Down by the River: Public Encouraged to Record Wildlife by Canals and Streams

British Waterways has today launched its sixth annual wildlife survey, encouraging members of the public to visit canals, rivers and streams and record the wildlife found there.

This year’s survey will focus particularly on the bumblebee and is supported by the Bumblebee Conservation Trust. The survey also has the support of the British Dragonfly Society.

British Waterways plan to use the data from the survey to inform its management of the 2,200 miles of waterway it maintains, along with associated banks and verges.

Visit for more information and to download a sheet to record your sightings.