The Riverfly Partnership is a dynamic network of organisations, representing anglers, conservationists, entomologists, scientists, water course managers and relevant authorities, working together to: - protect the water quality of our rivers; - further the understanding of riverfly populations; - and actively conserve riverfly habitats. The Riverfly Partnership is hosted by the Freshwater Biological Association.


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Available Now: Autumn Riverfly Newsletter

The latest edition of the Riverfly Newsletter is now available!

Find your PDF copy in the attachment below, where you can catch updates about Riverfly activity during lockdown, exciting news about the development of the Extended and Urban Riverfly schemes, as well as information about brand new website features that will help you in your role as a volunteer.

Remember: you can sign up to receive the newsletter straight to your email inbox by using the green 'Subscribe' button on the Riverfly homepage. We would love to hear your feedback, plus any additions you would like to see added to the newsletter. Please comment below. 

The Riverfly Team.

New Extended Riverfly Groups Identification Chart

a stack of bankside identification guides featuring a photo of groups of people identfiyign invertebrates on the bank of a riverNow available: the perfect pocket-sized accompaniment for quick and easy bankside identification of invertebrate groups. 

This fully encapsulated chart folds out to reveal 36 pages complete with pictures and descriptions to aid in the recognition of 33 invertebrate groups that are commonly found in standing and running waters in Great Britain. Tolerance to stressors is summarised for nutrients, slow flow, sediment, and acidity using a color-coded key. Each invertebrate group also features a handy section in which users can write their own notes when out in the field.

Introductory offer price: £10 (while stocks last!). Get yours today at: www.fba.org.uk/idguide

Produced by John Davy-Bowker in collaboration with the FBA, Environment Agency, Wessex Water YTL Group, Lincolnshire Chalk Streams Project, Dorset Wildlife Trust, & The Riverfly Partnership. Special thanks to Mike Dobson for the use of his line drawings, Jane Franklin of Dorset Wildlife Trust for producing the InDesign proofs, and Vitacress Conservation Trust for providing funding support.

Recent Event - Citizen Science and Conservation - Watch Online Here

Citizen Science and conservation: what does it add, who is taking part and who are we failing to reach?

Organised by Joe Pecorelli and Dr Becki Lawson, hosted by Charlotte Coales, and produced by Eleanor Darbey, ZSL.


  • Joe Pecorelli, Zoological Society of London: "Citizen science at ZSL"
  • Kate Risely, formerly of British Trust for Ornithology
  • Dr Sarah West, Stockholm Environment Institute, University of York: "Sectors of society currently under-represented in UK environmental citizen science, and what can be done to address this"


Watch the video Here

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