Lapwings benefit from recent management work

Lapwings were once a common sight of lowland farms and mosses but this familiar looking (and sounding!) bird has suffered huge declines in recent years and is now Red Listed. Lapwings tend to nest around 'scrapes' in low-lying fields with open areas of shallow water and can occasionally be seen around the edges of Fenn's, Whixall and Bettisfield Mosses. Some juveniles were photographed by local photographer Stephen Barlow in the past week- in the linear cell dams that have been installed to help control water levels on the mosses and surrounding land.

Find out more about the mosses by visiting https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/shropshires-national-nature-reserves/shropshires-national-nature-reserves


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The Meres and Mosses landscape was formed by retreating glaciers 12,000 years ago. Now, lowland raised peat bogs are one of the most endangered habitats on Earth.


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Eleanor Ryder, placement student at Fenn's Whixall and Bettisfield Mosses produced a short film as part of her final year project.

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