intricate patterns of leaves and stems, and the constant activity of all manner of […]