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 plasticTake a photo of you with it and share it on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram with the hashtag #PlasticsChallengeTake it home with you and bin it or better still recycle If [...]

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 [...]