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 
 

 


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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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14
may

Cumbria BogLIFE Project film

Watch the Cumbria BogLIFE film, which highlights the bog restoration techniques we are currently using in the Marches Mosses.

13
feb

Marches Mosses Survey

Tell us what you think about the Marches Mosses.

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16
jun

Dragonflies and Damselflies

Come and see these wonderful creatures which inhabit the Marches Mosses.

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jul

Bog Detectives

What lives on the Marches Mosses?