Brown Moss

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Description

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 Meres and Mosses area is the second largest natural network of ponds and wetlands in England (the Lake District is the largest)


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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

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21
jul

Bog Detectives

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22
aug

Bog Art

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