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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 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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12
jul

Where wetter is better.

Celebrating International Bog Day

20
jun

Plans for bird hide at Morris's Bridge

The fields adjacent to Morris's Bridge have become an important site for a variety of bird species.

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Events

30
aug

Moth Trapping and photography workshop

An activity over two days which will show you how to trap and identify the various moths living on the Marches Mosses.

07
sep

Late Season Dragonfly Walk

Another chance to see how the dragonfly population have been affected by the changing seasons.