By Audlem Webteam - 16th March 2008 8:16am
Early yesterday morning an otter expert from Exeter University — he was in Audlem because his artist wife was involved in the exhibition at the Mill Shop — walked northwards on the canal. He saw evidence of otter activity.
Dr Paul Chanin, who is a Mammal Ecologist, is known internationally for his work on otters. He has conducted two national surveys on their habitats across Britain and has published two major works on the elusive animals.
Audlem Online has already been contacted this morning with queries as to whether the animals could have have been mink. Dr Chanin, however, did his Doctorate on mink and has much experience with both animals. There are lots of mink in the Audlem area, and many have been caught in recent weeks to prevent them destroying lots of fish and other wildlife.
Otters have been reported between Nantwich and Audlem but with this news it may be worth keeping a sharp look-out along the Shropshire Union canal. If you see anything of interest, please let Audlem Online know.
popular recent storiesAlso in the news
Delivery of homes in Cheshire East reaches new highMore than 3,000 new homes were built in Cheshire East in the last financial year -- which is likely to put the borough among the highest performing areas in the country for house-building investment again.From April 2019 to the end of March this year, 3,065 additional new homes were built in Cheshire East. This is 1,265 above the annual...
This advice has been received by the Public Hall from Rhino Safety,The requirement to wear face coverings in certain locations has been expanded; it is important to note that this applies to members of the public in these locations, not employees within their own workplace. However, if your workplace falls under the expanded categories and you have members of the public visiting your...
Funeral of Christine JenkinsChristine passed away peacefully at her home in Buerton on 27th July2020 surrounded by her loving family.A private funeral service will take place in Buerton on Friday 14thAugust 2020 at 2.00 p.m. followed by a graveside service in AudlemCemetery at 3.00 p.m.If any of Christine's friends would like to join the family for thegraveside service at 3.00 p.m...
Monday 10th Aug
Sunday 9th Aug
Methodist Meeting Rooms