Welcome to the Meres and Mosses website

The Meres & Mosses of Shropshire and Cheshire are a forgotten mosaic of wetlands, important for some of the rarest wildlife in the UK.

Funders, including UK government and the Heritage Lottery Fund, have funded an ambitious programme to improve the value of this landscape for the people and wildlife living in and around it through the implementation of a Nature Improvement Area and a Landscape Partnership Scheme.

Nearly £2m has been awarded to engage communities, raise awareness, conserve and restore key habitats and support landowners to conserve and protect our special wildlife.  

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Ellesmere Otter Spotter

An otter was spotted and photographed in The Mere last week.


Be mesmerized by a murmuration

As the nights draw in this month, starlings begin to gather in their thousands.

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What next for the Meres & Mosses?

A talk from Programme Manager, Tom Hayek about this successful landscape scheme.


Wem Moss work party

An opportunity to join the Shropshire Wildlife Trust volunteer team for a day of practical work.

Find out how the project is working with and supporting land managers to deliver an improved environment.

Click on the map above to see the places that make the area important and find out what's going on.

Find out about the Meres and Mosses, why they are important and how you can help.

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