Our canal is an important wildlife resource. It provides a wildlife ‘corridor’ which allows wildlife to move freely between the river and the wider countryside. Worcester Canal Group, together with the Worcester, Birmingham & Droitwich Canal Society, wants to protect it.

But first, we need to find out what species of wildlife use the canal ‘corridor’. We have organised a ‘wildlife week’ along the canal with specialist events and a wildlife survey so that we can build up a picture of wildlife along the Worcester Canal. Come and join us! All welcome.

By Charlesjsharp - Own work, from Sharp Photography, sharpphotography, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=42036616Saturday 10th September: ‘Moth Breakfast’ led by expert James Hitchcock.

Come along to see what moths have been attracted to our Moth Trap overnight.

8am-9.30am at Plot 8 Lansdowne Road Allotments.

£2 fee. Refreshments available. Pre-booking advisable. Email info@worcestercanalwildlife.org.uk

Flower WalkFriday 16th September: ‘A Flower Walk’ led by expert Mary Green.

11.30am -12.30pm meet at Lansdowne Park. Free.

No need to book.

Wildlife Survey 10th-18th September

Wildlife SurveySpend an hour observing wildlife along the canal or join in one of our sessions. Meet at the towpath benches by Wolverton Road.

Sunday 11th September 12 noon – 2pm

Wednesday 14th September 4pm – 6pm

Saturday 17th September 10am – 12 noon

Online monitoring forms available from here.

You can download and print a form from here.

Alternatively, you can pick up some survey forms from 25 Shrubbery Road or 133 Lansdowne Road.