Marches Mosses Boglife

The project aims to restore Britain’s 3rd largest lowland raised bog within the Fenn’s, Whixall & Bettisfield Mosses and Wem Moss NNRs near Whitchurch, Shropshire and Wrexham in Wales. The LIFE project is led by Natural England working in partnership with Natural Resources Wales and the Shropshire Wildlife Trust. The multi-million pound project is supported by an EU LIFE grant.

Thanks to National Lottery, a Heritage Grant has been awarded to Shropshire Wildlife Trust to unlock almost £5m of European funding. This ambitious project has been created in partnership with Natural England, Natural Resources Wales and Shropshire Wildlife Trust and will bring a much welcome injection of investment for the area over the next five years. 

Find out more by downloading the leaflet here

Contact Mike Crawshaw for volunteering opportunities on 01948 880422
 

 


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The Water vole declined by 90% in the 1970s in England, but is still found in many parts of the Meres and Mosses.


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News

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

22
aug

Bog Art

A walk out onto the bog to look for natural artistic items.

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.