Tag - canals

Plastic In Our Canals, How You Can Help

The plastics and litter in our oceans is a worldwide problem. One that seems out of reach from our own neighbourhoods. But there is a way you can make a big difference on your own doorstep. Take the PlasticsChallenge  The next time you visit a waterway close to you: Pick up just one piece of plastic Take a photo of you with it and share it on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram with the hashtag #PlasticsChallenge Take it home with you and bin it or better still recycle If everyone who visited [...]

Herons and Otters Comeback, the Wildlife of Canals

Canals are often seen as a second-class copy of a river. That may go back to their industrial history. From a wildlife point of view canals and rivers are pretty interchangeable. Wait quietly and a kingfisher could appear, usually spotted by its persistent high-pitched call followed by a flash of blue and orange as it flies up or down stream. Herons usually hunt for fish and frogs, either perched on the bank or standing in the shallow waters by the edge. Several [...]