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Streams, rivers, canals, lakes, reservoirs, ponds – wet bits! Tittesworth Reservoir and Westport Lake are some local examples.

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The mute swan is the most common swan of Europe. It was taken into semi-domestication during mediaeval times but has been reverting to the wild for two or three centuries. They can be found on almost any type of freshwater with vegetation below the surface.

One of Britain’s rarer mammals, this animal occurs regularly in few places in the county. They inhabits lakes, streams and marshes but are capable of long overland journeys. Otters eat fish, amphibians, crayfish, birds, mammals, some insects and worms.

Pike are ambush predators. They are able to stay perfectly still, waiting for prey, before lunging forward at startling speeds. Pike can be found in slow waters where there is plenty of vegetation. The young need the plants to hide, as pike are cannibalistic.


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Where can I find some?

Where can I find some?

See where this habitat could be found near you. [External Link - Google Maps]
Staffordshire Habitat Atlas

Staffordshire Habitat Atlas

A more in-depth overview of where streams and rivers can be found, mapped using data collected by the Staffordshire Wildlife Trust and Staffordshire Ecological Record. [External Link - Staffordshire Ecological Record]
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