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Love Your River campaign - Environment Minister monitors riverflies on the Chess

Richard Benyon Environment Minister and James Cracknell join Allen Beechey from Chiltern AONB and River Chess Association to monitor riverflies as part of the Love Your River campaign.  

Riverfly photography competition

October is your last chance to send in pictures to the Great British Riverfly Photography Competition.

A new invasive shrimp in the UK

A new invasive freshwater shrimp has been found in the West Midlands. Dikerogammarus haemobaphes was found on the River Severn at Tewkesbury, the Bevere near Worcester, and also in two Worcestershire canals.

River Annan RMI televised

Online television channel Annandale TV recently spoke to Aileen Smith and Nick Chisholm of the River Annan Trust to learn about their new riverfly monitoring project. 17 volunteers have been monitoring the Annan in Dumfries & Galloway, after attending a RMI workshop in July this year hosted by the trust. See the video on the Annandale TV website.

National Insect Week 25 June - 1 July

National Insect Week (NIW) began on Monday 25 June, with events taking place across the UK through to Sunday 1 July. Find fascinating insect facts, follow the NIW blog and get details of all the events on the website. This is a great time of year to head out in search of riverflies, with the added incentive that this year's Riverfly Photography Competition opened this week as part of NIW.

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