Wem Moss

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Owned by Shropshire Wildlife Trust, Wem Moss is an outstanding example of a lowland raised bog, a wildlife habitat that exists in Britain today in just tiny remnant fragments. Ninety-four per cent of its former range has been destroyed or degraded by drainage, intensive peat cutting, grazing, forestry and pollution, leaving just 503 hectares of unspoilt raised bog in England.  Some of the plants here are monsters, all three British species of sundew grow here, catching unsuspecting insects in their sticky, hairy leaves. Look too, in late summer, for the starry golden spikes of bog asphodel, bog myrtle and bog rosemary.  It is designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest and a RAMSAR Site.


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The Raft Spider is Britain's largest spider and can be found on Wem Moss


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Marches Mosses Survey

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The Carbon Farmer mockumentary

A new 7-minute film called The Carbon Farmer takes a look at how climate change will change the face of farming.

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Amphibian and Reptile Hunt

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Birds of the Mosses Walk

Observe some of the bird species that thrive on the Mosses.