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To celebrate the launch of the Canal and River Trust a brand new, free mobile phone app has been developed.

The app which allows all you otter spotters, fish fanciers and twitchers out there to tell the Trust about the wildlife you see on and around the water, directly from the towpath.

This handy app allows you to record what you have seen from wherever you are on a canal, river, reservoir or dock.

Not only that, it has a handy Species ID, which has images and description of 60 different types of wildlife you can spot on the water, as well as live maps which show you what other people in your area have already spotted.

To download this app search for eNatureWatch in iTunes or Google Play and get spotting.

All the records collected will be used by the Trusts environment team to keep an eye on what wildlife is living where.

If you love wildlife a Canal Boat Holiday is an excellent way of getting a little bit closer to nature where your very own Nature Watch will reveal itself to you.

Ducks and swans feed on the duckweeds 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.

On your Canal Boat Holiday report to the Canal and River Trust if you spot buzzards swooping over farmland or a flash of blue as a kingfisher darts into the reeds.

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Moored at the canalside

Freedom to choose

The beautiful canals of England and Wales wind their way through a variety of interesting and distinctive locations offering you the chance to stop off and investigate further at a mooring of your choice or to simply continue cruising onto the next destination.
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