The canal during lockdown What has the canal meant to you during lockdown?  It’s quieter, calmer, wildlife can be seen and heard.  Send us your pictures, impressions, thoughts, stories, poems….anything goes!  Maybe tell us about your favourite spot.  Let your imagination run wild.  We will use a selection of contributions […]

Memories of Lockdown

Peacock butterfly
Every year Butterfly Conservation organises a national Big Butterfly Count. This year we decided to take part. True to form, after several days of glorious sunshine on the day we had arranged to meet it began to rain first thing in the morning and continued all day. It did the […]

Butterfly Count

Peacock butterfly
Thanks to everyone who joined us for a wildlife survey around Perdiswell at the end of July. Some pictures from the event can be found on the gallery page. A survey covering the event and what was spotted can be found here.

Report and pictures from wildlife survey at Perdiswell

Flower Walk
Following previous wildlife surveys, we are carrying out another during Sunday 28th April at Perdiswell Park. We will have the workboat, The Wanderer, which will be heading up from Lansdowne Park at around 10:30am and then mooring at Perdiswell. Please join us during the day to help catalogue the wildlife […]

Wildlife Survey at Perdiswell

Pump House Environment Centre
Over Easter we carried out a wildlife monitoring exercise along the canal from Sixways to Diglis. Barbourne brook is part of the same wildlife corridor. So on 1st September we are asking people to visit Gheluvelt park and tell us what they see. The details are on the flyer to […]

Worcester Canal Wildlife Corridor – Gheluvelt Park

Wildlife weekend 2018
First draft of results Note: This is a rough draft.  Only sightings of bird species have been included and no numbers of sightings of a species have been given. Also no distinction has yet been drawn between species seen on the canal and those seen in the parks and other […]

Wandering Wildlife – initial results

In recent years there has been a growing recognition of the vital role canals play as wildlife habitats. Each stretch of trees or reeds is a permanent pocket habitat in its own right. They are more than that though, they are wildlife corridors. Take Worcester. The canal runs through a […]

Diglis to Sixways Wildlife Survey: Easter 2018

This website A big part of the recent Worcester Canal wildlife Week was the setting up of this website. Please use it and share it. If you spot anything unusual or interesting like  a heron taking up residence near the viaduct or a migrant or a plant that has not been […]

Worcester Canal Wildlife Corridor November 2016

The Worcester Canal Group has never taken much in boats or locks or mooring rights. However, lots of us are very interested in local wildlife. Proof of this is in the really good work that has been done at the pocket parks by the viaduct and at the Blockhouse lock. We recognise that the […]

Worcester Canal Wildlife Week 12-19 September 2016