Prees Heath

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Owned and managed by Butterfly Conservation, Prees Heath is the last sanctuary for the Silver-studded Blue in the Midlands. The reserve is on a large Common that had been a Second World War airfield. A major restoration project is re-instating heathland and grassland vegetation across much of the site and the old air traffic control tower will be restored in 2013.  The reserve covers the western half of Prees Heath - a registered Common that extends to some 126 hectares.  The old airfield runway runs down the middle of the reserve and the airfield control tower still stands near the northern end. On the blocks of arable land the sandy sub-soil has been brought to the surface so that heathland and grassland can be re-established by seeding.


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The area of Fenn's, Whixall and Bettisfield Mosses combined is the third largest area of raised peat bog in Britain. On average, 1 hectare of peatland can store 10 times more carbon than 1 hectare of woodland


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