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.

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Leicestershire & Rutland Map


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

UK Map