River wildlife and habitats

Shropshire Rivers Hub

Wildlife and habitats

Malcolm Brown

Shropshire is criss-crossed with ribbons of beautiful rivers, brooks and streams, dotted with ponds, and blessed with a unique wetland network in the north of the county, made up of meres and lowland peat bogs, with the Shropshire Union Canal passing through. These habitats are home to an array of wildlife such as fish, kingfishers, otters, dragonflies, demoiselles, sand martins and dippers.

Read about some of these species and habitats below:


River life

River Health Checker App

Our River Health Checker App is recording your wildlife sightings at watercourses across Shropshire. To find out how to download the app and to see what sightings have already been submitted:

Click here

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