The latest state of nature report has now been released and can be viewed here. There are many important parts to the document but it is very clear that habitat loss through abstraction, farming and agriculture is putting huge pressures on our natural environment.
Waterstock Mill was surveyed on the 16th of August at mid-day by Ellen Robson from the University of East Anglia, supported by Emily Godfrey from the River Thame Conservation Trust. As part of Ellen’s dissertation project, which aimed to understand the distribution of dragonflies and damselflies (odonates), she carried out multiple surveys including water quality and invertebrate counts. Continue reading
After what felt like a very long wait, it was finally confirmed that DEFRA will continue to fund catchment partnerships across the country for at least another year. This funding is vital to help us maintain good relationships with partners across the catchment, as well as our excellent working relationship with Freshwater Habitats Trust and the Environment Agency. Continue reading