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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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One thing to do in the Meres and Mosses this month:

Be mesmerised by a murmuration

A murmuration is a huge flock of starlings gathering at dusk as they return to their roosts in woodlands, reedbeds, cliffs and tall buildings. One of nature's true spectacles, a single murmuration can be made up of 100,000 birds, which fly hypnotically in unison to reduce the chances of predation by sparrowhawks and peregrine falcons. Murmurations gather force throughout November and the Meres and Mosses hold great places to see them, including Cole Mere and Lyneal.



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