Glutinous Snail Updates How it all began Like school boys with marbles my old friend Pat Wisniewski and I would discuss, with excitement the possibility of establishing a conservation breeding project for the extremely rare glutinous snail; Europe’s rarest freshwater snail. Considered extinct in Germany, Austria and Poland as well as in England; restricted, in […]Read More
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Introduction To Neil Garrick Maidment It is an honour to introduce our latest guest blogger, Neil Garrick-Maidment – Executive Director of the Seahorse Trust. I have worked occasionally with Neil since the mid-2000s and knew of him long before then as a Dr. Dolittle of seahorses, although it was success with other species that led […]Read More
Myxas moments… We’ve had some incredibly rewarding times surveying the glutinous snail at its only known site in the UK. Anyone reading this might wonder how that could possibly be! How can you have a great day looking for snails? Well… this particular snail is considered to be Europe’s rarest freshwater mollusc. We are working […]Read More
The Scarlet Malachite Beetle What Is The Scarlet Malachite Beetle? Flighty and small with red and metallic green colouring, the scarlet malachite beetle is one of Britain’s rarest and most threatened insects. It is about 1cm long and visits flowers and grass heads from late April to July. Opening its delicate red wing-cases, it unfurls […]Read More
Freshwater Habitats Trust This year is the 30th anniversary of Freshwater Habitats Trust and we are honoured to have been asked to produce a range of products to celebrate it. We’ve borrowed the ‘30’ from 30th and are giving 30% of profits from sales of our dragonfly range to Freshwater Habitats Trust. We chose a […]Read More
Conservation in action This week, our babies will perform on Autumnwatch! In 1995 I was asked by English Nature, now Natural England, to create an ‘insurance population’ of Tadpole Shrimps (Triops cancriformis) as part of the Species Recovery Programme. The shrimps were only found in one UK pond. A single pollution incident could have had […]Read More
Lifeforms Conservation We’d like to give you a brief introduction to the conservation projects that Lifeforms have been involved with in the past and those we’re working on at the moment. We’ve been directly involved in the conservation of threatened species for over 20 years. We’ve worked with species such as; distinguished jumping spiders, fairy […]Read More