Brown Moss

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Owned by Shropshire Council, Brown Moss is one of the Meres and Mosses most interesting sites for plants, with over 200 species of wild plants, including the rare Floating Water Plantain. With its marshes, pools, heathland and woodland, a great variety of wildlife flourishes here, including great spotted woodpeckers, jays, and common and great crested newts. In the summer, large numbers of froglets can be seen making a mass exodus from the pools, whilst dragonflies are glimpsed hunting around the ponds and woodland edges.  Because of its wildlife interest, Brown Moss is designated as a Local Nature Reserve, Site of Special Scientific Interest, Special Area of Conservation and RAMSAR site.


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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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