Endangered crayfish released into an ark site

A dozen large, breeding-age white-clawed crayfish have just been released into a privately owned ark site in the Blackdown Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB).

Taking care of our white-clawed crayfish

Nicky Green  has been working with crayfish in Devon and Somerset for almost twenty years. Her interest has grown over the years to the point that 'crayfishing' is now a full-time job. She has [...]

A day in the life of an amateur crayfish surveyor

Bruce Payne shares the delights of crayfish surveying

Blackdown Hills AONB presents… Crayfish!

With the help of some very creative young visitors to the River Culm Fair, we have put together this charming and enlightening stop-frame animation.

White-clawed crayfish found at last!

As part of Blackdown Hills AONB’s Culm Community Crayfish project, volunteers have been helping us to survey the River Culm to gather important information about the native white-clawed crayfish, [...]

Surveying crayfish in the River Culm

Sarah Marsh, volunteer project assistant with the Culm Community Crayfish project, has been getting valuable experience in the environment sector, while on volunteer placement with Blackdown [...]

Crayfish project gets underway

Our new Culm Community Crayfish project is now well underway. With the help of the local community, the project will help us to learn about and safeguard the future the endangered white-clawed [...]

New project to support native crayfish in the Blackdown Hills AONB

Blackdown Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty Partnership (AONB) is embarking on a new project which will help communities around the River Culm learn about, survey and look after the white [...]