BRITISH Waterways is calling on nature-lovers of all ages to get out and about on Wrexham’s canals, rivers and reservoirs and record the bugs and beasties they spot

Water-loving birds, mammals, fish, amphibians and insects thrive on Wrexham’s canals, which act as green corridors and safe havens for many species.

The sixth annual wildlife survey will be open throughout the year until October – and the end results will give British Waterways’ ecologists a clear picture of what species live where and how they can be protected.

British Waterways ecologist Stuart Moodie said: “Britain’s waterways are enjoyed by millions of people every year and provide valuable habitats for an array of plants and animals.

“We want to ensure the beautiful biodiversity continues to thrive in Wrexham – and this is where you come in.

“Next time you are visiting your local waterway, we want you to tell us what canal critters you’ve spotted and where.”

This year the survey has an extra focus on endangered native species the bumblebee.

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