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09-01-2012 : BRITISH WILDLIFE ADAPTS WELL TO UNUSUAL WEATHER

According to the experts at the National Trust British wildlife has enjoyed a successful year and this has been due to the mild spring and warm autumn.

The weather has meant that conditions have been favourable for breeding for many species from grey seals and spring insects.

It has also produced an abundance of berries and fruit from spring flowering shrubs such as the hawthorn, sloe, beech nuts and apples.

This means that our favourite wildlife such as deer, grey squirrels and badgers have a plentiful food source during the winter.

Matthew Oates, wildlife adviser at the National Trust, said The unusual weather this year has confused some of our native wildlife but many species have responded well.

If you love British wildlife then a Canal Boat Holiday is a perfect choice for you and our holidays give you the opportunities of getting a little bit closer to nature.

All of us are familiar with the ducks and swans but imagine the excitement of spotting a heron, otter or water vole.

As you gentle cruise along the canals on your Canal Boat Holiday you will have the chance of seeing the wildlife close up.

Ducks and swans feed on the weed that floats in the canal and the reeds growing at the edge provides food and shelter for damselflies and dragonflies.

Wild flowers are abundant on the canal banks and these attract a host of butterflies and insects.

As you are cruising along feed the moorhens and swans that follow your Canal Boat hoping for a tasty treat.

During your Canal Boat Holiday you may be in a privileged position to spot buzzards swooping over farmland or a flash of blue as a kingfisher darts into the reeds.

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