Some like it hot, but our wetlands do not

Posted on 12th September 2019

Heatwaves can spell trouble for our freshwater habitats, as The Wildlife Trusts’ Water Policy Manager Ali Morse explains.

Hot summer days might seem like a blessing. People flock to the beach, flowers bloom and insects thrive, providing food for birds and bats. But a warm summer can be an issue for other species, particularly those that rely on our rivers and wetlands.

When it gets hot, water can’t hold as much oxygen, which can have devastating consequences for wildlife. By June this

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