Back to the Salwarpe

A wonderfully cold and frosty morning, and we’re off to see the Droitwich Canal – to talk about reedbeds, conservation, habitat creation, and where to put the locks. And yes you may have read that before, sometime in last year’s blog – but these projects take time you know…

Anyway, as reported before we start down at the Salwarpe/Severn confluence – where there are some classic mistletoe-bearing willows and, at Hawford, some equally classic mistletoe poplars.

Then off up the canal, past the wonderfully wide frosty reedbeds (aren’t derelict canals great? don’t tell my boss I said that!) to view some more adjoining sites and to hum and har about what’s to be done.

All a bit busy really, but just have time to clock a good mistletoey apple tree in a canalside orchard.