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9th August 2019

Flagship Dragonfly Walks: Strensall, Skipwith and Foxglove Covert 2019

Freshwater Habitats Trust teamed up with the Yorkshire Dragonfly Group again this summer to run Dragonfly Walks on two of Yorkshire’s finest Flagship Pond sites, Strensall and Skipwith NNR. A walk, led by Yorkshire Dragonfly Group, also took place at Foxglove Covert, another Freshwater Habitats Trust Flagship Pond site.  All provided a great opportunity to […]

26th July 2019

Yorkshire Pillwort Update 2019

In June and July, Anne, our Northern Project Officer, teamed up with FHT friend and collaborator Dr Barry Wright and members of the Yorkshire Fern group to check out the Pillwort on two of our Flagship Pond sites, Strensall and Skipwith NNR. Last year we embarked on the Pillwort & Pond Mud Snail Project in […]

19th July 2019

PondNet eDNA Monitoring for GCN 2019 Update

With thanks to funding from Defra and Natural England, volunteers and FHT staff have been kept very busy throughout May and June collecting eDNA samples for the fifth year of our PondNet monitoring programme for Great Crested Newts. Using kits provided by FeraScience, 131 randomly selected 1 km grid squares spread across England where sampled. […]

25th April 2019

The Vegetative Key to Wetland Plants

This year Freshwater Habitats Trust is trialing a new ‘Vegetative Key to Wetland Plants’ and we’re looking for volunteers to use it, test it, and provide feedback The key is a product of the HLF funded, People Ponds and Water, PondNet project, and we’ve been developing it for a couple of years, with the help […]

19th April 2019

Stow Bedon Common Update April 2019

There’s been a lot going on at Stow Bedon Flagship Pond site. Here’s an update from Pete who has been involved with the site for several years For the last year, Freshwater Habitats Trust has been quietly working away at Stow Bedon Common in the Norfolk Brecks. Funding from Biffa Award and Anglian Water has […]

1st March 2019

New Forest fish surveys using eDNA

The New Forest is exceptionally important for its freshwater wildlife, and a new fish eDNA survey will help us keep it that way Many New Forest ponds, lakes, and headwater streams are in better condition than is usual for the lowland Britain because a large part of the surrounding land is made up of uncultivated […]

20th December 2018

Yorkshire Pillwort Update 2018

This summer we worked with site managers and volunteers to restore populations of Pillwort and Pond Mud Snail in Yorkshire – now the future looks a little brighter for these rare species Back in May 2018 we embarked upon a new project to protect the few remaining populations of Pillwort (Pilularia globulifera) and Pond Mud […]