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Restoring the Marches Mosses

Date Posted: 25th January 2016

Fenn's, Whixall & Bettisfield and Wem Moss complex is the third largest lowland raised peatbog in the UK and has been the subject of over 20 years restoration by Natural England, Natural Resources Wales and Shropshire Wildlife Trust. Few people realise that the mosses of North Shropshire are of international importance.
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Otters make local farm their home

Date Posted: 15th October 2015

Winston Farm near Ellesmere has become a wildlife hotspot.
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Photo competition winners announced!

Date Posted: 30th September 2015

The winning entries of the first Meres and Mosses Photo Competition were selected at Merefest by members of the public.
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Enter the Meres and Mosses photography competition!

Date Posted: 7th July 2015

Shortlisted entries will be judged at Merefest in September.
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Creative writing in the landscape

Date Posted: 7th April 2015

Guest blogger Kirstie Edwards writes about her experiences on the ongoing Creative Writing in the Landscape courses.
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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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