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A spotter’s guide to waterway wildlife

We've put together a spotter's guide to what you might find on, in and by the water.

Enjoying wildlife

Whether you're spending time by one of our canals in the centre of a city or out in the countryside, you'll be surrounded by all kinds of fascinating species.

See what you can spot from our waterway wildlife guide below.

Share what you spot

If you discover something unusual on your next visit why not take a picture and share it with us on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram.

Don't forget to tag @canalrivertrust and use #LifesBetterByWater so we can see what you've spotted.

Last Edited: 11 September 2023

photo of a location on the canals
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