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Title of the project

Monitor and survey suitable ponds for lesser silver water beetle (Hydrochara caraboides) on BASC members land

Description

To complete our action under the target set for BASC in the Cheshire LBAP which is to “Monitor and survey suitable ponds for lesser silver water beetle (Hydrochara caraboides) on BASC members land”.

A series of surveys (with the help of a local aquatic invertebrate expert from Cheshire Wildlife Trust) has been carried out on ponds since 2007 in order to study the presence of lesser silver water beetle and to identify new suitable ponds for the species. Firstly, the ponds were indentified with the aid of Ordonance Survey maps, a Geographic Information System (GIS), and Google Earth satellite images of the members land, where it was though the species may occur.

Location

Country United Kingdom
Level Regional
Site Frodsham and District Wildfowlers and Newton-le-Willows Wildfowlers
Region Cheshire County

Starting date

2007

Habitat Types

Wetland, Coastal

Species

Species Type Insect
Name(s) of main species lesser silver water beetle (Hydrochara caraboides)

Conservation action(s)

Research and data collection (e.g. monitoring, bag data)

Partners

Leading partners . BASC The British Association for Shooting and Conservation?
Other partners Cheshire region Biodiversity Partnership
Cheshire Wildlife Trust (http://www.cheshirewildlifetrust.org.uk/)

Publication(s)

Green Shoots in Cheshire Annual Reports
Ben Gregory Cheshire Biodiversity Project Officer
2008-2009-2010

Weblinks

https://basc.org.uk/conservation/green-shoots/green-shoots-in-cheshire/