NatureWatch at Loe Pool

Any day that has been filled with wildlife, walks, friends and ends with a National Trust hot chocolate can be agreed upon as a pretty good day! But this wasn’t just a group of friends looking for a break from university. Four fellow students and I spent a wonderful late November day making a film…

300 native trees planted on Penrose Stream

By Bethany Rossiter On a typical wet and rainy winter’s day, National Trust Conservation Volunteers teamed up with Cornwall Wildlife Trust Wild Cober volunteers on January 31st, working very hard to plant 300 trees in an area of land at the bottom of a sloping field at Lower Lanner. The purpose of getting soaked to…

Conservation volunteers join forces to maintain rare plant reintroduction site on Loe Pool

By Bethany Rossiter A very sunny Thursday 17th May played host to another successful ‘Loe Pool Make-a-Difference’ day, which saw groups of volunteers from Cornwall Wildlife Trust’s ‘Wild Cober’ group and Penrose volunteers, work together to help maintain the strapwort site on Carminowe Creek. This work, which has been funded by the Whitley Wildlife Conservation…

Can we trace sediment and soil organic matter transfers from land to water at a catchment scale?

Soils are essential for human wellbeing, providing important services including carbon storage and food security. Therefore understanding human impact on the flow of sediment and organic matter from soils to inland waters is important both for climate change mitigation and to protect water quality. In 2017 a team of researchers from Exeter University, Cranfield University,…