Pillwort Survey

Pillwort Survey

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Project Summary

Come along and help us survey Pillwort - an internationally threatened species found in the UK.

Need to know

  • Start Date: 03/10/2018
  • End Date: 03/10/2018
  • County: Dorset
  • Organisation Name: Back From The Brink
  • Project Category: Species surveys


Project Description

Pillwort is a type of creeping fern, difficult to spot due to its thin, grass-like leaves growing alongside water grasses and rushes. Although this tiny plant can still be found at a number of sites across Britain it is internationally threatened as it is declining in much of its European range.

We are therefore conducting a group Pillwort survey on ARC (Amphibian and Reptile Conservation) Creech Heath in order to determine its population size and distribution across the site.

All are welcome, from experts to novices, with no need to have done any prior training.

Wellies are essential, but also bring binoculars, a GPS, and a notebook/clipboard if you have them.

Finishing time is uncertain so please bring lunch and plenty of drink.