Merefest 13

It was a glorious late summer day and over 1300 people come to enjoy the festivities at Cholmondeley Castle which included canoeing, fishing, pond dipping, mini beast hunting, graffiti t-shirt making, willow dragonfly making, dry bog snorkelling a trade and craft tent and a whole range of nature information about the Meres and Mosses and the Partnership in the area.

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The area of Fenn's, Whixall and Bettisfield Mosses combined is the third largest area of raised peat bog in Britain. On average, 1 hectare of peatland can store 10 times more carbon than 1 hectare of woodland

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Rare jumping spider found on Marches Mosses

After a lapse of 30 years a rare bog dwelling spider, Sitticus floricola, has been rediscovered living on Fenn’s, Whixall and Bettisfield Mosses National Natu...


Lapwings benefit from recent management work

Young lapwings have been caught on camera by local photographer Stephen Barlow.

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