New Arrivals

Monday, September 28th 2015

Over the weekend we had some new arrivals at Foxglove. Our local farmer delivered a small flock of sheep that will graze our wild flower meadows over the coming months. They will help trample flower seeds into the soil and keep the meadow vegetation short.

Volunteers and staff joined Naomi and Anne from the Freshwater Habitats Trust for a Mud Snail training session this morning. In the classroom we learnt why Mud Pond Snails are important and where we might find them.

We then learnt about the different pond snails we might come across, before heading out for a practical session on the wetland where we learnt how to survey them. We are pleased to report that a number were found, in more than one of our ponds.  In the future we hope to survey all of our ponds to see exactly where this little creature lives. 

We would like to thank both Anne and Naomi for taking the time to come and teach us about snails today, and for the volunteers who came to learn how to survey them.

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