Found while paddling in the river with the kids(just up from the Cavendish Pavilion) at Bolton Abbey
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white marks on claws look like signal crayfish, upton country park have a problem with them. paul
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This is a red-clawed crayfish, looks aside I happen to know Bolton Abbey is plagued by red-claws.
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Thanks for your identification. Would I have been better to remove this then from the river? Also, I'm planning another trip here in early Spring for the Yellow Star of Bethlehem. Do you know roughly where I can hope to see it? To photograph it only of course.
Removing it would not make any difference I'm afraid. Last summer I did some public stream dipping for the National Park at Bolton Abbey and there were the remains of at least 14 crayfish on a small river beach, had by otters most probably. Despite this carnage we still pulled seven or eight live ones out!
As for the Star of Bethlehem I'm afraid I don't know, I've never done any plant work out there just things that can move of their own free will!
anyway. I know its out there on the estate somewhere. I just thought I'd ask on the off chance that would narrow it down a bit.
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