The canals are playing a very important role nowadays in helping wildlife find a home. With so much of the countryside being turned over to high-power farming, or being taken for building development, wildlife is finding it increasingly difficult to compete. British Waterways, The Waterways Trust, and the well-known nature conservation charities are working together to make the canals more wildlife-friendly thus creating a natural corridor for wildlife.
A list of all the varieties we saw during our holiday is shown below. The list is in 'chronological' order, with each new day's sightings added at the top. Birds marked with * had young sighted with them.
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Mallard duck (+chicks)
Small white butterfly
Orange tip butterfly
Common blue buttefly