Saving England's most threatened species from extinction


Little Whirlpool Ramshorn Snail

Celebrating Another Year of the Little Whirlpool Ramshorn Snail

We have made good use of last year’s findings in our work to manage for the Little Whirlpool Ramshorn Snail and its habitat this year. We are trying to improve the conditions, long-term, for this rare and very vulnerable species. The monitoring in 2018 showed that the ditches in the centre and south of Pulborough...

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Little Whirlpool Ramshorn Snail project at Pulborough Brooks

Back from the Brink is an ambitious programme of work aiming to improve the conservation status of 20 of England’s most threatened species, whilst benefitting at least 200 more. With the support of the National Lottery Heritage Fund and other funders, 19 projects have been established across England, some covering particular geographic areas whilst others...

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A surveyor’s view

Autumn is here, and it’s time to see how the ditch trials at RSPB’s Pulborough Brooks reserve are doing. It’s been fabulous to be able to explore these waterways that are normally not accessible to the general public. The trials have involved trying different ways of managing the ditches to see which variation works best...

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Update for the Little Whirlpool Ramshorn Snail

It’s now spring and the Lapwing and Redshank are busy nesting on the water meadows at Pulborough Brooks reserve in West Sussex. It’s great to see the Lapwing’s aerial display and hear their iconic "peewit" call. We’re giving them a chance to breed undisturbed so it’s been a quiet period for work on the ground...

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What stops growing in the winter?

In our last two Willow Tit blogs, we introduced the project itself and then looked at why it’s been chosen for Back from the Brink. In this blog piece, we’re focussing on how you can spot a Willow Tit and what you can do when that happens.

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Introducing the Little Whirlpool Ramshorn Snail

The diggers are out as I write. They’ve started creating new channels and spurs at RSPB’s Pulborough Brooks reserve to provide habitat for a small snail with a long name; the Little Whirlpool Ramshorn snail.

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