Rivers are among the most spectacular of all UK ecosystems, carving pathways through our history, shaping our landscapes and supplying our water. They feature a remarkable diversity of plants and animals, either adapted to live beneath the water surface or in closely associated habitats to which rivers bring critical life support. But, without protection, river wildlife faces a range of risks.
This stamp issue is a celebration of the diverse birds, animals and plants that inhabit the UK’s rivers and streams.
5x 2nd Class – Beaver, Atlantic Salmon, Kingfisher, Beautiful Demoiselle, Water Vole
5x 1st Class – Grey Wagtail, Common Mayfly, Otter, Brown Trout, Dipper