Apologies for the big gap in blogging. We moved house and all our spare time taken up with packing, unpacking, DIY, rearranging the furniture, gardening, admin and all the things that fill lives when moving house. In the middle of it all, Mervyn has still been working. Getting back to the crayfish story from October – Mervyn was asked to fix a leaking lake. The water level had dropped 17 inches. Mending a dam was not a first for Mervyn but it was the first time he had come across crayfish digging into the walls of a dam. Did you know that there is only one species of British crayfish – the white clawed crayfish (Austropotamobius pallipes)? The white clawed is protected but there are six other introduced species which are invasive to the native species. Lots of interesting information at: https://www.buglife.org.uk/uk-crayfish with links to the Environment Agency advice https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/crayfish-tapping-using-the-right-trap. i like Bug Life’s strap line: “saving the small things that run the planet”.
Here’s a pic of work in progress