Mare's Eggs - Nostoc pruniforme


    These freshwater bacteria grow underwater in colonies which take the form of green gelatinous spheres and require a fairly constant water temperature.

    Identification difficulty

    Freshwater habitats.

    When to see it

    Most often noticed in summer.

    UK Status

    Status in Britain not known.

    VC55 Status

    Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    MAP KEY:

    Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
    Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

    UK Map