Rare plant reintroduction at Penrose

The edges of Loe Pool used to be home to Strapwort (Corrigiola litoralis) a critically endangered plant now only found on the shores of Slapton Ley National Nature Reserve in Devon. Natural England’s Vascular Plants Taxon Group has identified the species as being at High Risk of becoming extinct by 2020. Unfortunately it became extinct…

Surveying the fish population in Loe Pool

Loe Pool has long been famous amongst anglers and conservationist for its wild trout. The population is genetically unique because over the centuries, as Loe Bar formed, the brown trout became separated from the sea and other trout populations. There is not all that much historical data on the fish populations in Loe Pool, although…