Wildlife

There's lots to admire about the insects © Sarah Crawcour

There's lots to admire about the insects

Day or night, there's loads in flight...

The urban oasis of the River Wey and Godalming Navigations is an important green corridor amidst the bustle of modern day Surrey.

The banks and waterway support a rich variety of wildlife, so whether you're on a walk or in a boat, keep your eyes peeled for the natural world around you.

Damsels and dragons on the Wey

You don't have to keep your eyes peeled to see dragonflies and damselflies along the Wey Navigation in summer - there are so many of them.

Butterflies down your Wey

Beautiful butterflies cheer us up for most of the year as they dart and dance along the towpath edges, looking for nectar.

Why not download our butterfly survey and take it with you next time you walk along the waterway?

Plants along the river Wey

There is a wide variety of marginal plants growing along the towpath and providing colour and atmosphere for most of the year.

Habitat like that found along the Wey Navigation is perfect hunting ground

Habitat like that found along the Wey Navigation is perfect hunting ground

Bats along the Wey

Long corridors with lots of structures are what bats love. Add in the water factor and thousands of insects along it, the Wey Navigation must be bat heaven.

Daubenton's bats can be seen in huge numbers at night, divebombing locks to pick up insects from the  water. At dusk Pips wheel around winding holes, bringing sleepy backwaters alive.

 

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