Can anyone tell from these photos and the size whether this is a Freshwater Pearl Mussel or not?
No interactions present.
If it is a fresh water mussel you are committing a wildlife crime offence by disturbing them as they are protected.
Thanks for letting me know Martin... I wasn't aware of that.
Hopefully other iSpot users will pick up this message now too.
I suspect it's a Swan Mussel, but outside my area of expertise.
BMIG website: www.bmig.org.uk (centipedes, millipedes & woodlice)
BMIG Newsletters ~ www.bmig.org.uk/view/resource/bmig-newsletter
BMIG Bulletins ~ www.bmig.org.uk/view/resource/bmig-bulletin
Thanks Steve, all input welcome.
Lat/Lng: 50.5, -3.7
OS grid ref: SX8377