It is around five years since the last new Omphiscola glabra pond was located on the edge of Delamere. It is an extremely rare invertebrate in the county with strongholds at the Gowy Meadows (marshes) and Coppenhall Moss. There are several ponds dotted sparsely across lowland Cheshire with O. glabra interest. A new O. glabra pond was recently located by Andy Harmer in July at a pond south of Winsford. This pond had a limited flora of five species, dominated by Glyceria fluitans but had snails Anisus leucostoma andAplexa hypnorum too; this suite of three snails tends to suggest that this pond drys regularly.

Mud Snail Omphiscola glabra