26th June 2017

Explore the freshwater wildlife of the New Forest

Explore the best and most unpolluted freshwater habitats in the UK with us throughout July The New Forest is an iconic landscape; the heather, the great oaks and the ponies – but did you know that it’s a stand out place for freshwater plants and animals too? The ponds, rivers, streams and ditches of the […]

15th June 2017

Sharing our passion for ponds

We know ponds. We love ponds. And we want to share them with you! For nearly 30 years, we’ve been studying ponds. When we started, ponds were judged by their size, and dismissed as unimportant for wildlife. The theory was that the larger waters – the rivers and lakes – must be more important simply because […]

27th April 2017

PondNet Great Crested Newt eDNA survey back for another year

We’re very pleased to be carrying out a third year of our Great Crested Newt eDNA survey Great Crested Newts are one of the UK’s rarest amphibians, although they are still widespread enough that lucky people may still encounter one when they are out and about. Traditionally to undertake a survey for this illusive protected […]

Can your school help discover clean water habitats in Wales?

We’re looking for schools to help discover clean water habitats in Wales – can you help? Clean Water habitats, free from nutrient pollution, are the best sites for freshwater biodiversity. They support the healthiest communities and some of our rarest plants and animals. The Clean Water for Wildlife project, funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund […]

25th April 2017

Living Waters in the New Forest

Living Waters: a New Forest Catchment Partnership project to protect and restore freshwater wildlife in the River Beaulieu catchment The freshwaters of the New Forest – the rivers, small streams, ditches, mires and a multitude of ponds – is one of the most important freshwater areas in lowland England. These places support outstanding wildlife – there […]

20th April 2017

BDS Variable Damselfly Survey

What’s happening to the Variable Damselfly? Is it declining or under-recorded? Could water quality be part of the story? Genevieve Dalley from the British Dragonfly Society explains, and asks you to help There are many creatures in nature whose name reflects the species perfectly, not least in the world of dragonflies. It is easy to […]

18th April 2017

Flagship Focus: The Lizard, Cornwall

Our series about the wonderful Flagship Pond sites continues – with an introduction to some special sites on The Lizard from our regional officer Fran Dunn The Lizard Peninsula in Cornwall is the southernmost part of mainland Britain. It’s an area of heathland and rocky coastline, known for its beautiful scenery. The peninsula is part of […]