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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 […]

4th April 2017

Pond advice on the Green Gardens blog

It’s #CharityTuesday, and our pond advice is featured on the Green Gardens blog The Green Gardens blog interviewed us about the advice we share about making and mending ponds. Take a look at the interview here. People up and down the country are taking a lot of interest in ponds right now. The weather is good, plants are growing […]

9th March 2017

Great Crested Newts: a new beginning for protecting a special animal

Dr Jeremy Biggs comments on the big changes to how Great Crested Newts are being protected from development Great Crested Newts are spectacular and beautiful amphibians. They are also given a very high level of protection in Britain’s laws which make it an offence to injure individual animals or damage their habitats. Like most freshwater […]

Flagship Ponds – the best of the best but still under threat

Dr Jeremy Biggs, Director of Freshwater Habitats Trust, raises concerns over the future of Flagship Ponds, the best of the best of Britain’s ponds Flagship Ponds are the best of Britain’s ponds, places of exceptional importance for freshwater wildlife, and some of our finest freshwater habitats. The Flagship sites can be a single special pond, […]

7th March 2017

Pinkhill Meadow – what are the ponds like after 26 years?

We created the ponds on Pinkhill Meadow, with partners Thames Water and the Environment Agency 26 years ago, and now it’s the best monitored pond complex in the UK In 1990, we started work on the creation of a new pond complex to try out many of the new ideas and concepts we’d been developing […]

28th February 2017

Flagship Focus: Strensall Common

Carrying on with our Flagship Focus series, here’s Anne Heathcote, Project Officer for Northern England, to introduce Strensall Common Flagship Pond site Close to the City of York, in North Yorkshire, Strensall Common was identified as a Flagship Pond site due to its exceptional importance for freshwater biodiversity. Although the 579 hectare Site of Special […]

PondNet Spawn Survey 2017

Our PondNet Spawn Survey has had a really enthusiastic response.  We are really enjoying all the photos and comments people are sharing on Facebook, on Twitter, and on the survey webpage The Spawn Survey is part of PondNet, a national volunteer survey to collect information about trends in pond quality and pond species. It’s the […]